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“Wonderful meal”
Review of Zig Zag Restaurant

Zig Zag Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 434 Restaurants in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: European, Peruvian, Fusion
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Excellent fusion Peruvian dishes. The beef served on hot volcanic stone it's a great experience. Superbly prepared. Great selection of wines especially those from South America. We went to the restaurant without a reservation and were lucky to find a place.
This is undoubtedly the best restaurant in Arequipa.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Considering where you are in the world, Zig Zag is an exquisite experience. Service was excelente, we tried a good selection of what was on offer and all good, some unique flavours. Bravo to experimenting and incorporating local products. Perú is one of the richest places on earth and we need more entrepreneurs like these guys so the world keeps evolving. The only thing i'm certain of for my next visit to arequipa is that I'll be back to Zig Zag. Lovely owners, I don't mind supporting their dream!

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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Just blocks off the main plaza, this delightful restaurant is world class. Our party of 5 was seated in the Miro room, a private room with Miro reproductions on the wall and a great Miro-esque stain glass window.
Service was attentive, but leisurely, as is typical for this continent.
They specialize in meats, and the lamb, beef, alpaca, pork and duck (which can be ordered as 3 or 4 plate) were all superb, cooked to order and served on hot volcanic rocks, from which one could remove or continue to cook meat. Sides (mostly potatoes) and greens (salad or ratatouille (not exclusively eggplant) were solid, not exceptional, but greenery in Peru isn't Northern California abundant. Soups , creamy tomato and chicken, were hearty and well seasoned.
Desserts, including triple chocolate mousse, passion fruit ice cream with meringue, truffles, and apple pie with Arequipo Cheese ice cream (light and delicate, not at all heavy) were divine.
Although one of our higher priced meals in Peru, with wine meal about $22/ person, a superb value.

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2  Thank beardiegal
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We absolutely loved our dinner at Zig Zags. The fresh bread and different butters to start off with and then the absolutely perfect meat on the hot stone made it a perfect dinner. To round it off the desert combo was amazing. Great service and amazing food!

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Excellent alpaca meat and great service; definitely the best place to eat in a group in Arequipa. Price OK for gringos.

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Thank Etides
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