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 maní

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