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El Montonero

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Alameda Pardo 123, Cercado, Arequipa, Arequipa 05154, Peru
+51 51 270528
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Stratford, Connecticut
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Upon arriving in Arequipa on our first day ever in Peru, our guide suggested several area restaurants - two highly rated ones near our hotel, or El Montonero that served "good Peruvian food" and sometimes had live music. Since we were in Peru, we opted for eating with the locals and, boy, are we glad we did! We enjoyed the... More 

Thank Ella B
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

I was invited to visit Arequipa on business and i was glad they took me here. The food is fantastic. They have te best selection of dishes from the Peruvian highlands. I specially recommend the stuffed 'rocoto' chili.

Thank Luis Alberto C
Lima, Peru
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

After a very long and stressing day, a very deserved lunch !!!! With family and friends. Here you can enjoy a several and great food. Flavors are marvelous, very good soups depending on the day of the week and other typical courses. In Arequipa people use to eat a lot so It's better to share and don't forget deserts, specially... More 

Thank Rrebatah
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134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Comimos una parrilla y un plato del menu. La parrillada parecia hervids, el aji malo y las papas fritas pesimas. El plato de comida criolla sozo. El peor arroz verde que comimos. No lo recomiendo We ate a grill and and one dish of the menu. The parrillada seemed hervids, bad aji and french fried potatotoes poor. Without tasty dish... More 

Thank Andre I
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We came here and sat on the patio upstairs which had an amazing view of the city. We noticed that they had a lot of food that is known to los Arequipeños, so we used this place to try it out. I ordered the cuy chactado and my husband got the double. I knew I was going out on a... More 

Thank JaBu14
Hausen, Germany
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

The place is nice and the food is ok . It is a good place to go with the family and the Pisco Sour was great. The food didn´t impressed me much.

Thank joudiego
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

I tried shrimp soup - Chupe de Camarones (46soles) and it was very nice and very big portion. Not too far from the center. Clean toilets. Very nice staff. There are some options for vegetarians.

Thank Agnieszka06
Jimmy Z, Director Comercial at El Montonero, responded to this review

Thank a lot for your comments, we will be happy to see you again!. More 

Flores, Guatemala
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Pretty poor experience: the food (seafood grill) was tough, or undercooked (chicken); of the on the menu mentioned 4 items of my grilled seafood only 2 were actually served, although after a remark one mollusk was added. The wine bottles of relatively expensive wines weren't shown at the table (glasses of wine came directly from the bar). The Hawaiian sauce... More 

Thank Jaap S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by the staff from the hotel. We have had the best ceviche so far there! Staff and location are very good!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

From our guesthouse we were recommended to have lunch in this restaurant which was a good recommendation! Absolutely a good choice is the ceviche! And the portion served of all dishes are big.

Thank Christo75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, South American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alameda Pardo 123, Cercado, Arequipa, Arequipa 05154, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: +51 51 270528

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?