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“Good food, really friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dawn on the Amazon Cafe

Dawn on the Amazon Cafe
La Calle Malecon Maldonado 185 | corner La Calle Nauta, Iquitos, Peru
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Ranked #1 of 56 Restaurants in Iquitos
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Swindon, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good food, really friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Great views of the amazon with really lovely food and helpful staff.
Sandwiches were a bit small but great to have with chips.
Service was excellent.

Visited May 2013
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DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you Izzy-4ilr, from Swindon, United Kingdom, for taking the time to make your excellent review.

I'm happy you liked our good food, friendly staff, excellent service, and the view.

The good news is we are doing something different...are you ready for this...larger potions, better ingredients. No one will ever again be able to say our sandwiches were a bit small, and they are better. Yea!

Our best,

Bill Grimes, and the team of Dawn on the Amazon Cafe
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“Can't find better in Iquitos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed in iquitos for 2 wks whilst working trying a different restaurant each night. We found ourselves being drawn back to Dawn on the Amazon on numerous occasions. The food is the tastiest around and the staff are very friendly and speak good English.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you Robert G, for your very good review. We are happy that you think that our food is the tastiest in Iquitos and that our staff are friendly.

Trying a different restaurant each night for two weeks, must have given you a fair sample to choose from. We are honored to be your chosen one.

Best regards,

Bill Grimes and the team at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe
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Iquitos, Peru
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Always a great choice..excellent food, service and best location in Iquitos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Living in Iquitos for 3 years now, I find myself at Dawn on the Amazon often for my choice of a great location and high quality food! Situated on the Boulevard and overlooking the Amazon River it is the best location in Iquitos. Nice cool breezes even on the hottest days. ...And the beer is always cold and the juice drinks always fresh!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you Cliff T, from Iquitos Peru, for taking the time to make your excellent review. You are much appreciated, and we look forward to having you back for on our corner overlooking the river soon.

Let's get the check list out;

High quality food ✔
Excellent service ✔
Best location ✔
Nice cool breezes off the river ✔
Beer is always cold ✔
Juice always fresh ✔

I think you have summed us up.

Warm regards,

Bill Grimes, host of Dawn on the Amazon Cafe
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food, slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We only ate here once during the week in Iquitos, but the food was good and safe. The service was extremely slow the evening we were there.

Visited June 2013
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DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you Kwik303, from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, for your very good review of Dawn on the Amazon Cafe. I apologize for the slow service the evening you were there.

I remember there was a group of around 20 that had ordered just before you arrived. We have a small kitchen, and everything is cooked fresh, so when a large group arrives service may be slowed down for the next table. I know that our kitchen staff work hard and efficiently to be as fast as possible. We always have a head cook and two helpers on duty, and my wife Marmelita joins them when a group arrives. She makes two head cooks and that is all the room we have. More helpers would just get in the way in our kitchen.

Dawn on the Amazon is a small but popular restaurant. We try our best to make sure everyone is satisfied. I wish I could have spent more time with you, and that you had returned for another meal when we weren't so busy, I think we would have made a better impression the second time, but I'm grateful that you thought our food was good and safe to eat.

Best regards,

Bill Grimes, host of Dawn on the Amazon Cafe
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Mena, Arkansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great food/great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Dawn on the Amazon continues to be one of the best restaurants in Iquitos. The food is presented well and the staff as always is excellent. The girls on the morning shift always have a bright smill and always make sure your meal is just as you ordered. The guys on the evening shift are just as efficient attending to your every request.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Hi Loren W, from Mena, Arkansas. Thank you for the excellent review of Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, Great Food, Great Service. I am happy that you emphasized our servers, who must be some of the nicest people in Iquitos, as well as the best group of servers in Iquitos. They are the face of of Dawn on the Amazon to the public, and thanks for recognizing them.

We will be looking forward to your next visit to Iquitos.

Very best regards,

From Bill Grimes and the entire Dawn on the Amazon family.
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