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La Nueva Palomino

Pasaje Leoncio Prado, 122 | Yanahuara, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 252393
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Ranked #6 of 158 restaurants in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Peruvian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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dubai
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is an excellent restaurant for a full range of local specialities. Wonderful atmosphere for family, friends, romance, business or combination of all 4! We arrived (2 pm) too late for the daily special - and chose instead, for the Palomino feast for 2. Although delicious, on reflection - it was just too much - and especially too much meat.... More

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Darwin, Australia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Chose this place to try my first 'cuy' (guinea pig)! Surprisingly it was quite tasty! The restaurant itself is fantastic, it's worth walking to from the city centre and was recommended by my tour guide. Glad I came here and would eat here more often if I had more days in Arequipa. Food is excellent and a side range. Prices... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went to La Nueva Palomino in April 2014. The restaurant is a short distance from the plaza de armas. We took a 5 minute cab, but I wish we would've walked because it looked like a nice stroll outside of the tourist area. We had this platter with Rocoto Relleno, various potatos, corn, and beef. The ingredients were incredibly... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Excellent choice of local food. The restaurant filled up with many locals both times I visited. The Especial dish, with a variety of dishes in a platter (for 2 people) was very very good, with dishes like locoto relleno and chicharron. I had the frozen lemonade and it was perfect for lunch, with the heat of the day and the... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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130 reviews 130 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The owner of Hatunpa suggested this restaurant as we were looking for a place preferred by locals to eat roasted guinea pig. Unfortunately we weren't too hungry when we were in the neighborhood so decided to share one. We loved it. Good food, helpful waiters, reasonable prices, nice atmosphere. A nice local experience.

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Santa FE NM
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

When your Peruvian seat mate on the Lima-Arequipa flight, a 30 year veteran of the airlines and your airport cab drivers both wax rhapsodic about Arequipa's food and tell you that lunching at La Nueva Palomino is a must------well, you're going to go. We waited until the Monday after Easter to have lunch there, assuming that we'd avoid the Holy... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My family and I went to this Picanteria in the Yanahuara district in Arequipa after reading the review in Lonely Planet. The place is filled with local people mostly family as we went there on Sunday. The food was really and came in big portions so please be careful when you order. The 4 of us ordered the Special Palomino... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice. It is huge and very busy but still charming. The roof deck is particularly pleasant. The food is very good, with significantly better cuts of meat than you find in most Picanterias. But, the portions are enormous. My husband and I each ordered an entree, and we took home more than we ate!! This is... More

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

Nothing more to say. The restaurant is HUGE but get there before 1 if you want to be seated. I had two appetizers and they were enormous. The waiters and hostesses all wear traditional Peruvian outfits. No one speaks English but that is ok. The most traditional dishes are the best. If you can make it through the appetizer, the... More

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Monica H, Guest Relations Manager at La Nueva Palomino, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review,was really helpful, we are working on improved the english level on our waiters and hostesses , we are so glad you enjoy your meal with us, we are looking forward to serve you again thanks again. More

Lima, Peru
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Nice place, the size of the plates are huge but this was not the best adobo or buñuelos that i´ve tried.

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