Where to Eat in Asunción, Paraguay

Mon, 18 May 2015
El Cafe Literario, photo by michele molinariEl Cafe Literario, photo by michele molinari

To Eat

El Café Literario

Tucked away on a downtown street you’ll find this quaint café slash bookshop. Drop in for a cappuccino; with books piled floor to ceiling, comfy chairs and softly glowing table lamps, you’ll probably end up staying all day.

  • +595 21 491640
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  • Mcal. Estigarribia 456
    Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Asunción

Lido Bar

This authentic Paraguayan diner is not to be missed. Grab a beer and pull up a stool at the packed bar, then settle in for a good stint of people watching. The quality of the food draws people from all walks of life; office workers, teenagers, families and travellers. Old, young, rich and poor. This is the place to sample the local cuisine; empanada, sopa paraguaya and milanesa, all lovingly cooked by bustling, hair-netted chefs. It’s always buzzing, with people spilling out onto the street at night, where there’s a fantastic view of the Panteón Nacional de los Héroes.

  • +595 21 447 232
  • Palma y Chile
    Asunción

El Mercadito

This new gourmet restaurant has quickly become the hottest in Asunción. The grill takes centre stage with beautifully cooked meat (the lamb is delicious) alongside interesting seafood such as catfish and ceviche. It’s traditional food with a modern twist, much like its rustic-cum-contemporary décor. Delicious drinks and it’s all surprisingly reasonable, but ring ahead to reserve a table.

  • +595 981 975900
  • Alberto De Sousa esquina Cruz del Defensor
    Asunción

Hacienda Las Palomas

You might be in Paraguay but this restaurant serves some of the best Mexican food I’ve ever eaten. Generous portions and enthusiastic staff, it’s brightly painted with paper flags and star-shaped lanterns adorning the dining area. It also serves excellent margaritas.

  • +595 21 605111
  • Guido Spano 1481 y Senador Long
    Guido Spano 1481
    Asunción

El Café Literario

Lido Bar

El Mercadito

Hacienda Las Palomas

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