Santa Monica, California
August 15, 2005
The service at Inti Raymi is superb and the food is delicious. The waitstaff is very formal, dressed in tuxes and address each guest by "Mr." or "Mrs." The waitstaff is very attentive and pleasant.
My husband had one of the specials, roasted lamb, and I had the "Mar and Tierra", which was a sirloin and trout combination. The entrees were beautifully presented and were very tasty. Portions were more than adequate, and were accompanied vegetables.
The cuisine is probably best described as internationally-influenced Peruvian. The restaurant does serve typical Peruvian dishes, such as guinea pig and lomo saltado. Desserts include apple crisp with ice cream and chocolate torte.
The atmosphere was very elegant and romantic, with a candle at each table. Our table had a view of the courtyard.
Live entertainment is provided by musicians playing traditional Peruvian music.
Inti Raymi is also where the breakfast buffet is served. The breakfast buffet is first-class and is the best breakfast buffet I had in Peru. The French Toast and Pan Au Chocolat were particularly tasty. The buffet also included sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, corn tamales, an array of fresh fruit and juices, yogurt drinks, cereal, granola, a variety of breads, cheese and cold cuts. Cafe con Leche is particularly good at the restaurant and is a great way to start off the day. Best of all, breakfast begins at 4:30am, allowing guests who are going to Machu Picchu on the 6am train the opportunity to eat before taking off.
From journal Ten Days in Peru