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Shaman

The restaurant of the Hotel Apure is also one of the best in town, serving up local specialties including river fish in Amazon curry, and buñuelos (fritters) of cassava with a sauce made from tupiro (a fruit similar…
Market in Puerto Ayacucho

Mercado Indígena

Across from the museum, the market sells some indigenous crafts and lots of black-velvet paintings. But the most interesting items are the bottles of catara sauce (hot sauce made from ants), and the medicinal barks …
Museum in Puerto Ayacucho

Museo Etnológico de Amazonas

A fascinating display of regional indigenous culture, the Museo Etnológico de Amazonas displays personal items and model-housing replicas from groups including the Piaroa, Guajibo, Ye’kwana and Yanomami.
Market in Puerto Ayacucho

Mercadito

For an inexpensive meal or a quick empanada fix, duck into this maze of food stalls, or try one of the basic criollo eateries nearby on Av Amazonas.
International in Puerto Ayacucho

Restaurant Cherazad

One of the best restaurants in town, drape-shrouded Cherazad provides a sizable choice of pasta, steaks and fish, plus Middle Eastern dishes.
Bakery in Puerto Ayacucho

Panadería Las Tres Espigas

Four powerful air-conditioners will keep you cool while you recharge on strong coffee and morning pastries.
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Super Trucco Pizza

A small fan-cooled patio eatery set back from the road, it makes calzones, burgers and delicious pizza.
Church in Puerto Ayacucho

Catedral de María Auxiliadora

On the shady Plaza Bolívar, the Catedral de María Auxiliadora has a colorful interior worth seeing.
Cinema in Puerto Ayacucho

Sala Cinemateca Puerto Ayacucho

Government-subsidized art-house cinema. International films with Spanish subtitles.
Middle Eastern in Puerto Ayacucho

Restaurant El Amir

This family-run local favorite has decent falafels and tasty yogurt.