Being on the triple border means having the possibility of visiting Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay in only one day and, of course, get delighted by the cooking of each country. The restaurants and cafés in Puerto Iguaçu are famous for its good quality and tasty food they serve, besides the friendly fares.
With their bifes de chorizo, the Argentinian grilled meat is world reference, but there are also many options of pastas, ice cream, coffees and even vegan options.
So we arrenged a guide with the best restaurants, cafés and snack bars of Puerto Iguazú. The tips are from Fabio Hirata, a Brazilian who’s lived in the Argentinian town and shared the places he has found out – some of them are strange even to the local people!
✓ La Mamma
#ItalianCuisine #Pasta #VegetarianOptions
La Mamma is small, but the traffic of people and reputation of its tasty Italian Pasta, on the other hand, is very big.The restaurant in Puerto Iguazú is known for serving large dishes, which are tasty and at an affordable price. The pastas are fresh and are disposed in a counter made of glass, where you can choose the arrangement of the dish and observe the food being done in the kitchen at the back. There are many vegetarian options. Since it is a small place, there are only some tables both inside and outside, but it’s also possible to ask for the “to go” option.
- Address: 217, Bonpland Street
- Phone: +54 03757-424594
- Opening time: From Tuesday to Saturday, 9a.m. until 1:30 p.m / 6p.m. until 22:30p.m. and Sunday, from 9a.m. to 2p.m.
✓ La Rueda 1975
#Meat #BifedeChorizo #Wine
The restaurante La Rueda is one of the most traditional of the Argentinian city. It is known for the good quality and large variety of dishes, especially meat and fish of the region. The classic dish of the Argentinian cuisine, bife de chorizo, is one of the most famous and very tasty. The restaurant of Puerto Iguazú also contrasts by its large wine house with more than 500 wines.
- Address: 28, Córdoba Avenue
- Phone: +54 03757-422531
- Opening time: Every day, from midday to midnight
#Meat #BifedeChorizo #SeaFood
The Aqva Restaurant is between the main restaurants of Puerto Iguazú and is placed beside the city bus terminal. On the menu the meat options contrast, but the differential from there are the local food, like sweet water fish from Paraná and Iguaçu Rivers – Dourado and Pacu. The dishes are excellent in quality and also include pastas and creations of the restaurant.
- Address: Córdoba Avenue with Carlos Thays
- Phone: +55 (45) 9906-2018
- Opening time: Every day, from 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
✓ Panaderia El Arbol Real
#Bakery #Coffee #24Hours
Opened 24/7, El Arbor Real sits on the corner in front of the bus terminal of Puerto Iguazú. It offers many options of bread, candy shop products, candies, sandwiches and drinks, like coffee and juice. Besides, at lunchtime, they serve a pay what you weigh buffet with a lot of varieties. Tip: try the alfajor an the media luna.
- Address: 14, Guarani Avenue with Córdoba Avenue
- Phone: +54 3755-426826
- Opening time: Every day, 24/7
✓ La Misionera
#Empanadas #Beer #VegetarianOptions
The empanada is very famous among the visitors of the country and the culture of this small pastry, usually in the shape of a half moon, comes from Spain. In Puerto Iguazú I recommend the house of empanadas La Misionera. The place has many options of fillings to the empanadas and the fare is friendly. To the vegetarians, there are tasty options without meat. The beer is a good option to have with the empanadas, specially in the intense Summer of the triple border.
- Address: 203, Perito Moreno
- Phone: +54 03757-424580
- Opening time: Monday to Saturday, from 7p.m. until 11p.m
✓ Nino Parrilla y Restaurante
#Pizza #Meat #Wine
Nino has a rustic and cozy environment. The restaurant of Argentina serves a great variety of dishes, like pastas, Argentinian parrillada (barbecue), bife de chorizo and fish, but what makes the name of the house are the homemade pizzas. Try the calzone pizza and to go with it, pick a good wine available on the menu. There are acoustic shows every night and the fares are friendly.
- Address: 50, Córdoba Avenue with Mariano Moreno
- Phone: +54 03757-420316
- Opening time: Every day, from 11:30a.m. to midnight
✓ Bocamora Grill & Wine
#BestView #LocalCuisine #Wine
The most amazing part of the restaurant, that is attached to the coastal (or costanera, in Spanish) of Puerto Iguazú, is the beautiful view to the rivers Iguaçu and Paraná. To those who are looking for something more romantic, Bocamora is a great option. The specialty of the house are the meat and the dishes of the fish from the region, which need a good choice on the excellent wine list of the establishment.
- Address: 20, Costanera Avenue (beside the Three Border Mark of Argentina)
- Phone: +54 3757-420550
- Opening time: Every day, from midday to 11:30p.m.
Cremolatti is an Italian ice cream shop and the handmade ice cream is creamy and very tasty. There is a long list of flavors since traditionals until the special ones, like Tramontana and Tiramisú, for example. The ice cream shop is attached to the bus terminal of Puerto Iguazú.
- Address: Córdoba Avenue with Misiones, place 17 (attached to the bus terminal)
- Phone: +54 3757-425687
#IceCreamPlace #Coffee #Dessert
Another great alternative of ice cream in Puerto Iguazú is the famous ice cream shop Freddo. It is placed at the center of the city, near bars and restaurants and, therefore, is an excellent option for a dessert. The ice cream shop counts with many flavors, but the most popular are those that involves milk caramel sauce. Besides, the place also serve drinks like juice and coffee.
- Address: 118, Brasil Avenue
- Phone: +54 810-333-7333
- Opening time: Every day, from 8:30a.m. to 1a.m.
✓ Empório Gourmet
Who visits Puerto Iguazú and tries the local cuisine usually just can’t get enough. On this delicatessen it is possible to find cheese, sauces, jelly and other goods to take and taste the Argentinian food at home. The chimichurri, seasoning that goes with meat, and the pepper jelly are good choices. Before figuring out what to take home, you can taste and there’s also a place to have some food and drink in there. Emporio Gourmet sits beside a wine house, where you can buy wine to have with the goods you got.
- Address: 1160, Hipólito Irigoyen Avenue
- Phone: +54 9 3757 54 7519
- Opening time: Monday to Saturday, from 9a.m. to 9:30p.m. and Sunday, from 9a.m. until 6:30p.m.
✓ Betos Lomitos
#Sandwiches #FastFood #Lomitos
Betos Lomitos is an Argentinian fast food chain very famous in the region. It is a good option if you want to have a sandwich. The snacks and portions are quite big for its fare, and it’s also possible to order pizzas and salads. It is located in the center of Puerto Iguazú, on a bustling avenue, where you can indulge in the snack on the inside – with ar conditioner – or on the pleasant deck outside.
- Address: 98, Misiones y Bompland Avenue
- Phone: +54 03757-422309
- Opening Time: Every day, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
#Coffee #Candies #Cozy
The Bonafide café has a pleasant and cozy environment at one of the main avenues of Puerto Iguazú. There are tables, couches and low light on the inside, that makes you feel like you left the city for a while. There’s also the option to sit at the tables outside, and enjoy the bustling of the street. The menu has many options, with different coffees, candies, sandwiches and chocolates. Besides, there are orders perfect for the hotter days, like juices, smoothies, frappés and even milk shake. Another interesting thing is that they sell the coffee grains separately (they grid them at the moment, if you prefer), so you can take home and make a coffee at the same quality.
- Address: 120, Brasil Avenue
- Phone: +54 3757-421982
- Opening time: Every day, from 8a.m. to 1a.m.
✓ Naipi Restaurant and Tikki Bar (Loi Suites Iguazú)
#Dinner #Nature #ChillOut
Loi Suites Iguazú is a 4-star hotel, which is placed on the Atlantic Forest and counts with two restaurants, also opened for those who aren’t sleeping there. One of them is the Naipi Restaurant, that serves local gourmet dishes with view to the forest (it is necessary to make a reservation to dinner) and the other is the Tikki Bar, placed next to the pool.
- Address: Selva Iryapu without number
- Phone: +54 3757-498300
- Naipi Restaurant opening time: Every day, from 7:15p.m. to 11:30p.m.
- Tikki Bar opening time: Every day, from 11a.m. to 11:30p.m.
✓ El Quincho del Tío Querido
#Parrilla #BifedeChorizo #Music
One of the most famous restaurants of the region, El Quincho del Tío Querido is an Argentinian restaurant with the specialty of parrilla (Argentinian barbecue) and bife de chorizo. There are also the options of local fish, pastas and a kids’ menu. The decoration is rustic and there is music every day and a tango show on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
- Address: Presidente Perón Avenue with Caraguatá
- Phone: + 54 3757-420151
- Opening time: Lunch: Tuesday to Friday, from midday until 2p.m. / Dinner: Every day from 6p.m. to 11:30p.m.
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