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Karma Cafe

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Calle Napo 138, Iquitos, Peru
+51 65 222663
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: An oasis of tranquility in the heart of bustling Iquitos.Comfy sofas,Art...
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...
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good place to visit friends

Nice place for coffee and a place to meet many people . I had many good times there . The owner is a good friend of mine . Very nice guy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
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Iquitos, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Karma a bunch of times (Gringo btw is a term for white foreigners). Over all their food is ok, seems sanitary there. Though none of there food was overly amazing or particularly interesting. Some international dishes and western stuff. The set up is nice with paintings and frames prints of artists I believe are from Peru and/or live... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Service is good, food is good, atmosphere is somewhat pseudo hip entitled white kids sitting on pillows talking about their Ayahuasca experiences...thought I was back in the 70's in Haight Ashbury

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Thank wanderingbare
Iquitos, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Nice place for coffee and a place to meet many people . I had many good times there . The owner is a good friend of mine . Very nice guy.

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Thank Vikingo2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a calm, quiet, relaxing place to eat... Karma Café is THE place in Iquitos. All food is prepared fresh so it takes a bit of time to get your food and is totally worth the wait. They also cater to individuals following an Ayahuasca 'dieta'.

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Thank OccupyHappiness
CARY, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My family stayed here for a couple nights and we did dine at 2 other eateries here. We decided to try out Karma Café. We ordered smoothies and found that they were just the natural ingredients and no sugar. It tasted find and we did not care to ask for sugar either. We did order the bruschetta bread with guacamole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Went here based on trip advisor. I ended up coming here 3 times because the food was superb. Day 1. Humus and guacamole was quality Day 2. Indian chicken curry didn't taste like it. It tasted way better. Day 3. Red Thai curry was also nice. Please tell me Miguel how you make this stuff.

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Thank rakesh c
Munich,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If your going to Iquitos, then you are likely to find the karma Cafe in the area what I call Gringo plaza. The food is safe and tasty and quite nourishing. Some portions are larger than others, but over all the food is quite good. I lived on it for several weeks in fact. It is all oriented around guest... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The indian curry didn't really taste like indian curry. They served me a cold burger with hard bread, and the falafel burger is dry and tasteless. The food didn't make us sick but we probably won't eat here again. On the plus side they do have amazing garlic bread and guacamole, and the drinks are good. This is a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

A place not too big and not too small. Friendly staff. Really good garlic bread and cold beers. I decided to just sit and relax and it did the trick!

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Thank Chris Q
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This cafe is clearly the cultural heart of Iquitos. Come by anytime, sit, snack, eat and imbibe the local vibe. It was here that I met my guide who took me down the Amazon. It was here that I caught a late night concert that featured a Cuban rapper joined by an american vocalist who rifted with the rapper. If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Napo 138, Iquitos, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Loreto Region  >  Iquitos
  • Phone Number: +51 65 222663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Mediterranean, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

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...

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