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Zingaro

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Peruvian, South American, International, Mediterranean
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San Francisco 309, Centre, Arequipa 04001, Peru
+51 54 217662
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 184
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  • 169
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Peruvian food

Centrally located , nicely decorated and very good food. You can see the kitchen. They propose unusual meet such as Guinea pig and alpaca. Deserts were also tasty. Seemed a place for tourists only but we liked it .

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
Christine L
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended for those who is looking for smth Peruvian. Open kitchen, great wines, fantastic meat. We loved this place! Very good service, perfect experience!

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Thank Tasha_Kiev
Leipzig, Deutschland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We had dinner at Zingaro. The restaurant looks very nice with an open kitchen and the staff was very friendly and quick. The prices are quite high for Arequipa (20-30 S for appetizers and 35-55 S for main dishes) so we were expecting getting something special in return, but the food was only average at best and some details really... More 

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Thank dima83
Auckland, New Zealand
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149 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This place has a buzzy atmosphere and friendly staff. The pisco sour salmon fillet was delicious, although my partner described the alpaca ribs as just OK. Chocolate Brownie dessert disappeared in seconds, so I guess that was good too! Recommended.

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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Centrally located , nicely decorated and very good food. You can see the kitchen. They propose unusual meet such as Guinea pig and alpaca. Deserts were also tasty. Seemed a place for tourists only but we liked it .

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Thank Christine L
Oakland, California
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The place is across the street from the Vargas Llosa Library and 2 blocks from Plaza de Armas. The menu was quite good, and the food of good quality. The only drawback was that it took too long for the food to arrive, but we were not disappointed.

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Thank Graciela A
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Positive The waiters spoke English, they were very friendly and professional, I told them that I had a yeast which is why I cannot eat the bread as starter, they brought me olives. The food was fantastic, very good price-value. Negative The Restaurant looks nice from the inside but not special.

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Thank Katharina S
Edessa, Greece
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

The dishes delayed 45 minutes and we were allready fool after the entradas. And after all the main came cold inside. So sad

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Thank Damianos P
Kingston, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Service and food was fantastic. Intimate atmosphere, though we did visit on a Monday in the rainy season so may be busier on the more popular nights. Either way, we got a great seat in front of the kitchen where glass windows allowed us to watch our food being prepared. Started with the panko chicken and frites which were a... More 

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Thank Katie_1755
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

My family was in Peru for their first night and we were trying really hard to find a good restaurant that would allow us to try traditional Peruvian dishes. Most of the fancy restaurants in Arequipa were fusion based and therefore did not have enough of the plates we wanted to try. Here we were able to order cuy in... More 

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Thank notfromhere11
San Jose, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I visited twice while in arequipa and I loved the place. After going to zig zag, the #1 place, and not being allowed in without reservation, I found zingaro and I honestly think the inside is much nicer. Their menu has a good variety and the waiters are very attentive

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Thank Jordan A

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Francisco 309, Centre, Arequipa 04001, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: +51 54 217662

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 25
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American, International, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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