in the street going up left side of san francisco church:many excellent 'fondue' but also bolivian specialities,crepes,and night life!
restaurants to meet a lot of travelers...
Favorite Dish: fondue bourguignonne and meats
The markets are great fun to walk around but nearly impossible to not eat somewhere. The women nearly grab you to get you into their places. It's actually kind of fun and though you feel a little out of place at first, they seem to enjoy having you there. We felt like we were in "Land of the Giants" a bit as they were all so small and so were the tables and benches. Also, try the street vendors. The egg sandwiches are great and I even had a steak, egg, burger. It's a bit greasy but a filling and cheap lunch. Besides, it's what the locals eat so give it a try.
Favorite Dish: The soups are generally always good, but don't get a blanco as that is just broth and a bit bland. Stick with the stew-like concoctions though the meat is a bit iffy. lol It's good as you can see everything and just point at what you want.
There was a string of parillas just past Mercado Camacho on Avenida Simon Bolivar. We had gone to the market in hopes of eating there but it was already closed for the day. We kept walking and followed our noses to find these busy eateries, all with men in front maning their grills. It was a sight to behold and the smell would drive you crazy and into one of them if you were remotely hungry (and liked meat of course!).
Favorite Dish: They had steaks, ribs, chicken, pork and sausages. We had a combination plate which was served with fries, some kind of grits that were tasty too, and plaintains (fried banana type fruit). It was massive and a bit too much.
This was a real hole in the wall and though I was initially skeptical about eating cerviche (raw fish) in Bolivia, this place was worth the risk. It was very busy and only open for lunch so get there early.
Favorite Dish: You got a small bowl of cancha first off and then a bowl a what seemed a warm cerviche broth, which had a strong lime flavor. Then you got your cerviche and I had the Lake Titicaca trout. This is "cooked" only with the acid of the lime juice it is marinated in. When I went to pay my bill, the owner gave me a small shot of this very tart liquid. It was like the soup, but way more concentrated. It was really salty but it seemed to really finish off the meal well, and he motioned that it would make a man of me by grabbing his crotch and laughing. He then went about serving his food as usual. ;=> But hey, it was like two bucks for the whole meal so who can complain.
all around Prado you find different restaurants, shopping possibilities etc., coming from south go up some streets on the left side (direction plaza Murillo), here you find more bars and shopping center as well, right side just before San Francisco church go up the street to find a lot of souvenir shops as bars as well.
El Mercado Lanza - there is a lot of small good restaurants in this market. it is very popular and you can eat a real bolivian meal for less than $2.00
fruits and vegetables : healthy, healthy and healthy
Favorite Dish: Beef, chicken, rice, fish, etc...
lot of vegetables,and fruits, fruits, fruits...
Nice quiet restaurant with extremely good food. Maybe a bit pricey for LaPaz but you get what you pay for.
Waiters/Waitresses speak a little English, menu is written in both languages service is excellent but a bit slow when busy.
Also has limited vegetarian food and salad bar.
Favorite Dish: No favourites just all round good food.
Never had a bad meal, even from the street vendors.
AN EXCELLENT LINK FOR ACCOMMODATIONS AND RESTAURANTS ~
My dearest freind that we meet for the first time in La Paz showed me and Saso interesting and good tasting local restaurant. I enjoyed eating Japi and drinking warm fruit made coctail.
Favorite Dish: Japi.
Yatch Club (going from La Paz to Copacabana by Tiquina).
Very quiet, nice views to the lake, beauty architecture and outdoors.
Favorite Dish: Fresh troutes from the Titi Caca lake