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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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to Zig Zag on referral from our tour leader - great call. Service was first class with helpful staff, wine list was good and the food delicious - loved the sizzling volcanic rock dishes.

Thank Stuart W
Perth, Australia
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favourite Restoran in Arequipa . Certainly not cheap when compared with other places but it is a good value . Meat is great but on my second consecutive night meat was not that good as usually is . So I give it 5 stars again as I believe that everyone can have not so perfect night Highly... More 

Thank Danny B
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Volcanic rock lunch of alpaca, chicken and beef, sensational! perfect salad too. Generous portions, good set menu too.

Thank andmar209
Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was the best I have eaten in Peru. A trilogy of meats that came out still cooking on a volcanic stone. The staff were really attentive. It's pricier than some places in Peru but for £22.50 including tip I got 200g meat, sautéed potatoes, bid side salad, glass of wine and ice cream with a chocolate truffle. Would... More 

Thank muzzleflash
New York City
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun and excellent Peruvian restaurant allows you to sample Peruvian meats. Although the "bib" is overkill, this place does not disappoint .

Thank TravelEditor1
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at Zig Zag based on the good Tripadvisor reviews (and 3rd best place in Arequipa) but our experience there didn't quite live up to the buzz. The waiting salon where we were escorted whilst a table became available was actually more cosy and welcoming than the restaurant itself, which we found to be a bit dark and... More 

Thank Hélène D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great restaurant with a spiral staircase to the upper floor designed by Gustav Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame). You can have three different meats served on a sizzling platter which is heaven. The alpaca is particularly tender and tasteful.

Thank Tony M
Gatineau, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and personnel were awesome, it was my best food experience in Arequipa. I would recommend to friends and family.

Thank sxs333
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All tastes are good, peruvian potatoes , quinoa, fish, everithing delicious for a pleasant dinner. I choose a delicious warm wine , very comfort for a day of lot of activities in colca , then a ordered a quinoa soup, a good choice obviously! For all of the tourist who feel exhausted after a good day of visit colca and... More 

Thank MirCri M
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant for dinner after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. We had no trouble getting a reservation a day ahead of time, and were given what seemed like the best table in the house: second floor, in front of a window overlooking a church and park. The food was delicious and the ambience was charming. I'm a vegetarian and... 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
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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