Arequipa's sophisticated elite come to wine and dine at this stylish eatery from the restaurateur known as El Turko—by far his best yet, it's easily one of Arequipa's top restaurants, in contemporary digs on pedestrian-friendly Calle San Francisco. The lengthy menu is adventurous and travels to the Mediterranean, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Switzerland, and, of course, Peru. Start with the Escribano fusion, a typical Arequipeñan salad that adds octopus, and then move
on to one of the heartier entrées like the Bardo Immortal (corn cake stuffed with shrimp tails) or a 350-gram cut of Argentinian Bife Ancho. Finish your evening with a lucuma version of the classic Peruvian sweet, suspiro a la limeña, or a shot of pisco. Paladar's pisco and wine selections are tops in the city.