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“Classic local food, worth trying once”

Restaurante Blanquita
Ranked #5 of 107 Restaurants in Iquitos
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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 huge. Not much variety if you are not into local food. For the light eaters, a tamal and some maduro frito, or empanadas de yuca are your best bet.
My group insists on going here several times when we are in town.
If you want to get the local food experience, this is probably your best bet.

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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 the ones that are curious to try "charapa" food and don't want to take the rist to eat in the market and be ill, then you can go Blanquita's restaurant and try.

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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, so you will not find anyone here that speaks English. This was really a great find in Iquitos.

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