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El Meson Del Virrey

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Jr. San Francisco 305, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 202080
09:00 - 17:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The place looks dated and it is. It is stuck in the era of heavy sauces, without taste. A well-known guidebook recommended it highly -- said that its quinoa et camarones was the best dish in town -- that dish was not available! Both my partner and I received dishes that were almost inedible: mine-- the alpaca steak with green... More 

Thank KonjoSet
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

After our free walking downtown tour we had lunch at this place and it was exceptional! Good service, typical dishes, clean and good food!

1 Thank Marta M
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

You must try this place because there you have 3 options in 1. Italian food, seafood or traditional food of Arequipa with a gourmet touch.

1 Thank Aliuska V
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We booked here from our guide book not having checked with trip advisor. The entrance and decor are underwhelming and quite honestly if we had not booked then we probably,would,not have gone in. But the food was really very good. Interesting and well cooked. On the waiters advice we only ordered one starter between two and that was still masses.... More 

1 Thank LCH857
Columbia, Missouri, Usa
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180 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The restaurant has an excellent selection of food and is a popular special occasion site for Peruvian middle class. Have interesting variations on traditional local favorites like Chupe de Camarones. Our service was good and our options were well explained but we had Spanish speakers as part of our group--the restaurant seems to focus on being upscale dining for locals... More 

Thank Jirecarol
Rijeka, Croatia
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Excellent food! We were first surprised/and a bit sceptic/ since the place was empty when we arrived, and the waiter didn't seem to be too happy to have us there (Sunday evening, don't know why). But, when the food arrived, all the scepticism faded away- great playing with tastes, spices and cultures. We ate trout in honey sauce (really good... More 

Thank paolina_fina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

The service was unwelcoming and completely unfriendly. To order our dinner we received four menus. Finally after sorting out all the menus and figure it out we ordered and our dinner took 50 minutes to be served. Not a great choice for dinner.

Thank Juan Sebastian A
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is part of a 3 restaurant complex that share the same kitchen (the other is Italian and not sure about the 3rd). The restaurant was almost empty, yet it took around 25 minutes for each dish to arrive. Other than that the service was fine. The menu is full of fancy options, yet the food itself is mediocre,... More 

Thank RevTA
Oakland, California
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166 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

This is very good place. The only problem is that there are some discrepancies between the posted menu by the door and the menus (too many, not just one) available inside. Once you understand the menus and order, you will not be disappointed as the food is very good, and the prices reasonable...overall a very good experience despite the initial... More 

Thank Graciela A
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Hola Graciela, lamentamos la confusión acerca de los menús que tuviste, ahora ya todo esta mejor organizado y gracias por... More 

Nice, France
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

I always come to this restaurant when I go to Arequipa, and I've never been disappointed. The fact it's part of a group of three restaurants makes it even better, as it's generally possible to mix a bit with the seafood restaurant downstairs.

Thank ThierryDelahaye

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jr. San Francisco 305, Arequipa, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: +51 54 202080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?