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Wondering what to do for breakfast? Don't wonder. This is the spot...
How does a Peruvian cock crow? ‘Kikiriki.’ This is a great place for grilled chicken. Have it served on a bed of fried banana, the jungle way, with a dash of the legendary hot green sauce. Delivery is possible...
The local restaurant in town: in the game for decades. An ocean of tables are attended with no-nonsense service...
Maggy whips up pizzas nothing short of superb, and from a wood-burning oven. The interior is modern and not plasticized like some neighboring restaurants...
A wood-burning oven produces fresh pizzas, just like its sister restaurants in Cuzco and other Amazon cities...
This popular upstairs hangout on the Plaza de Armas serves pasta and amply sized, wood-fired pizzas − the best in town – complete with lashings of telenovelas (Peruvian soap operas) on large TVs...
This place gets the gong for being the best of Pucallpa’s chifas (Chinese restaurants). Choosing where to sit in the roomy interior can be a challenge...
Gravitate to this quiet place to feast on great freshwater ceviche (raw seafood marinated in lime juice), along with the contingent of local dignitaries: there’s a nice decked seating area out back with river views.
For a sweet treat or the best ice cream in town, drop in to this French-owned patisserie with a pleasant courtyard at the rear. Sandwiches, cakes and drinks are dished up, and local objets d’art are on sale.
The Peruvian Amazon version of Chinese food is actually quite tasty. This place is the most locally popular joint to try it out. Closing time is officially 11pm, though the place often stays open much later.
You can sit here on the balcony at the top of the Casa de Fierro and enjoy premium plaza views and a varied if overpriced menu ranging from seafood to steak. There is a good selection of whiskies and cocktails.
Food is cooked outside on a grill at this lively, ambient and immensely popular local joint. Juanes and river fish are the things to go for. Portions are huge. There is great live music at weekends.
It’s become a tad complacent, but this cafe is still decent enough to stand out against most: it serves varied breakfasts, tamales, great juices, snacks and Puerto Maldonado’s best coffee.
One of the most popular local spots for juice and cake and tamales (corn cakes filled with chicken or fish and wrapped in jungle leaves). As for the opening: go earlier, before they sell out!
This option has a prime plaza location, with (noisy) sidewalk tables, and serves good seafood (tender and fresh despite Pucallpa’s distance from the coast) for breakfast and lunch.
Getting a taxi to this spot, slightly out of center, is the best idea for breakfast or lunch. Nothing fancy, mind, but agreeable enough – and the portions are exceedingly generous.
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