La Olla de Barro

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in Moyobamba

Don't miss this local institution, set up tiki-lounge-style, where you can double-dare your friends to try fried ants or alligator, all while you savor the phenomenal inchicapi (chicken soup with peanuts, cilantro and yucca). This is the best place in town to sample local jungle dishes and river fish, plus exotic regional fruit sours such as camu-camu and cocona.

Avoid endangered wild paiche (local river fish) from October to February, when its commercial fishing is prohibited due to near extinction.