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“My Favourite Meal in Peru!”
Review of Zig Zag Restaurant

Zig Zag Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 444 Restaurants in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: European, Peruvian, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 3, 2014

On the recommendation of a Canadian couple, I booked this restaurant just fifteen minutes before arriving there. Fortunately, my hotel receptionist knew I would need a reservation. I can see why - this was the best meal I'd had on my trip around Peru. The restaurant is quite small but has a cosy ambience, and an upstairs area. I had the 'trilogy of meats' - a combination of filet of alpaca, beef and pork - served on a hot volcanic rock. Cooked to perfection! Served with sauteed potatoes and a salad with blue cheese dressing, it was divine. Starters was breads with a selection of flavoured butters which were delicious. I finished off with a dessert of passionfruit ice cream with tiny meringues. Seriously the best meal I've had, and complimented by a nice Chilean red wine.

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Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had to book for an evening meal as usually full (of tourists rather than locals but still a good sign). Went for the grilled meats (pork, beef and alpaca) cooked at the table on a very hot volcanic stone - the food was excellent as was the service. We were given bibs to protect our clothes while the meat was cooking! Good beer and wine to accompany the food and excellent desserts afterwards. Good restaurant and would recommend for anyone visiting Arequipa.

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Reviewed August 1, 2014

After traveling throughout South America, I can safely say that ZigZag is the best restaurant on the continent. The food was beyond excellent, service was spot on, and the atmosphere was wonderful. I will certainly return

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Alpandina, Propietario at Zig Zag Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2014

Dear Ken B,

We are very pleased to read your *TWO* overwhelmingly positive TripAdvisor evaluations and comments for *BOTH* Crepisimo and Zig Zag.

Making each guest’s dining experience great every time is a priority for us and comments like yours are sincerely appreciated by the entire team.

We trust you enjoyed your stay in Arequipa and hope you let us know the next time you’ll be visiting: cbehrendt@alpandina.com

Many thanks again.

Kind regards,
Carola Behrendt
Proprietor

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Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at zig zag. We went for dinner and had made a reservation. We were seated upstairs in the window overlooking the beautiful plaza. The food was fresh. We are vegetarians and the choices were excellent. The service was superb.

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Thank jcrt
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had an excellent experience and got in on a Saturday night without a reservation. We loved our table in the second floor window overlooking San Francisco plaza. The food was served with style and it was innovative and tasty. Meat served on the volcanic stone certainly kept things exciting!

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Thank Joan S
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