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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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10:00 am - 9:45 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

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy food in fun atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
Sasha M
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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257 restaurant reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Peru
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I live in Arequipa and have visited all of the El Ekeko's locations (malls, and Mercaderes downtown) multiple times since their openings. I have had so many negative experiences, I won't go back. They started as a good sandwich and juice place, similar to the ever-over-crowded Cappricios. Now their menu has climbed to prices of s/35 per sandwich and their... More 

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Honolulu
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Great location, Food just OK. Service was less than mediocre: waiter was not interested in serving, we got our own drinks from bar counter!

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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?