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“Central European cuisine in the heart of South America”
Review of Restaurant Vienna

Restaurant Vienna
Ranked #25 of 419 Restaurants in La Paz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Edinburgh, Scotland
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309 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Central European cuisine in the heart of South America”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

The restaurant is designed along the lines of a traditional Viennese cafe, and does it well. It is a large, comfortable space, and ideal for larger groups dining together. Service is helpful and friendly.

The menu has a range of central European dishes, such as Stroganoff and Goulash, with a good selection of German/Austrian dishes, such as Bockwurst, pork knuckle and smoked sausage; there is also a selection of Bolivian dishes.

The food is served in hefty portions, so be careful not to order too much. It is nicely presented, and very well cooked.

The restaurant has a nice ambience, helped by the pianist playing at the grand piano. The bar offers a good selection of drinks, including some locally-brewed beers, served in traditional steins.

  • Visited November 2012
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Aarhus, Denmark
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good German Food, steaks and some traditional Bolivian”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Vienna is an old style restaurant with reliable food. The service is efforted but ain't the best for european standarts at least and that's probably the only downside of this restaurant. Still it looks a popular choice among the expats and bolivians for celebrations alike.
The atmosphere is a bit old styled and looks a bit tired but i guess that's the intention, to look like a bistro in the forties in Germany or Austria...The live piano player is great and makes it up for the rest!

  • Visited November 2012
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Vancouver
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44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great little cosy restaurant with great service”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We ate here two of the nights we stayed in La Paz. The service and ambience is lovely. Soft live piano music playing which makes it a nice little hideaway from the noise and dirt of La Paz. The food is good for Bolivian standards.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank SingleMindedExplorer
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San Francisco, California
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197 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Pretty good Viennese food”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

This quiet restaurant had a pianist entertaining us and was not bad. We ordered the filet mignon, pig's knuckle, and combination sausage platter (all our dishes were good). The service was impeccable and our waiter had made an excellent wine recommendation.

Visited September 2012
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Thank jing0423
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Temuco, Chile
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“With some effort, it could be a lot more.”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

We had high hopes for Vienna so that's probably why I'm being a little tough. We were initially surprised at entering the restaurant, we were the youngest people in the restaurant (we are not that young) and I found the decor to be a little confusing. My expectations are often set by the first five minutes and the floral and pink tablecloths initially made me feel like we had entered a nanna-style tea house.

We were greeted by every staff member on the way inside which was a change from the standard Bolivian service although at times, even after making eye contact with the staff, we found it hard to get anyone's attention.

I had the steak and a glass of the Conception Merlot. The wine was terrible, it was the cheapest on the menu but it was the only brand of Bolivian wine listed on the menu and we have had better Bolivian wine previously. The steak was cooked as requested but plated in a way that suggested a cheaper meal, the vegetables were cut as though they were frozen vegetables (I'm fairly certain they weren't) and the sauce was salty.

The best part of the experience was the piano player. His playing was sublime and soulful and I felt that his talents were wasted on the audience.

All in all, it was a nice experience but at Bolivian prices and with the Tripadvisor rating I was expecting more. With a little more care and maybe some new soft furnishings, this place would be really top notch.

  • Visited September 2012
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