I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Peru for a month (June 2011) and just wanted to mention the food at Dawn on the Amazon (DOTA), at the end of the boulevard. While I like Peruvian food, it is as you know wholesome and delicious; sometimes I craved some old-fashioned American style food. The food at DOTA is meticulously prepared, and is the most similar to back-home cooking that I have found in Iquitos. I suggest that you try the menu; I found nothing served to be less than excellent, but I have several favorites that I want to mention. The first are the many fruit drinks: mango, camu-camu, or mixtures of several tropical drinks. I especially enjoyed the drinks served “frozen”. My two favorite meals were the spicy breakfast burrito and the spaghetti with meat sauce. The breakfast burrito consisted of two egg burritos covered with gravy. It was absolutely delicious. The spaghetti was to die for, and the portions were enough to satisfy the biggest appetite. The spaghetti dinner came with a delicious red sauce, a wonderful tossed salad (very clean), and a hearty serving of garlic bread. I suggest that you try other items on the menu, and see what you like the best. I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.
Maddogmike sometimes referred to as Michael Stewart, Professor of Environmental Sciences, Troy University, Troy, AL, USA
The Food At Dawn on the Amazon, Iquitos Peru
Bill Grimes here, reporting from Iquitos Peru. Thank you Miguel