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Pacena La Saltena

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Fast Food, South American
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Loayza 233 Edif. Mcal. de Ayacucho | Sopocachi, La Paz, Bolivia
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8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best place for saltenhas

Definitely the best place in La Paz to eat saltenha. Extremely delicious! They are also very juicy (I wonder how they manage to do), so be careful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
thoiry01
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Definitely the best place in La Paz to eat saltenha. Extremely delicious! They are also very juicy (I wonder how they manage to do), so be careful.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This place is so cheap and so good for an amazing lunch. The saltena is the Bolivian empanada and the great thing about this place is that they also have the vegetarian option! Oh goodness - it's so hearty and delicious! Plus they give additional chili peppers on the side of you want that extra kick! Only thing that sucks... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The salteñas were amazing. We only wish we ate there more than twice. The vegetarian salteñas are great. The leche con limon is amazing...you must order it. Also so for the locoto to eat with the salteñas.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you wanna try saltenas without worrying about questionable streetfood, this is your place to go. For little money you get delicious saltenas in four varieties (including a vegetarian option). As far as a understand the place is only opened for lunchtime. I went there around 12 o'clock and was the only tourist in the whole store. I guess this... More 

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Udaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

One of the best Salteñas in La Paz. With 4 options to choose, you can enjoy salteñas even if you are vegetarian. You have to try them!

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La Paz, Bolivia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The history of empanadas is really vast, all around the world many different cultures have created delicious stuffed dough type of food. In Bolivia you always hear about the famous Salteñas, this baked empanadas with spicy beef or chicken stew (bolivian and exclusive salteña filling) are one real treat for almost everybody (so sorry for the gluten intolerant people) ;(.... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

These are, in my opinion, the best saltenas in La Paz, and a must have when visiting the city! Saltenas are a kind of empanadas filled with soup (sounds weird, I know, but they are amazing!) The place is pretty clean and tidy, attention is normal and there are even games for kids. This is a great option for a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Everyone tells you when you go to La Paz, you need to eat Saltenas. But, for the wary traveler, this may be a scary challenge. There are saltena shops and kiosks everywhere in La Paz but where can a traveler not used to eating Bolivian street food safely go and eat without worrying about getting sick? Here. Done. Check it... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Being born and raised in La Paz, the first thing I do when I visit is hunt down saltenas and gorge myself silly. The challenge is finding the best street vendor because they move around town and because I no longer live here. So every trip becomes a treasure hunt. I prefer street vendor saltenas because they tend to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My husband and I turned up at 1pm on a Monday and were able to find a table. We ordered a beef salteña and a vegetarian salteña each with a lemonade. The salteña's were so rich and juicy we absolutely loved them and will be returning tomorrow. Total price came to 29 bolivianos.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Loayza 233 Edif. Mcal. de Ayacucho | Sopocachi, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  La Paz Department  >  La Paz

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fast Food, South American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?