Restaurants

Top Choice Bolivian in El Valle de la Concepción

Bodega Casa Vieja

Home to the best patero (foot-trodden) wine, this atmospheric winery has a lovely restaurant with a trellis-covered courtyard and covered outdoor patio with beautiful mountain views. Serves classic Chaco dishes like…
Top Choice Pizza in Tarija

Macondo de Pizza Pazza Restaurant

Exuberant host Edith Paz Zamora and her son Hector have put together a really unique blend of art and, you guessed it, pizza, on the ground floor of the Club Social Tarija. But the homemade pastas are equally good (…
Top Choice Steak in Tarija

El Fogón de Gringo

The quality and value of El Fogón's choice steaks equal the appeal of its warm ambience, which echoes the casual sophistication of a southern Spanish bodega's restaurant. All mains come with a tasty buffet of salad,…
Top Choice Seafood in Tarija

Pappillon

Known only to locals, especially older men who come here for cacho (a dice game), guitar strumming and fish like pacu (from the Amazon around Beni), sabalu (from Villamontes) and surubí. It's located on a road commo…
Top Choice Bolivian in Tarija

Mercado Central

Despite its sterile suburban mall-like interior, the newly built central market is a great place to sample local specialties. The ground floor is divided into zones for bread, meat, cheese, vegetables etc, while the…
Top Choice Health Food in Tarija

Entre Frutas

Acai bowls and fruit smoothies are the specialties here, with salads and ceviches rounding out the healthy menu. A few front seats are good for watching passersby and the enclosed cobblestone back patio is nice for …
Bolivian in Tarija

El Puente Night Market

More than a dozen stalls with apron-clad women serving up local specialties like falso conejo (ground meat with vegetables, onions and rice), saice (spicy diced beef and vegetables), sonso (grilled mashed yucca with…
Steak in Tarija

La Parilla del Gordo Aviles

One of the city's best steakhouses, busy with locals downing bottles of wine who all seem to know one another and the owner, who took the leap from hosting asados at home to restaurateur.
Bolivian in Tarija

Cabaña de Don Pedro

This Tarija culinary institution serves local, regional and Bolivian specialties to families, who have been gathering in its large, light-filled dining room for generations. Originally opened in 1974 in a different …
International in Tarija

Taberna Gattopardo

Worthy of repeat visits, if only for people-watching while sipping an espresso, this European-run tavern and cafe occupies one of the central plaza's choicest corners. The menu is large and eclectic, the food merely…