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“Best food ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zig Zag Restaurant

Zig Zag Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 370 Restaurants in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The Alpandina dishes offered by the Zig Zag Restaurant are the result of a creative culinary fusion deeply rooted in the mountains, where the sun endows foodstuffs with energy and balanced components. The dishes most representative of Alpandino gastronomy arise from a marvellous synthesis of unique time-hallowed ingredients from all over Peru, combined with ancient and modern culinary techniques from the Alps and the Andes. One of the results is our great speciality: Volcanic-Stone-Cooked Meats and Fish. This culinary concept was generated specially by the restaurant's proprietor and Chef, Michel Hediger from Switzerland. During the course of many years in Arequipa, Peru, he has developed an original gastronomic proposal which enables one to savour different kinds of food prepared in an exclusive, healthy and very natural style, so that the restaurant's customers might compare and enjoy the country's different flavours. Located in the Historic Centre of Arequipa, opposite the lovely Plaza San Francisco, the Zig Zag Restaurant, with its impressive cast iron staircase designed by the famous French architect Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, is a unique place to enjoy a gastronomic evening with a difference.
New York
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“Best food ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

I leave in New York and I travel to Peru every year so far this menu was amazing , the decoration was great the taste fantastic

  • Visited January 2013
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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“Simply perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Perfect personnel, perfect service, perfect menu, perfect meals and accompanies, perfect wines. The (many) personnel are very kind, polite, offering taxis and walks to the entrance. It can get busy after 2030/2100 so make a reservation if you want to be sure of a table (or want to sit in the "balcony", only 2x2p)
With a knife on our throats, we can think of only 2 optional improvements:
-less visible personnel when the restaurant is empty at the start of the night (15 people on 2 guests)
-real napkins instead of paper ones
But these are just if you really ask us for anything to improve....

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A M A Z I N G everything...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

The steaming hot plate with your choice of 3 meats is a must. The meat is cooked to perfection and probably the best meal I've ever eaten.

The staff were really nice and new their menu inside and out which the actually made the recommendation which has earned them this review.

You must eat here.

  • Visited October 2012
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

One of the best food experience of my life!
Everything was great. I'll be back tomorrow for more =].

  • Visited January 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Very pleasant experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

I had a wonderful lunch at Zig Zag. It was S35 for el menu´ (menu of the day), which gives you several options. I had a very nice salad, an alpaca/lamb/beef burger which was awesome, chocolate ice cream and some indigenous tea. It was a great deal. The atmosphere is great, I had a seat on the second floor overlooking the plaza across the street, it was very cozy. It was slightly upscale but not pretentious. The servers were very nice. The menu has translations in several languages and some of the staff speak some English.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank TennesseeGypsy
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