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“On Ruta 1 the place for a quick wholesome meal”
Review of Fruteria Paraguari

Fruteria Paraguari
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Paraguari
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch
Santa Barbara, California
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143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“On Ruta 1 the place for a quick wholesome meal”
Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

This large restaurant serves drivers on Paraguay's Ruta 1. There are three choices of types of offerings: full cafeteria, sandwich & empanadas line, and an ice cream stand, all within a large open space with ample seating for hundreds.

We stopped here twice in one day. First for a full cafeteria hot lunch and on our return for ice cream. The lunch offerings included beef, pork, chicken and fish - all hot dishes. Their vegetable and salad offerings are very wide, unusual for our experience in this country. All dishes were appropriately cooked and tasty. The ice cream choices were numerous, 15+.
I had three scoops, durazno (peach), coco (coconut), and banana. Both the peach and coco had pieces of them it them. Delicious - best we've had in our 20 day stay in country.

Don't expect any atmosphere here. It is all about getting travelers fed and on their way, in rating them I scored them high with those type restaurants in mind. However, the food, although certainly not gourmet, is well prepared, tasty and wholesome.

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Thank viarueda
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Dublin, Ireland
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120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Neither a Self-Service Restaurant, a Souveinr Shop or a Supermarket but a Combination of all three”
Reviewed November 25, 2011

You hit La Fruteria on the right hand side of the road approaching Paraguari from Asuncion and it seems to be something of an institution. The restaurant portion is enormous and the pricing of the wide variety of self-service food is by weight! I have been there twice so far - in March and May 2011 - and found the food excellent on both occasions. The prices are ridiculously low, even by Paraguayan standards! Although the restaurant occupies more than half of the total area, the establishment seems to derive its name from the sale of fresh fruit, which is now only a minor part of the business. It also contains a souvenir shop and a super-market whilst (presumably unattached) vendors outside offer flowers, handicrafts - especially knives and machetes - and discounted CDs and DVDs.

  • Visited May 2011
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4 Thank Oddysseus
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed July 3, 2011

I was there last as a Peace Corps member. The service was tops, and the food was great!

  • Visited August 2010
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2 Thank newton9_11
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