Horno Colonial

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on corner by Pisac Inn, Pisac, Peru
Horno Colonial - guinea pig pen
Horno Colonial - outdoor seating, oven, and pen
Horno Colonial - wood fired oven
Horno Colonial - entrance to restaurant
Horno Colonial - baked guinea pig

Horno Colonial Pisac Reviews

alyssa_ob alyssa_ob
244 reviews
Wood fired food and guinea pigs Nov 20, 2008
This place sounded exciting because it was supposed to have delicious, fresh empanadas from a wood fired oven. Maybe we were too late in the day because they were out of pretty much every type of empanada we ordered. It seems they bake a bunch ahead of time but then you are limited by what has already been made.

Next to the oven is the guinea pig pen. No, you don't get to pick out your dinner. They are prepared in the morning and are pulled out of the oven (sort of) fresh you don't wait very long. The guinea pig tastes like chicken but there is not much meat and you have to pick it off with your fingers. This isn't for someone who doesn't like to see their food still looking like the animal it was.

Overall, we weren't impressed. The service was slow to non-existant, even for Peruvian standards. We were graced with a musician wanting donations, and the food didn't seem very fresh. I wouldn't plan on eating here, but it is neat to see the oven and guinea pig pen. Maybe just a quick stop for an empanada, but don't plan on getting a good, filling meal here.
outdoor seating, oven, and pen
wood fired oven
guinea pig pen
entrance to restaurant
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