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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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Stone, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Superb modern 'fusion' menu blending the best of European style cuisine with local Peruvian cooking. Excellent food, extensive wine list, great staff. friendly atmosphere.

Thank Tallinda
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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93 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

This was one of the nicest meals I had in Peru. Do make a reservation, it is a very popular place (and, for good reason). We had the Pacific salmon (hard choice over the local trout) which was roasted on a hot stone. The 3 Peruvian chocolates chocolate mousse -- well, it was superb. I think the best mousse I've... More 

Thank LeBonVoyage58
Melbourne, Australia
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258 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

It seems that everyone comes here for the trio of meats on the hot volcanic stone, so I ordered this (as did 90% of the other patrons) and my wife ordered the pesto gnocchi. Both dishes were fantastic, as was the chocolate mousse for dessert. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for dinner in Arequipa.

Thank Don C
roswell ga
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61 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

This is a very popular place. I had grilled trout served with a dish of honey. i had never had this but it was very good. My husband had the grilled meat platter (alpaca, beef and lamb) which he enjoyed.

Thank bonzelle1
Cusco, Peru
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

It was a few days ago that I ate here so my memory is a bit fuzzy however I'll start by saying that the service was fantastic. Very friendly and observant. My boyfriend and I ordered a trio of carne (don't recall the name) but it is so good. It came with an option for a side, we got boiled... More 

Thank WallflowerYogini
Perth, Australia
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

I visited during my business trip to Peru . Food was absolutely fantastic . Best meat I had in years . Presentation ,atmosphere and service on very high level . Building is traditional Peruvian , interior very stylish and set in wood and stone Must see for any visitor

1 Thank Danny B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

With my gf feeling ill after bad street food, we decided to eat somewhere out of out budget to attain high quality food in our bellies. Zig Zag was recommended by a friend from from lima. The trio of beef, pork and alpaca on a hot plate was truly amazing! My ill gf had the tomato soup and it seemed... More 

Thank andrewperks
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

The meat here is incredible. The sauces taste really good and the fries were crispy and hot (unlike in other Peruvian restaurants). Best restaurant I went to in Peru.

Thank Sarah C
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

We went to this lovely quaint restaurant without a reservation- happily they told us that's they would have one in 45 mins and it was definitely worth the wait. Delicious, well cooked meat and great service- very reasonable prices for the quality of the food.

Thank RonandNicki
Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

This restaurant is a must in Arequipa don't miss it but make sure you book or you will be disappointed. Vanessa and I were recommended the trio of meats and we were not disappointed arriving on a sizzling stone you can have a combo we had alpaca ,beef lamb and duck, delicious. Well done Pepe one of the best waiters... More 

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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
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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