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“Great food and a great view of the Amazon!”
Review of Bucanero

Bucanero
Ranked #19 of 123 Restaurants in Iquitos
Cuisines: South American
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

This is the perfect place o sit and watch the busy people along the Amazon River. Good food, good service, air conditioning and what a view!!!

Thank Karen J
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

I've visited here several times over the past 10 years and it's always been a nice place to eat lunch with a great outdoor patio overlooking the Rio Itaya just a short way down from where it joins with the Amazon River. My favorite is the chaufa con pollo -- basically rice with a little eggs mixed with pieces of chicken. The servings are huge. Also try the frozen camu camu -- juice from a local fruit reputedly having the world's highest concentration of vitamin C.

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Thank TexasPhilip
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

Upon entering the restaurant, today (27/12) on a Sunday afternoon, we noticed that it was very crowded. I therefore asked if they had the capacity to attend well to 2 more customers. Otherwise we could very well look for somewhere else to eat. No problem. The concept of my question was however not understood. Anyway we ordered our food and waited and waited. In the meanwhile enjoying the beautiful view over the river. No problem. But when the food finally came it was dismal with a poor presentation and obviously cooked in a haste without any kind of pride from the chef. When paying we pointed out the lack of attention and poor food thinking there would be an apology. But in vain. We were just asked to pay the full amount for dishes that were not prepared well compared with the description in the menu. But this is often the case here, where I live since 12 years, whereby businesses in the hospitally sector run by iquitenos, especially restaurants, only want to gain as much money as possible immediately without a thought about the long-term consequencies of treating the customers bad. In most other parts of the world the saying is that the customer is always right. Here it´s like the customers should be grateful to the management for the favour of eating at their establishments. We will not return until the management understands what it means to run a hospitally business - and not just think about making money in the short term perspective.

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Thank Hans_the_forester
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

The view is quite nice as it looks over the Nanay River. The food is quality upper scale local cuisine. The prices are a little higher (35-50 soles per plate) than I expected since it is not right downtown or on the boulevard. The food was good though. The following night I tried to go back around 7pm with the intent of having a beer and sitting at the bar. It was closed. A little disappointed.

Thank D_123_B
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Reviewed 15 February 2015

With a choice of air con or not the views over the river are wonderful with craft of all sizes in motion like an aquatic ballet. There is no English on the menu but you will recognize many of the dishes. The local juices are excellent and the beer cold and cheap. All of the food is freshly prepared and the prices are very reasobable given the quality. It is a 3 soles ride from the centre of town. Give it a go, you will not regret it. We got there quite early and the place was full when we left. We were the only non Peruvians there!

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Thank Jacko070
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