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Restaurante Bolsi

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Estrella 399 esq Alberdi, Asuncion, Paraguay
+595 21 491841
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Perth, Australia
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885 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Indoor & sidewalk dinning at this popular downtown restaurant Modern décor & very extensive menu of international dishes Nothing in English but you will recognise many of the dishes Service is ok

Thank Darrel J
Asuncion, Paraguay
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is one of the best restaurants in downtown Asuncion, the river fish surubi is served here, and you must try it. Of course the nice meat cuts are delicious, and lunch can be finished with a nice cortado - coffee . The ambience is really friendly, can become crowded very fast, but it is second to none in the... More 

Thank DanteMR
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place this is! So much style and taste in one place 😋 We came here for an early lunch and had one Hummus Wrap (30,000 Gs), one veggie BBQ burger (38,000 Gs), two Americano Coffees (8,000 Gs each), two mixed juices of Mango and maracuya (11,000 Gs each), and a slice of cake (15,000 Gs). All was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent and inexpensive food with great attentive service. Old institution, with a variety of dishes that can please anyone. Always crowded with classy people and families. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried a local red wine made by Mennonites. It was very good and went down well with my perfectly cooked filet mignon and salad.

1 Thank Count-Mascetti
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017

Excellent food in a nice setting. Open for all meals, late lunches, early dinners, wide international beer selection, draught beer, reasonable prices. A little slow serving food, but ok.

Thank rockrider
Asuncion, Paraguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

EL BOLSI is a must in Paraguay! It is a classic place where you can eat all type of foods! It is one of Asuncion's oldest restaurants. I recommend their Caesar Salad, Pira caldo (fish soup) and Empanadas!

Thank pheiseckep
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

The place on its own was very classy, crowded with older couples and families. There is a bit of waiting every time you try to eat there. The food isn't the best, but it is worthy what you pay.

1 Thank Guilherme R
Reims, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Ate in the restaurant section excellent service large choice of dishes international style. Stupified by a Paraguayan wine made by Mennonites with Dornfelder grape. Excellent and really inexpensive. So good we had another bottle. Not a bad word about the food either.

Thank corkpop
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

If you like to try local food wherever you go. This is a nice place to visit. It is well located, has a nice atmosphere, is a little noisy, very friendly staff and count with a pretty tasty menu. I will undoubtedly visit Bolsi again on my next trip to Asuncion

1 Thank viatoripatuit1
Asuncion, Paraguay
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

Some food were fried with grease several times. Not fresh at all. Bad ingredient. Don't waste money. I would like to recomend another place, if somebody want to try paraguayan food. That's my honest opinon after visiting this restaurant.

Thank monicaPY2000
krocme, General Manager at Restaurante Bolsi, responded to this review

Hello Monica, We're sorry to hear you had a bad experience at our establishment but I can assure you we use the freshest ingredients available; although of course mistakes can occur from time to time. Would you please email us at info@bolsi.com.py and tell us more about what happened so that we can improve our service. Thank you for your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
Pizza, Mediterranean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrella 399 esq Alberdi, Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Location: South America  >  Paraguay  >  Asuncion
  • Phone Number: +595 21 491841
Bolsi is a third generation family-owned restaurant which opened in 1960.

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