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Oct 10, 2007 01:47 PM

Atlanta (Buford Hwy) - Machu Picchu?

Anyone been to Machu Picchu at Buford & Briarwood near Pandahar? I'm intrigued but wondered if anyone has thoughts before I give it a shot.

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  1. Went there last weekend. Had a good tomato-broth seafood soup (as entree) - most of the other seafood is fried - and my boyfriend enjoyed the beef stew. The place is pretty basic but definitely worth a try if you'd like to experience true Peruvian. They also have ceviche, which sounded wonderful and is what I want to try when I go back. We also tried one of the cookies they keep by the cash register - two kind of mildly sweet sugar cookies held together with a wonderful filling. Let me know what you think if you try it!

    1. Not much ambience, despite the attempt at Peruvian-type decorations, but the food is decently authentic. We've had lomo saltado, aji de gallina and a few other dishes. The ceviche was fresh enough, if a bit watery. Sorry, no cuy. Service can be slow, but I would still recommend the place if you have a hankering for Peruvian.

      Fun fact: Peru gave the world potatoes and grows many, many varieties, including purple ones.

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      1. re: Cubancoffee

        So if I don't necessarily have a hankering for Peruvian but want something on Buford, it wouldn't be your go-to? What would?

        1. re: laurendlewis

          Excuse me for butting in, but ohmygawd there's so much.

          Unfortunately, most of the good stuff is way further north than Machu Picchu. The exception is the Havana Sandwich Shop that serves a decent Cuban -- it's a bit further south of Machu.

          Around Clairmont & Buford, there's good viet -- Pho #1 (pho and mi quang) and Lee's Bakery (banh mi and banh xeo).

          Down near 285, there's Canton House and Oriental Pearl (both for dim sum), Chef Liu (dumplings, especially soup dumplings), El Rey de Taco (great tacos), and 88 Tofu House (Korean; not the greatest but if you have a craving at 4AM it's the only place to go and VERY CLEAN).