We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Camaroncito

San Francisco 303, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
1 week ago
“If you like shrimps you MUST eat here!!!”
16 Oct 2016
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Soups, Mediterranean, Spanish, South American
$$ - $$$
San Francisco 303, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (76)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place for shrimps. So many shrimp & fish dishes to choose from. They have many starter dishes to select as well so I suggest ordering a few to share. The presentation of each dish was like artwork. They don't just drop the...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Very good for seafood! Friendly staff and big portions. We tried many kinds of local specialities. Great!

2  Thank Sammler2
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Had my dinner there. They have an extensive menu on prawns, fish and seafood. Was disappointed that there weren't any big shrimps/prawns. Food was tasty although I had better food at a reasonable price elsewhere. Portion is decent in size. Service was so so only.

2  Thank Smerving_away
Reviewed 2 October 2015

As the name of the restaurant suggests, this place specialises in Camarones, which is a local type of shrimp-crayfish hybrid. Note that when I say "shrimp", I don't mean huge jumbo ones that you get in the USA. These are more crayfish sized, but bigger,...More

Thank dahokolomok
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Not exactly cheap—not exactly expensive; but a good seafood place, at the trendy, little strip on Calle San Francisco. Service is good, too, but the evening atmosphere, at the outside tables, on the sidewalk, is so, so pleasant. When in Arequipa, this restaurant, as well...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 27 June 2015

This is a restaurant which was recommended for its shrimps and seafood. It did not disappoint, in fact it was excellent albeit a bit expensive (for a Peruvian). The portions, BTW, were very large. The Chupe (soup) de Camarones was very tasty (small shrimp) ,...More

2  Thank George S
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

There was no sight of the famous giant shrimps. My girlfriend ate ridiculously small shrimps with garlic sauce. Nothing special. I ordered octupus rice. The octupus was very hard to chew and the rice tasted just ok. The quality of food vanished with the size...More

1  Thank Pedro F
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

For a place that calls itself specialized in shrimp dishes it was disappointing! The big shrimps that everybody talks about weren't there that day. Very small shrimp, very simple sauce, nothing to be remembered. My boyfriend ordered a octopus rice that was only ok as...More

1  Thank rafaelafsampaio
Reviewed 9 May 2014

My first try and I enjoyed it. This isn't the type of food I usually eat but it was well prepared and nice. The dish was a good size and we shared between two people.

1  Thank jimbledon
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderfull dinner. Lots to choose from the menu. Big portions and fresh fish. I would like to come back. A lot of local people, it was crowded.

Thank reiziger77
Nearby Restaurants
Zig Zag Restaurant
3,601 reviews
.11 km away
936 reviews
.03 km away
Chicha por Gaston Acurio
2,020 reviews
.10 km away
153 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Monasterio de Santa Catalina
5,664 reviews
.14 km away
San Francisco Plaza, Church and Monastery
249 reviews
.17 km away
Museo Santury
21 reviews
.12 km away
Arte Colonial
6 reviews
.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Camaroncito staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Francisco 303, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing