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“Out of this world!”
Review of Al Frio y Al Fuego

Al Frio y Al Fuego
Ranked #1 of 128 Restaurants in Iquitos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Wow! Wow! Wow!
It's like entering a different world.

The moment I left the taxi and entered the doorway to the restaurant (complete with a security guard armed with a machine gun), it was like stepping into a parallel universe... the noise, pollution and ugliness of Iquitos faded away behind me as if it never existed.

I walked along a decorative coridoor and down a few flights of stairs until I arrived at the waters edge .The restaurant boat was waiting and it took me, and a second armed guard, across the water to the floating restaurant... which also has a swimming pool and pool bar!

The food is exquisite with huge portions - a rare combination.

The service is exemplary.

I ordered the el frio salad (36 soles) which came with 2 dressings. Both were delicious but the fresh mayonnaise was out of this world! I was very happy to see a mountain of shredded palm heart, which has a texture unlike anything else I've ever eaten. It's so light. The pork was delicious and had a lovely smoky taste, but there was far too much of it, and I couldn't eat it all.

My main course was delicious and beautifully presented Paiche; a dense white Amazon fish (68 soles) Steamed and served in a bijao leaf with sautéed shrimps, rice and fried cassava. I didn't finish this meal either! (And that's VERY rare!)

Accompanied by delicious local drinks of Pisco sour and Chilcano de Pisco (both 23 soles) I went home with a buzz, a full belly, and wonderful memories of a very special experience.

Thank you Al frio, you made it worthwhile visiting Iquitos!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Unique Restaurant Island floating on the River with Swiming pool!You go by private boat (10 min.). The food is on the top, the service is high. Excellent

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This place is totally different comparing to the other restaurants in Iquitos. We enjoyed the food and the good view of the city from the swimming pool.
Nice.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Courtney A
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The food wasn't bad at all, it was good. Yet so overpriced. The ambiance is nice since you're right on the water. FYI - you walk down the dock and wait for the water taxi to take you to the restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank jauci230
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent ambiance. Food was excellent! Service is ok. Drinks are well served. The view is great - sunset was espectacular

Date of visit: February 2018
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