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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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Miami, Florida
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95 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice restaurant with very good service and excellent food. better to make a reservation in advance.

Thank Richard20282930
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great experience. Staff super nice and kind and food very good. The atmosphere is lovely and I feel so nostalgic just thinking abou it!! A must go if you are in Arequipa. Enjoy it!

Thank RobyRoby26
Albury, Australia
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282 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple of things: the service was a bit patchy, almost like they didn't quite know what they were doing. We seemed to get swapped between 2 waiters (I suspect one found the language barrier a problem - viz. English; I only speak a smattering of Spanish - mind you, no problem my end - seemed to be more a... More 

Thank PamAlbury
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is delicious. It is a must visit when in the area. My wife fell in love with the ravioli and I had a great stew. The trout tar tar was amazing. We will definitely be back!

Thank Nathan B
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful upscale restaurant in Arequipa, close to the square. It was also reasonably priced by American standards, for an upscale dining experience. My husband and I each ordered one cocktail, split an appetizer, and each ordered an entree. Our bill was around $50 USD. The menu was not extensive, and lacked some traditional Peruvian fare that we were expecting (such... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Arequipa, Peru
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Chicha and was very disappointed by the quality of the cooking skills. I had an osso buco overcooked (by at least half an hour) with a sauce which was not enhancing the dry meat. My wife had a tasteless trout and the dessert was a pure disaster. A lot of buzz and a very high price for... More 

1 Thank JoeJan63
Lima, Peru
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here with my colleagues; it is a nice restaurant with, I believe, typical food from Arequipa but with a special touch. My colleague ordered duck and it was below average; I am fond of duck but I would not recommend this one. I ordered Alpaca (or llama) and it was not impressive (maybe that is why I don't... More 

1 Thank Juliovelascoypunto
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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86 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First up, the service here is excellent - the waiters are attentive and helpful in suggesting what to order. The food was a bit of a toss up - the tiradito with aji amarillo sauce was to die for but the rocoto relleno (with shrimp instead of beef) was a bit of dud as there was no heat at all... More 

Thank Purplefrog40
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our visit in Peru, we visited several higher class restaurant. Personally, I think Chicha was the best. I realy enjoyed the Alpaca Curry here. It will be a memory for the rest of my life. The service was very correct and nice. We were cared for each time we had a question. I will recommend everybody to have dinner... More 

Thank Bruno W
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Chica por Gaston Acurio hoping for the best dining experience - like the one we had had in Cusco's CHICA (also a Gaston Acurio restaurant); however, we were a bit disappointed with the service. Also, the food was great but too expensive for what it was. We made a reservation for 6:30, but we... More 

1 Thank Sharon K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Soups, South American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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?