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El Patio Salteneria

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Calle San Alberto 18, Sucre, Bolivia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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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14 reviews
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
Lima, Peru
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We tried A LOT of empanadas and saslteñas throughout out time in Sucre. We heard about this place and thought it might just be all talk and swarming in tourists. there were a few tourists, but also heaps of locals. Its a quick process (kinda confusing first time as they dont have a menu and you have to order as... More 

Thank mumwearefine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Queue system to order and pay before sitting down. Service was efficient but if you want more you need to queue again. Very popular with locals. Great courtyard and excellent for people watching. Saltenas very good. Basically it's a Bolivian Cornish pasty. Used to be given to the silver miners to take to work. The lemonade was very sweet.

Thank 1480
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This were supposed to be the best place for saltenas in Bolivia, and you know what? It was! They are delicious! Especially the ones with chicken. They have something special about the filling and the crust. I would totally recommend it! Just be prepared for long time of waiting because the waiters prefer to chat in the kitchen than take... More 

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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?