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El Tio Dario

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Callejon del Cabildo # 100 | Yanahuara, Arequipa, Peru
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

An impressive and extensive fish menu - I had the causa rellena with crab which was exquisite! The restaurant is situated in an enclosed garden which attracts the local hummingbirds. Great prices, beautiful food, and a peaceful atmosphere - highly recommended!

Thank Tru G 4
Phoenix, Arizona
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Wonderful fresh fish and ceviche in a garden setting away from the masses. The restaurant is tucked just off the plaza at the Yanahuara square and has delightful fish dishes. The staff is helpful and service superb.

Thank vickey s
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

For only going for a ceviche or ordering other plates this place is awesome I strongly recommend the Takuyaki de Camarones and the Chita both amazing, also is located in one of the most beautifull districts of the city, Yanahuara and its main square

Thank Diego P
Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015

I loved this restaurant. The setting is great and the food is delicious. I tried the Rocoto Relleno.... amazing!

Thank The_Traveling_Ginger
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

I went here for Saturday lunch and decided to come back for Sunday lunch during my last weekend in Arequipa. The outside dining garden is really nice. The food and service are great too. I saw many local people hanging out with their families and friends here. Highly recommend it!

Thank Yan_Don
Torquay, Australia
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for nice seafood in Arequipa and were not disappointed with the serving size and the food quality. Certainly not the cheapest in town but if your in the area it's worth a try.

Thank AussieTravellers555
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2015

Always good. We go every year once or twice and choose different items. Plenty to pick from. We always prefer to sit outside in the garden. Service is excellent.

Thank peruvianalex
Arequipa, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2015

Nice place, great food. You can go with friends, family, but there aren't games for children. Sometimes you're going to be almost alone, once I went with a group of friends, we ate in the garden, flowers perfum the place, when it was almost night, we went inside.

Thank Eliana V
Okanagan Valley
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2015

We (two of us) each had pseudo - one fried with garlic and one with sauce. Mine with the sauce was very tasty but the plain fried fish came with three deep fried potatoes and was bland. The restaurant had nice furnishings and the service was very good, just no extras - veggies or bread before. Compared to other restaurants... More 

Thank MurphyBird
Arequipa Region, Peru
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107 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2014

The food is one of the best in Arequipa as well as the Pisco sour! We;ve discovered this place thru our friends who used to hang out here! We highly recommend it though the only thing is that this place is quite pricey compared to other restaurants in Arequipa so it's great to go here during special weekends but not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $20
Peruvian, Seafood, Healthy, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Callejon del Cabildo # 100 | Yanahuara, Arequipa, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: 51-54-270473
The restaurant is close to the Mirador Yanahuara and has very delicious fish dishes.

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