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Pacena La Saltena

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Loayza 233 Edif. Mcal. de Ayacucho | Sopocachi, La Paz, Bolivia
08:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 15:00
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

According to many people in La Paz, this is the best salteneria. From my modest point of view indeed, the saltenas here are excellent! More than recommended!

Thank Marco Okello S
Seoul, South Korea
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Are the best thing that ever happened to me and my young family of 8. Make sure you go on the weekend to unlock the secret empanada AND yes the mango juice is fresh and real and it is delicious

Thank JimmyBoffin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

When in bolivia you have to try the empenadas and this is a good place to try it. It's cheap, quick and good, all of them, but I liked the vegetarian one the most (best sauce)

Thank Rebecca S
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Cheap, fast turnaround basic lunch spot. Order and pay as you go in. Great veggie saltenas. I'm going back!

Thank Neil H
Zurich, Switzerland
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you are in Bolivia, you will have to try Santeñas. Pacena La Saltena is the place to go if you dont want to go seriously local and have them on the street. They cost 6 Bs each and are delicious. I like them bettern than all empanadas I have ever eaten. Somehow the spices make the difference. The puff-pastry... More 

Thank jeanluc865
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We found this place in central La Paz. Here you can find some really delicious Saltena´s which is like an empanda, like a pie. It´s a pastry filled with either Beef, Chicken or Veges. Really tasty. Best Saltena´s I had in La Paz.

Thank Thewassdr
Oxford, United Kingdom
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492 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A popular café serving Bolivian empanadas, known as saltenas. They have a delicious vegetarian version available in addition to the traditional chicken/meat flavours. Be prepared for a queue out the door, although service is quick & you can either take away or eat in.

Thank lrnnnn
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Clean and tidy. Saltenas with chicken, meat or veggie straight out of the kitchen to your table or takeaway. Nice pastry crust packed with the filling of your choice. Popular with locals but a must if you want to taste some saltenas in la paz.

Thank Brian D
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131 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The tour guide said this was the best after we asked for a saltena. A family of picky eaters loved them, though they were hot.

Thank LoveVirginia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I love these saltenas and as a volunteer living in La Paz, they are a regular breakfast or lunch staple around the office. I highly recommend their vegetarian saltenas (the only place I have found with vegetarian saltenas in La Paz) and also their "hoja" saltenas, which are meat and potato filled but with a flakey pastry crust (sometimes only... More 

Thank Julie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loayza 233 Edif. Mcal. de Ayacucho | Sopocachi, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  La Paz Department  >  La Paz
  • Phone Number: 2225931

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