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Jerusalen 207 | cercado-centro de Arequipa,a 3 cuadras de plaza de armas, Arequipa 051, Peru
+51 54 229974
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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this gem after walking through Plaza Des Armas. Food was absolutely delicious - creamy vegetable soup and vegetable curry with a quinoa pie. Hearty, fresh and wholesome food combined with wonderful hospitality made it a wonderful visit. Not to mention it is only 9 sols!!! Highly recommended!

Thank Hgranz
Hobart, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We had a tasty set lunch here. The soup was minestrone and the main course was a very nice bean stew and a corn/soy meat stew thing with rice. The dessert was house made yoghurt but the waiter organised a different dessert for me because I'm vegan. Great price and good service. Can recommend.

Thank Gwilt
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

dont get the soup. the recoto rellena was good though. the soup was not good, they have veggie options on peruvian classics no real indian food here. not bad if you are veggitarian and want to eat peruvian food. they have jazz sometimes live jazz i think.

Thank Where1go7
Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The vibe was really friendly and welcoming. We had the menu of the day and was only 9soles for alot! Nice food especially for this price:) the service was a bit quickly but we were hungry so that was perfect. Go there to check it out!

Thank rooosooo
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant multiple times because for a while it was the only veggie option in this area. It keeps getting more expensive and their portions are just too small. I leave full, because I have a small stomach, but I wouldn't take any of my friends here. A normal menu in Arequipa is usually 8 soles and... More 

Thank Irene M
Gambrills, Maryland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This little, unpretentious restaurant offered a fixed menu with soup, main course, desert and a drink, all for 9 Sols, which is about 3 bucks. The food came right out, was original and very good tasting. The staff was friendly and helped us understand what we were ordering. No, it's not fine, gourmet dining, so I didn't give Mandala a... More 

Thank Chip_in_Maryland
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Accidentally we found this hidden treasure. For $ 3 per person you have a male with 3 courses and a drink. And it is al vegetation with a lot of fresh vegetables. What can you expect for only 3 dollars? It was perfect for that price! And the staff was friendly and fast. The toilet was clean and within 30... More 

Thank Dennis R
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

WHen you are tired of eating meat at every meal, Mandala makes a nice change. It's always difficult to get your veggies while travelling so this is a godsend. FIxed menu each day, for S/.8.50 it's a bargain. Salad, soup, main and dessert, with a strange but sweet drink thrown in. The place is pleasant, quiet, people eat seriously here.... More 

Thank stanlion2014
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch and got the menu del dia which consisted of a beetroot salad, vegetable soup, rice and lentil mains finished by a pineapple jelly dessert which was tasty. All for 8.50 soles. It was delicious and the service excellent.

Thank Padraig W
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

We waited over 1h30 to get our main meala. In the end we paid for the entrees a d left. We were wondering if they were serving peruvian people in preference to us. The food we had was Ok and cheap. However we would highly reommend you go to Buda Profano instead. The food there (japanese) is trily outstanding

Thank bonneinfo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jerusalen 207 | cercado-centro de Arequipa,a 3 cuadras de plaza de armas, Arequipa 051, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: +51 54 229974

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?