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Chicha por Gaston Acurio

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calle Santa Catalina 210, int 105, Arequipa, Peru
51 - 54 - 287360
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Last meal in Peru

We spent a week traveling around Peru and this was our last stop in Arequipa before we went to the airport. The tour guide we had recommended the restaurant and it did not disappoint. The menu was diverse and wide ranging (including guinea pig). The service was outstanding and the food delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Christopher J
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We choose this for lunch prior to going to the airport. We really like this restaurant. Great service and food. Great Ambiance too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Service is excelent. Staff is knowledgeable and professional. Food is beatifully served. The young Peruvian sommelier really impressed me. She speaks with confidence on what she was trained in the Peruvian school but at the same time she is open to talk about wines from other countries she doesn't know yet. The food was really good. I will come to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great food, service, surroundings. This is a must attend! The salad was fabulous, and main dish outstanding. Definitely one of my best meals in Peru.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My girlfriend and I were not satisfied with the food as it seemed bland and lacking. She ordered the lomo saltado which actually could not have been any more bland if they tried. It was just cut up beef and friend with no special taste or anything, I could have made it at home and it would have turned out... More 

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Nashville, Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had lunch at Chicha with our guide. She'd been telling us how good the camarones (crawfish) were in Arequipa so we were disappointed not to see them on the menu. She called the waiter over and, after a trip to the kitchen by the waiter, announced we could get camarones fried or grilled (like barbecued shrimp New Orleans style).... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

recommended to us by our hosts at cash Arequipa . Nice casual environment, good range of food, nicely presented

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There weren't a lot of restaurants in the main area of Arequipa, and our hotel recommended Chicha. They normally only make reservations as late as 7 pm, but they made an exception for us for 8 pm since we'd had a very late lunch. The food was good, not as inventive as other of Gaston's restaurants, but tasty. We coincidentally... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A little on the pricey side if you're a budget traveler but makes a good splurge meal because it isn't TOO pricey. Go early if you don't have reservations. Or make reservations about a day in advance. Friendly wait staff, great drinks, alpaca curry is to DIE for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We spent a week traveling around Peru and this was our last stop in Arequipa before we went to the airport. The tour guide we had recommended the restaurant and it did not disappoint. The menu was diverse and wide ranging (including guinea pig). The service was outstanding and the food delicious. It also had a fantastic wine cellar. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Location is central if you are staying near the Plaza de Armas. Service was outstanding. Food was simply divine. The waiter went out of his way to introduce us to craft made chichi. The pisco sour was delicious and the wine selection included the best of Peruvian wines.

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Additional Information about Chicha por Gaston Acurio

Address: calle Santa Catalina 210, int 105, Arequipa, Peru
Phone Number: 51 - 54 - 287360
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD $7 to $20
Cuisine: Peruvian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: calle Santa Catalina 210, int 105, Arequipa, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: 51 - 54 - 287360

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $7 to $20
  • Cuisine: Peruvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?