Chocolate Caliente


Chocolate Caliente is the sort of place that if you order a la carte ends up being expensive (for Bolivia, at least). Fortunately, they have a great set lunch menu and special offers (happy hour cocktails, for example) that make it affordable.

If you don’t want a dual-carbohydrate lunch that leaves you comatose from eating too much, this is the place to go. For 20Bs you get a good size soup, simple mains and a tea or ice cream. The soup is Bolivian but the mains are more international – burritos, quesadillas, pasta – although not totally authentic. Still, it’s all very tasty.

Burrito and guacamole, sopa de manĂ­

Like any fancy restaurant, the decor is stylish (think skylights, leather sofas and dubious artwork) and the service average (if you ever get a smile out of the waiter on lunch shift, let me know). But it is a good value place for when you want something a little bit different but don’t feel like paying for it. It also has the best llajua (spicy salsa).

Av. 20 de Octubre 2347, near Calle Gutierrez, Sopocachi