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“Excellent like usual in Gaston Acurio's restaurants”

Chicha por Gaston Acurio
Ranked #16 of 417 Restaurants in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Iquitos
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“Excellent like usual in Gaston Acurio's restaurants”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

After eating in several of Gaston Acudio's restaurants throughout Peru, I have to admit that he gives a special touch (food & atmosphere) to all of them. In La Chicha, apart from tasting this typical corn made beer, the fresh water shrimp is for sure one of the best options prepared in different manners. I ate the picante de camarón and it was delicous. Compared to a gastronomic restaurant like this in Europe, prices are good, so don't hesitate.

  • Visited September 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Inspired food and service”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Although some of the menu choices were uninspired (a hamburger?!), everything else here was first-class. Peruvian friends told me that the country recently won an international gastronomic award, and restaurants like Chicha -- as well as other restaurants in this "foodie" city -- help me know why.

I ordered an Arequipa specialty, Rocoto Relleno -- a pepper stuffed with meat, spices, raisins, etc. accompanied by generous amounts of ricotta cheese (and, I think, mozzarella). Delicious. We split the dessert: three kinds of chocolate (milk, white, and dark) with frut above and below: sour cherry, raspberry, and lucuma. (See photo.)

If you're a foodie, don't miss this place!

  • Visited February 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Delicious Peruvian food and perfect service”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

The food in this excellent restaurant was the best of all the restaurants we have been eating during our holidays in Peru.

  • Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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371 reviews
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“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

as with all of Gaston Acurio's restaurants (that I've tried) the food was excellent, delicious and beautifully served. service is excellent to. of course this will cost you more than many other restaurants in Arequipa but it is still cheap compared to a similar meal at home

  • Visited November 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Fantastic!”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We made reservations in advance so we got a great table served by the maitre. The maitre, as my husband said, was the most service minded and friendly ever. He answered all our questions, recommended different choices from the menu and was very nice to speak with. The food is mostly delicious peruvian food, and the desserts are out of this world. We had chicha de jora to start with, grilled shrimps and lucuma dessert, plus a "Té piteado" that was a delicacy.

  • Visited December 2012
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