Fodor's Expert Review Al Frío y al Fuego
Step through the unassuming doorway on Avenida La Marina, descend the long stairway to the dock, and a boat will ferry you to this floating, thatch-roofed restaurant on the Itaya River. The setting is gorgeous, and they prepare excellent versions of traditional dishes such as patarashca (a fish fillet topped with herbs and garlic and roasted in a bijao leaf) and doncella (Amazon catfish) fillet à la loretana (in a mild chili sauce) with tacacho (mashed plantain balls with chunks of smoked pork). There can be mosquitoes here at any hour, so bring insect repellent.
Av. La Marina 134-B
Iquitos, Loreto Peru
- Views of Itaya River traffic
- Excellent Amazonian dishes