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Picanteria Tradicional - La palomino

Calle Misti 400, Arequipa, Peru
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“cuy” (2 reviews)
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Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
$$ - $$$
Calle Misti 400, Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is the perfect place to eat lunch. In fact they only serve Lunch so you'll have to go before 5pm. Sit in the courtyard and enjoy a number of traditional peruvian favorites. Everything on the meal is delicious and most meals come with complimentary...More

Thank dumplings_n_grits
Reviewed 18 April 2017

we were told that la palomino is the best restaurant for cuy / guinea pig in arequipa and it really is. we enjoyed a traditionally deep-fried guinea pig cooked the traditional way. as the animal is in full attire, eg with head and legs, it...More

Thank PDB1957
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We went to La Palomina because we heard two locals in the city center talking about it. They said it was really good so we really wanted to try. We arrived and the whole restaurant was full with a nice busy atmosphere: nearly no tourist,...More

Thank NelVerbeke
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Great traditional restaurant called a Picanteria. Picanteria apparently translates to something like "pick anything or everything from the menu for a combo plate". Or you can order just one item off the menu. Beware of portion size throughout Peru. Servings are generous here. The food...More

Thank prspt
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Had grilled beef dish, comes excellent with a beer! Big plates, you will not leave starving!!!! Good service, nice atmosphere

Thank Jens V
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We went into this restaurant by mistake as we were in fact looking for the Nueva Palomino (which is just 2 doors from this one in a perpendicular to the main road) but no regrets! They are both owned by the same people, but this...More

Thank Filipe A
Reviewed 6 March 2016

It was the first time eating Arequipa's regional food..and the experience was unique..service it was really good and helpful..food was good really good..The only thing I do recommend is to go early because they always busy and you might not find the plate you really...More

Reviewed 18 August 2015

Had an outstanding meal including rocotto relellno, tripe, scalloped potatoes, pork ribs, washed down with traditional chicha. Huge portions, excellent quality. Lots of locals but still accessible for more timid gringos.

Thank Aromasguy
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Good place, food is ok, If you are looking for a real "picanteria" this is the option the service is fine and daily there are lots of tourist. We ate a fried guinea pig and the local fermented chicha. Everything was awesome.

Thank bryam t
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Great value with an extensive list of typical delicious Arequipa dishes at a great value, the rocoto relleno is amazing as well as the palomino specials.

Thank James B
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Misti 400, Arequipa, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
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