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Oruro & Frias No 58, Potosi, Bolivia
+591 2 6224969
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there because an other restaurant was closing. Ordered a chicken soup and a chicken sandwich. Soup was great and the sandwich kinda small but nicely served. Two softdrinks added to a proce of 80b. The women at the bar and the waitress gave me an unfriendly feeling. Restaurant has a cosy and nice feeling, accept for the television playing.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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284 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We stopped here for lunch shortly after arriving to Potosì: while the restaurant itself was not impressive, I do think it is above average by the standards of this city. We had a very good soup of the day, followed by a pair of chicken dishes. Stick to simple items on the menu, which is always a good idea when... More 

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Province of Valencia, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Two of us shared a parrillada and a salad, and it was more than enough - we left a mountain of rice and chips, and the additional salad that came with the grill. Good selection of beer and wine. Staff also willingly turned down the blaring TV that plagues so many restaurants in Peru and Bolivia, leading to a calmer... More 

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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Everything was bad, from food to service. Service was poor and it was hard to find and catch the waiter's attention whenever we needed something. We ordered veggie cannelloni and they served cannelloni with meat. We asked if they were sure whether the cannelloni were vegetarian and they said "yes". In the end, we sent the plate back to the... More 

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Thank Darayavausk
Sucre, Bolivia
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

If you are on a hurry this is not a place for you. The food in el Fogón is really nice, but they certainly take time till it arrives to your table. The last time I was there I discovered that they have reduce the size of the food served on the dishes, they kept the prices though, so, less... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here and it was alright. Service was fairly good and friendly. We had been warned that the service can be bery slow. The menu was decent. I had tomato soup. It came in a big bowl. It cost 20bs & was nice. I had fries too- 5bs. Chicken milenesa looked ok- 50bs. The lasagne looked nice and was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Im in Bolivia for 2 months and this restaurant was one of the best compared to the price. - very nice decoration (small modern methanol fireplaces) - new very comfortable chairs - besied the starter I got an extra surprise starter which was very tasty - very quickly served: i got my beer right after ordering... that is not normal... More 

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Thank Wolfram C
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

It's aimed at tourists and the service is OK but not great. With kids we wouldn't recommend it, also don't go if you are really hungry as you will need two plates. The the taste of what we got served though was quite good.

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Thank TLauchenauer
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Went here with a group and it was terrible!!! We arrived at the restaurant at 2:15pm and the service was beyond slow!! We waited one hour and 15 mins for food to come! I asked the server how long it would take and of course he said "5 more minutes" and after 20 nothing has arrived. Once the food came... More 

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261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 460 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

I would agree with most of the reviews here. It is really just a question of what score one gives the restaurant. It is not a big restaurant, but they do deal with large tourist groups, which therefore dominate. I thought that the decor and ambiance were good , but the food bad/unmemorable. Basically you go here to take the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oruro & Frias No 58, Potosi, Bolivia
  • Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  Potosi Department  >  Potosi
  • Phone Number: +591 2 6224969

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