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Pacena La Saltena

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Loayza 233 Edif. Mcal. de Ayacucho | Sopocachi, La Paz, Bolivia
2225931
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08:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 15:00
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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)

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Thank Rebecca S
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10 reviews
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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!

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Thank Neil H
Zurich, Switzerland
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

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Thank jeanluc865
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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.

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Thank Thewassdr
Oxford, United Kingdom
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492 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 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.

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Thank lrnnnn
Ennis
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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.

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Thank Brian D
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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.

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Thank LoveVirginia
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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 

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Thank Julie F
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Tried both the meat and veggie and I would easy get these again. If fact I was craving them the day after and still am. Wish I could get them now that I'm back home!

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Thank gembawamba
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

So glad we found this place on our walking tour, very simple interior, busy atmosphere, but man o man are those little meat filled pastries good :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Fast food, Spanish, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 15:00
Monday
08:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 14:00
Thursday
08:30 - 14:00
Friday
08:30 - 14:00
Saturday
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?