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Gastronomic Tour around Puerto IguazúPablo EtcheversPablo Etchevers - Jorge González
In the last few years, the City of Puerto Iguazú has built up top gastronomic options which have succeeded in combining the flavors of regional cuisine with signature cuisine. Delicious dishes made in Iguazú.
Gastronomy at the City of Puerto Iguazú is really fascinating. The variety of menus, dishes and even flavors manages to lure not only tourists but also distinguished customers from the neighboring Cities of Fox de Iguaçú (Brazil) and Ciudad del Este (Paraguay), who resolve to cross the bridge in order to enjoy a good meal.
María Preta, A Place with Roots
There is no doubt that the courtesy, the joy and the personality of the owner have impregnated this relatively new site in town. It opened up in July, 2009 and, as a result of good will, creativity and innovation, it has already become a classic among the neighbors. María Preta has been named after a tree. When the Portuguese colonized Brazil, they gave this name to a typical plant that covers the entire rainforest area and blossoms from September to November.
Here, dishes are based on local fish, such as the pacú, the surubí and the dorado, combined with excellent sauces made with roquefort, mustard and wine. Meat and pasta are other great options customers may choose. Of course grilled meat is a must. But the main protagonist at María Preta is the yacaré, which offers one of the most delicious and particular meats in the word. It has an exceptional flavor. It is served in many ways, but two recipes get all the credit: yacaré with green onion cream and fried mandioca sticks, or yacaré a la María Preta with chipá Guazú accompanied by Paraguayan soup. Both of them are really exquisite.
The venue closes when the last customer leaves. There is always room for one more customer, even after midnight. The music, the live shows and the constant joy turn this site into a classic where visitors can spend memorable moments at Puerto Iguazú.
La Rueda, A Classic in Puerto Iguazú
Flavors, quality, assistance, politeness, dedication, experience, grandeur, and we could go on mentioning words to define this site. It was opened in 1975. Having visited La Rueda means having visited Puerto Iguazú. Famous for one of its main dishes among both locals and visitors, namely surubí Garganta del Diablo, this restaurant offers the best cuisine at any time. Meat, pasta, fish and poultry dishes stand out.
The menu includes a wide range of choices. Regional products are included in the traditional international cuisine parameters. The most outstanding are river fish and the best Argentinian meat cuts, such as bife de chorizo and bife de lomo. Located at the very center of Puerto Iguazú, a few meters away from everything and hosted by its owners, La Rueda is an incredible venue, where gourmet meals and coziness are natural and enjoyed from the moment customers step inside.
Aqua, A Corner not to Be Missed
A modern first-class restaurant. A period architecture in which every single detail has been taken care of is conjugated with excellent regional and signature cuisine to give life to Aqua, an unforgettable place to have lunch or dinner. Meat, pasta, grilled meals, poultry and fish are the great protagonists, harmonically mingled with all kinds of sauces. Top wines and excellent wineries guarantee cherished moments.
As a starter, surubí or smoked salmon croquettes. As a main course, the river trilogy is formed by the dorado, the pacú and the surubí or surubí tropical, accompanied by mushroom or nuts sauce. For dessert, white chocolate mousse with brownies or dark chocolate mousse with white chocolate ice-cream, two delicacies that justify staying longer to enjoy a cup of coffee, as if the night had no end. Aqua is an incredible site in a small city with incredible characteristics.
El Quincho del Tío Querido, an Exquisite Steakhouse
If there is a superb steakhouse at Puerto Iguazú, where the sensations of a great meal, the grill, and the achuras may be observed and enjoyed, that is El Quincho del Tío Querido. Classic of classics at Puerto Iguazú, meat and offal, poultry and pasta are combined with signature sauces and accompanied by the best wines in the country that invite customers to stay longer. The delicious meat, as well as the expertise of the cooks, provides added value to each of the dishes served at the venue. For all these reasons, visiting El Quincho del Tío Querido is a must while staying at the City of Puerto Iguazú.