Arequipa Restaurants

  • ...or if you prefer some alpaca....
    ...or if you prefer some alpaca....
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  • You can even see his tiny little toes....
    You can even see his tiny little...
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  • And to wash it all down....
    And to wash it all down....
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    Casa Andina: An Oasis!

    by hawkhead Updated Mar 5, 2014

    This is the restaurant in the Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection - it has a name but I cannot remember it. The hotel is in the loveliest old casa, which was once The Mint. Beautifully restored and adapted. Service is as expected in a 5 star hotel. BUT, the prices are NOT five star. Only a few soles more than one pays in an ordinary restaurant in Arequipa. The eating area is in two large rooms, with comfortable chairs, starched table napkins, very quiet background music, and good service. The food is modern Peruvian, not huge quantities but nicely displayed. Wine is very expensive and one pays a premium for the beer, but not too much of a premium.

    Take time to explore the building.

    Favorite Dish: One had grilled alpaca.
    One had mayala - slow cooked beef.

    Both very good. I even forgave them the "tower" presentation!!

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    Colibri: Peaceful!

    by hawkhead Written Mar 5, 2014

    International Food and Regional Food. In a country that seems to favour noise as an accompaniment to eating, it was lovely to find this restaurant. The music is very faint. The ambiance is quiet and unrushed. Comfortable chairs. Efficient but not servile service. Wine is available in the glass, the half litre, the litre and by the bottle.

    Favorite Dish: One person had grilled alpaca.
    One person had pork chop cooked in orange.
    All very tasty. Nicely displayed on the plate.

    This was one of the best meals we had in all our months in Peru - nicely served, flavourful, in quiet surroundings, reasonable price.

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    Ary Quepay: Time to try the cuy!

    by Orchid Written Jun 11, 2013
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    The restaurant is located in a fine old colonial building. The cuy choctado, was delicious - crispy skin and tender white meat. My companions chickened out and chose the alpaca 9which was also good).

    One slight annoyance was the 'Folklorica' band, which appeared soon after we sat down. It seems that it is obligatory to make a donation to make them stop!

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    Cafe Bar Senor Misti: Great place to make a rest and enjoy

    by ReneB12 Written Mar 30, 2013

    Great place to make a rest in the middle of the 400 year old and very nice "Claustros de la Compania". Feel the vibrations of the last 400 years and enjoy one of the best coffee or Pisco Sour in town. Free WiFi. Clean toilets.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken Sandwich

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  • Cafe Bar Senor Misti (in Claustros de la Compania): Great coffee and Pisco Sour in nice place

    by heidegg Written Sep 30, 2011

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    very nice, secure corner in the Claustros

    Cafe Bar Senor Misti is a newly openend Cafe Bar in the Claustros de la Compania (about 100 meters from Plaza de Armas). They offer great coffee and one of the best Pisco Sour of Arequipa. Very nice place within the Claustros (you can seat outside or inside). They offer very delicious chicken sandwiches. Free and fast WIFI (internet). Very romantic, secure and nice.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken sandwich and Piqueos with good coffee and great Pisco Sour

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  • FESTA RISTORANTE-CAFFE BAR: Fantastic Festa

    by D_thomas Updated Oct 11, 2010

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    Festa Entree
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    My entrée was really tasty. The main dish (Lomo Arequipeno)- was equally memorable (and very reasonably priced). Chef definitely knows what he/she is doing and I would say is quite experienced. The service was friendly and efficient and everything just seemed to go well. I had a great dinner at Festa and if I ever do make it back to Arequipa I’ll be sure to drop in again. The management seem to be quite ambitious to provide a high quality dining experience at an affordable price and from what I can see they’re succeeding. I love the location and the stylish mood of the place with all the great paintings etc. Fantastic Festa!

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    Nina Yaku: Nina Yaku Restaurant and Bar

    by kiwigal_1 Written Mar 18, 2009

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    Nina Yaku Restaurant

    Nina Yaku specialise in gourmet Peruvian food. We came here on our last evening in Arequipa as we wanted to treat ourselves to some good food.

    Favorite Dish: I had a sauteed beef dish with potatoes, tomatoes and onions which is typical in Peru.

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    El Camaroncito: El Camaroncito Restaurant

    by kiwigal_1 Written Mar 17, 2009

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    Fiona at El Camaroncito

    The first restaurant we went to was El Camaroncito where I had Ceviche for an entre only ordered and then a Grilled Corvina. I probably should have ordered only one dish as I was very full afterwards! The food was really delicious though.

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    Many: Around el Centro

    by cium Written May 31, 2008

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    ry to stay away from overpriced and not so good restaurants downtown (the area known as "el centro")along the Calle San Francisco. The area that locals call "el centro" is the area around the Plaza de Armas & the Santa Catalina Convent. Some of the restaurants that you will find along San Francisco (the third and fourth block) even call themselves picanterias but they are just fancy restaurants that cater to tourists and their food is not even that good. Believe me, I have tried most of them. But, if you are into nice places and want to chill out in a nice place that is not too expensive if you are coming with dollars or Euros then the ambience is nice (full of tourists and Elite Arequipenios). San Francisco street is a good area for night life though (bars, dancing, pool, karaoke, etc.). For western type food try El Turco, they have great middle eastern food.

    For western type coffee and deserts (food too) try walking along the first block of the street called Mercaderes and you will see in order of appearance"El Manolo", "Capriccio" which also has another cafe in Cayma, and "el Patio del Ekeko".

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    El Montonero: Comida - Arequipeña-food

    by elpariente Written Feb 23, 2007

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    A unos minutos del centro , puedes comer en el jardín con música peruana y muy buena comida local

    %A few minutes from the center you may eat in the garden with Peruvian music and very good food

    Favorite Dish: Cuy Chacato (Cuy asado bajo una piedra )
    Rocoto (Ají (Pimiento) picante relleno)
    Chupe de langostinos ( Una sopa muy completa con langostinos )

    Cuy Chacato (Roasted cuy under one stone)
    Rocoto (Ají (hot pepper) picante with meat stuffing)
    Chupe de langostinos ( A kind of prawns soup)

    Cuy : conejillo de indias ,Guinea pig
    Inca Cola y cerveza Arequipeña

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    Rinconcito Chiguata: Cuy Chactao

    by K-nalla Written Dec 30, 2006
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    I was refered here by a tourist guide, not because she was getting a cut but because she was hungry and wanted to eat good.... Cuy was crunchy and delicious, cannot complain about the prices either. Great way to finish a walk around the Misty

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    El Mirador de la Boveda: Fantastic fruit juices and view

    by adelinemmc Updated Dec 8, 2006

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    The entrance of the restaurant

    This restaurant is in a suburb of Arequipa, on the other side of teh river, very near the famous Mirador de Yanahuara.

    We did not try the food as we visited in the middle of the afternoon but there was a short menu of typical Peruvian stuff.

    Instead we tried the freshly made fruit juices. The fruit are displayed on a table so you can see what they look like and the waiter (owner?) will try his best to explain what they are.

    I tried tumbo, which is similar to passion fruit but not as sharp and it was delicious! My partner tried Cocona, then pineapple.

    It took quite a while for the juices to be prepared but it was all worth it as they were all marvellous. I wish I could get tumbo in London as the taste was imprinted in my mind from that single delicious drink.

    Favorite Dish: The tumbo juice!

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  • Ras el hanout y los 40 sabores morrocan resto: Excellent food

    by cedella Updated Dec 6, 2006

    I was in arequipa in august and I found a wonderful morrocan resto lounge in arequipa, that was amazing, I went for dinner , I order the humus as an apetizer and the lamb on bereber style tagine as a main dish, it was excellent the food is delicious, the ambience is beautiful the music, the people has a special atention for every client
    they made me feels like a king in a palace, the price is razonable
    they had a beautiful terrace where you can take the best breakfast in arequipa
    it was a wonderful experience

    Favorite Dish: the lamb on bereber style tagine is wonderful you can feel all the flavors of the vegetables , the potatoes and the lamb is very soft and delicious them you can tried the mint tea that is perfect for the food.

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    Can't remember: Not great service or food

    by acemj Written Sep 17, 2006

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    There's a little place on Jerusalen near Ayacucho that is on the north side of the street that has signs outside proclaiming excellent local cuisine. Since we had not yet tried "cuy" or guinea pig, we decided to give it a try here. Well, Ryan wasn't quite up to ordering one for himself, but he did try mine.

    If you're squeamish, you might want to order this all cut up without the head and teeth and claws and innards, but as for me, I decided to go all the way with it.

    The service wasn't great here, the prices were high and to be honest, the cuy was so deep fried, that I didn't really enjoy the taste. I'd recommend ordering cuy roasted or grilled instead of fried.

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    Mixto's Cebicheria: Great view from the roofdeck

    by acemj Written Sep 17, 2006

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    Just behind the cathedral, you'll find a cool little passageway and this excellent restaurant. Upstairs, the views of the surrounding mountains and the cathedral are excellent and the food is great too. We had a couple of beers and some very good ceviche here, which had a fresh, delicious taste.

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