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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
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07:30 - 22:00
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Newcastle, ON Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Richard F
Santiago, Chile
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116 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank WeylandFamily
Sebastopol, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Maxley
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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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a real welcome treat after being in the jungle for 2 weeks on limited foods. The peanut butter conspiracy smoothie is amazing and well worth a try. In fact try them all they are great. A massive selection of food and catering for all diets such as dairy free, gluten free and ayahuasca diet. You must stop here... More 

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

Alison, thanks a lot for your review, great to know that you enjoyed our options. All our team appreciate it. Come back soon More 

Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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

Thanks a lot for your nice review, is great to know that you value our goal to have the freshest one and great quality food. We are trying to fix our slow service, thanks for choose us. More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
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154 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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.

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Thank Hans S
DawnontheAmazon, General Manager at Dawn on the Amazon Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Hans, Nacional tourists and locals prefer to eat Amazon local food (wild boar, rodents and alligator meat, pork sausages and palm's heart). We do serve some but any wild meat are served at our restaurant. Maybe, that is why you felt it wrong and odd. More 

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 29 December 2016

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 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 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Cuisine
Peruvian, Latin, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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