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El Ekeko

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Sandwiches, Grill, Pasta, Brasserie
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Mercaderes 141 | Real Plaza - Cayma y Mall Aventura Plaza - Paucarpata, Arequipa 054, Peru
51-54-215861
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quality food and good service on touristic atmosphere

The food at El Ekeko is delicious and of high quality as well as the service is close to European standard. However, as it is a touristy place the prices are accordingly high compared to local places.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Tini47
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AREQUIPA, Peru
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Went several times to El Ekeko in Mercaderes and in Cayma Real Plaza. They have excellent meat, and a wide choice of chilcanos (and other cocktails). They even have a 4 for 3 chilcano combo. But you have to order the 4 chilcanos together, otherwise the combo does not apply. Service in Real Plaza is better than in Mercaderes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

The food at El Ekeko is delicious and of high quality as well as the service is close to European standard. However, as it is a touristy place the prices are accordingly high compared to local places.

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

After living in Arequipa for a year and a half, I have been to three different El Ekeko locations many times, mostly the Real Plaza location on Ejercito. I find the service average at best. That's average by Peruvian standards, by the way. The food is quite good, but not fantastic. They do have some great flavoured chilcanos and a... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The food is ok in terms of taste. The prices are too high, and the service from the waitresses was really below average. Will not go again.

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Sydney, Australia
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155 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We had piquetos and mixed traditional brochetas between two people along with a classic Chicano and mojito. This left us full and satisfied. The food was served quickly and it was very tasty. The drinks were strong and morish. The atmosphere was busy and professional. Staff service was efficient although some of the waitstaff were too serious and a smile... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

After finding this place we only went to El Ekeko. The food here is amazing, so delicious - we tried their fish (all types offered on the menu), their appetizers are as well very good! Just go there - you'll see yourself! Absolutely delicious! The waiters are very nice and helpful - always smiling. Try it out, I know you'll... More 

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Arequipa, Peru
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The food is usually good, if you order meat specify how cooled do you want it, mojitos aren't the best they put far too much ice and soda What is excellent is the big statue of an EQUECO (Peruvian indigenous man full of gifts who brings luck) so have a picture with him!!!

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Looking for an alternative to the awful Hotel food we cam across this place. Super busy with middle class folk getting drunk it seemed fine so in we went. English spoken,friendly staff,huge menu and lots of people watching to be done I would suggest this as a decent well priced place to go.

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Brea
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59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The location is very good. The restaurant is very pleasant and the food was plentiful and delicious. The only drawback for us was that there was no English menu, so one of the helpful servers answered our questions. All in all - good value, good food, and nice atmosphere.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The food and service at el ekeko is very good.Large assorted grill with 2 glasses of wine came to 62soles which I consider value. Would have no hesitation in going back .Upstairs within walking distance to main plaza in busy shopping area is distinct advantage as you can walk the meal of shopping

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Additional Information about El Ekeko

Address: Mercaderes 141 | Real Plaza - Cayma y Mall Aventura Plaza - Paucarpata, Arequipa 054, Peru
Phone Number: 51-54-215861
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Grill, Pasta, Brasserie

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mercaderes 141 | Real Plaza - Cayma y Mall Aventura Plaza - Paucarpata, Arequipa 054, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: 51-54-215861

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Grill, Pasta, Brasserie
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?