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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

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…
Ceviche in Arequipa

Cevichería Fory Fay

Small and to-the-point, it serves only the best ceviche (raw seafood marinated in lime juice) and nothing else. Pull up a chair at a rickety table and crack open a beer – limit one per person, though. By the way, th…
Cafe in Arequipa

Cusco Coffee Company

If you’re missing chocolate chip muffins, bucket-sized lattes and sofas full of noncommunicative wi-fi nerds, this Starbucks-wannabe is undoubtedly your bag.
Steak in Arequipa

El Gaucho Parrilladas

Not one for vegetarians: these guys are experts in steak and steak alone, and they don’t skimp on portions. On a lower level off the Plaza de Armas, the restaurant has a snug atmosphere. It’s popular with locals and…
Kebab in Arequipa

El Turko II

Right in the thick of things on San Francisco, the brother of El Turko I is a highly recommended Middle Eastern restaurant. Sizzling platters of kebabs and other carnivorous and vegetarian specialties are served in …
Pizza in Arequipa

Inkari Pub Pizzeria

You’re pretty much guaranteed to meet a gringo at this predictably popular place behind the cathedral which pampers to Western palates with a happy-hour special of personal pizza and copa de vino (glass of wine) for…
Italian in Arequipa

La Trattoria del Monasterio

A helping of epicurean delight is just next door to the austere Monasterio de Santa Catalina. The menu of Italian specialties was created with the help of superstar Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio, and is infused with t…
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


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…