The international population has rolled up its sleeves and opened some fine restaurants, so what the city lacks in attractions it makes up for in gastronomic offerings. Av Monseñor Rivero is lined with snazzy restaurants that get posher, or more expensive, the further you walk from the center. At the other end of the scale, cheap fast-food joints line Ayacucho.


Eating out in Santa Cruz can sometimes be pricey, so self-catering may help you stick to your budget.