Restaurants

Top Choice Bolivian in La Paz

Gustu

Credited with sparking La Paz's culinary renaissance, and launched by the Danish culinary entrepreneur Claus Meyer (of Noma fame), this groundbreaking restaurant works to both rescue and showcase underutilized Boliv…
Top Choice Vegetarian in La Paz

Ali Pacha

Locals thought it absurd on so many levels to open a high-end vegetarian restaurant with degustation menus in La Paz's downtrodden Casco Viejo neighborhood. And it is absurd. Fantastically so! Even carnivores will s…
Top Choice Bolivian in La Paz

Popular Cocina Boliviana

The concept of waiting in line for a restaurant doesn't exist in La Paz, but that's exactly what you'll need to do to get into Popular. Seasonal three-course menus put a gourmet spin on the city's humble lunch spots…
Top Choice Vegetarian in La Paz

Namas Té

Tea lovers take note: The tea menu at this lovable lime-green veggie restaurant is a staggering four pages long! There's also plenty of quinoa in all forms (falafel, soup, tabouli salad) and even a raved-about tofu …
Italian in La Paz

Pronto

We don’t know where (or how) they get their fresh ingredients, but this candlelit underground restaurant has figured it out, offering up dish after dish of thoughtfully prepared, well-structured and delicately balan…
Seafood in La Paz

La Espinita

Get down to 'the bones' with a hearty Andean lunch of four favorite fried fish in a delicious home-made batter, all served with crisy ispi (little sardine-sized buggers) on top, and sides of potato and mote (big cor…
Bolivian in La Paz

Los Qñapés

Snack on Bolivian favorites like cuñapé (a cheesy yuca bread), humintas (a steamed corn pie) and masacos (plantains or yucca mashed with meat or cheese) at this always-busy cafe. 100% of the ingredients are organic …
Market in La Paz

Mercado Lanza

Between Plaza Pérez Velasco and Calle Figueroa is Mercado Lanza, one of La Paz's main food markets (the other major one is Mercado Camacho). It sells all manner of fruits, vegetables, juices, dairy products, breads …
Bolivian in La Paz

La Casona Restaurant

The upscale executive set lunch here comes with an extensive salad bar, soup and your choice of mains like chicken in wine sauce or delicately crafted milanesas (breaded meat fillets). The atmosphere is quite nice (…
Cafe in La Paz

Etno Café Cultural

This edgy scarlet cafe makes a great stop after visiting the museums of Calle Jaén or for an evening nightcap. Come for decent coffees, salads, pizzas or distinctly Bolivian drinks like quinoa beer or a shot of coca…