Must-see restaurants in Cochabamba

  • Top Choice
    Casa de Campo

    A Cochabamba classic, this loud and cheerful partly open-air restaurant is a traditional spot to meet, eat and play cacho (dice). There’s a big range of…

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    Clementina

    A corrugated shipping container facade conceals this intimate and sophisticated scene. Dishes include creative salads, like quinoa with tandoori chicken,…

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    Vainilla

    This contemporary, bright and airy restaurant has the look, feel and healthy menu choices of a southern California cafe. The umbrella-shaded outdoor patio…

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    Menta

    A sparsely designed white-brick space with several long picnic-style tables and a menu of Bolivian-style vegetarian dishes and good fruit juices.

  • De K'ffe

    Homey and a little old-fashioned, at least as far as decor goes, this is nevertheless a convivial place, where regulars have been congregating for years…

  • Suiza

    Formally attired waitstaff and an overall air of old-school traditional aloofness permeates Suiza. However, the almuerzo ejecutivo is a good deal at B$50,…

  • María Bonita

    This charming and friendly spot decorated with bright colors and Mexican signifiers such as Frida Kahlo posters and football jerseys is run by the son of…

  • 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…

  • Sole Mio

    The best pizza in Cochabamba. The owners, encouragingly, are from Napoli and import the ingredients for their robust brick-oven, wood-fired pizzas – thin…

  • Cayenna

    On the ground floor of an upscale apartment building lining a narrow suburban park, Cayenna has a large, eclectic menu ranging from pita silpancho (sliced…

  • Páprika

    Classy and fashionable, this popular restaurant-bar has an eclectic menu, both Bolivian and international, including tasty baked potatoes and fondues, and…

  • La Cantonata

    A little stuffy in an old-school way with menus the weight of a hardcover book and formal, waistcoated waiters, this long-running Italian place remains…

  • Globo’s

    Competing for cochabambinos' ice-cream and dessert bolivianos is Globo's, with four locations across the city; the multistory outlet on Pando in la…

  • Mikuy Cafe Cultural

    The light-filled atrium with faux-stone flooring at this restored colonial-era building is a pleasant place to break up a walk around downtown. Sandwiches…

  • Bufalo’s Rodizio

    This all-you-can-eat Brazilian-style grill has smart waiters bringing huge hunks of delicious meat to your table faster than you can pick up your fork…

  • Dumbo

    The jumbo-size Dumbo is a popular spot for helado (ice cream), but also for its colorfully decorated cakes, pies and a decent selection of traditional…

  • Empanadas Las Carmelitas

    On the highway near La Angostura is this well-known spot where you can get delicious cheese-and-onion empanadas baked in a large beehive oven.

  • Beef & Buns

    Classic Americana decor and a variety of juicy 200g beef burgers; equally above-average chicken sandwiches.

  • IC Norte

    Well-stocked US-style supermarket with imported and unique, export-quality Bolivian products.

  • El Pahuichi Salon de Te

    Serves specialties from the Oriente including tripa rellena (pigs' intestines stuffed with a mixture of ground beef, rice, onions and tomatoes) and…