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“Great little place”

Cafe-restaurant Sol y Luna
Ranked #40 of 408 Restaurants in La Paz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$9
Cuisines: Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Cafe-restaurant Sol y Luna is a Dutch owned and managed bar/restaurant. Because we have 4 areas, we can cater for several occasions. When you enter the restaurant it might look small, and around dinner time fully booked, but we do have a bigger non smoking restaurant area at the back upstairs. Downstairs we have the pool area with the possibility to have some drinks or a meal on comfy couches. If you carry on from there you will find our projector room for sports and presentations. You can come in to watch some sport on the flat screen TV's, read a book from our book exchange, check the internet via our free Wi-Fi or plan what the next leg on your journey will be with help from our reference guidebook collection. During big and important sport matches we will turn our upstairs area in to a real sport cinema with a beamer projecting the game on a massive screen and we get the sound through the sound system!!
Nottingham
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166 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great little place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Eat here twice during my stay in La Paz. Once for an evening meal and then the following lunch.

Evening meal was very good, nice big portion and great taste. The place was really busy but we managed to get a table.
Service was good, after reading the reviews I was expecting it to be slow. Even though it was busy our food arrived within about 15 minutes. Seems reasonable to me.
Lunch was good too. Tasty food and this time I sampled the artisan beers. Really good, if you like real beer you should sample some here.

Again service was good, no issues.
The prices are a little higher than other places nearby but still reasonable.
You are paying a bit more for decent food and beer in a nice environment.

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Thank colins5286
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RemySyL, General Manager at Cafe-restaurant Sol y Luna, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Hallo colins5286,

Thanks for your excellent review! I am glad you enjoyed both meals at our restaurant.

15 Min is indeed a really reasonable time to prepare a meal. Especially when you keep in mind that everything get prepared fresh, many people expect a soup for example to be ready within 5 min. That would be the case if we just reheated it, but that would get the quality down.

I apreciate the time you took to wright a review and wish you good luck on your next travel!!
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English first
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

The service was somewhat slow, but the food was absolutely excellent. I have never had better food in this price range. We decided to come back a second time during our stay in La Paz, and we were not disappointed.

Visited July 2014
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RemySyL, Public Relations Manager at Cafe-restaurant Sol y Luna, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Hallo Per Christian C,
Thanks for your review, good to hear you loved our food and even returned for a second time!
July has been extremely busy for us, unfortunely that makes everybody wait a little longer. Especially when everybody starts to order cocktails. Our bar is small so only 1 bartender can work on cocktails at the moment. I hope to change that in the near futur.
Thanks again for you excellent review and enjoy the rest of your travels!!
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great restaurant with good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Ate here for a dinner and breakfast and was impressed. Reading lots of reviews it seems people have very high (maybe too high expectations of food in La Paz) but we were impressed. The food is not 'World class' but it's very good and the atmosphere is good with a great vibe. Definitely would recommend this place to other visitors to La Paz.

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Thank Paul K
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RemySyL, Manager at Cafe-restaurant Sol y Luna, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Hi Paul K,
Thank you for your excellent review! The thing with reviewing sites like this is that people remember to write something when it was bad but tend to forget when it was good.
Personally when I use those sites I always keep that in the back of my mind, unless you want to pay topdollar for your meal; accidents do occur.
Thanks again for your review and enjoy the rest of your travels.
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“Excellent food but painfully slow service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We went to the restaurant on the basis of the good comments on TripAdviser and as far as the food is concerned it was very good.
I had an Indonesian dish with peanut sauce and my girlfriend had a caesar salad. At first she got a russian salad by mistake and it took quite some time until the caesar salad finally arrived but when it arrived it was good and the very friendly dutch owner gave us a sizable discount to make up for it.
I ordered a hot chocolate as well and it was one of the best I ever drank.
Overall I would definitely recommend the restaurant for the good food but bring some extra time with you for the slow service.

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Thank Flo r
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RemySyL, Manager at Cafe-restaurant Sol y Luna, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Hallo Flo r,
Thank you very much for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your meals!
On Sundays and public holidays it can get really busy in our restaurant at dinner time, especially because a lot other restaurants in La Paz close early on those days. The day you guys came in everyone decided to visit our restaurant at the same time. Which unfortunaly make the waiting times go up. We always try to advice our new arriving customers on how long it will take before they get there food on those busy days. In your case we got your order wrong as well what obvious added to the waiting time.
I am happy you enjoyed your meals in the end and that you appreciated the discount for the longer wait.
By the way it wasn't the owner who served you but one of our managers but that is only a small detaill. I wish you a lot of fun on the rest of you travels and hope to see you again, it was great to have you!
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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“Ate there twice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

I'm not dutch, so besides the "Hup Holland" banners around, it's not like the place screams "Dutch". It's definitely catered to tourists, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The food is fantastic, reasonably priced (although much more expensive than the standard local restaurants), and they have great drink specials like 2x1 most nights. Very cozy atmosphere, and friendly staff who speaks english. Nice bar scene too with live music and pool table!

  • Visited July 2014
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RemyKaldenbach, Manager at Cafe-restaurant Sol y Luna, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Hallo Elsie1991,
Thanks a lot for your review, it is always nice to read about the good (and bad) things in our restaurant. We are indeed a bit higher priced than the average restaurant, but we are aiming for a better quality and better service than most other restaurants. The 2x1 are always very popular and it is a really good deal to be honest. The downstairs pool area start to get more and more popular as well, for hanging out after (or while you are waiting) your meal with a good cocktail or two.
Thanks again for your review and happy travels!
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