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Qaya Cocina Peruana - CLOSED

Calle Ugarte 207 | A media cuadra del Convento de Santa Catalina, Arequipa 04001, Peru
+51 54 235687
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
19 Feb 2016
“Best dinner”
18 Jan 2016
“The best food we ate in the country?”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Peruvian, Seafood, Italian, Latin, International, Mediterranean, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Calle Ugarte 207 | A media cuadra del Convento de Santa Catalina, Arequipa 04001, Peru
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11 - 20 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 23 April 2015

This restaurant was next to our hotel (less than a block from the Santa Catalina Monastery) and was our favorite in Arequipa. I had the classic Rocoto relleno (stuffed red chilis) and the best I ate in 2 weeks in Peru. The wait staff was...More

Thank haveboozewilltravel
Reviewed 21 March 2015

We came to Qaya for lunch. The first thing we noticed was that the generic lounge music was really loud, especially because there was only one other table occupied. I asked the waiter to turn it down a notch and, to our great relief, he...More

Thank Polina A
Reviewed 5 February 2015

You can't go wrong with dining at Qaya. The atmosphere is wonderful: stone walls, subtle lighting, beautiful wrought iron chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, and the Inca woven textiles that are used for back coverings. I ordered the Tacu Tacu. Very delicious. It's a combo...More

1  Thank Globetrotter78734
Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

I went with my family and everything was awesome. We sit outside so we could smoke and we ask for tumbo sour wich was perfect. The food came really quick, like of they were expecting us. We started with a barbecue octopus wich for my...More

3  Thank Diego V
Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

We went to eat dinner and it was amazing The black quinua is heaven And the pumpkins ravioli are the blasts. The Chilcanos are a must and pisco sour of tumbo were really delicious You should visit thee place and ask for a table whit...More

1  Thank Alonso R
Reviewed 19 October 2014

We came here on a friday night for dinner, arriving at 6.30pm and the restaurant just opening. We ordered the sole ceviche (35 soles) and rocoto relleno (30 soles). A delicious olive tapenade and bread were brought out first and not long after, our meals...More

1  Thank TravellingTTs
Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

Wow.. Nice place.. Kind people.. Very acceptable price... What else?.. It's a great place to enjoy amazing food and expend a good time

3  Thank Mad_x_max
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Unfortunately we arrived at 6 pm because we had a very early morning the next day which meant the restaurant hadn't yet filled up with diners. That soon did not bother us once we started eating because I couldn't concentrate on anything else but the...More

3  Thank SoFo71
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Fell into this little place after visiting the convent Santa Catalina and I was immediately impressed with the wine list so I stayed for lunch. Good Peruvian food with a flair. We had the lovely courtyard to ourselves all afternoon and the waiter was so...More

4  Thank drewhaymes
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

I have visited Arequipa several times on business trips and this is the best meal I've had there. The staff was really nice but not intrusive, the place is nicely decorated and the soft Andean music playing in the background sets the perfect mood. But,...More

5  Thank Bianca P
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 16:00
12:30 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:30
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18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Ugarte 207 | A media cuadra del Convento de Santa Catalina, Arequipa 04001, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: +51 54 235687
QAYA is a restaurant dedicated to Peruvian cuisine. We combine traditional and modern styles of our gastronomy to accomplish intense flavors and colors, in an exclusive experience for you.
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