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Sol de Mayo

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Jerusalen 207 | Yanahuara, Arequipa, Peru
+51 54 254148
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place feels touristy. Not sure if the food was authentic but it did not taste great. There are better picanterias.

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Thank lbayrm
Adelaide
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, the level of English spoken here was limited, so I was fortunate to be travelling with native Spanish speakers (though they may have other more proficient staff). My colleagues ordered some dishes to share which were great. I then ordered the Guinea Pig (Cuy) which was something I had been told to try before leaving home. It was certainly... More 

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Baker City, OR
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the certified picanterias in Arequipa but it clearly has moved up to a modern restaurant. The outdoor seating is great. Our waiter was attentive and moved 2 umbrellas to provide enough shade. Food was excellent: the best lomo saltado we've had in Peru. Live music made for a good atmosphere. Easy to walk here from mirador.

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Lima, Peru
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

It was awful. I arrived with my wife for lunch on Saturday Dec 10th. No one was there to host us to a table. The waiters were all busy runing back and forward. I just had to leave. Dont go!! We were two! Imagine if we would have been more. Very disapinting. Service is everything in hospitality and this restaurant... More 

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Thank patrick_peru
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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.

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Thank mcuba2142
Midway, Utah
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125 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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.

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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 10 November 2016 via mobile

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

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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141 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 

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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 November 2016

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 

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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Peruvian, Soups, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?