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“Didn't live up to its reviews”
Review of Amazon Bistro

Amazon Bistro
Ranked #6 of 102 Restaurants in Iquitos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: House made bread. Breakfast, sandwiches. Real expresso. Argentine beef. Salmon and tuna steaks. Belgian Chocolate. French Wines. French Champagne. In an old style café de Paris in Iquitos ! Open from 6:00 am to late at night.WiFi
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Didn't live up to its reviews”
Reviewed November 20, 2011

Nice location but the food was just average and the service was downright terrible.

Visited November 2011
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English first
York, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Best in town!”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

Classiest place in Iquitos, this restaurant has an authentic French feel to it. Excellent menu, good wine list (especially considering you are in the heart of the Amazon) and attentive service. More expensive than other places in town, but well worth the extra. Gourmet!

Visited October 2011
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Canada
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350 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent service, beautiful decor. Worth a visit.”
Reviewed August 18, 2011

This restaurant is about 2 blocks from the main Plaza des Armes, an easy 5 minute walk along the Promenade that runs along the river. It doesn't yet have a sign out front, but the whole front portion of the building is open to view, and it's impossible to miss the perfectly restored 'turn of the century' wooden interior.

The food is good (believe it or not, they actually imported a French chef!), the service is excellent and the servers speak both Spanish and English, and the atmosphere is authentic French Bistro. The clientele is a bit more mature and generally better dressed than the usual Iquitos 'backpacker and 20-something-touring-the-world- crowd. The ambiance is pleasant, free from street vendors and street noise.

Prices are mid-range - not 'budget', but certainly not 'expensive' either. Entrees are between 20 and 40 soles (about US$8 to $13). This restaurant offers good value for the money. I'll go back, and I certainly recommend it to others.

  • Visited August 2011
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Iquitos
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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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“The best food in Iquitos!!!!”
Reviewed August 18, 2011

Marc had a dream... and he made it real !!!!
With the French Chef Guillaume, you will have a menu with the choice of many different French and Belgian food, with a quality you cannot find in other restaurants in Iquitos except at 'Dawn on the Amazon Café' (thanks to Bill).
This is a very young restaurant (open since April 2011) but with already the maturity of the best ones and open 7 days a week from 6am to 12pm or later on Fri/Sat.
And even if you are non-smoker (like me), you will love this place because you will meet a lot of interesting people... peruvian guys and gringos in the same place!
If you ban it from your list, you definitely loose something... be open-minded and let the smokers smoke... French restaurant does not mean French law!!!!

  • Visited July 2011
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