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Alma - cocina viva

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Alma - cocina viva
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Calle Ugarte 403, Arequipa 54, Peru
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Calle Ugarte 403, Arequipa 54, Peru
+51 54 226907
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 32
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Great prices and lots of options!

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...

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
Lucia C
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Lima, Peru
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Lima, Peru
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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AREQUIPA, Peru
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Glenview, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Lima, Peru
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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Paris, France
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

Fine dining at low prices, we really enjoyed our meal here. Very attentive service and the food was amazing. Highly recommend the Alpaca and the dessert selection. Lovely palatial setting with a gorgeous courtyard. Highly recommend.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

The food was nuevo andino, extremely tasty and well prepared. The rooms are well appointed and quiet -- perfect for conversing.The chimichurri was the best I've ever tasted. Yum! Don't pass the one up if you're looking for a great meal.

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282 restaurant reviews
1,726 helpful votes 1,726 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

Alma Cocina Vina is the hotel restaurant of Casa Andina Private Collection. While the restaurant isn't something to go out of your way for in a city filled with excellent restaurants, if you're staying at the Casa Andina, take one night out and give Alma a shot. We had pretty low expectations after receiving our very poor room at Casa... More 

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Visiting Alma after one year was like a dream come true! The menu was changed since last year but the quality of the cousine not...it remained as good as I was dreaming it for almost a year. An amazing alpaca dish with a delicious triple papaya Arequipena ice cream dessert for the end. The only disappointment was an anoying gentelman... More 

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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: Peruvian, International

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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