Top ChoiceInternational in Tena

Café Tortuga

Everyone in town seems to drop by this superpopular Swiss-run riverfront joint, whether it’s for the wide choice of breakfasts, delicious batidos (fruit shakes) or range of salads, sandwiches and cakes. Tortuga...

German in Tena


Tena's most atmospheric restaurant serves German-influenced food in an open-sided joint where a bright, well-stocked bar is the focal point. Lovely pastas, currywurst (curried sausage) and meatballs with mushroom...

International in Tena

Marquis Grille

With a locked front door opened by formally attired staff, classical music and attentive service, this is the most formal restaurant for miles around. Browse the Chilean wine list, then choose from delicious...

Chicken in Tena

Asadero de Pollos Sin Rival

Believe the translation of this place (chicken without rival) if you believe no other sign in Ecuador. It's only open lunchtimes – until that roast chicken is gone.

Pizza in Tena

Pizzería Bella Selva 2

The pizza here is as good as you'll get in the Oriente and as a riverfront melting pot of local families, businessmen and tourists it's the most buzzing place for dinner. Oh, and their salsa: aiaiai!

Pizza in Tena

Restaurante La Isla

Right on the malecón across from the southern footbridge, this friendly spot serves up decent, topping-laden pizzas, chicken wings, sandwiches and juices.

Street Food in Tena

Food Kiosks

For a cheap meal or snack, check out the handful of food kiosks by the river.