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Top Choice German in Tarija

Guten

Local families and groups of friends and tourists, mainly Bolivian, frequent Guten where you can chow down on juicy cuts of steak, schnitzel and fish. You'll likely want to linger and lounge with drinks as its got a…
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 ambiance which echoes the casual sophistication of a southern Spanish bodega's restaurant. All mains come with a tasty buffet of salad, …
Top Choice Buffet in Tarija

La Floresta Don Ñato

A great place for pitchers of fresh lemonade and all-you-can-eat buffets of pork, chicken and salads served in a huge and lovely, leafy garden with a swimming pool. It’s a bit out of town, so get a taxi here – the s…
Museum in Tarija

Museo de Arqueología y Paleontología

The university-run Archaeology & Paleontology Museum provides a glimpse of the prehistoric creatures and lives of the early peoples that once inhabited the Tarija area. Downstairs you’ll see well-preserved anima…
Museum in Tarija

Casa Dorada

With a freshly painted coat of gold and silver, the appropriately named Gilded House whose roof is topped with a row of liberating angels, looks impressive from afar but less so upon closer inspection. Entry is by g…
Religious in Tarija

Fiesta de Compadres

Two Thursdays before Carnaval, Tarija celebrates this unique fiesta with music, dancing and special basket tableaux constructed of bread known as bollus preñaus. Flowers, fruits, tubers, small cakes and other gifts …
Religious in Tarija

Fiesta de San Roque

This well-known festival gives thanks to the saint whose appearance supposedly marked the end of the plague and leprosy in the area. The main celebration doesn’t begin until the first Sunday of September and continu…
Church in Tarija

Basílica de San Francisco

The Basílica de San Francisco was founded in 1606 and is now a national monument. The 16th-century convent library and archives, which may conjure up images reminiscent of The Name of the Rose, can be used only by r…
Architectural in Tarija

Gilded House

The Gilded House dates back to 1930, when it was one of several properties owned by the wealthy Tarija landowner Moisés Navajas (often described as Bolivia’s Teddy Roosevelt) and his wife, Esperanza Morales. The bui…
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…