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Potosi 793, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
(2) 334 8388
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great traditional "Chinese-Bolivian" flavor

This restaurant is a classic icon in Chinese food at Santa Cruz. The flavor is great and have not changed in years. Compared to other restaurants it is more expensive and the serving portions are smaller. The menu, atmosphere, waiters, interior design, everything is almost the same. I have to say I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
Jose G
via mobile
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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Good plave to have some latin-chinese cuisine, very good prices and confortable place to be. Make sure you attend early (12:01 pm) because the place gets very crowded and you'll have to wait outsside for more than 30 minutes

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La Paz, Bolivia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I'm not exaggerating. I've had Chinese food in many places around Bolivia and this is the best so far. Many friends of mine say that it's even better than Peruvian Chinese food, which is famous worldwide. The wonton is sooo good. I usually have the green pepper meat and the sweet and sour pork.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is a classic icon in Chinese food at Santa Cruz. The flavor is great and have not changed in years. Compared to other restaurants it is more expensive and the serving portions are smaller. The menu, atmosphere, waiters, interior design, everything is almost the same. I have to say I like the flavor very much and from time... More 

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

If you expect to find a good chines Restaurant in Santa Cruz forget it. Even Chifa Mandarin is not close to a Chines Restaurant. It looks like one from outside; and if you get inside (no telephone reservation; line outside the door) inside it looks like a food court, serves you have beg to serve you, and the food. Well... More 

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Orem, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We eat here every week. They offer a typically wide variety of dishes which we enjoy. The service is always good if you understand that in Latin America you signal the waiter, you don´t wait for them. One of the items that we enjoy is the shrimp fried rice. It is prepared as we are accustomed to eating in the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Nothing special here. This placed used to be one of the best chinesse food in town, but i'm talking about years ago.. I don't know what happen? Service lacks, servers are always right not the guest. Perhaphs is time to implement new blood, chef, or fusion your cuisine. I had a deja vu been at those $9.99 al you can... More 

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I ordered sweet and sour pork,the meat was not fresh,like it was frozen for a long time,the sauce too thick and sweet, awkward waiters,take a long time to wait on tables,many customers complaining.looks can be deceiving,it looks a nice oriental architecture from the outside but the food and service are lousy.No tip,sorry.

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Just been to this Chifa,I ordered Wanton Soup,got chicken soup instead,I told the waiter,he goes I repeated twice when you ordered it very impolitely,I said to him,please I know what I ordered cause wanton soup is my favorite entree when I'm in Lima,Peru the best Chifa in the world,this waiter thought he was dealing with some untravelled connosseur,I've been to... More 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

The place is kind of old, but nice. Mostly families go there, since it's a classical place to go and eat some chineese food. The food itself is really good, the service though average. The sweet and sour fried pork nuggets and the spicy-sweet pork ribs are a delicious option to try.

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I was really craving some good chinese food but I was average. Food: I am not sure if it was the type of food we ordered but it was ok. Service: Average. It took a while to get the order in and to flag down the servers for additional items and to check out. Atmosphere: Good. Eating area seemed clean... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Potosi 793, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
  • Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  Santa Cruz Department  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: (2) 334 8388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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