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Chifa Mandarin

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Potosi 793, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
(2) 334 8388
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Very good place but you have to wait like 20-30 minutes to get inside, but when you enter it is another story, the plates are perfect and the service is perfect too, they make one of the best spring rolls I've ever eaten overall a very good place if you want something different, but remember to go early because they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

The ambience is nice and the waiters are attentive. As others have mentioned, it is smart to arrive early since the place fills up fast. They open at 7:30 pm for supper. I've enjoyed my meal each time we've eaten here, but my wife doesn't care if we ever return again. I've enjoyed the food, but I'm not content to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Some Chinese people don't like this place, saying thet the food isn't authentic, but I like it. A lot. The restaurant building is a work of art itself, always clean and with the subtle oriental music in the background. The service is great and one main dish + rice can easily feed two people. I hightly recommend it!

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Thank Danusius
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 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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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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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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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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Thank Nicole G
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Potosi 793, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
  • Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  Santa Cruz Department  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: (2) 334 8388

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