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El Empedradillo

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Tarija 43, Potosi, Bolivia
+591 2 6228130
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I chose the salad and soup option. The salad was from a salad bar and I could have second helpings. The soup was served to the table. Gluten free options also which is essential for me.

Thank Elaine P
La Paz, Bolivia
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615 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food here is very tasty and the service is excellent.The K'alapaca is heavenly and was bubbling when it was served. The Andalusian salad is a delicious blend of stir-fried vegetables, served warm. The asparagus soup and the vegetarian spaghetti were also good. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is like home. Everyone is so welcoming.

Thank AdventurePhiles
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We accidently took a wrong turn walking back to our hostel in Potosi and decided to step inside. What a wonderful discovery. The ambiance is welcoming, clean and comfortable. We arrived just before lunch and for a short while were the only customers. We were offered a choice of two main courses that were served with a salad buffet, soup... More 

1 Thank lesperancer2017
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138 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I stumbled upon this place with a group I was leading and was pleasantly surprised. The ambiance is really nice and the food is decent. The calapurca soup, a traditional soup of Potosi, is quite good. I recommend though that you go to the some of the more authentic restaurants near the cemetery to get the best calapurca in town.... More 

Thank JosephMcGhee
Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We went there just to take a traditional soup CALAPURCA (soup with the stone inside). The soup was great (also vegetarian version)!!! but it costs about 40 BOL. Definitely you can find much more cheaper calapurca in potosí. The service was really bad. They looked at us like we are not classy enough (well we are bagpackers). Also toilets were... More 

Thank Katerina905
London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Lunch for 9 of us on recommendation of guide as the best place to have the local speciality "lava" soup - which is tomato soup with some vegetables and I think pasta in but with a big lump of lava rock in the middle which is so hot that when the soup arrives at the table it is literally bubbling... More 

1 Thank AHZambia
Edmonton, Canada
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418 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We arrived late for lunch. About 2pm and there were still a lot of people in the restaurant. A few locals and a few tourists. We ate from a set menu and the first course was a tomato based rice soup, a local specialty. It was the best soup I have had in Bolivia. If you are interested in a... More 

Thank MurTheExplorer
Milan, Italy
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We ordered the Potosi recipe: the soup with the hot stone and we really appreciate it! Nice location and friendly staff. Recommended!

Thank Marina_Milan
Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Poor value. The prices are high, the food is not as good as one would expect considering the rate and prices. Noticing the tendency of overlooking the meat in Bolivia, I asked my chateaubriand steak done medium, in hope to get it 3/4 as I prefer. Nopes, still got well-done one. Quite cold too and actually tasted more like stewed... More 

Thank Folioverso
Lima, Peru
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271 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The decor is ok but the night I ate here I was the only client. Service was prompt but there wasnt any smile. The Chateaubriand was quite tasty and cooked how I like. The wine was fine and not expensive. Not much choice in dessert and it was so so. Certainly better than other restaurants in Potosi.

Thank Russell M

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Restaurant Details

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Soups, South American
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Tarija 43, Potosi, Bolivia
  • Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  Potosi Department  >  Potosi
  • Phone Number: +591 2 6228130

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?