5 Best Restaurants in La Paz: Bolivia’s Gastronomical Guide

Bolivia is a hidden culinary gem waiting to be explored, where a rich tapestry of flavours, traditions, and cultures converge on the plate. In this gastronomic adventure, we’ll take you on a tour of the best restaurants in La Paz (ranked in the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants), where ancient recipes and modern innovation blend seamlessly to offer unique and unforgettable dining experiences.

Popular Restaurant Dish


Classic flavours with a contemporary twist. Two chefs and a photographer opened a restaurant that rescues elements of traditional Bolivian gastronomy, reinterprets it and turns each dish into a show on a plate. Ranked 85 in Latin Americas 50 Best Restaurants 2022.

Phayawi Restaurant Dish


National food that represented Bolivia at the DUBAI EXPO 2020 by chef Valentina Arteaga. Bolivian food restaurant with authentic traditional seasoning, full of flavours and a deep love for Bolivia. Ranked 84 in Latin Americas 50 Best Restaurants 2022.

Ali Pacha Restaurant Dish


The best vegan fine-dining establishment in La Paz. It works only with famous Bolivian natural products on their 11-course tasting menu. Chef Sebastian Quiroga creates original textures and flavours. Ranked 67 in Latin Americas 50 Best Restaurants 2022.

Ancestral Restaurant Dish


From Mauricio Lopez, former head chef of Gustu, a regular in the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Mauricio opened Ancestral in 2019 with his school friend and fellow chef Sebastián Giménez, with the concept of highlighting Bolivian produce cooked on the wood-fired grill. Ranked 63 in Latin Americas 50 Best Restaurants 2022.

Gustu Restaurant Dish


In 2013, Claus Meyer, co-founder of world’s five-time No.1 Noma, opened Gustu and the restaurant has since propelled the country onto the world’s gastronomic map. It’s now led by Latin America’s Rising Star Female Chef 2021, Marsia Taha. Since joining the restaurant at its inception, she rose quickly through the ranks and is now one of the few Bolivian women working as head chef at a top restaurant. Ranked in the top 50 in Latin Americas 50 Best Restaurants since 2013.

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