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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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Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I ate there few times before and after my Retreat in Amazon and I can definitely recommend it. The food is delicious and always fresh, although they do run out of some ingredients time to time. I still remember the taste of Açai and Cacao Smoothie which was just heavenly! There is plenty to choose from in this restaurant and... More 

Thank Aventuryn
Corpus Christi, Texas
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151 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was odd sitting in a restaurant on the riverside boardwalk overlooking the river and overhearing every table speaking in English both expats and tourists. Just feet away Peruvian life passes by. The contrast and seperation felt odd. On the positive side, the food was excellent and the service was OK.

Thank Hans S
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good quality, fresh food with a wide variety of selections- many of them Peruvian. Interesting choices for the adventurous with many basics for those preferrring traditional. ON the waterfront which made it even nicer.

Thank 241robinh
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at the Dawn many many times during two different ayahuasca trips (December of 2014 and 2016.) The food consistently tastes good. The prices are rather high, ad the service is incredibly slow, even when they don't have many customers. The outside seating is nice and a fun way to meet fellow gringos though it can get really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really loved this place and came back every day, sometimes more than once. There is a wide selection of fresh, tasty, vibrant food catering to a variety of dietary requirements. The view looking over the river is wonderful. I also liked popping down to the Shaman's market about 1min walk away and it seems to be a real gathering... More 

Thank Miss_Bliss82
Winnipeg, Canada
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe is very popular and the tables outside are almost always full since there's no A/C inside. They have a large menu and the food is pretty good, but the service wasn't great.. Both times I ate at the cafe, it took a really long time to get my food and they were out of several ingredients; but I... More 

Thank kristanrae
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Food is terrific and a great location to meet up with other visitors from outside of Peru. They have an excellent ayahuasca diet menu

Thank David S
Caledonia, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely solid food. Went for the ayahuasca menu and wasn't disappointed. Cordial/formal service, clean spot. No peace on the patio due to the vendors, so you may have some trouble relaxing.

Thank WillHowden
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I love the menu - it's a veggie's treat. So many interesting choices - I went with the warm coconut salad and a cocoa smoothie and had absolutely no regrets. I'm looking forward to my next visit!

Thank Larry H
Gold Coast, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The food at the dawn is incredible! They also cater to the ayahuasca diet, though do it so well so you don't feel deprived! The juices are insanely good and you'll find the best wifi of Iquitos here 😛

Thank Andrea D

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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, Spanish, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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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