Omphalos

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Calle Bolivar 107 (at Calle San Agustin and Calle Moral), Arequipa, Peru

A vegetarian restaurant/cafe located in a classic casona with a courtyard entrance serving breakfast and then a vegan lunch usually from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Owner speaks English. With advance notice, special orders can be accommodated. Open Mon-Sat 9:30am-9:00pm, Sun 9:30am-5:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, Western, Beer/Wine, Take-out

18 Reviews

First Review by LaurianeMar

Favorite Go To - Edit

Love this place. Owner is always so friendly. Nice space and courtyard seating. Food is great and super cheap. The vegan cakes are phenomenal! We stayed in Arequipa for 3 weeks and this was our favorite place to get lunch.

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Muy Rico!! - Edit

This restaurant, situated in the center in an really beautiful building, is incredible cheap and the food is really nice. For just 10 Sol you'll get a menu consisting of 4 courses (salad,soup,main dish,dessert) what means that you'll have enough money left to enjoy a good glass of wine to your food. Moreover the staff is really friendly.

Highly recommended to everybody who visits Arequipa.

Pros: cheap, tasty, nice location

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so good! - Edit

Ten soles set lunch was the best food ive had in peru so far.

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Very cheap set menu - Edit

This is a good place for a cheap, quick meal as long as you don't mind having a set menu. You get a drink, amuse-bouche, starter, main (you get to choose from a few options), and dessert for 10 soles. The food is okay, not amazing. However, I also had a piece of passion fruit cake for 6 soles and it was excellent.

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Buena opción para veganos a toda hora - Edit

Es un restaurante de buena pinta y hasta bueno para grupos. Arriba entran como 30 personas y en el patio bonito entran como 30 más y eso! Me encantó el lugar y te decían que era vegano y no. Además pedí el menú navideño.

Pros: Casi todo vegano

Cons: Que no todo es vegano jaja

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It could be better - Edit

I like the restaurant for the fact that is Vegan, I am extremely picky and the food was OK, the facilities and kitchen could be better, didn't look clean. What I had was tasty, habas in sauce and Kiwicha soup. I ordered the daily menu and I do not know if that play a fact, that the food was average. It was really inexpensive for sure.

Pros: vegan, cheap, location

Cons: cleanliness

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Perfect for lunch - Edit

We had lunch there 4 times as this was the perfect location when you needed a proper 'almuerzo' at an affordable price. For 10 soles per person we got an entree, soup, main (4 options), dessert and drink. Food was varied, tasty, and healthy too. The owner was so lovely, she spoke English and really cared about her customers.

Pros: 10 soles for full lunch menu, Food is varied , welcoming staff and courtyard

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Good Good, Good prices - Edit

Nice Patio, where we had the daily menu for just 10 soles. That included a small salad, a soup, a decent main dish and a desert. The staff was very friendly.

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Lovely - Edit

They opened at breakfast too and they have soymilk so you can have fruits and granola or one of their cakes (often vegan). Friendly and cheap. Love the outdoor seating, sunny and quiet, even though the restaurant is so close to the main square. Has wifi.

Pros: vegan options, cheap, lovely atmosphere, wifi

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Awesome place - Edit

Awesome little vegetarian resturant.
Very very cheap and delish healthy tasty food. We will ago again before we leave Arequipa.

Pros: Tasty and cheap 4 course meal

Cons: nothing

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good food in an amazing price - Edit

Tasty food, and a very good price!
For 10 soles you get tea, small salad, great soup, main dish (4 options) and a small desert.
Great option for vegans or vegetarians

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Muy buena opción vegana - Edit

El restaurante es muy bonito y acogedor. El servicio fue de lo mejor, un almuerzo muy completo y vegano por 10 soles. Totalmente recomendado para veganos y que quieran comer rico y por poco dinero. Tiene wifi gratis, cerveza local y postres además.

Pros: muchas opciones veganas, barato, venden cerveza.

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Nice lunch at the courtyard - Edit

Very sympathic restaurant close to the center. All menu (starter, soup, main dish, desert) for S/10 (only main dish for S/7). You can sit inside or at the courtyard. Very nice stuff, English speaking lady over there for those who do not speak Spanish. Rich offer of vegan options. Totally recommend :))))

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Fantastic and almost vegan - Edit

I went there five days in a row, having the 10-sol menú del día each time. Note that the hours mentioned above are a little conservative: I have had it at about 6:00 a couple of times and all the options were available. However, perhaps they don't guarantee not having run out by then. I also noticed that it was definitely closed by that time on the Sunday.

You get a small salad (or equivalent) starter, a soup, a choice of four main courses (three of which were vegan each day) a pudding and a drink, with aji and lemon to add wherever you see fit. Most of these changed every day, though some of the main course options stayed for two or three. The starter, though just a little titbit, was always tasty. The soup was always very nice and warming. The main course was also always very satisfying. Once I ordered a 'hamburger' and was a bit disappointed that this meant a fairly shapeless patty rather than a typical one in a bun, but the taste was still pretty good. The pudding is generally puréed fruit. I didn't care for this as much as much as the other courses, but it was fine and once it was hot, which was nicer. The drink was sometimes a cold fruit-flavoured one and sometimes a hot mate-type one.

They also have a selection of cakes, although a lower proportion of these are vegan, for six sols a slice and I had one a couple of times. I have had chocolate cake from many vegan restaurants in my time and it is usually nice but not amazing. The one I had from here *was* amazing: the best I can remember. It was just really rich and succulent.

The staff are very nice, particularly the main woman. She remembered me when I returned on the second day, which made asking about the vegan options feel more reliable.

I can't give a non-vegan place five stars, as apart from the fact that in principle I object to the use of non-vegan products it does make it less relaxing in terms of the process of choosing, but consider this a very high four.

Updated from previous review on 2017-07-23

Pros: Mostly vegan, Tasty and filling, Good value

Cons: Not all vegan

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genial y barato!! - Edit

Comí allí los tres días que pasé en Arequipa. Tienen un menú por 10 soles (3$) con dos primeros, un segundo y postre. Me gustaron mucho las sopas de los primeros y sobre todo os recomiendo la tarta de chocolate con maracuyá... está buenísima.

Pros: tarta de chocolate y maracuya, muy barato, muy rico

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Incredible Vegan Food - Edit

I ate here at least 5 times in my 4-day stay in Arequipa. The owner is very kind and happy to accommodate vegans. Their 10 soles menu of the day has 4 options for a main course, most of which are vegan. It's 4-courses with a veggie salad, a large soup, a large entree and a dessert. And if you're still hungry, try one of the vegan cakes....if you date (you'll be coming back for more, promise).

The food was rich, beautifully plated, and the menu of the day came with a side of delicious spicy sauce.

The restaurant has a beautiful outdoor courtyard which is perfect to sit and enjoy a mid-afternoon snack or a juice as well.

I might have to come back to Arequipa just so I can have another meal at Omphalos!

Pros: Healthy, Vegan-Friendly & Super Affordable, So Delicious!

Cons: None!!!

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Muy recomendable! - Edit

Excelente atención, buena música y sabrosos platillos! Cálido lugar para comer 💚💛💜💙 altamnte recomendable!!

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perfect place - Edit

Just for 10sol you have a salad, a soup, the dish (you have 4 choices) a small desert and an infusion.
Everything was very good.
Go there!

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