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El Camaroncito

San Francisco 303, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (7 reviews)
“shrimp dish” (2 reviews)
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Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Soups
€€ - €€€
San Francisco 303, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Allow me to begin by pointing out that El Camaroncito is run by the same company that owns La Italiana and El Meson del Virrey, and all three share the same building (and presumably the kitchen, too) on Calle San Francisco. So no matter which...More

Thank Arizona_Pete
Reviewed 8 October 2017

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 16 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 20 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 27 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 26 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 8 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 8 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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Francisco 303, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
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