Jr. San Pablo de La Cruz, Tarapoto, Peru
Mambo's Cafe Tarapoto Reviews
Sep 03, 2007
The menu of the day was pachamanca, which includes the main plate, a salad and a juice. The price was 3.50 soles, which is normal to cheap for a midday lunch prix fixe menu. I asked for a typical dish of the region, since pachamanca is normally a dish of the mountains. So the lady fixed up a mixed cecina for me, which was a piece of sausage and piece of fried ham.
The sausage was salty and the dried overcooked piece of ham was saltier still. The plate came with salad and drink, just like the daily menu.
When I asked how much she told me 20 soles!! What a ripoff! I asked her what the price would be if it were just the sausage or ham and not mixed and she said 10. So a dried up small piece of ham costs 10 soles? Or a salty piece of sausage costs 10 soles? I was disgusted at the scam and taking advantage of me like that. But I couldn't refuse to pay so I had to pay but I told her that I would write up what she did for future travelers not to come there.
Part of the Northern Peru - July to October 2007 travel blog
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