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Dawn on the Amazon Cafe

Malecon Maldonado 185 | corner La Calle Nauta, Iquitos 16000, Peru
+51 65 234921
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“juice” (45 reviews)
“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“steamed fish” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Peruvian, Latin, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Malecon Maldonado 185 | corner La Calle Nauta, Iquitos 16000, Peru
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181 - 190 of 447 reviews

Reviewed June 22, 2015

I had the cecina with tacu tacu and a juice. The tacu tacu and the juice were good. However, the cecina was terrible. I have eaten cecina many different times since my wife's family is from Iquitos and this was the worst cecina I have...More

Thank Jason H
DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2015

Hello Jason, I asked TripAdvisor to remove your review which is suspicious. I waited a few days before responding, to, as they say, sleep on it. I am the taste tester here at Dawn on the Amazon. I eat at least two meals per day...More

Reviewed June 22, 2015

Thieves on staff? One mistake with my money could be an accident, but twice can't be a coincidence. The first time I paid with 100 soles and was told 5 minutes later they never receieved my money. I refused to accept this statement, but they...More

Thank Eric J
DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2015

Hi Eric J, You give good advise, Always count your change. I eat out in Iquitos around twice a week. I always count my change, because it is not always correct. Mistakes happen. Sometimes I get too much change, sometimes too little. All any of...More

Reviewed June 19, 2015

Breakfast burritos and a chat with Bill Grimes at the Dawn of the Amazon Café on the Malecon in Iquitos!..what a way to enjoy the Amazon at first light (well, depending on how late your night was!)...the smoothies and juices, and the birds over the...More

Thank Deborah W
DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2015

Hi Deborah, Many thanks for your excellent 5 bubble review, Breakfast in the Amazon. Happy you liked the breakfast burritos, sitting outside with the view, and our chat. I liked them to:) Enjoy your day. We will be expecting you. Best regards, Bill

Reviewed June 19, 2015

I will never forget that summers day in 2010 when I first visited Dawn on the Amazon after being in the jungle for a bit in Ceremony. What an Oasis! What delicious food! I could have sat there all day soaking in the wonderful hospitality...More

Thank jellerd
DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2015

Hi jellerd, Thank you for taking the time to publish your extraordinarily gracious review, Amazing attention to detail across the board! It brought back so many wonderful memories of when you and your friends hung out with us when you came back in from the...More

Reviewed June 11, 2015

I pass through Iquitos a lot and whenever I am there, I have to eat at Dawn on the Amazon! My favourite dish is no.78! Fish and chips! Being English, I appreciate this being on the menu so much... although it is more a jungle...More

Thank Bridget C
DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2015

Dear Bridget, Many thanks for your excellent review, The best food with the best welcome. We are so looking forward to welcoming you back to Iquitos and Dawn on the Amazon Cafe the next time you visit our little corner of the world. As you...More

Reviewed June 8, 2015

I visit Iquitos regularly and often the first thing I do is head straight to Dawn on the Amazon to relax, people watch, eat good food, and enjoy the hospitality of the staff. This restaurant has probably the best view of the river than any...More

Thank Craig E
DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2015

Hi Craig, We, our staff and I, were so happy to hear from you, with your excellent review, Great food, great view, and the best staff in town. We hope you enjoy your time back in Australia but we all miss you and look forward...More

Reviewed June 7, 2015

There are very few all-round great eateries in Iquitos, and this is one of them. Together with Karma cafe and Amazon Bistro, it forms the town's gringo tri-fecta. That's why I postulate that if you spend more than a few days in Iquitos, it would...More

Thank yaktent
DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2015

Hi Yaktent, Thank you for your very good review of Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, and for including us among the few all-round great eateries in Iquitos. I completely agree that together with the Karma Cafe, and Amazon Bistro, the Dawn on the Amazon Cafe...More

Reviewed June 6, 2015

Dawn On The Amazon cafe, with its extensive menu, delicious food, ultra-hygienic preparation conditions, fine flavors and specialties for those with special dietary needs, is the best place to eat in Iquitos. Couple that with a perfect location on the waterfront promenade, and no wonder...More

Thank ShamanCuervo
DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2015

Hola ShamanCuervo, Many many thanks for your glowing review of Dawn on the Amazon, The Best Place To Eat In Iquitos, No Exceptions. Where to begin...hahaha, hihihihi, jijiji...I am happy, we are happy. No need for me to say more, you already said it better...Love...More

Reviewed June 6, 2015

No trip to Iquitos is complete without visit to Captain Bill’s Dawn on the Amazon Café. My husband and I frequent Iquitos on our way to spiritual retreats and sustainability work with medicinal plants and rainforest preservation, and we are always happy to catch a...More

Thank ZoeHelene
DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2015

Dear Zoe, Many thanks for your excellent 5 bubble review, No trip to Iquitos is complete without visit to Captain Bill's Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, and for your appreciation of what we do here. Of course we are part of a mutual admiration co-operation...More

Reviewed June 5, 2015

You may not want to go anywhere else if you want a beautiful panorama, local culture played out in front of you, and a big choice of food that is always fresh, not to mention clean. The staff are the sweetest and smartest around. The...More

1  Thank Marie S
DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2015

Dear Marie, I can't thank you enough for being such a good neighbor, and friend. We will miss you when you leave. I expect you will return someday soon...and thanks for appreciating what we do here at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe. As you know...More

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Nearby Attractions
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.26 miles away
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.12 miles away
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.21 miles away
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.22 miles away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $12
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malecon Maldonado 185 | corner La Calle Nauta, Iquitos 16000, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Loreto Region  >  Iquitos
  • Phone Number: +51 65 234921
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Description
Taking care of the health of our client is our priority! That is why purified water and high standards of hygiene are the most important ingredients of our recipe for pure, safe, healthy meals!
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