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Have A Look Inside Bros, Cochabamba, Bolivia’s Hottest New Restaurant (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[BROS]

[BROS]

Although the majority of culinary news coming out of Bolivia right now is focused on La Paz and Santa Cruz, a few innovative professionals are doing their best to make sure the country’s other regions get noticed, too. BROS opened back in December in Cochabamba, Bolivia, just in time to make the cut off for our Best of 2014 awards. They may not have won for best new restaurant, but their fire-roasted chicken, solid cocktails by JP Caceres, and stunning dining room still have people talking.

JP Caceres, The Bolivian Bartender With ‘Extraordinary Talent’

By Patrick Hieger

[JP Caceres]

[JP Caceres]

When we first got on the phone to interview JP Caceres, he was talking about the annoyingly long and difficult process to get his paperwork sorted so he could return to the United States.  Although he was born and raised in Bolivia, he spent the last 14 years of his life working and learning at some of the best bars and restaurants in Washington D.C.  He wants to go back and continue the work he had started.  However, being back home has its perks, and life in Bolivia, amidst the ever-expanding boom of incredible gastronomy happening across South America, is starting to grow on him.

JP’s story is one of the American dream, and being forced to keep dreaming elsewhere, when the visa runs out.  In just six months of being back in South America, he’s already managed to make his name well-known in the bar and restaurant world, doing classes, dinners, and pop-ups with friends in Peru, Argentina, and Bolivia. And, there’s plenty more to come.  Read up as Caceres talks about his incredible beginnings in the restaurant industry, and how a lot of hard work, and a few lucky breaks, have brought him back home to keep teaching the invaluable lessons he’s learned along the way.