Gran Chiquitania restaurants

Bolivian in Santa Ana de Velasco

Restaurante El Tacu

Tucked away behind the main square to the east of the church is this lovely restaurant serving hearty home-cooked meals. Seating is at outdoor tables shaded by fruit trees; the grapefruits and limes they bear are us…
Bolivian in Concepción

El Buen Gusto

Portions are generous and the salad bar makes a welcome change from the greasy fare that's often the only option on the mission circuit. Take a seat in the leafy, quiet patio out back. Locals insist this is the best…
Pizza in San Ignacio de Velasco

Pizzeria Napolitano

At weekends it seems every family in town is at Pizzeria Napolitano, vying for an outdoor table. As well as deep-pan pizzas, the menu spans pasta, meat dishes and excellent salads. It's one block northwest of San Ig…
Barbecue in San José de Chiquitos

Churrasquería El Rafa

Locals give this place on the southwest corner of the plaza the thumbs up, but your arteries might not. The lunchtime buffet includes more salads and pasta in addition to meat.
International in San Ignacio de Velasco

Club Social

Has good-value almuerzos (set lunches), which include soup and a main course. The menu changes daily but often features majadito de charque, a typical local dish made with rice and dried meat. The restaurant is on t…
Bolivian in San Xavier


The food here is home cooked and good value, and the family atmosphere and smiling waiters make all the difference. It serves breakfast, lunch and coffee and empanadas (stuffed, savory pastries) in the evening.
Bolivian in San José de Chiquitos

Sabor Chiquitano

Delicious juices and a good choice of mains as well as snacks such as tasty empanadas make this a solid choice. Service is friendly and there's an outdoor terrace right on the square.
Bolivian in San Rafael de Velasco

Las Palmeras

Simple local restaurant on the square serving soups and mains such as milanesas (breaded cutlets).
Desserts in San Xavier

Dolce Capricho

Head here for homemade cakes and ice cream. It's on the main road, one block west of the entrance to town.