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“Do not eat here!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Patio del Ekeko

Patio del Ekeko
Calle Mercaderes 141, Arequipa 054, Peru
51.54.215861
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Ranked #16 of 32 Activities in Arequipa
Type: Game/ Entertainment Centers, Amusement
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Owner description: A unique place in the world where you will find: culture and magic, shopping and emotions, memories and moments, flavors and sensations.
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“Do not eat here!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I visited the restaurant thinking it would be a great place to have some snacks and cocktail. Boy we were wrong. We ordered the piqueo tipico. Items were missing from the tray, the chicharrones were hot but the anticuchos cold. We sent it back so we could get it at the right temperatures, they literally stuck the whole tray in the microwave and brought the good back dry and ruined. The waiter was horrible, not once did he approach without being hailed down. Don't waste your money there are far better choices to eat at.

Visited February 2014
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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102 reviews 102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Little shopping center, especially for tourists.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This little "mall" of four floors was created especially for tourists, just one block from the Plaza de Armas. Since our hotel (Sonesta Posadas del Inca -see my review!) was just around the corner, this was an easy stroll to pick up some souvenirs. What they sell here is good quality and prices are accordingly. There are some restaurants too, but why eat in a mall when you have excellent restaurants with Peruvian cuisine within one or two blocks?

The "Ekeko" is a historic indigenous figure that acts like a good luck charm. You have to keep the Ekeko happy (give him a cigaret to smoke) and he will in return bring you good fortune. So, even if you don't want to buy souvenirs, pay him a visit: you never know...!

Visited November 2013
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North Vancouver, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Worth Finding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had to double check the location and ask for directions to find this restaurant, even though it is close to the main square. However, we enjoyed a lunch there. It doesn't have a view, although above street level, but in return provides a bit a of a relief from the hustle and bustle of the streets.

Visited May 2013
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Quinton, New Jersey
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great Food at a good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

First time to Arequipa and this was our first real dinner there,,,besides Mc'Donalds that I was craving. The prices were very reasonable, especially considering the amount of food you received. Plus, there is a lot to see in the building, it's like a museum and shopping mall on multiple levels. Some cool statues and a great carving along the center of the building on the inside.

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Chain”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

It's got good reviews but found it to be like a USA chain restuarant, so a little disappointed but food was ok.

Visited January 2013
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