A recommendation of our wonderful host Ludo from A la Maison. Reservations and taxis were organised and instructed by Ludo - the place is a touch hard to find. In the evening, the alleyways were dark and narrow, but the lights of the restaurant beckoned.
Inside, the room is relatively small and cozy, with dark board on the floor, and artworks lining the walls. There are often art exhibitions as here as well.
Favorite Dish: The food is French influenced, with an Andean flavour. Our group of five enjoyed generous meals of magnificent quality, for a derisorily small sum of Bolivianos.
I enjoyed caramelized pork ribs, whilst others in our party enjoyed steaks, duck confit and leg of lamb.
It was difficult to squeeze into the taxi back to our accommodation!
The staff were incredible, friendly,. We definitely felt welcome. But more than that, the food was outstanding. We will definitely go back again, and soon. I'm already planning our next trip out there.
Favorite Dish: Saltimboca alla Romana : Delicious sauce
Aglio e Olio with Shrimp : Fresh seafood
maracuya mousse: Delicius
Best French fries ever!!!, if you happen to go around it ask for some. The smoothies where also delicious, I highly recommend the piña colada one and there's also wifi. the personnel where nice and the entire place is pretty. It is also located on a great place if you're going for tourism.
Favorite Dish: the banais sandwich was the best of the 3-4 that I ate while I was there.
Tambo Colonial recreates the ambience of a Tambo, the place where food were traded. The English speaking staff is very friendly. It has a salad buffet included with quinoa salad. There is a variety of Llama steaks, and trout from Lake Titicaca. Also pasta and meats.
Favorite Dish: The llama with mushrooms is something that tastes different, you should try it.
On their business card they say : con la mejor carne del mundo and I think I really have to agree. My mouth gets watery just by remembering it. It is indeed an Argentine gem (quote Lonely Planet)! Food wise speaking...the ambience is nothing too special.
Opening hours 12:00 to 15:00 and 19:00 to 23:00
The taxi driver told us that it is a very expensive place ( he almost got us worried) but it really isn't by European standards. If never had a better piece of meat for less!
Favorite Dish: It is a place where you can get a good glass of wine as well.
A very cheap... and I mean, very cheap place to have lunch is in Mercado Lanza which is to the north-west of Plaza San francisco.
There are many eateries with a handful of tables and seats and you can browse the food cooked by the various Doñas and order them.
Every morning, I head out to the fruit juice stalls out front of the market and order a mug of very cheap and healthy fruit juice.
Yussef is a middle eastern restaurant in La Paz. The food is cheap. The whole meal for two people costed us 38 bolivianos.
It's also a great place to have some proper veggie food.
The restaurant is one the first floor.
Dumbo is quite big place actually a restaurant in two loors. They serve a lot of things like dinners, cakes, icecreams, lunch, milkshakes and fruit desserts. I enjoyed the atmosphere a lot and the food itself was delicious. The waiters are very nice and you never wait to long to order. And usually it is very full. With meaning I quess ...
The waiter was so very nice it was almost funny how polite some people can be. In Bolivia usually they are used to receive a tips so it will look very nice if you will leave a tip for the barman after leaving any restaurant. Anyhow the breakfast was very good, tasty and delicious. But in the morning they dont serve sendviches ...
Le Haut Plateau is relatively new, but stands out as probably the most innovative and stylish restaurants in La Paz, in Bolivia, and possibly one of the most unique on the entire continent.
Save yourself the trip to the establishments in the Zona del Sur and treat yourself to this place just minutes from the Prado.
Favorite Dish: The food is Bolivian-European fusion, which means you have to experience it to believe it. More expensive than most, but seems more like Paris or New York on the inside than La Paz.
The restaurant is special for its location...
also for the attention very well. after visiting the ruins you have to eat or drink something...so i suggest to get at this restaurant. also they have some suveniers about the civilization of Tiwanaku...
Este restaurante es especial por su ubicacion... tambien por la atención buena. despues de visitar las ruinas tendras ganas de comer o bebera algo. asi que te sugiero que vayas a este lugar. tambien cuentan con algunos recuerdos sobre la civilizacion de tiwanaku.
Favorite Dish: the soup...is called Quinua, which is a cereal very rich in vitamins. it only growns in the altiplano.
La sopa se llama quinua, que es un cereal muy rico en vitaminas. y solo crece en el altiplano.
I found this popular eatery in a public market by chance. I was wandering around San Francisco Square and suddenly entered this market where there are several places for ceviches, meat and other popular meals. There are also fruit juices and places for breakfast.
Favorite Dish: The food was excellent and the plates big. And it was so cheap!! About 1-2 USD for a whole meal!
While you are eating a nice dinner you see a magnificient show of folkloric bolivian dances.
All the place is well decorated by paitings, masks, that make this place really interesting. I had the chance to realize to notice how beautiful is, since i`ve enjoyed my norwegian friends there. they were really impressive to be there. so i decided to make a tip about this place.
Favorite Dish: Definitely llama`s meat.
We didn't really plan to stay in La Paz (or Bolivia in general) for long, so none of us had a travel guide. But finding a place to eat without restaurant listings appeared to be quite a challenge. It seemed like every street had its own feature: one had all the sports shops, another only souvenir shops, in yet another they only sold clothes. But we couldn't find any restaurant streets! When asking a shop keeper for information his reaction was a surprised "Restaurants????"
We ended up having dinner in the restaurant of one of the bigger hotels, which was quite nice, but there must be easier ways...
Although not very Bolivian, if you have some spare money to blow, the Plaza Hotel is a good place to eat. I had a full meal including dessert and 2 drinks (coca cola though, wine might boost the bill) and it only cost me about $8. Expensive for Bolivia but it would've cost a lot more for the same anywhere else in the world. The view from the window is incredible especially at night when the whole city and it's sloping sides are light up at night.
Favorite Dish: It's all quite posh, but good food, there's not a hell of a lot for vegetarians though. They had one meal but i didn't fancy yet ANOTHER load of greens so I had some sort of chicken meal.