Where to Eat in Loreto Region: The Best Restaurants and Bars

January 4, 2018 Sachiko Swiger

Loreto (Spanish pronunciation: [loˈɾeto]) is Peru's northernmost region. Covering almost one-third of Peru's territory, Loreto is by far the nation's largest region; it is also one of the most sparsely populated regions due to its remote location in the Amazon Rainforest. Its capital is Iquitos.
Things to do in Loreto Region

1. Restaurante Blanquita

Calle Bolognesi 1181 | Iquitos - Maynas, Iquitos 16000, Peru Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Peruvian, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 266015
Excellent
37%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 236 reviews

Restaurante Blanquita

Reviewed By chilangoazul - Francais a Mexico

The restaurant is a little bit far from the rest of Iquitos turistic area but it is worth the ride. They serve typical food from the region (like "Juanes", a rice dish).
The dishes are delicious and generous (the "chuletas" for example are very big). We were a group of ten and we all left the place happy and full...
Don't miss it !

2. Antica Pizzeria

Jr. Napo 159, Iquitos 16000, Peru Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night +39 06 524 1988
Excellent
28%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 269 reviews

Antica Pizzeria

Reviewed By katlantis - Seattle, Washington

I saw a sign for maracuya mousse—OMG! Yes, please. And there was a board stating it was “2x1” for either chocolate or maracuya mousse. I was so excited, but what they brought me was probably yogurt—in consistency/texture, it was identical to yogurt; I was so disappointed. Not that it wasn’t flavorful, but it definitely wasn’t mousse!
I can’t comment on the other menu items and I didn’t get a second or get charged less for one.
The furniture and decor were kind of cool despite being super dark during daytime.

3. The Yellow Rose of Texas

Putumayo 174 | Putumayo 172, Iquitos 65, Peru Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Peruvian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$118 +51 65 231353
Excellent
32%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 443 reviews

The Yellow Rose of Texas

Reviewed By Zwiedzacze - Katowice, Poland

The restaurant caught our eye. This is a brightly lit pub in one of the side streets of Plaza de Armas (Square of Arms). Tables on the street. For decoration some strange exhibits, posters, photographs. The name which here, in Iquitos it is hard to expect.
We started by finding out what we can have and what is recommended by the place. I chose a crocodile ceviche and my partner unknown for us Amazon fish called "Paiche". They also have Ayahuasca menu.
We got even a starter !!! The only time in Peru !!! These were chips from a plane with two sauces. Yam-yam. Our two courses - great. The fish wrapped in banana leaf was incredibly good. Crocodile nice and soft. On top of this cold beer. Serving waitress without fault. We payed 90 Pesos
A day later, due to lack of another interesting restaurant we returned. We do it very rarely. We were welcomed as old customers.
This time, of course, we had other dishes. Local fishes, but differently prepared. Food again was very good.

4. Huasai Restaurant

Calle Fitzcarrald 131, Iquitos 16000, Peru Reservations, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards Peruvian, Latin, South American Breakfast, Lunch HK$39 - HK$78 +51 65 242222
Excellent
37%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 178 reviews

Huasai Restaurant

Breakfast & lunch, homemade food and vegetarian food

Reviewed By adrianloader - London, United Kingdom

Great little joint, very popular understandably with Iquitos residents. A/c environment, interesting mural on the wall in the middle room with Spanish translations of some local words. Swift, friendly service. Huge portions (if you get through a soup first course you'll be lucky to finish the main course) with meat, fish and veggie options. Cold beer available as well as juice, water and sodas. Pay at the cash desk on the way out. Best "menu" in town (ie. a lunchtime set menu with some options) but not the cheapest.

5. Dawn on the Amazon Cafe

Malecon Maldonado 185 | corner La Calle Nauta, Iquitos 16000, Peru Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Peruvian, Latin, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$39 - HK$94 +51 65 234921
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 596 reviews

Dawn on the Amazon Cafe

Taking care of the health of our client is our priority! That is why purified water and high standards of hygiene are the most important ingredients of our recipe for pure, safe, healthy meals!

Reviewed By lwjubeck - Monroe, Wisconsin

Tasty, healthy and reasonable price for the quality of food and excellent hygiene. We returned twice and everything was delicious. Nice juices, smoothies and awesome selection. The vegetarian fajitas were incredible and the fish Sandwich was delish. Also the location is perfect at sunset.lwjubeck, thanks a lot for a wonderful review and recommendation, we appreciate it very much and obviously encourage us to keep going on in our goal. All the best..

6. MARIAS' CAFE

Jr. Nauta # 292, Iquitos IQUITOS 1, Peru Seating, Waitstaff Cafe Breakfast +51 65 231388
Excellent
43%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

MARIAS' CAFE

A Nice Place In Iquitos To Have A Good Cup Of Coffe. Enjoy Our Breakfast And Sandwichs. Diferents Kind Of Juices Made With Regional Fruits.

Reviewed By mochillera_en_Peru - Europe

This is a quiet place and not one of these very touristy overpriced restaurants in Iquitos. The staffs attendence is great and they are very friendly. The have diferent breakfasts for reasonable prices. And their capuccino is excerlent. I havent found a better one here in Iquitos. You should try it.

7. El Sitio

Sargento Lores 404, Iquitos 16000, Peru Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Peruvian, Barbecue, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

El Sitio

For breakfast one can find different salty pastrys and in the evening a diverse offer of carbon roasted skewers.

Reviewed By Uncle-Jayo - Watford, United Kingdom

It might move up a gear with meat dishes maybe. It was OK across the board as vegetarian if I'm honest. The stand out dish was the cheese with peach (I think it was peach!).
It's basically a load of kebab skewers with various options for all that are BBQed once you've chosen what you wanted. As a vegetarian I had:-
A Potato Skewer
A Cheese and Peach (?) Skewer
A Cheese and Pineapple Skewer
A Mixed Veg Skewer
A Mushroom Skewer
A load of meat options are available as I said so go visit. It's a nice little option and different from the norm. My norm anyway.

8. Karma Cafe

Calle Napo 138 | 138 rue Napo, Iquitos 16000, Peru Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Bar, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$16 - HK$78 +51 65 222663
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 414 reviews

Karma Cafe

An oasis of tranquility in the heart of bustling Iquitos.Comfy sofas,Art gallery great coffee, fresh juices,Vegetarian food, cocktails,Mediterranean Tapas,Thai and Indian curries, free Wi Fi, library, games and some truly inspirational live music every saturday night .Come on in and unwind...

Reviewed By Tim R

How is this place so highly rated? The food was terrible, no seasoning on any of our 3 meals. There is no good Seating, plenty of psychedelic paintings on the walls though. The place is just uncomfortable, with some guy banging his musical instruments and...More.l.

9. Al Frio y Al Fuego

Av La Marina N 134-B, Iquitos 16000, Peru Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Peruvian, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$196 +51 965 607 474
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Al Frio y Al Fuego

Reviewed By renee94903 - San Rafael, California

We took a skiff to the floating restaurant and it was a very unique and strange place. It has a pool and it seemed like a lot of people were there to hang out at the pool and drink. We had a coursed lunch and enjoyed the food and cocktails. It was a nice place to spend the afternoon and eat. We came here as the first stop on our Amazon River boat cruise with Aqua Expeditions.

10. Amazon Bistro

Malecon Tarapaca 268, Iquitos 16000, Peru Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards French, Peruvian, Bar, Cafe, European, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks HK$31 - HK$157 +51 65 242918
Excellent
44%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 383 reviews

Amazon Bistro

House made bread. Breakfast, sandwiches. Real expresso. Argentine beef. Salmon and tuna steaks. Belgian Chocolate. French Wines. French Champagne. In an old style café de Paris in Iquitos ! Open from 6:00 am to late at night.WiFi

Reviewed By Mike D

The Amazon bistro is a reasonable spot to grab European style food, but don't expect it to serve up much in the way of local cuisine as the name might suggest.
Prices are reasonable, the service is friendly and prompt. The restaurant delivers a relaxed and homely atmosphere.
In terms of drinks, beer is good value at 8 soles for a large Cristal, but wine was too expensive to feature for our group.
The food was OK not fantastic, so our party was in no rush to return during our trip.

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