By Maribel Rivero
Though restaurant week began last week in La Paz, don’t worry–you still have five days left to enjoy the deals. Here are three restaurants with varied ambience to consider as part of the restaurant week deals. As part of restaurant week, participating restaurants are offering a three-course menu for 100Bs. Below, three options to choose from.
Casa Grande Hotel offers a beautifully-designed restaurant called Yerba Buena. Guests are welcomed with a warm reception from the hostess and seated in the dining room with plush turquoise banquets, crisp linens, and simple but eloquent dining ware. Perhaps the ambiance seems a bit regal for a weekday evening dinner or casual lunch. However, Restaurant Week celebrates the reason to dine anytime and Yerba Buena is the restaurant to try since you may not think of this restaurant except for a very special occasion. The restaurant week menu is offered for lunch and dinner.
Here’s the menu:
Ensalda templada de muslos de pato confitadados, championes salteados, mezclum de lechugas
Principal (a elección)
Medallones de Res en Salsa de Hongos, Pappas Fritas y Gratinado de Carotes
Muslos de Pollo Jugosos En Salsa de Parmesano, Penne Rigate Coliflor y Mantequilla Negra
Risotto de Hongos, Verduras de Temporada, y Nube de Parmesano
Postre (a elección)
Tartare de Frutas con espuma de coco
Chez Moustache | Calle 16 Nº 8009, Calacoto | Casilla Nº1132 |? 591-2-2774000
For a more centrally located restaurant in Sopocacchi, Chez Moustache is a must try! This restaurant, open just over a year, is run by Frank Ouvrard, chef and owner. This Frenchman came upon La Paz through years of travel throughout Europe, United States, and finally to the Southern Cone where he stopped in Bolivia. Bolivia seemed to share the same qualities that he possessed–mysticism, character, and a little craziness. Chez Moustache is a French bistro with simple and comforting dishes. Approaching the restaurant by spotting the logo with a llama and its skinny, stereotypical French moustache for a logo, you have a sense this restaurant has a lot of character. The walls are decorated with pictures of famous men and their moustaches like Albert Einstein, Charlie Chapman, and Ghandi hung against subtle and warmly yellow-painted walls. Try to sit in the small solarium with a tranquil view of the backyard.
Chef Frank offers a new menu everyday for Restaurant Week choosing one of three options for the first, second, and third course during lunch only. Perhaps my choices will be repeated, which were a Crepe de Poulet, Ravioles de Res Gratin with mushrooms and onions, and Bolivian chocolate mousse topped with a crème anglaise. Everything was perfectly seasoned, wonderfully comforting, and filling.
(P.S. Ladies will have a giggle in the restroom as you take a seat to a very nice view on the wall.)Pampa y Rio | Calle 16 Nº 8009, Calacoto | Casilla Nº1132 | ?591-2-2774000
Located in San Miguel, this restaurant should be frequented often since they offer fresh seasonal fish from the Beni. Opened now for two years, they recently started serving lunch as well as dinner. They offer their Restaurant Week menu for lunch and dinner. This restaurant has beautiful dark hard wood tables with leather runner trimmings resulting in a handsome décor, giving Pampa y Rio has a comfortable yet elegant ambiance to enjoy a well prepared meal. The three course menu for Restaurant week includes a tamarind cocktail, fish meatball in a tasty mix of onions and parsley, hearty fish lasagna, and a trio of desserts to completely satisfy your appetite.