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Fanning 355, Iquitos 16000, Peru
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Arequipa, Peru
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They open at 5pm, nothing ready before 6pm. A lovely lady received us and we thought despite the dirty look of the place, this would be an awesome experience. The "waitress" that came to the table after was unbelievable. Chewing gum all over, filthiest clothes in Iquitos. She was smiley though. Kitchen doesn't seem to be hygienic at all. We... More 

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Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went there for our goodbye dinner, just before leaving Iquitos. Don't get scared when you see a massive TV, it's just an element of the local culture. The restaurant looks like someone's had their front room there not long ago, just keep an open mind. It's friendly, family ran and it offers freshly cooked, typical Peruvian... More 

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Thank Aventuryn
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This was the perfect place to go to have good local food. Service was quick and the food was great! We tried lagarto and another typical peruvian meal and it was quite inexpensive. The atmosphere is not fancy, but it was clean and the staff was great.

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Thank JaBu14
Lima, Lima, Peru
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

If you want great typical food from the region at good prices, this restaurant is excellent. The paiche a la parrilla was probably one of the best fish dishes I've ever eaten. The tacacho was excellent too.

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Thank Cindy M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We went there at 16.00 and it was closed but they open the Restaurant just for us 3 and we got the whole Place for us alone, cheap and awesome big portions. Just Local Food

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Thank Lucas D
Norway
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We found it here and we are so glad to have visited the place. The food was so good. We had cecina with tacacho and juane de yuca. Both dishes were so good. The waiter was very sweet and fast. The chicha was delicious! Best chicha ever had! (Not super sweet like usual) Totally recommended. Don't let the decoration or... More 

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Thank Lola C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

A local family took us here for dinner and the food was awesome. Get the Paiche (giant river fish) and Cecina and you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Miguel R
Pucallpa, Peru
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

Not bad, however not great. The Brocheta of fish was the only flavor stand-out! I thought it over priced and the volume of the large flat-screen TV dominated the brightly lit decor...

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

I went there one night to have some gator. Although this restaurant may not have the best atmosphere (it feels like a diner) the food is excellent and quite inexpensive.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

We just got back from eating dinner here on 7/14/2014. This place was recommended to us by our receptionist at our hostel. The server was nice and friendly and helped us pick out the 2 best fish dishes (in her opinion): The Corvina and the Tucunare. The corvina was great but the tucunare was the opposite. It was very overcooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fanning 355, Iquitos 16000, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Loreto Region  >  Iquitos

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?