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Las Velas

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Isla del Sol, Isla del Sol, Bolivia
712 356616
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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We spent an evening in Isla del Sol and luckily someone had recommended Las Velas in a blog. All 3 of us ordered the trout in white wine sauce, with quinoa and veggies, with a bottle of Bolivian white wine. The food was incredible and fresh. The service was great. Everything was made to order, so it took a while,... More 

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Germany
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We dined in the restaurant after vieweing the amazing sunset. The chef was very friendly and prepared all the meals by himself with a headlight on gas stoves. The fact that there was no power in the building let to a warm atmosphere and we enjoyed trout and a pizza on our candlelight dinner. We spend our time waiting for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

My wife and I ate here for lunch last Friday (11/25), and it was very worth following the signs from Yumani to reach this somewhat hidden spot! Las Velas has a few tables indoors, but we were the only guests and opted for the lone table outside--essentially a wooden bench with a few log stools around it. So we were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely place with good food. As I am Italian I wouldn't take the pizza again, base wasn't too good but eatable. Trout was very tasty! Menu between 50-70 bolivianos, drinks a bit expensive. Owners are a very friendly couple. Bring a light to make your way between the trees!

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Thank Irene I
Province of Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We had read about this place before getting to Isla del Sol and after finding accommodation in the southern part of the island (top of the hill) we realized we were actually close to Las Velas. After a few days in Lake Titicaca eating trout and rice listening to cumbia and reggaeton in the background we had our expectations quite... More 

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Thank AnnaG983
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Las velas is a unique restaurant lost in the forest of southern isla del sol. Is not easy to get there, but if you hit the place you will enjoy the natural organic food as well as the extraordinary place. With no electricity at all (the name "the candels" may suggest it) have a dinner/lunch there is like been in... More 

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Thank 50zanahorias
St Albans, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Although it may be a little trek up to the restaurant at 4010m, the views, the sunset and the food were worth it! The homemade and organic food was exceptional and freshly made. Be warned that they do not start cooking anything until it's ordered and so there is a wait for food and there is no electricity and you... More 

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Thank jzbabs
Oslo, Norway
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Our visit to Las Velas was such a memorable experience. The chefs were very friendly, the food was delicious and drinking wine by candle light was memorable. We had the vegetarian pizza (60 for medium) and the kingfish (also 60), together with a traditional hot wine drink (40) and glasses of wine (25 each). It's not the cheapest, but it... More 

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Thank Guri R
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This place is not the easiest to find, but it is totally worth it! At the very top of the hill of Isla del Sol, through the eucalyptus wood, follow the path to Las Velas (the friendly locals will help with directions every step of the way!) Make sure you arrive early to watch the sunset, we had a drink... More 

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Thank LauraHill88
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful evening. We watched the sun set with a hot drink, had a wonderful pizza and wine over candlelight. But go early and be the first to order as he makes everything from scratch so it can take a while! Definitely go when in Yumani!!

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isla del Sol, Isla del Sol, Bolivia
  • Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  La Paz Department  >  Isla del Sol
  • Phone Number: 712 356616

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