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Zig Zag Restaurant

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Calle Zela 212, Arequipa 054, Peru
+51 54 206020
12:00 - 23:00
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Oslo, Norway
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

My father and I went here for my birthday, and we were not disappointed. The alpaca was delicious and the pisco sour was the best I've had in Peru so far.

Thank Berteig
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

I got taken here to dinner by a friend I made in Arequipa. It was a truly excellent and delicious meal. I tried alpaca for the first time and it was mouth watering. The restaurant is beautiful, the service is incredibly fast and the food was excellent!

Thank S G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Really good food. Really good service. Very nice atmosphere. Quiet and calm. Definitely worth a second trip.

Thank Noel M
Sofia, Bulgaria
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

This is the best restaurant and service in Arequipa!!!! The staff - really very nice, the food excellent , everything!We still remember the excellent quality of the alpaka steak on a vulcano stone, quinoa tabule and the wine. Thank you!

Thank AntoanetaPlamen
Belgrade, Serbia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The food was great. We had a trilogy of meat, and alpaca, and a great sweet wine. The service was quick and a waiter spoke English. We made a reservation as recommended. The place was totally full when we arrived.

Thank SneskaM
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Meatballs are a must-have!!! Asparagus dish and "la más sexy de peru" platter were also delicious. Our waitress Katherine was kind, lovely, and attentive. A she brought my brother a sparkling birthday cocktail and had everyone sing to him :) Highly recommend as best spot in arequipa

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London, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Recommended for lunch by a tour rep. The restaurant is quite small but has a great ambiance. We sat on the first floor on the balcony looking over the street. The meat is exceptional and I had a great steak. As it was lunch I went for a small cut and regretted I had had a larger cut as it... More 

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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

A comfortable city centre eater with exceptionally good food and good service. Strongly recommended.

1 Thank Brunlea
Pleasanton, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Nice resturant. I was not very hungry so order a salad. It was amazing. We had desert and drink after dinner in the bar area. A nice transition.

Thank JHtravels314
Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Fantastic place to eat dinner in Arequipa! It was recommended by a Peruvian friend and it did not disappoint. I had the volcanic meat selection and it was very very good (be sure too keep the bib on! even if it does look silly). Katy was a fabulous waiter and spoke very good English but also helped me along with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Zela 212, Arequipa 054, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: +51 54 206020
The Alpandina dishes offered by the Zig Zag Restaurant are the result of a creative culinary fusion deeply rooted in the mountains, where the sun endows foodstuffs with energy and balanced components. The dishes most representative of Alpandino gastronomy arise from a marvellous synthesis of unique time-hallowed ingredients from all over Peru, combined with ancient and modern culinary techniques from the Alps and the Andes. One of the results is our great speciality: Volcanic-Stone-Cooked Meats and Fish. This culinary concept was generated specially by the restaurant's proprietor and Chef, Michel Hediger from Switzerland. During the course of many years in Arequipa, Peru, he has developed an original gastronomic proposal which enables one to savour different kinds of food prepared in an exclusive, healthy and very natural style, so that the restaurant's customers might compare and enjoy the country's different flavours. Located in the Historic Centre of Arequipa, opposite the lovely Plaza San Francisco, the Zig Zag Restaurant, with its impressive cast iron staircase designed by the famous French architect Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, is a unique place to enjoy a gastronomic evening with a difference.

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