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“Solid dining experience! ”

Chicha por Gaston Acurio
Ranked #32 of 518 Restaurants in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$18
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food may be a little overhyped and overpriced - I was underwhelmed by the flavor of the tamales, but the tomato-onion side salad was the freshest I’ve had in Peru. The service was excellent and that is hard to find in this country and location can’t be beat.

Thank Jenny H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place slightly reminds me of a lunch on king road . Food was very good . I went with the recommendation of the waiter and couldn’t thanks him enough!!
Super fresh prawns and the cocktail was amazing as well .
Thank you .

Thank Thailondontherapy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Without doubt this restaurant is a great choice to taste the Peruvian cuisine.

Located in a very nice building in downtown we were able to get in without reservations.

Great food and service.

Thank LE A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Between the city center and monastery in Arequipa, Peru, lies a culinary treat of which few tourists are aware. The locals, however, are quite familiar with “Chicha.” It turns out that we were lucky to score a table—for lunch. Arriving just before the rush gave us the opportunity to make the acquaintance of the very hospitable manager, Patricio Bedoya. He’s the kind of manager who can give everyone and everything personal attention with effortless grace, and the staff follows his lead.

Thirty minutes later, the restaurant had filled to capacity with patrons hungry for Arequipa’s best dishes, many of them celebrating special ocassions. Fortunately for us, Patricio had already given us a tour of the beautiful establishment, as well as the kitchen, where chef Erick and his colleagues flambéd masterpieces that we would soon devour.

Adriana, the “super”visor, Maria, the hostess with a perfect smile, and our waiter, Christian, ensured that the delictable dishes were delivered with a smile. It’s fortunate that we photographed the food, as it wasn’t on the table long.

As if all of this wasn’t enough, all ingredients are locally sourced. Anis bread, quinoa sticks, and herb butter arrived just after we were seated. An appetizer of solterito and ocopa, both created in Arequipa, was pared with a pisco sour with marajuaca and a chilcano with watermelon.

Chef Erick made a personal appearance to describe the main course, a beautiful chupe de camarones. This is the Peruvian national dish—and it translates to Peruvian shrimp chowder—with so many ingredients, we’re surprised that none were overlooked. Rosé wine was a perfect compliment, just as they had suggested.

Therefore, the “New York, See You Later! Best Restaurant in Arequipa, Peru, 2018” award goes to Chicha, for a culinary and cultural feast that we will never forget! We hope to “see you later!”

NYSeeYouLater.com

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

I did not have a reservation and was delighted that I could be fitted in. The service was good and the bread was delicious. Despite not knowing English the waitress was very helpful and tried her best. Perhaps it was the dish I ordered but I found it too sharp and sour. The portion was a generous one and more than enough for two people.

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Thank Safar49
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