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San Francisco 309, Centre, Arequipa 04001, Peru
+51 54 217662
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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170 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have mentioned you can see the chefs cooking behind a glass panel at the end of the tunnel like room. Service is quick, efficient. They sell 4 or 5 wines by the glass (from Chile and Spain). I had the recolote de cerdo which was excellent. Essentially pork tenderloin flattened, rolled and stuffed with spinach and a bit... More 

Thank CSummer
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This busy little restaurant is perfect if you want a little refinement for your evening meal. The menu was big enough to cater for most people, all main meals were priced higher than most places in Arequipa, roughly 38-45 soles, but very tasty and worth the money

Thank toby m
Bern, Switzerland
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located in a nice cave. The kitchen is integrated behind a glass wall. They have a lot of dishes with peruvian ingredients cooked western style. I had an alpaca stroganoff with Quinoa croquettes, my partner had the alpaca steak with fried Yukka and veggies. The quality of the food was amazing and the service very friendly. Was... More 

Thank Olipa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant offering a range of food for everyone's taste. They also have an extended wine card with acceptable prices. Really a good experience!

Thank NicolasH1978
New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very nice restuarant in Arequipa a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas. As a group of three Aussies, we thought we would try the "Zingaro" trout, "Zingaro" Chicken and "Zingaro"Steak which appeared to be specialties of the house. However discovered the specialty was bacon with all meals which was a surprise with the trout and chicken! Service staff were... More 

Thank Michelle W
Lima, Peru
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

It was great to find Zíngaro, which is so close to Arequipa´s main attractions, with excellent food! It has typical food as well as delicious dishes that completely caught my eye. I went there my last day, but I would have returned if I would have had the chance to. Pick a table outside if the sun is out. The... More 

Thank adriangalarcep
London, United Kingdom
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292 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

On the first night in Arequipa, I tried Zingaro and wanted to try the Alpaca. An Arequipena beer arrived promptly, along with some delicious herb breads and olive oil. They recommended the alpaca medium, but I requested medium to well-done. They would have been right, but it was still amazingly succulent medium to well-done, in a lovely rosemary sauce with... More 

Thank Roger T
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The food was nice. Not super. It was a bit overpriced and the dishes not big. The stmosphere and service were good

Thank Kosharovsky Y
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125 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Has a great setting over 3 floors. E cwllent food. We had the steak and alpaca. . Both superb. Friendly and attentive but in obtrusive service.... superb evening. .. good value.

Thank LadesClimping
Newcastle, Australia
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76 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We went there based on Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor but to be honest, it was very mediocre. I had Cuy (guinea pig) - okay, nothing special. My brother had pork which was quite bland according to him.

Thank SandyTM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Peruvian, Latin, South American, International, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Francisco 309, Centre, Arequipa 04001, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: +51 54 217662

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?