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Plaza del Estudiante 1901 | Santa Barbara, La Paz, Bolivia
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Choose the chicken

Nice quick service, cozy atmosphere but varied quality of food. The steak was chewy, a little dry and didn't taste much. The Thai chicken was on the other hand great, very tender, juicy and full of flavor. So my advice is visit this place, but pick the chicken.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Richard S
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English first
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nice quick service, cozy atmosphere but varied quality of food. The steak was chewy, a little dry and didn't taste much. The Thai chicken was on the other hand great, very tender, juicy and full of flavor. So my advice is visit this place, but pick the chicken.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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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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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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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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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