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“Pretty good, but info regarding pisco tasting”
Review of Museo Del Pisco

Museo Del Pisco
Ranked #39 of 533 Restaurants in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Peruvian, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene
Description: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. But after such hard work, he was thirsty. And thus could think of nothing better than to create the grape and, from its fruit, make a fine spirit. He called it PISCO. And he saw that it was good. Later, he continued to entertain himself creating the animals, plants and the rest of the world. Once the world was done, God wanted to rest and contemplate his creation and enjoy his favorite elixir...Thus was born an idea - an even better one - a place to share, to try and enjoy: Museo del Pisco - tapas lounge, new international flavors and of course, the best piscos on the planet. Come and learn about pisco, make your own Pisco Sour or share a divine cocktail from one of our mixologists. Certificate of Excellence 2014 Trip Advisor! Opening soon: Lima Center!
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We planned a visit to museo del pisco for their famous pisco tasting. After searching online and talking to friends who had been, we were excited to go.

We arrived at 845 pm and our request for a pisco tasting was refused as the proprietor felt that the time wasn't appropriate to fully appreciate the pisco tasting and the information that comes with it. As liquor enthusiasts, we were ok with the reasoning considering the place was busy and noisy. He told us to come back anytime during the day for a tasting. So, we enjoyed pretty ok food for reasonable prices and relatively expensive (for the area) fruit forward and sweet cocktails that were not really our style. However we can appreciate the craft in making those drinks. The pisco sour was good but relatively similar to others we have had.

We stayed for the music at 9:30 which was amazing and fun.

The next day, we cut our Cusco day-tour short and went back before we needed to catch our taxi to their airport. We arrived around 12:45.

When we requested a tasting, we were told they could not do a tasting until a specific time of the day, 3 pm. We did mention what we were told the night before, but still no. When I requested that we could order afew pisco's, no description needed, they refused and said they could not. Pisco needed to be explained. I didn't understand this, and was frustrated considering the information we received the night before.

So overall I thought the place was nice, food decent, drinks interesting but sweet. However, if you are going for the pisco tasting, make sure you figure out what availability they have for scheduled tastings as they are limited.

Thank BigTen16
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Adam W, Owner at Museo Del Pisco, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thanks BigTen, but I assume you meant for Cusco and not for Arequipa, correct?
I will go out of my way to make sure this doesn't happen again - the prime reason we exist is to share our favorite spirit with all those who don't know about it. Frankly I'm rather perplexed how this could happen and i'll be investigating. Sorry!

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We came here for a couple of drinks after a meal in Arequipa. There was a good atmosphere, drinks were reasonably priced and it seemed better than the sister venue in Cusco.

The pisco drinks were good, but not the best we have had. They also must have been fairly strong as we felt horrendous the following morning, although the bottle of wine we had beforehand may have added to this.

A small tip to other travellers; make sure you have water in your room to prevent and aid the hangover. We stumbled back at 10:30pm and could not find anywhere to purchase the liquid of life and ended up drunkenly boiling the kettle in our hostel for half an hour to try and revitalise ourselves.

Thank redpandadiving
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Quite expensive and no happy hour to alleviate that pain. Great selection of delicious takes on pisco sours though

Thank James S
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Just an average bar. Pisco drinks are good but if you are looking for some information and experience about pisco, not worth of visit. Quite expensive too.

Thank HK2411
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

A very nice bar, excellent interior. If you will opt for pisco, I raccomend pisco sour. Maracuja pisco is not that tasty. And be sure that you've eaten before... This stuff is quite strong....

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