1 La Nueva Palomino

1 La Nueva Palomino

If you haven’t visited this shrine to heavenly flavor, then you have not truly experienced Arequipa’s cuisine. As the maximum exponent of the picantería culture, this restaurant’s peerless traditional dishes are prepared with devotion and the best regional ingredients. With its ocopa en batán, adobo, and river shrimp, La Nueva Palomino is sure to convert its guests into true believers.

Creativity, the tradition of Characato’s open cooking fires, and typical local ingredients from Arequipa come together in a glorious confluence at Chicha, a restaurant bearing the name and inimitable style of Gastón Acurio. The exceptional ambience of the colonial mansion of Santa Catalina is the perfect accent to this establishment’s exquisite cuisine with a regional flavor.


Delicious Italian cuisine is melded together with the flavors of Arequipa and ingredients from many of Peru’s different regions, creating house specialties that pay tribute to the best of bella Italia. With a décor that highlights the convent’s sillar stone architecture, La Trattoria del Monasterio is a must for gourmands looking for the best that Arequipa has to offer.

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