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Portal de San Agustin 149 | Terraza de la Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 281219
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal and time at this restaurant. We had met the chef earlier in the day during a walking tour and received a tour of the kitchen and his unique cooking ingredients. The man genuinely enjoys cooking and appreciates how food brings people together. The portions are quite large and preparation takes slightly longer... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seriously one of the best meals I've had in my life. I got the sea urchin ceviche, the alpaca steak, and a glass of sweet white wine. It was expensive but worth it. The owner chef, a gracious & knowledgeable host, gave me a tour of the beautiful & interesting kitchen and also let me cook my own steak. I... More 

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Well...is the owner a charlatan or a genius?? I would say none of it. His intimediating personality certainly is special and his esoteric approach on cuisine isn't everbodies take,but on the other hand the food is good but not the eclipse of cooking. Question:Is it worth to go there? Absolutely! Just try the Ceviche and the Cuy and tell me... More 

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3 Thank Andy R
Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We ate in the restaurant after we visited it on a city tour, were we met the owner and chef as well. He was very passionate about cooking and sold his idea pretty well. On that night we had alpacca steak and ribs and both was delicious. On top of that, we sat on the terace and enjoyed fireworks on... More 

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2 Thank Sebastian C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The chef and owner is quite a character, he proposes what he calls pre-Inka cuisine. He has researched the ingredients and cooking techniques that would be available in ancient andean culture and applys it to his kitchen. Very interesting and delicious food, and personal adaptations of popular dishes that you will not find in any typical food restaurants as far... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The best restaurant I have been to,in arequipa. You have to go and dat here ik you love food. Nice service, they showed the kitchen as part of a tour throuh the restaurant and explained How the food is prepared. Very Nice.

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1 Thank raatje
Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I knew this place thanks to the free walking tour in Arequipa and Walter was so charming that I came back with two girls to taste his food. It was one of the best culinary experience of my life. Thank you Walter, for your love and your food!

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1 Thank Vanessa D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Service is chaotic. Ordered ceviche as a starter and was delivered together with the main courses. Spoiled the whole meal. The taste of the ceviche was good, but some pieces were hard as rubber. The alpaca was very good. But the duck specialty again was disappointing as well as the side dishes.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

They give us access to the rooftop and a tour of the kitchen as part of the Free Walking Tour. The owner was very passionate about what he does. He cooked some lomo de alpaca for us and gave every one a sample. It was amazing to see that he cooks it right on the coals. The kitchen was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I can't believe the negative comments that I read about this place! The chef is a magician of the pre-inca food, everything is cooked in traditional pots and oven (he made us visit the kitchen which was fun too) with no artificial grease or oil, and the restaurant is specialized in ceviches and alpaca steaks. The portions are huge too,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Peruvian, Latin, South American, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portal de San Agustin 149 | Terraza de la Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: +51 54 281219

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