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Plaza del Estudiante 1901 | Santa Barbara, La Paz, Bolivia
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 13
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Local place

Pros: Diverse menu of options. Open many hours. Definitely has a local feel to it. I met with two Bolivian professors from the University for interviews and both said to meet at this cafe. So there definitely is a local vibe to it. Cons: You can easily find lower prices. The food is ok. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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319 reviews 319 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We couldn't find the place we were looking for and decided to try this place. What a pleasant surprise. We ordered fillet steak. The roquefort steak was delicious and medium rare as ordered. The potato chips were excellent. The place doesn't look like much from the inside or outside, but, it is well located and an excellent choice for eating.... More 

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130 reviews 130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Have been to this place by incident. Looked for another place , didn't find, entered here. This place isn't very special but the food we got was exactly what we got. Ordered a steak with pepper sauce. It was medium served and the sauce was great. Service could be fast but hey, we are in SA. Everything was fresh and... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

First of all, just let me say that this restaurant appears to be (based on prices, location and outside appearences) a place tourists would enjoy eating. When I was there, the restaurant was clean and attractively designed. The waiters there were polite, and there is enough space inside that it allows introverted people like myself to feel as though they... More 

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Called in here for lunch after visiting Valle de la Luna. We ordered our food and drinks and the I opened Trip Advisor and read the last review. Only one person in our party had ordered chicken so it was examined carefully and sent back for being undercooked. The rest of the party ate beef and pasta. A green salad... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife, two young sons, and I ate at this place for several days because it was close to our hotel and seemed clean. After eating there on the third day, 3 out of 4 of us became extremely ill with diarrhea. After our 4-year-old had diarrhea 6 times in 2 hours around midnight (any parent's nightmare), we had to... More 

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La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

The price, the service and free wifi are the best features of this restaurant, I ordered pique alo macho and hated myself cause I couldn't finish it, I've been there twice the second time wasn't so good cause i got a table on the second floor which needs maintenance, the walls and windows looked dirty, better get a table on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We just popped in here in need of a snack. The waiters are watching the football and I think they charge extra for smiling, or waiting more than two seconds before deciding no, you're not ready to give them your order before stalking off. Now, I think there's a certain charm to grumpy old waiters in an old man's cafe,... More 

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Salento, Colombia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Well-established cafe-restaurant in the centre of La Paz by Plaza del Estudiante, serving bog-standard fare like hamburgers, pasta, coffee and beer. I've never been greatly enamoured by either the service or food quality, but its bonuses are (a) 24-hour opening for late-night munchies plus (b) you can get a beer at all hours of the day and night, including (if... More 

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149 reviews 149 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Pros: Diverse menu of options. Open many hours. Definitely has a local feel to it. I met with two Bolivian professors from the University for interviews and both said to meet at this cafe. So there definitely is a local vibe to it. Cons: You can easily find lower prices. The food is ok. The music in there is loud.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Both my travelling companion and I got very sick after eating the chicken at this restaurant. It required a trip to a local doctor, which was an adventure in itself. Our trip was severely disrupted due to the bad food. We thought we were being cafeful eating chicken, but that did not help. Avoid this place!

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Address: Plaza del Estudiante 1901 | Santa Barbara, La Paz, Bolivia
Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  La Paz Department  >  La Paz

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  • Address: Plaza del Estudiante 1901 | Santa Barbara, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  La Paz Department  >  La Paz

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