Restaurants

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 …
Peruvian in Puerto Maldonado

El Califa

The local restaurant in town: in the game for decades. An ocean of tables are attended with no-nonsense service. Portions are large, cheap and tasty, and you can try a variety of jungle classics, from chancho (rainf…
Pizza in Puerto Maldonado

Pizzería El Hornito/Chez Maggy

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. Yeah, they do takea…
Desserts in Puerto Maldonado

Los Gustitos del Cura

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.
Ceviche in Puerto Maldonado

El Catamaran

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.
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Chifa Sol Grande

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.
Cafe in Puerto Maldonado

La Casa Nostra

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.
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El Tigre

This place is popular at lunch for its ceviche (seafood marinated in lime juice). Other local fish dishes are also offered.