Bolivian Restaurant Review: Factory Bar and Grill - Santa Cruz, Bolivia

by Trent Wauson
(Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia)

For those of you who enjoy the Olympics as my wife and I do, we recommend you go to Factory Bar and Grill and sit at the bar. We did yesterday and watched 3 different events on their five TVs and I even got to watch 2 guys hitting each other in the head (a great boxing match) while it roared and poured down rain. While we watched, I ate a T-bone steak which turned out to be a 500 Gram Porterhouse of aged perfectly Argentine beef, cooked to perfection. (They described their in-house aging process to me or I would not have ordered it...they did not lie! Best steak I have eaten in Bolivia...see the photo.) It came with real in-house fried potato chips and a delicious grilled eggplant/zucchini combo. All grilleds are on wood. BTW I had to start with their Gulf Boiled Shrimp which is divine. They served us a courtesy frozen mojito which was outstanding...went perfectly with the rain and Olympics viewing. (The 5th screen had Soccer of course.) And that 110 Bs burger others mentioned was a 500 gram...that's 1.1 pounder...double decker monstrosity. The regular burgers are between 50 and 60 Bs and they say all burgers are Argentinian aged beef. When you go...sit at the bar, ask for Javier who is a trained Master Bartender and tell him Trent from Samaipata sent you...just watch what happens...he speaks English.

Av. Velarde #300
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Phone 336-4300

Note from webmaster:
Trent Wauson, of San Antonio, Texas and his wife Rosario, of Cochabamba, Bolivia own the Posada del Sol Hotel and Luna Verde Resto-Bar in Samaipata, Bolivia. We thank Trent for his frequent reviews of Bolivian restaurants. A chef himself, Trent is well qualified to review food fare and we're grateful for his contributions.

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Dec 13, 2015
cold salmon
by: Anonymous

Hi there. I just felt that I had to write a bit about my experience in one of this bars.

1) the waiters service was ok. he never smile he looked tired and bored;-(

2)My family and I went to this bar to celebrate my sister's in-law Birthday... so we were about 8 people. I ordered Grilled Salmon as this dish is not very common in Bolivia I was looking fro-ways to a nice hot juice ever when the plat arrived to the table my disappointment was great as the Salmon was Uncook...and cold....I of-course returned the dish back tot he kitchen... after a while the plate come back to me....At this point was expecting a new peace of Salmon....but tu my surprise the waiter broth me the same salmon as I cut it in half already and it was over cooked. and very dry ..unable to eat at, all in all a disappointment of a meal NEVER TO RETURN neither to recommend.;-(

3) Drinks were ok, after all all they have to do was opened to bottles.

4. It is a nice place yes i did like the British look and yes it was clean. How ever it was too noisy.. we could not talk. so, perhaps to tone down the music would a nice.

A disappointed customers

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