We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Germen

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
San Alberto 231, Sucre, Bolivia
Improve this listing
Add hours for El Germen and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 47 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
288 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taganga, Colombia
Level Contributor
96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I ordered the Papas a la Huaciana, and they were okay, but not amazing, and they took forever. My husband ordered the menu of the day, and it was a much better value, and seemed to come out more quickly at the tables where everyone ordered it, but it still wasn't all that impressive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lyon, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We went in this place, too much calm, i wold say boring. We ordered soups and potatoes crockets and spatzle. Everything was with bad cheese, and no taste. There is so much nicer place in Sucre...

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Germen also viewed

Sucre, Chuquisaca Department
Sucre, Chuquisaca Department
 
Sucre, Chuquisaca Department
Sucre, Chuquisaca Department
 

Been to El Germen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Germen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?