Top Choice Bolivian in Tarabuco

Pukari Wasi

An absolutely charming family-run spot only a block from the southeast corner of the town plaza with a central patio lined with potted plants and flowering trees. Almuerzos (B$35) come with cazuela da mani (peanut s…
Top Choice Peruvian in Copacabana


Why eat Peruvian food once you've crossed the border? Because this place kicks ass. Forget Copa's ad nauseam pizzas and go for a Papa a la Huancaino (potato in spicy yellow sauce) or a chupe de camarones, and be tra…
Top Choice South American in Rurrenabaque

La Perla de Rurre

Many in Rurre will tell you that this is their favorite restaurant and ‘the Pearl’ does indeed serve up some mean fresh fish and chicken dishes. The surroundings are simple but the service is excellent.
South American in La Paz

Sumaq Mikhuy

The name means 'delicious food' in Quechua, and this cochabambina/paceña mixed family has hit the nail on the head with specialties like a picante surtido (a spicy chicken and potato dish) and pique a la macho (fren…
South American in La Paz

Ají Seco

You can get a hearty set lunch of staples like queso humacha (a hearty altiplano dish of potatoes, cheese, onion and tomato), but the real house specialty is the hamburger in all its guises: Spanish burgers stuffed …
Bolivian in Uyuni

Lithium Club

This upper-end choice has international-takes on traditional Bolivian dishes like charque de llama (llama jerky) and pailita de llama (llama stew), bringing together authentic flavor combinations with a smidge of Eu…
Argentine in Cochabamba

La Estancia

One of a knot of spacious restaurants just across the river in Recoleta, this Argentine-style grill is a fine place. There are thick, juicy steaks (it’s worth upgrading to the Argentine meat), ribs and kidneys, as w…
Brazilian in La Paz

Restaurant Paladar

This cavernous place serves recommended Brazilian fare, including feijoada (a bean and meat casserole, typical of Portugal and Brazil). Heavy drapes, bow-tied waiters and smartly dressed locals would have you think …
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 colonial atmosphere is qui…
Bolivian in Oruro


This appealing choice serves high-quality traditional orureño food with a dash of innovation. The servings are huge, so ask for half a portion of anything you order. Lamb is the specialty, served with salad and dehy…