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The Yellow Rose of Texas
Ranked #8 of 104 Restaurants in Iquitos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Picturesque restaurant with a texan style, the owner Gerald is the best reference in Iquitos, beside of having good food, he always is knowledgeable about where to go in iquitos, stop by the Yellow Rose and enjoy native dishes as well as international cuisine, the menu will please anybody.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We read mixed reviews and so thought we'd try it out as it was close to our hostel and on the plaza... food was disgusting and not particularly cheap, ended up leaving half of it and feeling sick. The inside has got dead animals and skins and weird stuff everywhere which puts you off eating. Would not go again and don't recommend.

1  Thank Chelsea S
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is the strangest restaurant I've ever eaten at. Yes, it's in Iquitos, Peru, a city that is surreal in nearly every way, but there's something not quite right about the Yellow Rose of Texas.

First, the food... The quality of the food was average, at best. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything remarkable, either. I would compare it to your average truck stop food in the US. They did have a very large menu to order from. I had a simple egg sandwich and a cup of coffee. The prices are acceptable. They have a crocodile sandwich on the menu...I regret not trying it.

Now, the part about the bad feeling I got from this place. The waitresses are dressed in skin-tight clothes that were obviously designed to appeal to men. Most of the waitresses are very young, too. I suppose there's nothing wrong with this. Sex sells, after all. It works for the Hooters chain. The waitresses do not speak English, which is unfortunate because the restaurant attracts a lot of tourists from English speaking countries.

I met the owner who was polite and helpful. He sat at the table next to me with a couple of his buddies. What I heard coming from this table truly shocked me. One of the owner's buddies looked to be in his late sixties or early seventies (it was hard to tell). These guys spoke fluent Spanish but they mostly communicated to each other in English. At one point one of the waitresses came to their table to wait on them and as she was walking away one of the guys made a very strong sexual advance to her in English. I'm sure she didn't understand what he said...but I certainly did...and I was shocked. The owner was sitting right there with them and didn't say a thing about it. Creepy, it was.

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2  Thank Cy V
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Very ordinary food and an owner who seems to think he's God who patronised us with tales of his life and how he runs the best restaurant in Iquitos inclusive of strip searching his waitresses every shift! Revolting.

7  Thank Ulysses10
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Ok, this is pretty typical menu but with added twists. They do have a solid breakfast menu and it can be one of their busiest times. The vegetarian burrito is large and has no beans but a load of other good stuff. Prices are a tad high for Iquitos but the food is good. The owner is a walking resource who I've seen sitting down with folks helping them plan their stay (something you should do before arriving). It's worth a visit.

It's open air seating on the side walk with some seats inside. So remember, this is the jungle, and you are in the city so watch for placement within the blow-span of a fan (don't expect A/C).

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