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Zig Zag Restaurant

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Calle Zela 212, Arequipa 054, Peru
+51 54 206020
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fresh ingredients Great wine and wonderful cocktails Unexpectedly superb meat.! Relatively good service

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by our guide and it was mentioned by others too so we booked it for our first dinner in Arequipa Still adjusting to the higher altitude as we had just flown in 3 hours earlier we were not expecting to enjoy very much However under the guidance of our Waitress Rima, we ordered refreshing iced drinks with Andean herbs... More 

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Thank Rekha P
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic nigth here. The ambience was lovely! The staff were very helpful and attentive. We opted fondue, the four mixed meat and the cheese. Great choice!!! It was remarkable! Overall I would 100% recommend this place. The prices are reasonable and the food is delicious.

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Thank Stacey M
Toronto, Canada
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115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We sat in the window on the second floor overlooking the local market, which was winding down for the day. Rack of Lamb was 7 ribs and sizzling on the rock as it arrived at the table - the staff were very engaging. Good selection of wine. Well worth the visit.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited as last minute and had to wait for a table. We were taken to a sofa area and were given canapés and drinks orders taken. Once we were seated we order and we made changes to the food slightly which they were more then happy to accommodate us with. Food was quickly served but freshly prepared and was... More 

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Waterloo
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the alpaca. My sons came sizzling on a hot stone. Bread was good, as was dessert. We sat upstairs at a window overlooking the square.

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Thank DianeWaterloo
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here twice because the food is soo good! I've had the alpaca filet and it was delicious. The place is in a great location and has a very nice Ambiente.

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Thank tuph
Cheltenham, England
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Central to Arequipa and set in an a ient building with stone walls and barrelled ceilings this place lacks nothing in nnthe ambience stakes! The food specialises in cooking at the table on hot volcanic rocks, no longer a novelty but the quality of the food is so good that this lives up and beyond expectations. A great choice ,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this European inspired gem with the family. Lovely decor and setting. The staff were friendly and expeditious. Really enjoyed the trio of meats where you get to sample three different choices (and sizes if desired), e.g. Beef, Alpaca and Duck. Kids enjoy their own menu and were busy with a great draw book with local content. The muña... More 

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Thank Andysf1978
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is recommended by everyone and it does not disappoint. The meat is excellent quality and very tasty. The food, by Peruvian standards would be viewed as expensive. Our meal was slightly cheaper than a good pub meal - costing us about £20 per head for starter, main and a couple of glasses of wine. The quality of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Zela 212, Arequipa 054, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: +51 54 206020
Description
The Alpandina dishes offered by the Zig Zag Restaurant are the result of a creative culinary fusion deeply rooted in the mountains, where the sun endows foodstuffs with energy and balanced components. The dishes most representative of Alpandino gastronomy arise from a marvellous synthesis of unique time-hallowed ingredients from all over Peru, combined with ancient and modern culinary techniques from the Alps and the Andes. One of the results is our great speciality: Volcanic-Stone-Cooked Meats and Fish. This culinary concept was generated specially by the restaurant's proprietor and Chef, Michel Hediger from Switzerland. During the course of many years in Arequipa, Peru, he has developed an original gastronomic proposal which enables one to savour different kinds of food prepared in an exclusive, healthy and very natural style, so that the restaurant's customers might compare and enjoy the country's different flavours. Located in the Historic Centre of Arequipa, opposite the lovely Plaza San Francisco, the Zig Zag Restaurant, with its impressive cast iron staircase designed by the famous French architect Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, is a unique place to enjoy a gastronomic evening with a difference.

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