Sol de Mayo
Sol de Mayo is amongst the most traditional restaurants in town and is situated just 5 min from the main plaza. Arequipa is one of the finest cities in Peru for gastronomic adventures and Sol de Mayo offers a wide array of Arequipenan cuisine. You can have lunch indoors or outdoors on the terrace surrounded by a courtyard with a small pool and a cascading waterfall. The classic ‘adobo arequipeno’ is one of Sol de Mayo’s specialties, and in fact an experience itself (served with special bread). A portion is probably good enough for two people.
Located in a cozy house built with volcanic stone across San Francisco square, this chic restaurant offers fusion cuisine. Michel Hediger´s creative dishes are the result of Peruvian ingredients prepared with ancient and modern culinary techniques from the Andes and the Alps. The house specialty is the stone-grilled meat including ostrich and alpaca which are healthier than red meat. Other favorites are trout and shrimps, or fondue and pasta.
Chicha is the first restaurant that Gaston Acurio, Peru’s most prominent chef, opened in Arequipa. It serves some of the most popular Peruvian dishes in a contemporary atmosphere. Food presentation and first class service top off the restaurant’s proposal. Diners can take a seat at the small light bar for a glass of wine, cocktails and/or an appetizer.