Fodor's Expert Review La Nueva Palomino

$$ Arequipa Peruvian Fodor's Choice

Chef Mònica Huertas is one of the great promoters of arequipeña cuisine, and, to many, this is the most authentic restaurant in town. She uses many of the same classic recipes—some more than a century old—that her mother and grandmother used, and her preparations of regional standards such as rocoto relleno, adobo, lechón al horno (oven-roasted pork), chupe de camarones, and queso helado (ice cream) have become the definitive recipes. This sprawling picantería with a maze of pleasant patios and dining rooms is a great place to come on the weekend and spend the entire day eating, drinking, and listening to live music.

Peruvian Lunch $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Pje. Leoncio Prado 122
Arequipa, Arequipa  Peru


Known For:
  • Legendary recipes
  • Authentic local dishes
  • Sprawling grounds and gardens
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. No dinner, Credit cards accepted

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