La Paz Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in La Paz

August 9, 2017 Phylicia Berquist

Sitting in a valley in the Andes Mountains, La Paz is the city that touches the clouds. The de facto capital of Bolivia, and sitting between 3300 and 4100 meters above sea level, La Paz is the highest capital city in the world. Rich with 19th century churches, museums of artifacts from the pre-Conquest era, precarious overlooks, and colorful markets, La Paz is truly unique. The Witches’ Market, in the center of the city, sells charms and potions for Aymara rituals, as well as souvenirs.
Things to do in La Paz

1. Restaurant Vienna

Calle Federico Zuazo 1905 esquina calle Batallon Colorados | Centro, La Paz 1000, Bolivia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery German, Austrian, European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$94 +591 2 2441660
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 297 reviews

Restaurant Vienna

VIENNA is a very European style restaurant offering traditional cuisine tastefully prepared and presented by attentive staff. Enjoy the excellent cuisine amid antiques, old prints and wood or relax over a drink at Vienna´s bar, listening to the music of famous Austrian composers. VIENNA, the renowned La Paz restaurant, assures you of a personal commitment to value and service.

Reviewed By honeysusie

Recommended by our guide. Went and then had to go back as it didnt open until 6pm. Lots of dark wood and like something from a bygone age but the welcome was friendly and the meal was very nice and very reasonably priced.

2. Pacena La Saltena

Loayza 233 Edif. Mcal. de Ayacucho | Sopocachi, La Paz, Bolivia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Latin, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch 2225931
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

Pacena La Saltena

Reviewed By Manco T - Chicago, Illinois

People, let's get real. A saltena is just an empanada, a pasty, a turnover. An excellent snack in the middle of a busy day. This little joint is just fine for a pick-me-up. Their food is good, quick, and the kids working there are nice.

3. Namas Te

Calle Zoilo Flores # 1334 | between calle Colombia and almost corner almirante grau in San Pedro, La Paz 2481401, Bolivia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$55 +591 2 2481401
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 390 reviews

Namas Te

•••• Welcome and Bienvenidos :) •••• Namas Té is about receptivity, respect, art, music, harmony, love, compassion but mostly it's about homestyle vegan/vegetarian cooking. We love what we do and it is very important to share this with everyone that decides to venture into our little oasis in the middle of this beautiful city. There are plenty of choices for veggie entrepeneurs in our food and drink menu all of which are presented in a fair accessble price. Our most popular 'feature' are the daily 'almuerzo' or set lunch menu where we offer a 4 course meal beginning at noon monday through saturday. Stop by and check out our art in progress plus join us for some yummy freshly made food - thanks for checking our Trip Advisor page, namaste!We are open monday - friday 8:30am - 7:00pm / saturday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Reviewed By lmari535

I visited Namas Te with about an hour to burn. I ordered a drink and a snack and it was quite nice. The smells coming from the kitchen as they prepared other stuff for the day are what convinced me that Namas Te deserves another visit in the future.

4. Cafe del Mundo

Calle Sagarnaga 324, La Paz, Bolivia Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$24 - HK$47 +591 2 2310893
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 914 reviews

Cafe del Mundo

Cafe del Mundo, which means the cafe of the world, is a Swedish owned cafe which is seated in a very central and famous touristic street, Calle Sagarnaga, in the heart of La Paz. A Street that is teeming of tourists, souvenir shops, travel agencies and hotels. Cafe del Mundo is a Swedish owned cafe, created by tourists and made for tourists. Our menu offers elements from all over the world which makes it possible for people from all continents to visit us and feel like home for a while, before they leave our place and continue exploring the hustle and bustle of La Paz. Cafe del Mundo is a place where you can enjoy delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners and a lot of tempting sweet stuff, but it's also a great place where travelers can meet and change travel experiences. At the same time as you are enjoying some great food you will receive a lot of travel tips and ideas for what to do in La Paz and surroundings. We can also help you to book a trip or an excursion to almost where ever you want, or you can just sit down relax, drink a coffee, read different travel magazines or surf on your computer in our free Wi-Fi cafe! Welcome, enjoy, relax and explore! Open everyday, 6:30Am to 10:00Pm

Reviewed By Alexandra L

Amazing cafe in La Paz! The food is delicious, stuff gives an excellent service and the place is just a place there you can spend a hole day. Start with breakfast, read your book or whatever you feel. Take a coffe and a pice of...MoreHI Alexandra L, Thank you for your great review! We are vary happy that you enjoyed your time in the cafe. Always welcome back! Saludos from Cafe del Mundo!

5. Rendezvous Restaurant

Subteniente M. Carranza 461 | Final Avenida Sanchez Lima, Sopocachi, La Paz 3165, Bolivia Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Parking Available French, Mediterranean, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Dinner HK$31 - HK$102 +591 2 2912459
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Rendezvous Restaurant

Small, intimate restaurant with seasonal varied menu.

Reviewed By John_and_Marianne - San Diego, California

An incomparable dining experience inclusive of the gourmet dinner menu and presentation, bar, ambience, excellent service (it helps to speak some Spanish) and hugely light feeling on the wallet given the current foreign exchange rate. Try the Rendezvous house cocktails with Amperol (gin or spritzer) and trout sashimi as a starter. We came back again and the second night was as delightful as the first. (I am uploading some pics of some plates and a menu.)

6. Kalakitas Mexican Food n' Drinks

Calle Sagarnaga 363 | Second Floor, La Paz, Bolivia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Lunch HK$63 +591 77560770
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 583 reviews

Kalakitas Mexican Food n' Drinks

Welcome to Kalakitas Mexican Food and Drinks established on 2013, Located in the heart of the most touristic street in La Paz city, we invite you to try a little piece of Mexico with the best food, drinks, music and a bizarre fun and colorful Mexican atmosphere,so come and experience this Mexican Revolution!!!

Reviewed By Ciaran M

Filling tasty food, great staff, great margaritas, free WiFi. I was happy to have some spicy food as its not common in Bolivia. So good we went twice!Dear Ciaran, Thank you for your kind review and your compliments! We are glad you enjoyed your visits to Kalakitas and hope to welcome you again soon! Greets Lise and Dany.

7. Vinapho

Sopocachi | Av. Sanchez Lima No. 2326, La Paz, Bolivia Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$16 - HK$86 +591 2 2424619
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 356 reviews

Vinapho

Vinapho is the only Vietnamese restaurant in Bolivia and the food it offers is 100% Vietnamese. It is absolutely not any type of fusion and it is cooked with Vietnamese ingredients like Amomum Tsaoko and star anise. The menu consists of sauteed or fried noodles with veggies, a variety of meats or tofu, and our delicious Pho soup. We also offer a lunch menu for Bs35 from 12:00 to 14:30 and consists of a soup, spring roll (pork and shrimp), sauteed noodles with meat and veggies, cup of ice cream and a glass of natural juice.

Reviewed By Souniio - Athens

We were thrilled to find this tasty Vietnamese close to our hotel and went twice. The spring rolls are on point and there’s a delicious selection of phos and stir fries for main course (special mention goes to the crispy tofu). Service is very friendly and efficient.
Go here to satisfy your soy cravings in La Paz.

8. Luciernagas Restaurant

Avenida Illimani # 1683, La Paz, Bolivia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer Latin, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$16 - HK$71 +591 2 2201005
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 236 reviews

Luciernagas Restaurant

We serve Bolivian dishes in genuine homecooked Bolivian fashion. Simple, but fresh, delicious and served in a warm, welcoming and homely environment.

Reviewed By Abraham M

I am trying out Peter Habraken's restaurant Luciernagas in avenida Illimani 1683 here in La Paz. The peanut soup reminds me of grandma's home cooking and the chicken is so well cooked it melted in my mouth. Bread here is so fresh and soft it feels like it just came out of the oven! It was also a great pleasure to meet Peter, a very polite and affable host. Definitely a 5 star experience for me, highly recommend it.

9. MagicK - Cafe Cultural

Presbitero Medina 2526, Pedro Salazar Corner | Sopocachi, La Paz 0000, Bolivia Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments International, European, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options HK$16 - HK$63 +591 77553535
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 182 reviews

MagicK - Cafe Cultural

Cultural events, an eclectic menu based on Bolivian produce and all in all a great place to work or meet people.

Reviewed By DaisyLucker95 - Bristol, United Kingdom

Finally tried this place out after loads of great recommendations.
The food was fab if not a little too on the expensive side. I really enjoyed my avocado Sandwich however, my friend had the moussaka and was greatly disappointed.
Other than that, the vibes were great, full of people chatting and laughing.
A lovely, local location with lots to offer.
Service was fast and friendly.
Would definitely go back for an Avocado Sandwich and the Bolivian red pale ale.

10. Restaurant 1700

Linares 906 | 1st Floor, La Paz, Bolivia Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Digital Payments Fusion, Latin, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$16 +591 77706936
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Restaurant 1700

In the heart of the city of La Paz - Bolivia, is the Restaurant 1700, a single proposal and somewhat eccentric for domestic and foreign. We offer a varied food menu that fuses Bolivian and international flavors, such as fillet of smoked flame with passion fruit sauce, accompanied by five varieties of potatoes, and own the house drinks, all in an atmosphere of architecture of the Baroque period mestizo and artifacts between the walls envelop us in history, not only of La Paz, Bolivia but also of all.

Reviewed By Simone T - Luton, England, United Kingdom

Beautiful setting. Amazing cocktails. Great staff. Reasonable prices. We were also given some complementary local spirit and fruit to try which added to the experience. Great quality food. Would really recommend this one.

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