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Restaurants in Cuzco: Review of Granja Heidi in Cusco, Peru
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Granja Heidi of Cusco, Peru
If you are seeking an oasis of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of Cusco, stroll over to Granja Heidi Restaurant at Cuesta San Blas. The restaurant specializes in comfort food straight from the farm, as the name suggests, and crafts its own homemade yogurt, quark and cream cheese. Offerings include European-style dishes with Andean flare that cater to both the vegetarian and omnivorous crowd.
We felt instantly at home when we stepped through the doorway of what looks like Grandmother’s farmhouse. Dining is laid back in this very clean, organized establishment. High ceilings are adorned with simple, black iron chandeliers and sky lights which welcome in plenty of sunlight during the day.
For a reasonable 28 soles we enjoyed a three-course meal. The daily lunch special began with a bruschetta-style appetizer of sweet tomatoes, olives, fresh cheese and local herbs on a slice of crusty baguette. Next came a soup of vegetable broth floating crepe strips and chopped herbs. Our server kindly suggested seasoning the soup with a dollop of homemade ocopa, a Peruvian sauce made of fresh herbs, cheese and peanuts. This was followed by the main course of beans and rice (with or without beef) and a delicious side salad of organic lettuce, olives and apple slices drizzled with a mild vinaigrette. Dessert consisted of fresh chopped fruit folded into Heidi’s own whipped cream cheese, the highlight of the meal. Served with lemonade, chicha (Peru’s purple corn drink), herbal or black tea, it was one of the best meals we enjoyed during our stay in Cusco.
The restaurant also offers a wide selection of both sweet and savory crepes, salads, Peruvian dishes, unique milk drinks and delicious desserts made in-house. The Mandela cake is highly recommended as well as the breakfasts, which are large and comforting.
Service is quick and friendly. English, French, German and, of course, Spanish are spoken. Reservations are highly recommended for dinner as seating is limited.
How to Find Granja Heidi
Granja Heidi restaurant resides on one of the cobblestone streets in Cuesta San Blas 525, Cusco. Or contact them by phone at (084) 238383 or by email at email@example.com.