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Pacena La Saltena

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Loayza 233 Edif. Mcal. de Ayacucho | Sopocachi, La Paz, Bolivia
08:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 15:00
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Dwight, Canada
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255 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We tracked down this cute little restaurant in a rain storm as we heard they make the best saltenas in La Paz. It was hard to find but when we did we sat down and enjoyed the vegetable, chicken, and beef saltenas for lunch. We decided the chicken ones were our favourite so we had a couple more. People were... More 

Thank Retired_teacher_56
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Get there early for beef, we arrived at half 1 and they only had chicken, and 1 vegetarian left. Delicious. Also, extremely clean, they obviously take food hygiene seriously. They're 6b each, or you can get 2 and a juice for 15b.

Thank Mathildaeats
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86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

One of the most popular salteñerias in La Paz. They even have a great vegetarian one! They also make a meat filled one with a puff pastry dough (hojaldre) that is mostly available on weekends. Come early though, because the tables fill quickly and the line to order take-out will go out the door and around the corner.

Thank Claudia C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

this place is very easy to find. and we're glad we did! the salteñas are amazing (only tried the veggie ones) but the pastry was crispy and the filling was hot and fresh. i love to rocotto pepper you get with each meal. juices are a bit sugary for me and they can't leave our sugar because they are pre... More 

Thank Taylor A
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Best "fast local food" EVER in La Paz... try it! try it! try it!!! U wont regret, you will come back next day. Tumbo's juice it is just mmmm :)

1 Thank Mariajosé N
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Latin, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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?