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Zig Zag Restaurant

Calle Zela 210 - 212 | Cercado (Centro Historico), Arequipa 054, Peru
+51 54 206020
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Ranked #1 of 182 Restaurants in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: European, Peruvian, Fusion, Winery
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: 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.
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135 reviews 135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

If this is your first night in South America you will enjoy your meal and appreciate the value in comparison with European or US prices. If you have been here a while it will be a real treat. Staff were pleasant, we had a good laugh at the 'bibs' provided when you order a meal served on the hot volcanic... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Nothing to say that hasn't already been said. One of the best meals I had in Arequipa. The trio of meats was the star and worth trying. Our hotel called ahead for us same day to get a reservation... When we arrived, they wanted to put us in a little private party room connected to the restaurant, but not in... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Really nice evening! Had the volcanic meat plate, and a bottle of wine. Very good food and service. Would recommend. (Be sure to check out their sister restaurant, Crepisimo, too! More relaxed atmosphere, but both were great!)

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Normal, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Make sure you make reservations well in advance of your visit. This trendy restaurant is packed out every night. Food is delicious, brilliantly served and the wine list is huge.

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Los Angeles, California
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59 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The place isn't the easiest to locate in the dark but we managed to find it. Just remember to turn left at the end of the street<wink>. The food we ordered was served on a hot lava rock and we understood why we were given lobster/crab bibs before hand. The meat splatters! We split a meal as the amount of... More 

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Lima, Peru
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is not bad... not at all!! On the contraire it has good food, good service and nice atmosphere... BUT, is not as good as they say. The process are not low... and the food is nice, but not AWESOME. There are a few "better" restaurants really near, and much more cheaper.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

After going to mainly cheap places in Arequipa my boyfriend and I decided to treat ourselves to a nice meal and Zig Zag was highly recommended by several people at our hostel. I am SO glad we went because our meal at here was the best we had in Peru and honestly one of my favorite meals ever. First of... More 

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Bize-Minervois, France
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Peruvian food is amazing at all price levels. This is high end but cheap by North American standards.

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Cruz Bay, St. John
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Walked a km to this quaint, elegant restaurant located across from San Francisco Plaza, and it was worth the walk. Zig-Zag serves Peruvian fare & caters to an international clientele, without being "touristy". Arriving at just after noon, I was escorted to a table on the second floor, next to the window overlooking San Francisco Plaza, and was the only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Zig Zag was recommended to us as one of the best restaurants in Arequipa. It did not disappoint. We had stuffed mushrooms for starters and the choice of three meats on hot stone for our main course. All the food was delicious and the service was great. The stairs designed by Gustave Eiffel (of tour fame) were a nice... More 

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Additional Information about Zig Zag Restaurant

Address: Calle Zela 210 - 212 | Cercado (Centro Historico), Arequipa 054, Peru
Phone Number: +51 54 206020
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: European, Peruvian, Fusion, Winery

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