During your visit to the incredible Iguazu Falls, you can try some local dishes, and taste different flavours. Many of them, came from the "Guaranies" the original aborigins of the area. Of course Foz do Iguaçu offers a wide variety of restaurants, also in the hotels, where you can enjoy a large variety of food to enjoy in the Iguazú Falls area. Learn about the dishes that you must try, because the area is a meeting point for Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, and a destination for a large group of immigrants that arrived from Europe, most of them from the eastern countries.
Surubí and Pacú
Surubí is a river fish that`s extremely popular on restaurant menus in the town and hotels. It`s a type of South American catfish that can be caught in the Iguazu or Parana rivers. It can grow to over one meter in length, up to 50kg in weight! And its high quality of flesh is revered in the region. Although it can be expensive, this should definitely be tried by fans of fish dishes. Ensure with the restaurant you choose that the fish has been caught fresh.
Another great fish to taste is the Pacú, similar to the Piranha. It`s another type of river fish that is an even more adventurous option than the Surubi, though it is not so easily found on the menu.
It`s a traditional food of the Guaraní Indians, a fried dough patty of mandioca with milk or water, salt and cheese. Try it!
Also called paraguayan cake, the typical chipá is made with starch, milk, cheese, lard, eggs and salt.
The Paraguayan Soup
The famous paraguayan soup doesn’t actually is a typical soup. It`s a type of oven baked bread, made of white corn flour, onions and cheese. Very tasty!
An icy drink, done with "yerba mate".