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“Beautiful view, pricey but worth it”

Restaurant on the Top
Ranked #140 of 553 Restaurants in Arequipa
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

GORGEOUS view of the city from the terrace! (You do pay for it: meals between 30-60 soles unless you get a soup or sandwich). Ask for a "mesa adelante" to ensure you're up front. 5pm is the best time to go; see the sun, the sunset, AND the city lights!

Thank Jackie B
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

This is certainly a restaurant with a view, directly overlooking the cathedral as it does. They're happy for you to just have a drink and take in the view, but they also offer an extensive menu which is remarkably good value. The seabass cerviche must have almost comprised a whole fish! And other dishes were equally generous.

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Thank CesmeTraveller
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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

The evening before we had walked through the Plaza de Armas, and from right in front of the Catedral, had noticed what appeared to be an outdoor terrace bar at the absolute top of one of the adjacent buildings. We decided we had to come back for a drink and the view.

The next evening we returned. There may have been an elevator, but we never found it. The uppermost bar and restaurant is (probably) 6 or 7 flights of narrow stairs up from the plaza level. On the way up you pass several windows with vignette views of the Catedral. The views just keep getting better.

Finally you reach the top, and it's spectacular.

The outdoor tables are right at the protective rail at the edge of the terrace. The Pisco Sours were excellent. A little surprisingly, the food was excellent as well.

Some of the reviews of the restaurant in TripAdvisor have been equivocal. Maybe we were lucky, or just so happy with the view we didn't care, but everyone thought the food was excellent. I had the lamb in fig sauce, while my colleagues had alpaca or lomo steak. No one was disappointed.

I will definitely be returning the next time I have friends that I would like to show the best view in Arequipa.

Thank biobob52
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

We booked a table for 8 in the rooftop restaurant a day in advance. All was well until some fireworks started in the Plaza de Armas when we were surrounded by people, treading on our toes, jostling our elbows to take photos etc.
This is supposed to be one of the top restaurants in the centre of Arequipe. Rent a crowd disappeared as the fireworks finished.
It is not a cheap restaurant. £5 for pisco sours. £12 for an average pizza, but the chicken soup was excellent value.
The waiters did what they could to control the mob that shouldn't have been there, but not a place to have a business meeting. No receipt offered until I asked for it.

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Thank cduckers
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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Terrible food! Chicken half raw and the pasta was swimming in a nauseating cheese sauce with no taste at all.

Thank Liv Johanne B
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