In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!
This week we visit: Paraguay
Asuncion is a wonderful city, filled with history, yet somewhat slower than you would expect a 21st century capital to be, but still so very appealing. The city also boasts some great eateries and that is what we’ll be concerning ourselves with today.
Talleyrand opened in 1976 and has been a staple of Asuncion’s food scene ever since. The food is mostly French-based, although they have some delicious Mediterranean dishes on the menu. Its colonial-style décor and old-school feel give this restaurant a unique atmosphere.
El Dorado is an international cuisine restaurant which recently moved, but which has retained everything that made it a fan favorite, both among locals and tourists. The dishes are rich and well-conceived and the wine cellar is more than respectable.
If you want to experience a part of Paraguay history, then head out to Restaurante Bar San Roque, the oldest restaurant in the country, opened in 1900. Yes, you read that correctly. The restaurant is a true classic, family-run and so cozy. They mostly do traditional, meat-based dishes and their selection of German beers is definitely something to write home about.
If you are looking for a spot to enjoy a slow coffee, freshly-squeezed juice or delicious pastries, El Café Literario is the place for you. It is a quirky, calm spot where you can pick up a book from innumerable shelves and enjoy it with your drink or meal.