The Ekeko was created in 2002 with the name of Patio of the Ekeko, during the first years it became the largest and most complete tourist center of southern Peru, characterized by offering the best in shopping, services, culture, art and entertainment; located strategically at the heart of the historic downtown of Arequipa, half a block from the Main Square.

Over the years the company grew and became the Ekeko business S.A. creating two strategic business units: Retail and Restaurants.
The Retail division is managed with the name "El Ekeko ? Patio the Ekeko", in its original downtown location, visitors can be in a safe and welcoming environment, shop, eat, drink and relax with total safety.

The mix of products and differentiated services include shops of recognized prestige such as Kuna, which sells fine garments made with natural fibers of alpaca, vicuna, guanaco, llama, cotton and silk. Ilaria Jewelry, offering exclusive pieces of silver with the famous and ancient mastery of Peruvian silversmiths. These two brands offer products of export quality to the world with the best and highest quality materials.
The Ekeko stores complete the offer with the best products made by Peruvian artists and artisans as well as quality garments with original exclusive designs. Ecological products, purses and accessories with original motifs and Peruvian style. A gourmet zone offering the best selection of natural, organic, ancestral Andean products of export quality and a wide range of Piscos, Peruvian liqueurs and coffees from the best brands.

The second major division of the company are the restaurants El Ekeko, with three strategically locations, one in the historic downtown of Arequipa, another in the Royal Plaza shopping center in Cayma and the most recent at the Mall Aventura Plaza of Paucarpata.
El Ekeko Restaurants offer visitors a warm and friendly atmosphere and have been decorated exquisitely with works by renowned Peruvian artists. They are casual restaurants and are characterized by their excellent service and for their quality food. They have become gathering points of locals and tourists alike.
Throughout its history the Ekeko has been characterized by offering quality services and exclusive products to local customers, national and foreign tourists. It has positioned itself as a regional brand, 100% from Arequipa in quality and prestige.