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Cafe Ciudad

Plaza del Estudiante 1901 | Santa Barbara, La Paz, Bolivia
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Ranked #171 of 222 Restaurants in La Paz
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The Cafe Cuidad was very convenient to our hotel (the El Dorado) on a recent visit. We ate at Cafe Cuidad twice and had good, if not great food. And the pisco sours were really good:). All in all the steaks were the high point of our meals (they were very much like any grass fed steak). But really had... More

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My husband and I were drawn into this place frankly because it didn't appear to dodgy, also they had a sign for free WiFi. Well the WiFi was terrible, there was a better signal from the library somewhere nearby. I couldn't connect as it said the signal was to low. The beer was 20bs and the pizza unavailable so we... More

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La Paz
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84 reviews 84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This place proves the theory of location, location. location! Just off the Plaza de Estudiantes. Bad food, overpriced, lacklustre service but the peolpe watching is great. Free WiFi.

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