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Zig Zag Restaurant

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Calle Zela 212, Arequipa 04400, Peru
+51 54 206020
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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138 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

We ate here twice during our 3 days in Arequipa. Although it is a pricy by Arequipa it is cheap by Western standards, and we would compare it favourably with very good restaurants from all over the world. The free bread was freshly made, both Peruvian and French style, both very good. The meats and cheeses and other bits which... More 

Thank claphamaj
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

A speciality of the Zig Zag Restaurant is it's Hot Stone Menu. You can choose a lot of different meat varietys and side dishes as you like. We had as well a starter. Our whole group was very satisfied with the food, it was really really good. Service was good as well. The atmosphere is very nice, a lovely restaurant.... More 

Thank travelaw13
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Unbelievable service from the start. We had no reservation but decided to try out our luck on a busy holiday anyways. And good luck it was, they had a no show reservation and got us in immediately. The food presentation was beautiful and the taste out of this world. Best of our month long trip to Peru by far. Muchos... More 

Thank Beantown10
Cozumel, Mexico
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Everything was perfect from beginning to end! We made a reservation, and it was good that we did, because every table was taken. Despite the full house, the service and quality were excellent. They provided us with our menus, and were so attentive. They took our drink and food orders as soon as we were ready. There was no delay... More 

1 Thank fabacg
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

Generous portions of delicious food - loved the bibs too! We had three different tasters of meats with a generous amount of side dishes and sauces. We had the same thing a few days later as it was such a stand out restaurant. Fairly pricey relative to others in the area but totally worth it.

Thank KemptownFoodie
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

We ate here on our first night, on recommendation of the reception from our hostel and it was a good choice. It was not cheap, but the meat was very well prepared and the rest of our meal was good as well. The service was friendly and quick.

Thank Trueamazon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

Very good food and wine, tasted alpaca meat for the first time. Loved the interior and extremely friendly staff. Would recommend for everyone!

Thank Petra K
Bellevue, Washington
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015 via mobile

Four family members were very happy with the entire eating experience. The staff members were helpful, very efficient, and the food and drinks were a delight. 3 of the 4 diners spoke Spanish but I do not. All members of our party felt that what we chose were just as described. All the meat dishes were perfect!

Thank jemada1
Cusco, Peru
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

Came here twice during a 4 day visit. The food is great, tender meat and smart combinations making this place also original compared to other resto's in AQP. The waiters are very friendly and helpful, price for all this is reasonable although not the cheapest in town.

Thank Eddy A
Nokesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

You will go back a second time it is that good. The alpaca steak is amazing. The homemade breads and butter and olive tepenade delicious. Not to mention the pumpkin soup-wow. Prepare to be in culinary heaven. Great service too!

Thank dsupernaugh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Zela 212, Arequipa 04400, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: +51 54 206020
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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