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Sol de Mayo

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Jerusalen 207 | Yanahuara, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 254148
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am a Peruvian, live in the usa and arequipa, about five blocks from sol de mayo. All around, an outstanding eating experience, try de locro de pecho and the queso helado and pastel,de choclo! The music needs some renewal, perhaps some pierre magnet or manongo mujica.

Thank mcuba2142
Midway, Utah
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118 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must try the cui, guinea pig, a Peruvian delicacy. This was my second time trying it and it was much better prepared. The setting was delightful and whole meal was excellent.

Thank Roslyn G
Vacallo, Switzerland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant offers a very nice location. Unfortunately the food is just ok. Nothing extremely special.

Thank ThomasGambarogno
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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139 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always enjoyed eating outside at this restaurant with gardens and Peruvian music. Food is tasty and good for gourmets. It is the ideal place for a quiet family lunch on weekends. Staff is friendly and always ready to help you. The location is nice and you could go for a walk after lunch and enjoy some Bunuelos at Yanahuara... More 

Thank Viajeromundial007
Province of Barcelona, Spain
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A local guy recommended us this place saying it’s quite typical and good. We expected a rustic, simple restaurant and we found ourselves in a kind of posh restaurant with a big garden with waiters fighting to serve us (and hoping for a generous tip at the end, seeing that we were foreigners). The place is expensive, which we sometimes... More 

Thank AnnaG983
Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We visited Sol de Mayo two years ago and enjoyed it; this time we took some friends too and although it is a little touristy the ability to sit outside and the quality of the food was just as good. They do, of course, specialise in cuy which has to be tried. Here it is delicious! Lots of choice if... More 

Thank davidehkg
Arequipa, Peru
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Took our family here for a lunch treat and we were delighted with the service and ambiance. The restaurant is spacious with indoor and outdoor seatings. Live music adds to the authenticity of local ambiance. The serving size was generous but overall the pricing was more on the expensive side. I had the corvina ceviche, which was fresh and filling,... More 

Thank Arya W
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ate at this restaurant on our last day in Arequipa and found it to be a very relaxing way to spend our last afternoon. This is one of the few remaining touristic restaurants in Arequipa but by the looks of it, a favorite place with locals as well. The favorite dish at our table was the ´chupe de camerones´... More 

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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Exquisita comida regional, hay muchos platos criollos de Arequipa, pero sugiero ir por opciones mas conocidas como chancho al horno o chicharron si no estan seguros de los sabores. Atencion muy lenta. Delicious regional food, there are many Creole Arequipa's dishes , but I suggest going for more known as pork cracklings baked or if they are not sure the... More 

Thank Andre I
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to leave downtown and ended up into a typically typical restaurant. I must say that we were not disappointed. The Arroz con mariscos was excellent. The ambiance is also very agreable.

Thank Steve L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Soups, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jerusalen 207 | Yanahuara, Arequipa, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: +51 54 254148

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