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El Solar Cafe Bistro

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Sucre, Nicolas Ortiz 66, Sucre 591, Bolivia
+591 4 6438132
11:45 - 00:00
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 11:45 - 00:00
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just called on spec for lunch. Good 3 courses for only approximately £8 including a large bowl of vegetable and beef stew, quinoa pancakes stuffed with chicken and avocado followed by fruit mousse. There was an English menu but the waitresses only spoke a few words. Very old fashioned Bolivian decor but pleasant. The restaurant was quite busy.

Thank Elizabeth D
Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by our tour operator and was very good. Salad bar was fresh and had lots of selections. There are Bolivian and non-Bolivian food items. Decor is traditional but pleasant if a bit dark.

Thank JaneinParis
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78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as part of a large group, the buffet option was generally good, especially if you want just salad...at 35 bs that is good value. Several of us are off the menu and all of those dishes were exceptionally good Only reason I gave 4 rather than 5 is that it is not the cheapest. Would happily eat... More 

Thank Rob T
El_Solar_Cafe, Gerente at El Solar Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review. It was a pleasure to serve you. It makes us very happy to know that you had an excelent experience in the restaurant. Please don't forget to recommend us. Again thank you very much !!! More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Saturday supper at 630 and it suited us well. Interesting menu with wide choice - in English although waiter didn't really speak English - and something for everyone. We had had a long day and just wanted something filling so had spaghetti and shared a bottle of Bolivian Malbec which is to be recommended.

Thank AHZambia
El_Solar_Cafe, Gerente at El Solar Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much. So glad you had a good time in the restaurant. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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393 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Just off the main square and easy to find. Upscale restaurant with reasonable prices. Their menu has a wide selection of dishes. If you are interested in a trip across south Bolivia see our not for profit blog havecarryonwilltravel.com. The waitress we had was very serious but all, including her, were pleasent enough and very efficient. The roast chicken with... More 

Thank MurTheExplorer
El_Solar_Cafe, Gerente at El Solar Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

thank you very much More 

Herndon, VA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

El Solar is better than average for Sucre, but just a bit. The restaurant is warm and cozy, and the service was fast and pleasant. The food tasted good, but not so much that you'll be wanting to return too soon. And prices are OK, though we didn't order wine.

Thank afinetraveler
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109 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We went to El Solar on a Sunday and had the Buffet. We were drawn to the restaurant based on recommendations from a friend and once we stepped in we were lured by the environment, the lovely decorations, the antiques, the creative table settings. The food was good but not unforgettable but the buffet was very well done none the... More 

Thank JosephMcGhee
Santa Cruz
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The food was not corresponding with the prices and the expectation that the atmosphere gives. The service was good. The atmosphere is nice.

Thank Dicktreesie
Peyia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Went there for lunch and I have to say it looks much better at night with the lights on. The lunch consisted of buffet salad selection, followed by a soup (served) and the main was also served and on the buffet where more veggies, rice and potatoes. The food was good but for me too much. But then you only... More 

Thank sigzag
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Places like this one depress me. Boring colors, dingy lighting, dull, dull, dull... Funeral parlor.... The staff is pleasant some speak good English. Good size salad buffet. Soup is great. We ordered fillet: one medium, one medium-rare. One came medium-rare the other was still alive on the plate. The pepper sauce ( much too much of it) was a little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, Spanish, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sucre, Nicolas Ortiz 66, Sucre 591, Bolivia
  • Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  Chuquisaca Department  >  Sucre
  • Phone Number: +591 4 6438132

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