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El Patio Salteneria

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Calle San Alberto 18, Sucre, Bolivia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect for a light lunch or snack. We tried a meat and chicken saltenas and they were both incredible, particularly the meat one. Very sad that we didn't have the time to return! Useful to note that it closes at 1, so get there early. On our first trip we got there and it was closed :(

Thank Celia P
Herndon, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is simple: chicken saltena, beef saltena, or chicken empanada to eat (each selling for about $1); soda, water or lemonade to drink. There's a counter as you walk in, and you order and pay there. You then take your receipt and sit at a table, and a waitress will eventually come, take your receipt, and then bring your... More 

Thank Adam F
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food here is amazing! Order at the front, then either sit at a table or go to the back counter for take away. Simple food, done so well! Sweet outside, savory inside. so so tasty!

Thank LukeGalley
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Amazing Bolivian salteñas in a cute courtyard. Be aware that it closes at 12:30! And there may be long queues, but worth the wait.

Thank NinaMMM90
Panguipulli, Chile
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Very cool historic building and patio. Full of locals and great for people watching, which is how we learned most Bolivians eat their saltena with a spoon! Delicious food at 8 bolivianos each. Be patient (like the locals are) and get there early. Kid friendly.

Thank twohentschls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

I had the meat (carne) salteñas. They were so delicious. Best salteñas in Sucre! Very cheap 18 bolivianos for two. Great service too.

Thank Emma F
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

This is the saltena place in Sucre. There are far more locals than tourists. Saltenas are the Bolivian version of an empanada or meat pie. Specialists could tell you the difference between a saltena and an empanada. It is close to the Plaza de Armas and the market. Come a little before noon to avoid lines. Most of the tables... More 

Thank R___D169
Perth, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

Great saltenas. I mean really tasty, sauce inside is lava so be careful! As for the guy at the door and the girl wandering around collecting dishes, replace them with mannequins. More cost effective i reckon. Once we got our ticket we had to wait about 10-15 minutes for her to collect and give to the kitchen. And they seemed... More 

Thank viet_ceoil
Leucadia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

From the ambiance of the quaint outdoor courtyard to the piping hot pockets of deliciousness, we could not get enough of the El Patio Salteneria. It's flooded with locals and tourists alike and sells out fast! Get there between 11 and 12 to ensure you get a taste of both the beef and the chicken Salteñas.

Thank PFCFitness
Seattle, Washington
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We have been in Bolivia for a week now and have tried several salteña places in LaPaz and this Sucre location blew us away. A good sized salteña with great flavor. A bit most (as it should be) and delicious. Would go again - we even took a couple to go!

Thank joshmtus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Alberto 18, Sucre, Bolivia
  • Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  Chuquisaca Department  >  Sucre
  • Phone Number: +591-4-64-55173

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