Restaurants

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 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…
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 …
Italian in Iquitos

Antica

The Antica is the best Italian restaurant in town. Primarily a pizza place − there’s an impressive wood-fired pizza oven − pasta also takes a predominant spot on the menu with the lasagna being an excellent choice. …
Peruvian in Iquitos

Mitos y Cubiertos

Resembling the inside of an Ayahuasca vision, Mitos y Cubiertos is probably the place to be cool in an understated way in Iquitos right now. The menu loosely hinges around the national classics, but there's veggie o…
International in Iquitos

Fitzcarraldo Restaurant-Bar

The Fitzcarraldo is an upscale option on the riverside strip, with very good food and service. It does good pizzas (delivery available) and various local and international dishes. Try the S80 Amazon tasting platter …