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San Alberto 231, Sucre, Bolivia
6441044
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 19
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  • 9
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  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great cafe with lots of veggie options

Loved this little restaurant / cafe. It's slightly out of the way but only a few minutes walk from the centre really and worth the effort! The food was really tasty. There's a big selection of vegetarian options, including curries and falafel, and also some meat dishes. The goulasch was amazing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Thelastdodo2
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London, United Kingdom
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Wiltshire
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This place gets a mention in Lonely Planet. Maybe it deserved it a few years ago, not now. About 7:30 in the evening we were the only people in the place. Even then service was slow. As it filled up things got slower. I had a chicken "curry". The only curry spice I could detect was cumin seed, burnt. Still... More 

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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Healthy, local and veggie food included in the lunch menu. Service was fast for Bolivian standards. Prices are very honest, we paid 24 pesos for an entire lunch menu. The place is attended also by locals. Definitely the restaurant to go to in Sucre, especially if you are sicknof meat!

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London, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Loved this little restaurant / cafe. It's slightly out of the way but only a few minutes walk from the centre really and worth the effort! The food was really tasty. There's a big selection of vegetarian options, including curries and falafel, and also some meat dishes. The goulasch was amazing! Delicious lemonade too.

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Thank Thelastdodo2
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten so many times here and every time the food they serve is amazing. The almuerzo is a bit expensive (for Sucre), but its very worth it. Delicious soup, always two vegetarian segundos for election, a juice and dessert. I can't say anything about the food a la carta but the lunch is an excellent value. In comments... More 

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Thank SarahD06
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307 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

El Germen is a decent restaurant. The food is healthy and the service slow. But, if I'm going to sacrifice and not eat meat . . . I will be heading over to Condor Cafe, Sucre's other Vegetarian option. Even for a meat lover like me, the smells that waft into the street from Condor Cafe call to me! But... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Good lunch with a very good price. Friendly staff and nice ambient. I realy enjoyed the falafels and the tofu curry. You can also find a coca bread witch is awesome.

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Thank Igor C
Vienna, Austria
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

It is always hard to get good vegetarian food around south america but they really put an effort in their meals. The staff might be a little slow but the lunch menues are a delicous and super cheap splurge even for non-vegetarians!

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Thank arck84
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Had the soya burger to start and the grilled tofu as a main - great food especially the tofu. The service was fine and the atmosphere nice and cosy.

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Thank Evansowe
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Together with three friends I went there last weekend and all were amazed by the food. and I am not exaggerating !!! we had the vegetarian lasagne, the raviolis, a potato gratin and a chicken curry with veggies, and it was one of the best dinners I had in bolivia. do yourself the favour and DO NOT MISS THIS when... More 

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Taganga, Colombia
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

There is some truth in a lot of these reviews but our experience was as follows: Quite dark... Not all lights on but they switched one on where we were eating. Doesn't give a welcoming impression. The staff are nice if a little slow. There was one other table apart from us but still I had to get up and... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Alberto 231, Sucre, Bolivia
  • Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  Chuquisaca Department  >  Sucre
  • Phone Number: 6441044

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