La Tradición Arequipa serves traditional dishes from Arequipa, and in doing so, offers a truly immersive cultural experience in their casual and friendly restaurant. While dining, traditional Peruvian music flows throughout the restaurant. If it is a nice day, ask for a table outside. Their outdoor area is surrounded by lush greens and offers a pleasant background to their tasty food.
Located near the Plaza San Francisco lies Zig Zag Restaurant. This restaurant offers modern takes on classic Peruvian dishes, and their dishes use ingredients from all over Peru while using modern culinary techniques to prepare the food. The restaurant is in a small and intimate space that has a rustic charm. At the heart of the restaurant is an antique iron staircase by the famous French architect Gustave Alexandre Eiffel, you may recognize his name from a little tower in Paris.
Sol De Mayo is one of the oldest restaurants in Peru, and has been around for more than 100 years. They offer traditional food from Arequipa, which has been perfected over the generations. Although they offer both indoor and outdoor seating, try to sit outside in their beautiful courtyard. Enjoy the charming gardens and fountains while relaxing and listening to live music.
Although a bit of a walk from the Plaza de Armas, Tipika is the perfect stop for a relaxing meal after a long day. The restaurant offers typical Peruvian food in a casual and relaxing setting. Many locals visit this restaurant, and it is known for its large portion sizes. Enjoy their wonderful outdoor courtyard and attentive service. The restaurant is family friendly and includes a playground for kids.
Restaurant Los Robles offers a fusion of traditional Peruvian ingredients with modern international cooking techniques. Located in the upscale Libertador Hotel, this restaurant is perfect for a special night out. The dishes are tasty and beautifully presented, and they also offer vegetarian options and an extensive wine list. The interior of the restaurant is upscale and modern.
Located on one of the main tourist streets in Arequipa, many people flock to Zingaro for a delicious meal in a charming old building, and over the years, the historic house in which the restaurant resides has been meticulously restored. The restaurant is spread between two floors, a courtyard with outdoor seating, and also has a wine bar, with over 250 different selections from Argentina, Chile, Spain, Italy, and France. For special occasions they have a private room available for reservations.
Hatunpa is a small and intimate restaurant, and when we say small, we mean it. There are only about 5 tables in the restaurant, but the food is unique and the service very attentive. The owner speaks English and will be able to explain about all the unique varieties of potatoes Peru has, since in their restaurant they serve potatoes with different meat or vegetable fillings. Come to this restaurant to try this Peruvian staple at great prices.
Salamanto Restaurante aims to ‘reconstruct ancestral dishes’ in a modern way, and they do this by taking basic, traditional Peruvian dishes and cooking them with techniques that have been around for centuries. Chef Paul Perea then adds his own fusion to the food. Be sure to try their extensive wine list that also includes many local wines. This upscale restaurant is perfect for a special occasion or event, so be sure to make a reservation online.
Cebicheria Restaurante El Negro offers quality seafood at affordable prices. This restaurant is off the beaten track, which means that there are not a lot of tourists here, and the atmosphere is casual and friendly. The food is prepared and presented beautifully. Be sure to try their raw fish and ceviche.
From world-acclaimed chef Gaston Acurio comes Chicha, which is the name of a traditional Peruvian drink that is made from different types of corn. Located near the Plaza de Armas, Chicha offers traditional Peruvian food at affordable prices. The restaurant is located in an old building with a courtyard and outdoor seating and has a casual yet upscale atmosphere.