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“Great Chocolate and Friendly Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chaqchao Organic Chocolates

Chaqchao Organic Chocolates
Ranked #2 of 12 Dessert in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $2
Cuisines: Cafe, Gastropub
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Chaqchao is an Organic Bean to Bar Coffee and Chocolate cafe. We offer dessert options to go along with your drink choice which change daily. On site you can see how we make our organic chocolate bars and participate in chocolate making classes. Along with the coffee we have a bar section where we sell Artisinal Peruvian beer in bottles and on tap. Our Balcony is the perfect place to chill and watch the sunset. From 5pm we are also serving Wood Oven Fire Pizza including Vegan, Artisan Bacon, Dairy Free and Quinoa options
Prescott, Arizona
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“Great Chocolate and Friendly Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

Javier and his partner couldn't be friendlier, and the chocolate is fabulous. Javier had a great idea and he has executed it well ... to buy cacao beans from various locations in Peru, and then make great chocolate.

I didn't have coffee at his place, but I suspect that it is every bit as good as the chocolate. One thing that Chaqchao has that you will not find at other places in Arequipa, and in particular the large local competitor in the chocolate business, is 80% dark chocolate. Peruvians like their sweets, and their milk chocolate, so it was a pleasant surprise to find true dark chocolate at Chaqchao.

We also the good fortune to try some of Chaqchao's ice cream at the Festival of Flavors, and it too was fabulous.

We only brought 2 of Chaqchao's dark chocolate bars back with us to the USA, but we wish we had brought more.

Visited October 2013
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“Made me very happy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

Tiny little place, delicious, super friendly service. Gutted I didn't have space to try the hot chocolate-it looked delicious. The second hand shop downstairs is cool too :)

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Arequipa, Peru
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“amazing brownies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

I love this place! Amazing chocolate, brownies, and drinks, and excellent friendly service. I highly recommend it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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“A sensory delight for chocolate & coffee lovers alike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

It's tucked away upstairs in a complex so be sure to look for the signs or you'll miss it. It's a very relaxed vibe with free wifi which is great for anybody working on the road. The balcony seats are a great spot for people watching and offer a spectacular view of the snow capped mountains late afternoon. You won't be disappointed in the serving sizes of chocolate cake and brownies. If you can't get through it just ask for a take away container as the staff are more than obliging. Organic chocolate bars with Quinoa and Kiwicha make for great souvenirs, and they'll even give you a free bag of cacao husks to make chocolate scented mate' (tea) to relive the experience at home. The two owners are lovely. They offer chocolate samples on arrival with a little background info on the cacao seed and chocolate making process...Highly enjoyable and memorable experience!

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Arequipa, Peru
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“So far the best place for chocolate in Arequipa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Loads and loads of chocolate, all organic, even the place is decorated with eco friendly materials. The service is really good and the view from the balcony is very cool and relaxing. The artisanial beer is just amazing as well. Muy recomendable!

Visited October 2013
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