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Chicha por Gaston Acurio

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Peruvian, South American
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Great ceviche, the shrimp soup was a bit bland.

after a long trip in Peru, Arequipa was our last stop, and I was craving ceviche. In Lima I had ceviche at La Mar, also anothe Acurio restaurant, and Chicha's version was on par. I also had anothe order of shrimp soup. I was hoping it to more of a seafood flavor, however, I thought it was rather... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
froggio
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Maryland, USA
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

after a long trip in Peru, Arequipa was our last stop, and I was craving ceviche. In Lima I had ceviche at La Mar, also anothe Acurio restaurant, and Chicha's version was on par. I also had anothe order of shrimp soup. I was hoping it to more of a seafood flavor, however, I thought it was rather creamy yet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A restaurant with a unique atmosphere just in front the monastero de santa catalina. We were welcome by a very kind and professional weitress. The menu offer both local and fusion cousine. We tried the fantastic rocoto rejeno a soup and an ossobuco....everything was very tasty. A touch of class.....water sanpellegrino!!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Food, service and ambience were all very good. I can't compare to the Lima establishment as I haven't visited it but I would recommend this as an eating place in Arequipa.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

good food but not as good as Lima outlet service ok very helpful maitre D who got us a table as our booking was lost

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been to several of Gaston Acurio's restaurants including: La Mar in Lima and NY, Astrid y Gaston in Lima and Bogota, as well as several of his chain restaurants in Lima. I have found that there is a lack of consistency in the offerings at the different restaurants. For example: Astrid y Gaston in Lima is spectacular in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We enjoyed an excellent meal, the portions are huge - we shared everything. The best Pisco sour of our trip to Perus

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We just had dinner here and it was so disappointing I feel like I must write my first ever review! The staff were nice but inattentive and forgetful, we had to ask 3 times for the glass of wine that we ordered and twice for the bill, which was wrong when it finally arrived. The food was average. I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My wife and me went for a lunch to this restaurant. We were both quite enthusiastic about the one dish we both had. For my wife this was a ceviche with a mix of fish and shellfish. I had ravioli of ossobucu with a mustard sauce. Both dishes tasted very well, were nicely prepared and served. We had an excellent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I ate a meal with my husband at Chicha, having remembered how great the first meal I had there was several years prior. Cocktails were exquisite, and all of the dishes, from firsts to mains to desserts, were well-crafted, balanced, and toed the line between fine Peruvian and Global cuisine. But the service? Where was it? We ate dinner for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The cocktails in this place are exceptional. We ordered several dishes and shared. The pulpo a la brasa and the trio picantero was delicious. Beautiful place. Very good service, which can be hard to find in Peru.

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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, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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