Affected by: Peanuts, Lentils, Peas
Family members affected by these allergens: I Am
Date of Restaurant Visit: April 14, 2011
I stayed at the Wild Rover hostel in Cusco, Peru for a few days in April 2011. I gave the food at this hostel pub a try a few different times, and it was good. In terms of ordering safely (considering my allergy to peanuts) I got one of the women at the front reception desk to help me communicate effectively with the kitchen. Since the people at the front desk spoke both English and Spanish fluently, they were able to help me get the point across to the kitchen staff, who, on my first visit to this pub f0r a meal, spoke almost no English. For my first breakfast here, I had an omelette. I wouldn't recommend the nachos, even though they were safe. Later on in the week, I got to know the kitchen staff a little bit more and they were accommodating. I got introduced to the head cook, who assured me that they didn't have anything with peanuts ("mani" in Peru) in their kitchen, and I could eat anything off of their menu. For this reason, I frequented this pub for a few meals. Also, I was staying right there, so it was convenient. All of this being said, if they had had peanuts all over the kitchen, I don't know how much I would have trusted them to ensure the prevention of cross contamination etc. Communication is key, which is why I enlisted the help of other staff members, I had a strongly worded chef card in Spanish, and I was well prepared for a worst case scenario. For people allergic to peanuts, I would recommend this pub if you are travelling and looking for food at a hostel.This review is the subjective opinion of an AllergyTrails member and not of AllergyTrails Inc.