Dining at and near the Iguaz˙ Falls
Overlooking the falls
There are several places where you can have a meal
while watching the falls, not including picnicking of
course which can be done many places on both sides of
the water. But for a full meal there are only a
Most prominent must be La Selva, on the
Argentina side, which is an all you can eat buffet for
only 120 Pesos including a wide range of freshly BBQ
meats, local fruits and vegetables. While very crowded
at times it can't be bettered for a view. Eat inside for
comfort, or better yet go out onto the patio to overlook
the waters with your meal.
In the Sheraton Hotel is the Garganta del Diablo
Restaurant, which overlooks the Devils' Throat Fall
with the same name. Don't forget to ask for a window
For a great budget all you can eat restaurant
experience try Fortin Cataratas, which has not
just meats but many other interesting dishes.
In Brazil you shouldn't miss the chance of eating at
the Itaipu Restaurant of the Hotel das Cataratas.
With creative foods in a formal restaurant, with
unbeatable views. It serves a mix of Brazilian and
international dishes all presented attractively and
paired with good wines. Try the cod fish confit with
roasted potato slices and vegetables, garlic foam and
tapenade! Of course ask for a table on the terrace
overlooking the falls.
Visit Aqva in Puerto Iguaz˙ for the best local
fish in the area, not fancy at all. Simple but elegant
food, focusing on the local produce. Make sure to try
the Dorado which is a local fish or ask your waiter for
Or try Pescaderia Barbarita for more fish
choices. Try the Catfish (Surubi) in Blue Cheese
Sauce for an authentic simple dish in a simple location.
If meat and more meat is more your thing then you
won't want to miss out on visiting El Quincho Del Tio
Querido Parrilla which has a great range of
traditional meat dishes.
Of course the park is a perfect place to have a
picnic, stock up on fresh fruits, bread and meats at the
market in town, then take them into the park to enjoy
your food while watching the falls.