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El Empedradillo

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Tarija 43, Potosi, Bolivia
+591 2 6228130
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133 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled upon this place with a group I was leading and was pleasantly surprised. The ambiance is really nice and the food is decent. The calapurca soup, a traditional soup of Potosi, is quite good. I recommend though that you go to the some of the more authentic restaurants near the cemetery to get the best calapurca in town.... More 

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Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We went there just to take a traditional soup CALAPURCA (soup with the stone inside). The soup was great (also vegetarian version)!!! but it costs about 40 BOL. Definitely you can find much more cheaper calapurca in potosí. The service was really bad. They looked at us like we are not classy enough (well we are bagpackers). Also toilets were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Lunch for 9 of us on recommendation of guide as the best place to have the local speciality "lava" soup - which is tomato soup with some vegetables and I think pasta in but with a big lump of lava rock in the middle which is so hot that when the soup arrives at the table it is literally bubbling... More 

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Thank AHZambia
Edmonton, Canada
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396 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We arrived late for lunch. About 2pm and there were still a lot of people in the restaurant. A few locals and a few tourists. We ate from a set menu and the first course was a tomato based rice soup, a local specialty. It was the best soup I have had in Bolivia. If you are interested in a... More 

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Thank MurTheExplorer
Milan, Italy
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We ordered the Potosi recipe: the soup with the hot stone and we really appreciate it! Nice location and friendly staff. Recommended!

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Thank Marina_Milan
Moscow, Russia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Poor value. The prices are high, the food is not as good as one would expect considering the rate and prices. Noticing the tendency of overlooking the meat in Bolivia, I asked my chateaubriand steak done medium, in hope to get it 3/4 as I prefer. Nopes, still got well-done one. Quite cold too and actually tasted more like stewed... More 

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Thank Folioverso
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

The decor is ok but the night I ate here I was the only client. Service was prompt but there wasnt any smile. The Chateaubriand was quite tasty and cooked how I like. The wine was fine and not expensive. Not much choice in dessert and it was so so. Certainly better than other restaurants in Potosi.

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Thank Russell M
Lausanne, Switzerland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

Unsuspecting restaurant... Nice location nice service nice ambiance. However, we came here primarily to eat. As soon as the plates arrived we noticed cooked but yet super cold vegetables. Cold fried potatoes and soft as if they were kept outside all day long; to top it off, some of them were still uncooked and all of them were mushy. The... More 

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Thank Xénia T
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28 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Cold chips and cold verduras ruin every meal. The soup was tasty but didn't make for a good meal. The bad choice of music made us leave pretty quickly!

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Thank diana r
Bogota, Colombia
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114 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

Food is very good in this place. I tasted the menu they recommended and it was great. Service was very special and the owner taught us about some of the region's traditions about food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Soups, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tarija 43, Potosi, Bolivia
  • Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  Potosi Department  >  Potosi
  • Phone Number: +591 2 6228130

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