Oliver's Travels, La Paz, Bolivia: A Really Good Bar with Really Good Food!

by Chef Trent Wauson
(Samaipata, Bolivia)

My wife and I arrived at lunchtime because we weren't going to have time to go at night, which we heard is when all the real action takes place. It was quiet, not many people but had a really comfortable atmosphere. Like what you would imagine in a British pub. Witty chalkboard announcements. Drink specials....you know what I'm talking about here. A place to kick back from your travels and chill it for a good while. We ordered the Saya amber ale. I have to say that it was OUTSTANDING! My wife ordered the Veg Curry and she let me try some...reluctantly...it was spectacular! One of the best I have ever eaten and let me tell ya I am not much on veggie plates. She scarfed it down and fast! I had the roast beef platter with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies because I just wanted some down home eats. The portions were hefty just like mom serves and delicious...a great basic meal...comfort food. The sevice was junpy...I mean when I called they literally leaped around the bar to see what I wanted. We will definitely go back...me for the cottage pie...they tell me it is spectacular! Note: this is not a family restaurant...it is a bar with great food. Please don't bring kids in there and expect to hold a church service!

Fridays in Paradise with Chef Trent Wauson
Published 21 March 2014

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Mar 24, 2014
I luv me a good curry!
by: KStar

I so agree -- what a delicious veggie curry Oliver's cooks up. It surprises me how La Paz as a culinary city is not transparently obvious when it comes to non-meat food. When you do strike veggie gold, let your friends and fellow travelers know about it, cuz it only happens now and then!

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