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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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Best shrip soup ever. First experience with pisco sour :). Staff very friendly. Barbara and Olgierd from Poland

Thank Barbara1103
Adelaide, Australia
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Upon arriving on a Monday evening the "door guy" asks if we have reservation..No we don't. No problem the place has 4 customers. He asks for our name then enters that in the reservation book apparently for security ( does a potential bandit give a correct name..what's th point in this one) Anyway in we go. A very nice atmosphere.... More 

1 Thank andydownunder
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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587 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2013

This is the sister restaurant of Astrid y Gaston in Lima, and like all of chef Gaston Acurio's restaurants can be relied on for innovative and tasty cuisine. The ambience here is more relaxed than in the Lima restaurant, though the building itself is equally beautiful -- one corner of a centuries-old colonial courtyard, fronted by a cozy and inviting... More 

Thank Kirk E
Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2013

Really great cheese ice cream - although sounds strange, taste really good! You can also try some typical Peruvian food (eg. rocoto relleno) very friendly service

Thank olasroka
Ostend, Belgium
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

If you like to eat in a cold inside court, gas-heating blowing in your face, mediocre food served on ice cold dishes, this is THE place to go. The only positive thing was then nice bread and that our waiter was very friendly. ( he understood my dissapointment)

1 Thank Justliketotravel
Ridgewood, NJ
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608 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had hoped to eat at Chicha as it was one of the noted places in Arequippa. Even though we arrived at 6:30PM and few tables were in use, we did not have a reservation. We were however, fortunate to request to eat at the bar and had a show by the skilled friendly mixologists. The same menu was available... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2013

We had our first lunch in Arequipa here and the food was very good. I had the Chupa de Camerones and it was delicious. The breads they served as a starter were very good as well. We also splurged with the chocolate souffle and it was well worth the wait and calories! I loved the atmosphere.

Thank Joanne G
The Hague, The Netherlands
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188 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2013

After arriving in Arequipa in the morning, our group of 30 people had arranged for a lunch here with a set menu, to make it easier for the restaurant. We had chosen the simplest option: Soltero de queso (a salad typical for Arequipa cuisine) then Aji de gallina (an old "criolla" recipe) and for dessert Queso helado. The start with... More 

Thank Evi55
Island of Malta, Malta
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287 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2013

The selection might not be great for someone who is lactose intolerant or coeliac etc but for me the chupe de camarones was perfect. So the 5*. It might be marginally more expensive than other restauarnts in the area but I am sure the difference in price is reflected in the food quality. We also tried MIXTOS whihc is more... More 

Richmond, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Very good food Acurio style and the best Pisco Sours at the bar. We visited three times and were never disappointed. Bartender was very sociable and informative.

Thank Harald S

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$7 - $20
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Soups, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?