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Peruvian, International, South American
Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 11 May 2020 via mobile

I showed up here with a friend and, although we were quite late for lunch (I had just flown into Arequipa) and only one other table was occupied, we were seated and served quickly. Drinks and food were great, then the waiter invited us into...the other room as we could hear a Champions League game on the TV there. We watched the rest of the game and felt no pressure to finish our drinks and leave. Make sure you have a little wander around the place as the gardens, which you can see from the street are very pretty, and setting are very nice indeed and among the best in the city.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 5 March 2020

Had muscians serenade us for lunch which was pleasant. The food was manageable with a decent salad but ordered veal and received roast beef. The dessert was a delicious ice cream. The atmoshere was impressive with flowers outside that had hummingbirds around. A cordial place...to visit.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 October 2019 via mobile

I came here as part of a tour group. Service is horrible. Food is mediocre. I had the fried Guinea pig. It is a very small piece and didn't have any taste. This restaurant let's some music band perform. After 3 songs, it came to...our table to sell CD. If you don't buy, the person insist you give tip for the music. I understand this is a touristy restaurant but it's a bit too much.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

The place is beautiful, but the service is really bad, waiting for long time and the food wasnt good.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 17 August 2019

We ate there for lunch. They have all the Arequipa classics, with generous portions. We tried chincharron and cuy. Both were very good. We had lunch in the garden, which was pleasant.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

Heard great things, when we went, we found the food to be rather routine. Good chicharrón Good ricotta relleno We would prefer to return elsewhere

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

Traditional food! Good service, good food. I nice place to taste original food, big portions. Try the fried cheese and the lamb.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

Beautiful Ambience. The food was excellent. The entertainment with local musician was very good. You have try to the stuffed pepper with baked potatoes- unique and very tasty. The staff was very attentive and offered exceptional service. Bathrooms were neat and clean.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 7 June 2019

Sol de Mayo is a hidden gem of a restaurant in Arequipa - I would have never expected such a nice eatery in the middle of Arequipa. From the moment we had entered the doorway, I was take back to see such a nicely decorated...and great atmosphere to this restaurant. The food, the service, the ambiance were all great - see for yourself from the attached photos, this place is different from the normal Peruvian restaurant that we have been to. My wife and I had a great lunch here consisting of: Appetizers - fried calamari and stuffed hot pepper with potatoes. Entrees - Roast Pork Belly and deep-fried guinea pig. Looks good (see photos) and tastes great!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 26 May 2019

We were last week in Arequipa for business, and we were recommended to have lunch in this restaurant. Right decision! As we were with local guys, they told us to choose Camarones Arrebozados, Queso Frito as appetizers, they were fresh and tasty. As main dish...we took a Chupe and some fish , an Adobo, Malaya all of them very nicely done. As dessert, Queso helado...wonderful. A regular priced, fine PicanteriaMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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