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Pacena La Saltena

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Loayza 233 Edif. Mcal. de Ayacucho | Sopocachi, La Paz, Bolivia
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tour guide said this was the best after we asked for a saltena. A family of picky eaters loved them, though they were hot.

Thank LoveVirginia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I love these saltenas and as a volunteer living in La Paz, they are a regular breakfast or lunch staple around the office. I highly recommend their vegetarian saltenas (the only place I have found with vegetarian saltenas in La Paz) and also their "hoja" saltenas, which are meat and potato filled but with a flakey pastry crust (sometimes only... More 

Thank Julie F
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Tried both the meat and veggie and I would easy get these again. If fact I was craving them the day after and still am. Wish I could get them now that I'm back home!

Thank gembawamba
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

So glad we found this place on our walking tour, very simple interior, busy atmosphere, but man o man are those little meat filled pastries good :)

Thank Jayman1982
La Paz, Bolivia
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

The guaranteed salteñas of La Paz. Eating a salteña is tricky.... especially if they are not fresh. You can get all types of intestinal infections, hepatitis,etc. etc. With these salteñas you are guaranteed, fresh and healthy. Don´t just eat anything in the streets, quite dangerous.

Thank RossieArraya
Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Been here multiple times, and there's a reason for that - quality. They have been around for a while and are known to be one of the best. Nowadays you see many competitors but Paceña holds its place. Their salteñas are a bit smaller for that price (6bs) but the quality and taste is superior. They offer nice juice as... More 

Thank Charly186
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57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Delicious Saltena snacks and fast, friendly service. Cheap as chips - very tempting to eat too many.

Thank Ianfinchtgd
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Very similar in concept to Asia's curry puffs, except the pastry itself is not flaky or salty! That said I loved the slightly sweet dough taste and juicy meat fillings. Good for a mid morning snack on the way to get some cash.

Thank alexischeong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We went here for a low cost lunch and the salthenas were delicious. A much better alternative than the nearby cafes which charge a lot more for a simple sandwich. We had vegetable and chicken, our advice is to get two as they're quite small.

Thank Sean R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Decided to chose this spot to taste our first saltenas. Definitely a good choice as these piping hot pastries deserve a seat given the gravy spillages that are likely to occur when first eaten. Food was tasty and service quick.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Fast Food, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loayza 233 Edif. Mcal. de Ayacucho | Sopocachi, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  La Paz Department  >  La Paz
  • Phone Number: 2225931

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