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Dawn on the Amazon Cafe

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Malecon Maldonado 185 | corner La Calle Nauta, Iquitos 16000, Peru
+51 65 234921
07:30 - 22:00
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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service and excellent quality of food. This place is the go to place in iquitos, staff speak English and there is free internet. the food is delicious and the service is top class. You must visit.

Thank Viviane L
Mercer Island, Washington
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is the best i found in Iquitos. They are open for breakfast, and stay open until 10 PM. The outside dining is a great spot to enjoy a meal and watch the activity on the malecon. Their smoothys are made from fresh fruit and are great..

Thank sw152Steve
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice. Once for breakfast which was good value with nice fresh fruit juice. And once for dinner which was also good food at a reasonable price and pretty good pisco sours! Only downside is that they didn't tell us the credit card machine was 'broken' until we came to pay the bill.

Thank JulieGornall
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Been dining there every single day few times during my stay in Iquitos for 4 days. The menu is endless. Has a huge variety of Vegetarian and vegan options. I enjoyed the food every single time and never had the same thing more than once except for the smoothies. Has a very nice unabstracted view of the river. Staff and... More 

Thank Roman O
Dallas, Oregon
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great location on the Boulevard. Food is great, service is great. Fruit drinks were awesome. Nice flexible menu, with a variety of drinks, and deserts.

Thank 68highlander1
Dousman, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

After the food in the jungle we were so excited to eat in Iquitos. Dawn on the Amazon did not disappoint! I recommend the excellent green salads and the fish bites which come with fresh avocado and tomato. It was also wonderful to sit outside with an excellent view. The people watching was pretty fantastic as well 😉

Thank BeSSunny
Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A gringo hangout in a good location on the malecon. Some of the food is decent but way overpriced for what you get. Choose your dish wisely, less than average approach to customer service. When we asked why the servings were so small, the staff laughed openly at the complaint. juices are ok, there are scant offerings in this area... More 

Thank Ash P
Newcastle, ON Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch and found the food and beverages to be good. Seems to be the place for American and English expats to hang out; have a couple a couple of beers and do "Margaritaville" shows for the tourists. Slightly profane, but kind of amusing.

1 Thank Richard F
Santiago, Chile
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128 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This restaurant has a very comprehensive menu - great for people who want to eat local specialties or want "American" cuisine. We were surprised by the extensive number of options and how inexpensive the food is. It also caters to picky eaters and vegetarians/vegans/guten free guests. Both my husband and I picked the chef specials on the menu (local fare)... More 

1 Thank WeylandFamily
Sebastopol, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is my go to restaurant in Iquitos because how flexible they are with the menu if I want any substitutions or only one pancake for example. I can rely on them for clean ingredients always as it is hard to find places that do not use MSG ("Angino Moto" is what they call it here) The menu has a... More 

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DawnontheAmazon, Owner at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Maxley, for the nice review we try to give our client what they want, so is nice to hear that we are doing right. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Peruvian, Latin, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?