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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 430
    Excellent
  • 210
    Very good
  • 104
    Average
  • 48
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A great Gaston Acurio restaurante

Chicha was one my best culinary experiences in Arequipa - which is already in my opinion one of the best cities to eat in Peru! The service was excellent, and the food brilliant. I was in particular amazed by the Cuy Pekines - an inventive arequipenian version of a Beijing Duck, which might be the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
ThierryDelahaye
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Antibes, France
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Antibes, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Chicha was one my best culinary experiences in Arequipa - which is already in my opinion one of the best cities to eat in Peru! The service was excellent, and the food brilliant. I was in particular amazed by the Cuy Pekines - an inventive arequipenian version of a Beijing Duck, which might be the best adaptation of the original... More 

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Carbondale, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The service and setting were great. Our appetizers were great, but main courses and dessert left a bit to be desired. We were convinced that the sauce on one of our ravioli dishes was just mayonnaise and mustard mixed together. The creme brûlée was runny.

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Arequipa, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Gaston is very famous in Peru, but the traditional local food is not very well mixed with the gourmet scenario, the servings are a bit small for a person and the desserts are really really small. Overall I was happy with the service I received.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I am not a fan of chain restaurants, but this place was great. The lomo en adobo (marinated pork in what amounts to a soup) was rich in flavor. Several different kinds of bread were enjoyable. I would gladly order the chirimoya custard (type of apple) served with white chocolate mousse again. I should not have ordered dessert, but the... More 

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Dellwood, MN
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We ate here as a large group - 21 of us. The piscos were great, especially the maracuyo (passion fruit). I had the osso bucco which was good (but I've actually had better in my home town of White Bear Lake in MN). My friend had the ravioli which was to die for - I would order this next time... More 

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Edwards, Colorado, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I had always wanted to try a Gaston restaurant. Splurged a little for this one. It was a good experience but I wouldn't order the same thing again. Chicharrones. Not my type but that was my fault for ordering. Also not a great fan of the queso helado, but also don't know if it was just my preference or if... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The food was just heavy and bland. We had the pork ribs and the ravioli. The pork had been deep fried and was lacking in flavour. The ravioli was overlooked, bland and the sauce looked like split cheese. Not what we expected for the best restaurant in Arequipa.

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Victoria
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176 reviews 176 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a great restaurant, they need some confidence and jazzing up. But the food is to die for, and its a comfy oasis in the old centre of Arequipa. My wife tells me the waiters are a dream as well. So to business, its old quarter stone, with comfortable chairs and tables, cool and well ventilated. We had a... More 

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Arequipa, Peru
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My girlfriend and I were looking for a quaint place to share a nice lunch as several reviews said to get lunch here. Our server was patient with my poor Spanish and my fluent girlfriend helped to clarify. That did not seem to matter as he got my drink order wrong. I have had no problems by myself in ordering... More 

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Okanagan Valley
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place was great. We had dinner here the first night in Arequipa and out of the four nights we were here, this was the best. Think it deserves a better score than "18th" Far better than "Tio Dario" which has a score in the top five.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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