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Restaurante Blanquita

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Peruvian, South American
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Calle Bolognesi 1181 | Iquitos - Maynas, Iquitos, Peru
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 61
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  • 17
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great regional food!

Let's be honest, this place doesn't look good at first sight but we're talking about food right? Food was good and the prices were ok, it's a good option if you're in Iquitos!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Drogain
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london
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Our mototaxi driver suggested this little place. When we got there, it was heaving with locals; always a good sign. The food was delicious. They serve freshly cooked chicken, fish, beef heart skewers, seafood and homemade sauces - all reasonably priced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Let's be honest, this place doesn't look good at first sight but we're talking about food right? Food was good and the prices were ok, it's a good option if you're in Iquitos!

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Thank Drogain
Fremantle, Australia
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Blanquita just didn't work for us. Maybe our expectations were too high based on others reviews. We were very excited when we walked in. This is just the kind of place we like. Lots of locals and lots of energy. We ordered two different whole grilled fish. Both were very dried out and had been sitting around for a long... More 

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Thank Jacque2010
Lima, Lima, Peru
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Don't judge a place for how it look like... it's an small place with a delicious regional food. In my humble opinion the 'Juane' with 'Gallina Regional' is one of the best dishes in this place and the 'Arroz Chaufa' is the worst (OK! it tastes nice but it's not really good!). Don't forget to taste 'ají charapita', they gives... More 

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Thank Armando P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

It is full of locals so it is good!! The food was great!! We had typical amazon food like "Juanes", "Pescado a la hoja", "Tacacho", "fried plantain"... everything very tasty and great!!

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Thank karenhele
Lima, Peru
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If I could give six points for them I would . First I was not so impressed about the idea to go there , but my fiancè just dragged me in...what can I say ? I couldnt be more wrong! The ambient is not whats importent, the food is! Pango, Cecina,Criollo sausage, Maduro frito....I drool already only thinking about it!... More 

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Lima
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Maybe the place it´s not a fancy restaurant, but the quality of the regional food they serve there worth it... cheap and good.

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Thank Tauro1972
Cascais, Portugal
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

ENGLISH: Tipical regional cuisine, one of my favourit places to eat dinner in Iquitos. It's a great place to take your friends and newcomers for the full experience. It's simple and clean, the portions are well served and the service is friendly. A must for anyone living or visiting Iquitos. ESPAÑOL: La tipica comida regional loretana, siempre fué uno de... More 

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Thank topfenix
Santiago, Chile
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Perhaps more oriented to local customers it is not a touristical place, but very recommendable. Wide offer of "Juane" and other local dishes. The only negative point for me is they don't have dessert.

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Thank Ernesto V
Stockholm, Sweden
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Came here for dinner following the good reviews. Since it was one of my first days in Iquitos I was not aware that fish tends to be rather uninteresting everywhere you go. The juane de yuca was very good. I guess the review would be more positive if I would have chosen meat.

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Thank NFMiranda

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Bolognesi 1181 | Iquitos - Maynas, Iquitos, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Loreto Region  >  Iquitos

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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