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Chicha por Gaston Acurio

calle Santa Catalina 210, int 105, Arequipa, Peru
51 - 54 - 287360
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Ranked #13 of 158 restaurants in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went there June 2014. My friend ordered bone narrow and when she got her plat the food wasn't warm enough. She talked to the server and they were extremely ashamed and apologetic. Everyone from the server to the manager apologized. The food was amazing and the cocktail menu was great. Great ambiance, great food and great service.

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Calgary, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had our first Arequipa "Rocoto Rellano" (sp?) here and fell in love with this dish! Service was a little awkward, but the stuffed pepper made up for it :-)

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This restaurant is hands down the best restaurant in Arequipa. I have lived here for 2 months and the food was unbelievably incredible! The food is so flavourful, the service is excellent and the restaurant is beautiful. I would highly recommend this to anyone!

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The meal was over-cooked fish and over-buttered vegetables. If you go, enjoy a dessert or cocktail. I liked the table bread. They say the queso helado is very good. El pescado salió sequísimo y las verduras llevaban demasiada mantequilla. Mejor pide un postre o cocktail.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Ate at ChiCha for our last night in Peru and it was hands down the best meal of the trip. Excellent and creative menu, tentative staff, good timing of the courses, all in a beautiful environment. While prices are a bit higher than in most Peruvian restaurants, they compare very favorably to what this meal would have cost back in... More

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Niteroi, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Beautiful place and the food is really well executed. Very good if you want to know peruvian cuisine with a hint of modern.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I was really looking forward to this restaurant, as the owner is Gaston (of Astrid y Gaston) The menu was quite literally the strangest menu I have ever seen--no starters, for example. We assumed, then, that we would be getting gifts from the chef, as at other top-rated restaurants, but, no... Staff was not very well-trained (a local told me... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Chicha is a chain of upscale restaurants in Peru. Cusco has one too. They are all somewhat similar in the menu except each one features local foods. The one in Arequipa is directly across the street from the Monastery de Catalina (which is a MUST see) and is very nice. service is good, location excellent and food delicious.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

After our visit to Monasterio Santa Catalina, we decided to have lunch at Chicha's out not knowing that it was one of Acurio's restaurants. The place is gorgeous with a kind of inner plaza and around it you see the kitchen and smaller rooms with seating. The service is great. Very attentive and helpful. They had two cuy (guinea pig)... More

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went as a group of 9 to this restaurant which was recommended as being one of the best in Aeroquipa. However we were very disappointed by the poor service - we were kept waiting for a long time for the food. Also, although there were a lot of staff they seemed to spend a lot of time standing around!... More

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