Chicha

restaurants / Peruvian

Chicha information

Location
Arequipa , Peru
Address
Santa Catalina 210
Telephone
+51 54 54 28 7360
More information
www.chicha.com.pe
Prices
mains S28-49
Opening hours
noon-midnight Mon-Sat, to 9pm Sun
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Peru’s most famous chef, Gastón Acurio owns this wildly experimental place where the menu never veers far from Peru’s Inca-Spanish roots. River prawns are a highlight in season (April to December), but Acurio prepares Peruvian staples with equal panache, along with tender alpaca burgers and earthy pastas.

Try the tacu-tacu (a Peruvian fusion dish of rice, beans and a protein), lomo saltado (strips of beef stir-fried with onions, tomatoes, potatoes and chili), or ceviche. Like many ‘celeb’ places, Chicha divides opinion between food snobs and purists. Step inside its fine colonial interior and join the debate.