Tuesday, May 01, 2007

La Isla Cevichería In Iquitos

We actually didn't get a chance to sample the cuisine at this locale in hot and humid Iquitos, but I was told it is one of the best places in Peru's largest Amazonian city to sample ceviche as well as traditional Peruvian criollo dishes. When we arrived, La Isla had just opened which is why there were no customers yet.

Half the fun of La Isla is getting there in one of the many mototaxis that ply Iquitos' streets. Located near the Punchana area, it is about 15 minutes from the heart of the city. The locale looked inviting and the staff tried their hardest to get us to stay.

We would have gladly eaten there except we were on a mission to sample the Amazonian fish, paiche , which is the world's largest freshwater fish and has a wonderful flavor unlike any other fish I have ever tasted. We found our paiche dishes at El Mijano, which I wrote about in this post. Next time we head to Iquitos (and there will definitely be a next time) we'll sample La Isla's fare.

La Isla Cevichería
Avenida Freyre 1647, Iquitos


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