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El Ekeko

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Mercaderes 141 | Real Plaza - Cayma y Mall Aventura Plaza - Paucarpata, Arequipa 054, Peru
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well located and great services. We went there for lunch, we had the club sandwich and the salad. Both were delicious. The service was very friendly.

Thank HURDAN17
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The service and meal quality of El Ekeko was excellent. All of our dishes were prepared perfectly. Staff are attentive, outgoing and happy, making the experience very enjoyable. I only go back to places if they meet my expectations. Especially when there are so many options out there. Simply stated, you cant go wrong at El Ekako. Although it might... More 

1 Thank Finnstuber
El_Ekeko_Negocios, Servicio al Cliente at El Ekeko, responded to this review
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Estimado Finnstuber Estamos muy agradecidos por tu comentario. Nos alegró mucho que nos visites y que El Ekeko haya sido... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We ordered to different lomo steak meals and the meat was super tender and juicy! We asked medium and it was exactly medium! Really recommend if you want a good steak.

Thank Rita Y
New York City, New York
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Surprisingly good. We thought we weren't going to like El Ekeko because it seems touristy and located on a highly trafficked tourist street. But we were pleasantly surprised. The staff was attentive. The food was delivered quickly and it was really good. They give you complimentary plantain chips with a huacatay salsa (Peruvian black mint sauce). We got the ribs... More 

Thank Kristina C
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Many options for meats. I tried the bbq ribs and was not disspointed. Also the fresh juices are nice and I do recommend it.

1 Thank Gus71
Phoenix, Arizona
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The restaurant at Real Plaza is warm, friendly, and bursting with selections from appetizers, sandwiches, full dinners, deserts and drinks. The food is reasonable and tasty. I had the BBQ pork ribs which were some of the best I have had in my 3 years in Peru. This is a fusion of Peruvian and American themes. Staff friendly and responsive... More 

1 Thank vickey s
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Estimada Vickey Nos alegró mucho leer tu comentario y que tu experiencia en El Ekeko haya sido de tu agrado.... More 

Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

After reading many pleasant reviews about El Ekeko, and finding that many eateries around the square aren't open on Sunday evening, we decided to take the collective Trip Advisor advice and head to El Ekeko. The long and short of it - Food was average (along the lines of an Applebees or TGI Friday's) but the service was terrible. We... More 

1 Thank AdamTilly
Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We needed a mid afternoon snack and this was perfect/ with small plates available. We of course had a Pisco drink from a terrific bartenders. The restaurant is part of a store front with other items for sale-alpaca things and chocolate, and so on. It is fun to just wind up the stairs through the entire store to see crafts... More 

Thank Ruth B
Lakeville, Minnesota
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146 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

We ate here twice while in Arequipa, great food, but service is lacking. Nice variety of food and drinks. Service was very slow and the were not very busy.

Thank joycemoynihan
Lima, Peru
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72 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited after a full day tour, service was a little slow, but food was very good. We tried "solterito de queso", delicious. Our main dishes were very good too. Portions are generous and the place is huge.

Thank Patricia H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
Peruvian, Barbecue, South American, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
10:00 am - 9:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mercaderes 141 | Real Plaza - Cayma y Mall Aventura Plaza - Paucarpata, Arequipa 054, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: 51-54-215861

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