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Zig Zag Restaurant

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Calle Zela 212, Arequipa 04400, Peru
+51 54 206020
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Cologne, Germany
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are only foreigners in this place! It has not much to do with the country and its cuisine, but the food is excellent. If you go for the "Alpaca-Tonnato" be careful to order some more. It might be too much. Better to order one after the other!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was great, inventive, tasty, well cooked, well presented and good size portions. I loved everything about the place, including the beautiful authentic Spanish Colonial architecture.

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Thank Elliot S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service, and the fondue is amazing. There is so much food though! On the pricey side for Peru but not unreasonable. Lovely place to have a nice bottle of wine and in a central location.

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Thank Anita C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very tasty food, chilled and sophisticated ambiance and excellent service. The prices are medium-high, but you get what you pay for!

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Arlington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Zigzag offers a wonderful fine dining experience. Peruvian food in general is very delicious but it can be very heavy and salty, especially in Arequipa for some reason. The food at Zigzag was refined, sophisticated and not overwhelmed with salt and spices so that you could actually taste the food. Also the decorations and the ambiance are very welcoming and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this was the best meal i have ever had. almost michelin star quality but at very affordable prices. service was superb. and even a bottle of peruvian wine was reasonably priced which is not common in peru. must book.

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Thank 175ian
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are staying in Arequipa, Zig Zag is a good choice for dining. Nothing extraordinary, but definitely good food. In particular, I would recommend the "trios" of roasted meat (beef, alpaca, pork or beef, alpaca, lamb ecc.)

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the set vegetarian menu, as the rest of the menus were a little bit too pricey for me. The food was very good - the main of quinoa and potato gnocchi in Pesto was fantastic. The entree salad left a little to be desired however, it was a little bit plain. Dessert was also very good. I reccomend... More 

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious, but it is very expensive. If you are happy to pay $70 soles for your meal (which is about the price we would pay at home for the same meal), then you should definitely visit Zig Zag. The service was fantastic, with the waiter taking her time to explain everything to us.

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Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here prior to transfer to airport and wished we had given it more time as the food truly deserved attention. Fondue is very popular as is the stone-cooked meats. Everything is presented beautifully. Appetizers come in portion size for two or one. Frankly, either will serve as a main course as they are abundant. Ask for second floor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Fusion
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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