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Alma - cocina viva

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Mexican, Peruvian, International, South American
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Calle Ugarte 403, Arequipa 54, Peru
+51 54 226907
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Description: A crossbred cuisine that is enhanced by the flavors of the chili peppers...
A crossbred cuisine that is enhanced by the flavors of the chili peppers such as rocoto, (the most representative one of the White City), spices, and fresh herbs such as huacatay. The diner is showered with the flavors of these curious seasonings that give a unique flavor to appetizers, chupes and stews that combine vegetables and prawns; main courses consisting of beef, pork, duck, guinea pig, alpaca and ostrich.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful place and great food.

We were very pleased with our food and the service. The waiter made great recommendations and was very familiar with Peruvian wines.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Griselda C
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Roseland, New Jersey
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in Arequipa after a long day of travel and had a very early pickup the next morning. Opting for the hotel restaurant, we were able to head off to bed early in preparation for Colca Canyon the following day. Service was awkward. Our bottle of wine arrived but remained unopened until we flagged down our waiter 30 minutes... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Food was absolutely horrible. We asked what type of fish was in the tradito and the waiter told us Fluke and was served with rotten Mahi and was sent back. Also ordered fried camarones for three of the guests and were all sent back for fowl odor. In addition when we received the final bill non of the items returned... More 

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Thank Jaime Y
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We were very pleased with our food and the service. The waiter made great recommendations and was very familiar with Peruvian wines.

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1 Thank Griselda C
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

High end, gourmet Mexican food here with courteous, friendly and professional service. We would do a repeat any time. Reservations recommended as this is a popular eatery. Delicious.

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Thank Jenny C
Lima, Peru
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The tiradito is GREAT!... and the alpaca is totally worth trying. Service is great, but try to get a table next to the window... it can get a bit dark...

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Thank Lucia C
AREQUIPA, Peru
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110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I went the times to this restaurant. The first two experiences were, great, the third time it was disappointing. I never saw many people in there, and you really have to wait for the server to come over. They are kind but not easy to find! The dishes are a reinterpretation of local traditional plates, mostly a successful preparation. I... More 

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Thank Bruno V
Glenview, Illinois
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Tasty and delicious food with emphasis on Peruvian dishes. Service could be a little quicker, but the food makes up for any delays.

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Thank Greg S
Lima, Peru
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281 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Good food and service. It is inside the Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel. A nice place for a quiet dinner or lunch, would recommend a lot their chicken consume.

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Thank patriciaDubai
Paris, France
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I stayed at the Casa Andina Private Collection and that is where Alma is located. It was a lovely and delicious meal with excellent Pisco Sours, wine and service. I had a traditional dish: Aji ala Gallina and was very pleased with it. All and all a great experience.

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Thank Amanda7647
San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The price is fair, the service is excellent and the food tastes delicious. Also some of this restaurants have very nice views like the one next to the titicaca lake.

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Thank Adriana R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Ugarte 403, Arequipa 54, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: +51 54 226907

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 18
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Peruvian, International, South American

Description

A crossbred cuisine that is enhanced by the flavors of the chili peppers such as rocoto, (the most representative one of the White City), spices, and fresh herbs such as huacatay. The diner is showered with the flavors of these curious seasonings that give a unique flavor to appetizers, chupes and stews that combine vegetables and prawns; main courses consisting of beef, pork, duck, guinea pig, alpaca and ostrich.

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