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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: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 114
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  • 49
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chic Chicha

Aware of its reputation before setting off on holiday, we made a reservation by email. It turned out the the restaurant was only a couple of blocks away from our hotel. We were greeted in a friendly manner and taken through the main part of the restaurant (which is set in the now covered courtyard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Bill R
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Aware of its reputation before setting off on holiday, we made a reservation by email. It turned out the the restaurant was only a couple of blocks away from our hotel. We were greeted in a friendly manner and taken through the main part of the restaurant (which is set in the now covered courtyard complete with cobbles) to one... More 

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Houston, Texas
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124 reviews 124 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Tried Chicha based on Fodor's and local recommendations, and we weren't disappointed. All courses were well-prepared and tasty. You can't go wrong with this restaurant.

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canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you want to be met at the door with complete disdain, this is the place for you. The extremely rude staff at the entrance (in particular, the unhelpful Andrea and the insulting Renato), are sure to make you feel unwelcome in one of Peru's most beautiful cities. Though we had a reservation, we were seated 30 minutes later. No... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Chicha offers a menu full of local classics that will appeal to foodies. It's a great way to try some of Gaston Acurio's wonderful food.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Chicha is simply charming and grand. I'm a big fan of Gaston Acurio's work and try to visit as many of his restaurants as possible, so I jumped at the chance to visit this one while in Arequipa. It was not disappointing! Incredibly friendly, attentive, and polite staff. Very knowledgeable of all the dishes. Great location close to the main... More 

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Long Beach, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Friday of Holy Week left almost little to no restaurants open. Considering my mother and I had eaten at Tanta a few days prior we figured Chicha would be worth a try. We weren't disappointed. We ordered a potato trio appetizer and shared a Chupe de camarones. The waiter was nice enough to make sure the chupe was split... More 

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Yorkshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Brilliant advice when choosing food, food was brilliantly served - looked attractive and you wanted to eat it. The bread rolls were great. Wine choice was great, and not a silly price. Felt like we had the best of Ecuadorian food at good prices. Great ambience. And just across the road from the Monastery Santa Catalina.

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Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

OK, this restaurant obviously has a great pedigree with Gaston Acurio behind it, but I was disappointed for several reasons. The physical setting is fabulous... several dining rooms off a covered courtyard with a glass partitioned kitchen. The English menu is nearly useless in terms of describing the selections. We did have an English speaking waiter directed to take our... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Having researched Peruvian cuisine prior to my trip I was familiar with the name Gaston Acurio, but wasn't planning on having time to get to any of his restaurants. However, after another activity fell through, we suddenly had a free night in Arequipa, and having randomly passed by Chicha earlier in the day we decided to go back to see... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had a great dinner here back in Sept. 2014 when we visited Arequipa, after visiting Santa Catalina monastery across the street. Atmosphere is authentic and almost cafe style in the inner courtyard with open kitchen, but had a feel of upscale dining as well. Cocktails were creative and well-mixed. A large menu of cocktails with pisco. Flavors blended well... More 

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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 - 20
  • Cuisine: Peruvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?