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Zig Zag Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal here. The trilogy of meat and fish were stunning and well worth splashing out on a more expensive meal. Good wine, a cheese platter and a nice atmosphere all give lasting memories from this great restaurant.

Thank oleadam
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

We travelled to Arequipa 2 and a half years ago and visited Zig Zag and really enjoyed the meal. We returned today and our memories served us correctly! The meal and service was great - definitely recommend if you are travelling to Arequipa. Love from Australia

Thank Cosquilla
Winnipeg, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

On our last night in Peru two weeks ago we had dinner at Zig Zag. So glad we did. We enjoyed the atmostphere and the service was top notch. The food was excellent. I would highly recommend eating here.

Thank Debbie M
Munich, Bayern, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

Great atmosphere, great food, great service! We had the menu option and all our four courses were very delicious. My favorite was the main course with Alpaca meat on a hot stone served with homemade sauces. The staff is very professional, attentive and friendly. They fulfill your wishes with a smile. Most of them speak multiple languages (one even spoke... More 

Thank SamuelGloeggl
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

Book ahead!! My friend and I decided to treat ourselves after a week in Arequipa trekking. Despite being made to feel like the happy couple with our candlelit table in the corner the atmosphere was lovely. The food was out of this world - three mini steaks (alpaca pork and beef) served sizzling on a hot volcanic slab. The price... More 

Thank George D
Frankfurt, Germany
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

Zig zag has a great atmostphere and very attentive waiters. Our table wasn't ready at the time of reservation so our group got a round of pisco sours on the house while waiting. The food was simply fantastic. You have a variety of meats (and crawfish :) to chose from that you get to fry yourself on a volcano-stone grill.... More 

1 Thank Katrin V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

Just visited this restaurant and it was an amazing restaurant. I speak little English but the waiter helped us understand what to order. The food was beautifully cooked with interesting tableware. Good quality food and good portion sides. We had a number of sauces with our dish, which our waiter explained each one. Would recommend to visit this restaurant if... More 

Thank HCH1
Montreal, Canada
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140 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 678 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

This restaurant is located within the old town centre of Arequipa, just off the main road. It is across the street from the San Francisco Church. The interior is very welcoming and appealing. Stone walls, curved staircase....an excellent setting. Our server was friendly and efficient throughout, and spoke English quite well. We tried out our Spanish, to which she showed... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Lovely, small restaurant with a great view of San Francisco and a staircase designed by Eiffel himself. We tried the alpaca tonnato and the alpandino cheese plate appetizer, both were excellent. I definitely recommend the anticuchos on the volcanic rock. The service is wonderful too!

Thank ma_begonia
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

Eating at Zig Zag was a wonderful experience. The food was very tasty and the price was reasonable for the quality of the food. The staff was extremely helpful and accomodating. Gotta eat here!

Thank Katherine H

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
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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