Top Choice International in Iquitos

Amazon Bistro

This is laid out with TLC by the Belgian owner with a New York–style breakfast bar (OK, Amazon version thereof) and upper-level mezzanine seating looking down on the main eating area. The cuisine refuses to be pidge…
Top Choice Peruvian in Puerto Maldonado

Burgos's Restaurante

This has quickly developed into Puerto Maldonado’s stand-out restaurant. It calls itself an exponent of Novo Amazonica cuisine – that’s like Novo Andino, only making those bold culinary adaptations to jungle dishes …
Top Choice Market in Iquitos

Belén Mercado

There are great eats at Iquitos’ markets, particularly the Belén mercado where a menú, including jugo especial (jungle juice) costs S5. Look out for specialties including meaty Amazon worms, ishpa (simmered sabalo f…
Top Choice Fusion in Iquitos

Al Frio y al Fuego

Take a boat out to this floating foodie paradise in the middle of the mouth of the Río Itaya to sample some of the city’s best food. The emphasis is on river fish (such as the delectable doncella), but the parrillas…
Top Choice Cafe in Pucallpa

C’est Si Bon

This bright plaza-abutting spot does Pucallpa’s best coffee. Also head here for breakfasts, good ice cream, sandwiches and many other tasty snacks.
Peruvian in Iquitos

Gran Maloca

Enter the bygone world of the rubber-boom glory days at this atmospheric Amazonian restaurant. Expect silk tablecloths, wall-length mirrors and imaginative regional delicacies such as chupín de pollo (a tasty soup o…
in Iquitos

Taberna del Cauchero

This place pays homage to the city’s rubber-boom days with intriguing memorabilia on the walls. The only Cordon Bleu chef in Iquitos serves up innovative modern takes on Amazon cuisine (such as river langostinos wit…
American in Iquitos

Ari’s Burger

On the corner of the Plaza de Armas, this clean, chirpy and brightly lit joint is known locally as gringolandia (gringo land).Two walls are open to the street, allowing great plaza- and people-watching. It’s almost …
International in Iquitos

Dawn on the Amazon Café

This traveler magnet on the Malecón, with its tempting row of street-front tables, sports a menu divided up into North American, Peruvian, Spanish and (logically) Chinese. Travel wherever your taste buds desire but …
Cafe in Oxapampa

Das Tee Haus

This is about the only place to sample a really good coffee (ironically) in Peru’s entire coffee-producing region. But that’s not all: this wonderful German-owned tea house has great home-baked cakes, tasty lasagnas…