Leyla´s Center: Cheap and delicious!
Cheap, light, delicious! U have to go there to taste the food in this arabian-egyptian restaurant. At friday i saw the Alf leyla wa leyla Show of bellydancing (1001 nights) , espectacular! U have to see it. What the bellydancer!!!
Favorite Dish: Beefstrogonoff
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Mercado Florida: Breakfast in the market - Petit-dej au marche
Unbelievable breakfast : for only 4.5 bolivianos (about 0.7 USD) you will eat a huge fruit salad with any milked juice you want, a great coffee and a nice empanada...
Incroyable petit-dej : pour seulement 4.5 bolivianos (environ 0.7 USD) vous mangerez une enorme salade de fruit baignant dans un jus lacte de votre choix, un cafe et un bon empanada...
If you are the kind of person...
If you are the kind of person who is a friend of American fast food you have plenty of choices in Santa Cruz. There are 2 McDonalds, 3 BurgerKings, several Subways, Seven Eleven, Dominos, etc… However, I would not leave this city without trying the local CHURRASCO with ARROZ CON QUESO!
The food in Santa Cruz is just...
The food in Santa Cruz is just excellent! This city has an incredible variety of restaurants. For typical Santa Cruz food go to La Buena Mesa, La Casa del Camba, El Camba Futre and ask for CHURRASCO!, locro, majadito, etc…
If you want Italian real homecooking go to La Bella Napoli Italian nouveau cuisine Leonardo's or Le Coin, for Chinese to El Mandarín, Lido or Tang, for Brazilian rodizio to Brasargent, for Arabic to Almanara, for German pastry to Fridolín, for local pastry to Las Delicias or the huts by the Piray river (any of them), etc…
La Casa del Camba: La Casa del Camba
The waiters and waitresses wear the traditional outfits of the region and the restaurant has different dinning rooms made out bamboo and palm leaves.
Favorite Dish: Churrasco: It is very tipical of Santa Cruz and is barbecued steaks with a combination of sausages, ribs, and chicken. Usually serve with rice with chees “Arroz con queso” yummy! And fried yuccas, lettuces and tomato salad, and plantains.
Locro de Pollo: Large spicy chicken soup with rice and potatoes.
Lomo a la Parrilla: Barbecued tenderloin steak with salad and “Arroz con Queso”
To drink you can have “Limonada” the local fresh lemonade, or the local beer.
I need to preload an answer...
I need to preload an answer to this question. We have never kept track of the restaurants that we eat at but I will toss a little thrift hint out at you.
In large part, when you are overseas, even the smaller hotels include a fairly decent breakfast. Quite in fact, the breakfasts, or desayuno, are more than that, they are often very large buffets with a variety of foods, not just the usual breakfast fare.
We always buy a 6/12/24 pack of some kind of carbonated beverage, like Coca-Cola, Pepsi or Guarana when in Brazil. The Best. And we usually always have a hotel room with a refrigerator.
Several years ago, Ann found and purchased a soft zippered well insulated zippered and compartmentalized bag. It contains an ultra-thin Blue Ice gel filled pack that zips into a compartment on top, she also has one on the bottom. When not in use, the soft pack collapses to a fairly flat item.
Either the evening before or at breakfast, gather up all the fixings for a nice lunch, bread, cheese, ham, veggies, fruit, rolls, buns, bacon, lettuce, tomato, whatever is avaiable that will work. That and a couple of cans of soda pop and your lunch needs are completely taken care of.
The bag itself has a sturdy carry strap so that one may wear it dagonally across the shoulders on either side. It is very light. This doubles up as a purse, etc. I think you get the idea.
This does not prevent you from stopping at a little cafe or roadside stand, hawker, or whatever appeals to you, it simply ensures that you will have as much of a lunch whenever you want it.
If you are staying at the same hotel for several days, the waiter or waitress will often prep the whole thing up for you ~ works for us, try it.
The picture is of the House Inn. They will negotiate their rate, keep that in mind. They also have apartments with full cooking facilities for longer term stays. There are many hotels in this rapidly growing city and only one or two of you. You do have the upper hand if you just use it properly.
Never know till you try.
We always, if staying in a particular area for a few days, find a Chinese Restaurant. As much as possible, we endeavour to eat the local cuisine and are rarely disappointed.
When you hire a tour guide or a taxi driver for the day, ask the guide to take you to his or her favourite restauarant and order the dishes, price no object. Trust me, this works. They do not even begin to take advantage of a good thing, they want to please you, I think it is called 'tip' psychology.
More than once, the driver stops and calls home and we end up having a home cooked dinner, all the trimmings. This is one of the nicer things that happens when you travel. It is more likely to happen if, at the outset, you make it clear to your guide that if they do a good job today, they can look forward to at least one or two more days of work. Telling you all my secrets, please don't hesitate to try them out, they are tried and true over a period of many years.
subway: fast and occidental food
the famous sandwiches in the world, is the international fast food
Favorite Dish: sandwiches of jam, cheese and tomate
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