More like a countryside retreat than a restaurant, La Rinconada is set in large tropical gardens about 15 minutes drive from the city center. They serve an a la carte lunch from Tuesday to Saturday, and on Sundays thereâ€™s a lunch buffet, will a large spread of beautifully presented salad items set out on long tables, and a choice of typical meats and side items. This all served in massive outdoor restaurant at the centre of the gardens.
As well as the food and setting, thereâ€™s a childrenâ€™s paddling pool and other kiddies playing areas, a large lake with Amazon lilies and white koi fish, and three swimming pools, where you can take a dip after a satisfying lunch ($5 for adults, reduced rate for children). You can easily spend a whole day here relaxing, and itâ€™s possible to visit the grounds for a small fee ($2 per person) without eating. They also serve afternoon tea from Tuesday to Saturday.
Grounds open Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
On the road to Porongo, 7 km from Puente UrubĂł
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Price Description: Buffet: $11, $6 for children (including entrance fee)