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Restaurante Blanquita

Calle Bolognesi 1181 | Iquitos - Maynas, Iquitos, Peru
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Ranked #7 of 46 restaurants in Iquitos
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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Santiago, Chile
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Great place to try local jungle specialties. Clean restaurant setting that is less intimidating than trying to score a plate of food at the Belen or Nanay markets, but still a very local establishment with Spanish-only menu. I'm a sucker for anything cooked in a leaf, so it's hard for me to resist their multiple leaf-ed offerings. I like the... More

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Alhambra, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

For 30 cents, you will have the best tamale you will ever have!!!! Truly local, no English menu, I wish I learned some Spanish before coming here because we had a big problem of ordering the same fish dish that other tables are ordering. Other than the language barrier, good food! Their jerky (cecina) is a bit on the salty... More

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Vergennes, Vermont
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I wish we had gone here *after* we had learned more (and tasted more) of the local food (what juanes are, for instance) instead of before. Even so, it may not be to everyone’s taste. This is truly a local haunt without an English menu or English-speaking waitstaff, and the food, while interesting, is simple and unadorned, and there is... More

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Iquitos, Peru
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

If you want to eat the food the people in Iquitos enjoy, this is the place. Fresh fish, fruit and vegetables from the area are prepared in delicious recipes. Very clean!

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Disclaimer: Even though I have lived in Iquitos I am not a big fan of "regional" food. Blanquita is an institution in Iquitos. Started out selling juanes and in a table outside of Blanquita's house and now is a two-story restaurant. Has the classics including cecina con tacacho, several different kinds of juanes, hen's soup and tamales. Portions are freaking... More

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Barcelona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

We went in a group and ordered various local specialities. In general food was fine, excep the chicken soup that was cold and we asked for reheat. Tacacho and cecina were correct, not the best, but not the worst. The best is the nice attention of the people working there, always smiling and in a good disposition for help. For... More

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Portland, Oregon
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133 reviews 133 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

We had a little trouble finding this place, but it was recommended by the staff at the Hostel where we stayed. We finally got there, and it was really worth the trouble. All of the food - rice, chicken, sausages - everything was fantastic. All of the food was very regional, and very fresh. This is really a "local" place,... More

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