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“Not on your first day in La Paz!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of El Vagon del Sur

El Vagon del Sur
Ranked #35 of 406 Restaurants in La Paz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Latin, South American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Vienna, Austria
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“Not on your first day in La Paz!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

This restaurant is located in the lower part of the city in a former family house.
The atmosphere and decoration is OK, not great.
Prices are average for La Paz, a typical main course dish will cost about 60 Bolivianos (7 Euro)
The restaurant is specialised in bolivian food, typically with a lot of spices but not extremely hot (as compared with mexican or thai food). The spiced dishes are not easy to digest. This is why I recommend that you never go to this restaurant on your first day in La Paz.

  • Visited May 2013
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La Paz, Bolivia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Bolivian food at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

The owners select each ingredient and personally supervise each dish. nice atmosphere and variaty of local dishes. The lake trout its worth sampling.

Visited July 2012
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USA
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52 reviews
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“went local, my mistake”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

I wanted to try local bolivian food and drink here, and, well, I tried it. and I won't be trying it again. but that's how you learn.

we ordered a round of pisco sours for the group, and I can't even describe why I didn't like it. maybe it's just an acquired taste. and then I ordered the picante de pollo, and I only was able to eat one bite of every item on my plate. the chicken had a rough chewy texture, and the potatoes were freeze dried or something and not tasty.

my friends all seemed to enjoy their meals, though.

Visited May 2012
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“Very good bolivian food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2011

A traditional restaurant in La Paz with very good local dishes. The setting is not the best as the restaurant operates in a former residence that has been improvised into a restaurant.

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Jorge M, Propietario at El Vagon del Sur, responded to this review, September 6, 2016
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Muchas gracias por tu opinión. Ahora estamos en nuestra nueva casa, ojalá en tu próximo viaje tengamos el gusto de tu visita. Saludos !
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“Not worth a trip to the Zona Sur but good if you're already there”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2010

Nice outdoor seating. If you're close, it's a good choice. Nothing wowing. I tried the Picante Surtido that everyone says you should eat here but it was not great (dry beef jerky, mushy cow tongue, beef stew, and decent chicken combo). The "deboned Chicken breast" was full of bones. Service was decent and place seemed safe and definitely high socio-economic level though not too expensive. Including a 35 bolivianos ($10) jar of lemonade, dinner for two cost around $30.

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