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“Unbelievable food at an unbelievable price”
Review of Zingaro

Zingaro
Ranked #19 of 411 Restaurants in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Key West, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Unbelievable food at an unbelievable price”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Ate dinner here twice in 5 nights in Arequipa. That should tell you something right there, as there are many, many great restaurants in the city.

The atmosphere is wonderful and the food is delicious. The prices were incredibly low for the quality and the amount of the food! This was my first time trying alpaca and it was excellent. The alpaca steak dinner included two filet mignon sized steaks and is easily enough for two people. The cocktails here were also the best that I had in Arequipa (try the coca sours!).

Would recommend this place to anyone and I hope to return again someday myself.

  • Visited August 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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“Food outstanding, service slow”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had lunch at Zingaro based on other traveller recommendations. Although only two tables in the restaurant were occupied, service was slow, both with taking our orders and producing the food. When the food arrived, though, it was terrific. Fresh and tasty.

Visited August 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent choice, also compared to those ranked higher”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We went to Zingaro since the restaurant we initially targetted was fully booked. It turns out this place outbeats our first choice. Both food & services have been excellent! No doubt, to be recommended!

  • Visited August 2013
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Willemstad, Curacao
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Our best meal in Arequipa”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

This was our best dinner experience in Arequipa. Just as reference our other two dinners were at Zig Zag and Chi Cha (by Gaston).. While you almost can not have a lousy dinner in Arequipa looking at the total experience this was our best dinner in Arequipa. Mainly this is due to the very good service here. The meal at all the 3 restaurants we had was very very good but the service at Zingaro was better and according to me this is mainly due to the fact that the other places were too busy putting stress on the waiters (this was clearly visible at Zig Zag). Let's put it this way it was a more relaxed dinner while this place was also packed after an hour.
We were sitting on first floor with view of the open kitchen(behind glass no smell nor smoke from the kitchen). The view was very nice here a link to a video impression;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6ca37f32bU
As starter we had a platter to share with potatoes, mushroom, shrimps and some "bruchettas". Very good. Dinner the chops with elderberry sauce, trout and lasagna all three of them very good. Overall good place and highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

I just walked in and ordered cuy, the Peruvian Guinea pig. Was my first time to eat this dish, which could be considered the national dish of Peru. And it was amazingly tasty. It was not very big, but had a very sophisticated taste. I thought it must be really hard on holesterol, but later on I discovered that in fact cuy is one of the healthiest meals, as there is no holesterol at all in its meat. The restaurant service was wonderfully attentive, they had no problem at all with the fact that I was a solo visitor, although they were pretty busy and so I occupied valuable space. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
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