Fodor's Expert Review La Lucila

$ Arequipa Peruvian

Rivaling La Nueva Palomino for Arequipa's favorite picantería, La Lucila has been in operation for more than 70 years. Although its beloved namesake owner passed away in 2012, her recipes—iconic regional dishes that have been passed down through generations—live on, as does the simple, rustic atmosphere. Come here for classic rocoto relleno, cuy chactado, or chupe de camarones (spicy shrimp chowder). It's outside of town, and though you'll spend about S/10–S/15 on a taxi, the prices here make up for it. Daytime only.

Peruvian Casual Lunch $ Historical

Quick Facts

Cl. Grau 147
Arequipa, Arequipa  Peru


Known For:
  • Traditional regional food
  • Historic location
  • Chupe de camarones (spicy shrimp chowder)
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner

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