We had 2 full days at Iguazu falls. It rained heavily the first day. As soon as we stepped out of the hotel to walk on the walkways, it started pouring. Went back to the hotel room for a nap hoping the rain would stop and there'll be less crowd. By afternoon, the rain died down a bit but not the crowd. We managed to spend 3 hrs in the afternoon taking pictures of the falls. Unfortunately, the pictures didn't turn out as great as I had hoped even though the falls were just stunning.
Curious bird turning its head every time I clicked my camera shutter.
Crossing the Argentina and Brazil border was a breeze as long as you have the right documentations- visa and passport. For US citizens, the Brazilian visas must be obtained before arriving in Brazil.
Did not take any food pictures in Iguazu Falls as I was not impressed with the food that we had there. The first night which happened to be my husband's birthday, we went to the famed De La Fonte restaurant inside a hotel with the same name. Nice decor but service was kinda slow as the tables were spread out among different pavilions of the hotel courtyard. Thus, the wait persons had to run around a lot servicing the patrons. To start off, we had the thin crisp falafel on a stick, squid with pesto foam and tomato sauce which were good but the one that stood out was the homemade Negri pasta with seafood ragout- al dente pasta done just right in a creamy sauce. Surubi fish dish was a disappointment as the pomelo sauce was bitter and tart. The sauce didn't complement the grounded fish at all. Beef tongue was tender but the sauce was too overpowering. Ended the dinner with their tiramisu which just fell flat. By the presentations of the dishes, I can tell that the kitchen staff put in a lot of effort into dissecting each cooking ingredient in trying to bring the dishes to a whole new level but unfortunately, not all the flavors meld together. It was an expensive dinner and I left feeling a little disappointed as the dinner didn't turn out to be as special as it should be.
The next night, we went to Aqva that serves local fish with a friendly service. The place was packed but service was prompt. We ordered stuffed pacu with a sourish pickling sauce and the goldfish dorado done in a seafood creamy sauce. The pacu fish fillet itself was rough and tasteless. I preferred the dorado better as it had more flavor and was tender. After dinner, our remis driver took us to the Iguazu Icebar. The place was small and they made everyone put on their orange parkas that smelled like wet laundry which was not dried for days. We paid 200 pesos entrance fee each and was given an alright alcoholic beverage. Finished the drink and got out of there as there was nothing else to do besides taking pictures of the mediocre ice sculptures on display.
The last night, we had a light dinner at the Restaurant Garganta inside Sheraton. Nice falls views and their food was better than I thought. Surubi ceviche and surubi in curry sauce were both very good. So was their beef empanadas. Service was excellent, too. By then, we were ready for Buenos Aires, our last destination of this trip.