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All 182 Arequipa Restaurants

Chicha por Gaston Acurio

calle Santa Catalina 210, int 105, Arequipa, Peru
51 - 54 - 287360
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Ranked #17 of 182 Restaurants in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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Dresden, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We went to this restaurant yesterday for dinner. I had not see any recommendations on Trip Advisor before, which was good. Else, I would probably not have gone due to the (unfair) reviews. We were welcomed and served by super polite and educated waiters, they explained the menu, gave suggestions, changed some ingredients because we don't eat meat, and we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Quality was good. Service very good. But nothing amazing here. A safe option, but not one to leave you raving about he restaurant scene in Arequipa.

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Cusco, Cusco, Peru
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The idea behind Chicha is to take regional cuisine and make it a little bit more gourmet. They do this, both here and in Cusco and the food is good but the regional cuisine is amazing as is and the gourmet bit makes it more expensive and for me not a great value. I recommend going to one of the... More 

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St Ives, Ringwood
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106 reviews 106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were recommended to this restaurant by our guide and were delighted by his recommendation. The food and service were excellent.

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Kfar-Saba , Israel
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272 reviews 272 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Chicha is a good restaurant . Its decoration , its location and its staff attitude really serve as appetizers and then you receive a real nice meal !!! Fresh ingridients ( which are not always the case in Arequipe !!! ) Very recommended !

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Irvine, California, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I had a great meal at Chicha. They cook local dish to the perfection. I recommend the lobster soup and stuffed pepper.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Chicha is one of those restaurants you'll not want to miss. Located in one of Arequipa's quintessential white stone buildings, the restaurant features inventive cuisine sourcing local producers, well prepared and exquisitely presented. We had ceviche as a starter, which featured the perfect balance of sweet and sour, accompanied by one of Chicha's signature cocktails for my wife, and a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Gaston has two restaurants in Arequipa. This one is typical of his best efforts. Try the rocottos rellenos if you like very spicy food. A real treat and very typical of Arequipa. The sea bass and shrimp was also excellent. Service impeccable, decor very pleasing. Inexpensive for a meal by one of the world's best chefs.

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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

ChiCha embodies all I would have expected in a Gaston Acurio restaurant. Excellent service, attentive staff, and Peruvian regional food at its best! The Chupe de Camarones was a definite highlight - the best I've ever had. The Creme brûlée over the traditional mazamorra morada offered a sweet end to a wonderful evening. Rosanna, Sydney Australia

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This restaurant is Gaston Acurio at his best. It isn't simply an expensive tourist place. When we dined, most the other patrons were Peruvians. The setting and environment are lovely though the furniture a bit strange. The food was creative, delicious, and served with perfection. A trip to Arequipa is not complete without a visit to Chicha.

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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 - 20

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