Restaurants

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Chicha

Peru’s most famous chef, Gastón Acurio, owns this experimental place where the menu closely reflects Peru’s Inca-Spanish roots. River prawns are a highlight in season (April to December), but Acurio prepares Peruvia…
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Salamanto

The innovative, wonderfully plated contemporary Peruvian creations at Salamanto bolster Arequipa's reputation as a foodie destination. The five-dish degustation is unmissable with mushroom and pistachio mousse, trou…
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La Nueva Palomino

An unmissable local favorite, this long-running picantería has old-world formal service but a casual atmosphere that turns boisterous even during the week when family groups descend to eat generous servings of local…
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Zig Zag

Upscale but not ridiculously pricey, Zig Zag is a Peruvian restaurant with European inflections. It inhabits a two-story colonial house with an iron stairway designed by Gustave Eiffel (blimey, that bloke must have …
Peruvian in Arequipa

Zingaro

Culinary legends are made in this a leading font of gastronomic innovation, an ideal place to try out nouveau renditions of Peruvian standards including alpaca ribs, ceviche, or perhaps your first cuy (guinea pig). …
Peruvian in Arequipa

Victoria Picantería

Arequipa's picanterías (informal local restaurants) are traditionally communal, and you might be encouraged here to sit at long tables alongside strangers to compare notes on the artfully served alpaca steaks and 'r…
Pizza in Arequipa

Las Gringas

This pizza cafe stands out for its secluded small courtyard and veggie-friendly pizzas that include interesting bases like gluten-free maíz morado (purple corn), rice, quinoa and yucca cassava. Tasty toppings includ…
Peruvian in Arequipa

Hatunpa

With the spud as its star ingredient, Hatunpa's cuisine is surprisingly tasty. The trick? Potatoes originate in Peru and the arequipeños know how to embellish the varied varieties with imaginative sauces and topping…
Cafe in Arequipa

Crepísimo

All the essential components of a great cafe – food, setting, service, ambience – come together at Crepísimo, located inside Arequipa's French cultural center. In this chic colonial setting, the simple crepe is offe…
Peruvian in Arequipa

Xarza Mora

Easily the best budget set lunches in Arequipa. Traditional Peruvian dishes, like causa limeña de pollo (chicken, avocado and potato stack) are served with generous side salads and greens and a keen sense for herbs …