Consisting of over 300 waterfalls, Iguazu Falls makes up the up the world’s largest waterfall system and straddles between Brazil and Argentina.  These falls surrounded by lush greenery, are difficult to describe beyond breathtaking and sheer awe.  The food and drink is just as special, and like the Iguazu Falls, each country brings its own flavor! Here are best food and drink spots to try when visiting:

Brazil Side – Foz do Iguaçu

  • La Mafia Trattoria
    Served with the best wine, the food at La Mafia Trattoria is one of the best Italian restaurants in the nearby city of Foz do Iguaçu. The atmosphere is stylized after the 1997 film The Godfather and is covered with tastefully done decorations as an homage to the film.
  • Porto Canoas
    For a stunning view while dining, the Porto Canoas can’t be beat! This restaurant sits partially hanging over the falls. On the terrace the guests can view the falls as they eat through a delicious buffet filled with salads and traditional Brazilian cuisine.
  • Icebar Iguazu
    Escape the jungle heat while enjoying music, ice sculptures and cool drinks. (Pun intended!)  The Icebar Iguazu bar holds a large variety of beverages and serves them in ice glasses.  What a creative way to chill out and chill down!
  • Rock Falls Tap House
    Known as a craft beer heaven, Rock Falls Tap House is a great place to unwind after a long day of traveling the sights of Foz Do Iguacu. The bar also serves up well known steaks, ribs, and other entrees.
  • Restaurante Zaragoza
    Seafood and fish make up the majority of the traditional, old-style Portuguese and Spanish dishes at the Restaurant Zaragoza.  However, salads, steaks and pasta options are also available along with a lunch buffet.  This hidden gem is a favorite among locals for its impeccable service.
  • Rafain Churrascaria Dinner & Show
    At sunset, the Rafain Churrascaria combines a Latin American dinner with a folk dance show.  Served buffet style, the dinner has over 200 dishes as well as desserts.  The show hosts over 45 artists in Mexican and Brazilian costumes, dances and music to create a truly memorable evening.

Argentina Side – Puerto Iguazu

  • Misoneria/Casa de Empanadas
    For a quick bite, the family- owned and operated Casa de Empanadas (also known as the Misoneria) is the perfect for meat eaters and vegans alike! The empanadas are made to order and served from breakfast through the dinner hour.
  • Cremolatti
    Serving over 50 artisanal flavors of ice cream, Creamolatti is the perfect way to cool down with a sweet treat! All ice cream is homemade and includes gluten-free options.
  • La Rueda
    A staple in Puerto Iguazu, La Rueda is a casual dining experience that is recommended by tourists and travel bloggers alike. Among some of the favorite dishes are fish, chicken and homemade pasta, plus amazing salads.
  • Panoramic Grand
    Within the hotel are three different restaurants/cafés – The Patio Restaurant, The Doña Flor and Veranda Café. Combining a blend of flavors from Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil, as well as international cuisines there’s a variety of options from fine evening dining to scrumptious breakfasts to afternoon snacks with a view.
  • La Toscana Trattoria
    For fine dining in the jungle, the La Toscana Trattoria won’t disappoint. Vegan-friendly plus central Italy inspired dishes are all made from scratch and plated at tableside.  An extensive wine list is also available.

With so much to beauty to absorb at Iguazu Falls, be sure to make time to enjoy some of the flavors of the region!

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Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is one of the two partners of Gavel International. Michael's introduction to the travel business was as owner of an international tour operation in 1978. He also managed the transportation system of a large motorcoach company in Europe. Michael joined Gavel as an Account Manager in 1985, and has been in both operations and sales of the meeting planning, incentive and events industry. In 1998, he became Executive Vice President. Michael resides in Chicago, IL with his wife, Susan, where they welcome the company of their two grown children.
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