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“Decent plentiful lunch for a decent price”

Picanteria Tradicional - La palomino
Ranked #46 of 504 Restaurants in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff but do not know English. Spanish is necessary. The meal was good and plentiful when choosing the lunch of the day. We might have gotten something else if we fully understood the menu though. All in all pretty good and good value for money.

Thank majormotoko
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We got to this place in error. It was a Tuesday and the restaurant we actually wanted (very similar name) was closed.. we quickly checked TA and the rating was acceptable so we stayed. We ordered a chupe de camarones and a combo sampler.. the sampler was fine but the chupe was disappointing. We expected a savory shrimp soup and instead the broth had no taste..as if the cook had just dumped water to fulfill the orders. We first hesitated and thought we were wrong but A lady sitting across our table complained that her chupe was tasteless..that confirmed our review.. The soup was awful!

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

The second restaurant we tried after the first recommendation of our hotel was very good. This time we tried the chupe de camarones, a very typical dish for this area. It was even better than the restaurant we tried before.

Thank twoexploringworld
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Sometimes simple is best. I had the chancho a la leña and chicha. The portion was very generous and it was delicious.

Thank leavehomeagain
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is the perfect place to eat lunch. In fact they only serve Lunch so you'll have to go before 5pm. Sit in the courtyard and enjoy a number of traditional peruvian favorites. Everything on the meal is delicious and most meals come with complimentary chicha, which is a delicious corn based drink. I wife ordered a number of grilled meats, salads, rice dishes, and soups. I would be hard pressed to remember all of their names so I can tell you that any choice will be a good one. Like most Peruvian picanteria, the portions are insanely large. Each plate can be finished by 2-3 people without anyone going hungry.

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Thank dumplings_n_grits
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