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Chicha por Gaston Acurio

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calle Santa Catalina 210, int 105, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 287360
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant was high recommended by the Hostal we were staying at in Arequipa. Fist class dining all the way and the food was excellent . It is located in an inner court and the decor is beautiful . The service was very good also . This restaurant is a bit high end probably for Peru but well worth the... More 

Thank curtip55
Loveland, Colorado
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great service and food. The traditional Peruvian cuisine is done well though honestly I prefer another restaurant around the corner better.

Thank wna66
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very classy restaurant located close to the main square of Arequipa. Excellent food and service. Very reasonably priced by North American standards.

Thank expii0603
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stuning location in an inner court yard of an old colonial building. And top noch service equal to that of the best european restaurants. The food was nicelly prepared. However the traditional dishes, like deep fried cui (guinea pig), alpaca in something like gulasch sauce and chicheron (roast pig) didn' t taste that well. I don't know if it has... More 

Thank Mantis a
Calama, Chile
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here with some business colleagues. The service was wonderful and the food was very good. However, given the hype around the restaurant, we were expecting fantastic food. Bottom line - great service, good food but don't let the a tour group/hotel/concierge sell you on this place if you are interested in going somewhere else.

Thank Rosie0109
Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good, but absolutely not for the prices. They charge for fine dining, and you get an ok, average dinner, not even with a twist. Their special drink (can't recall the name, that probably means something;) is absolutely mind blowing, though, so is the dessert of chirimoya. In general - go there after dinner, for drinks and desserts

Thank Maria D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Evrrything is delicious, all made with local products and this tastes are unique in the whole world ! I will come soon ..

Thank MirCri M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you look for a little more fancier place you should go to chi cha, the service was good and atmosphere was friendly. We had a Very good lamb soup and rocoto relleno ! However, don't go there without an empty stomach because the portions are massive.

Thank Ethel K
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled onto this lovely gem of a place on our travels. Fantastic restaurant very friendly staff...it was so good that we went again the following day just for a drink and desserts, as the other restaurant we tried,ZigZag, was just average, especially after the attention and care we'd had at Chi Cha!

Thank rahkun
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our meal at Chicha was one of the best we had in Peru - great local food but prepared in a more 'fine dining' way. Really fantastic dishes, good portion sizes and great service, in a lovely courtyard-style setting. A little more expensive than some places but to be expected for the quality of the food.

Thank Jasmine J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Soups, South American, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: calle Santa Catalina 210, int 105, Arequipa, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: +51 54 287360

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