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In an old sillar building with wooden balconies, stained glass and a resident pianist, culinary legends are made. Zingaro is a leading font of gastronomic innovation, meaning it’s an ideal place to try out nouveau r…
Peruvian in Arequipa

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

La Nueva Palomino

Definitely the local favorite, the atmosphere at this picantería is informal and can turn boisterous even during the week when groups of families and friends file in to eat local specialties and drink copious amount…
Peruvian in Arequipa


With just a few scattered tables and the common garden spud as its star ingredient, Hatunpa probably doesn’t sound promising, but it has a fervent and fast-growing following. The trick? Potatoes originate in Peru an…
Peruvian in Arequipa

Tradición Arequipeña

This locally famous restaurant has maze-like gardens, live folklórica and criollo music (upbeat coastal music), and offers a Sunday morning breakfast of adobo de cerdo, a traditional slow-cooked pork dish. It’s 2km …
Peruvian in Arequipa


Seeing double? Well, yes, actually. There are two Manolo’s 20m apart in Arequipa’s pedestrianized shopping thoroughfare, Calle Mercaderes. Shagged-out shoppers find it hard to resist the hiss of the coffee machine a…
Peruvian in Arequipa

Ary Quepay

This place offers traditional plates, including alpaca and cuy (guinea pig), in a colonial-style building that extends out to a dimly lit rustic area dripping with plants. There’s enthusiastic música folklórica (And…
Peruvian in Arequipa

Los Guisos Arequipeños

This huge, barnlike formal restaurant is in the suburb of Lambramani, 2km southeast of the center. Along with bow-tied waiters, it has bountiful gardens and occasional live music.
Peruvian in Arequipa

Sol de Mayo

Serving good Peruvian food in the Yanahuara district, this picantería has live música folklórica every afternoon from 1pm to 4pm. Book a table in advance. You can combine a visit here with a stop at the mirador in Y…