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…
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 …
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.
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.
One of the best restaurants in town, drape-shrouded Cherazad provides a sizable choice of pasta, steaks and fish, plus Middle Eastern dishes.
Four powerful air-conditioners will keep you cool while you recharge on strong coffee and morning pastries.
A small fan-cooled patio eatery set back from the road, it makes calzones, burgers and delicious pizza.
On the shady Plaza Bolívar, the Catedral de María Auxiliadora has a colorful interior worth seeing.
Government-subsidized art-house cinema. International films with Spanish subtitles.
This family-run local favorite has decent falafels and tasty yogurt.