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El Nomadico Bar Restaurant

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Calle Avaroa Entre Aniceto Arce y Junin | Zona Norte, Rurrenabaque 591, Bolivia
+591 67151792
18:00 - 00:30
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Sun 12:00 - 00:30
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 00:30
Fri 18:00 - 02:30
Sat 16:00 - 02:30
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Newton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

My friends and I were working at a local clinic in RBQ and lived there for a month. During our stay we came to El Nomadico several times. Each time was consistently delicious! Their signature fish curry dish (from the Bene!) is really the best fish around (don't eat the banana leaf though lol). There's nothing like it. You have... More 

Thank Jenna S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

The food here is simply magnificent. Without doubt, it's the best in Rurrenabaque, and the fish curry is one of the best meals we've eaten in South America. It was so good we came here three times as our plane kept getting cancelled. Had the fish twice and the steak (also excellent) once. Garlic bread is fantastic and generously portioned.... More 

Thank sparkyrob
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome. Cheap and delicious cocktails all night long. Fish curry is as good as everyone goes on about. We also had the steak and garlic bread which were both awesome too. Approx cost for 2 mains, garlic bread & 4 cocktails 170B

Thank Ashleigh M
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Went here twice during my stay based on reviews. Seven of us and nobody was disappointed! Sensational food - have the fish curry!!!!!!! The owner is also such a gem! Worth a visit for some amazing, authentic food!

Thank tushtee
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

We visited El Nomadico based on reviews and were not disappointed! Delicious fish curry and yummy cocktails. Great service from the Aussie owner who gave me extra spice as requested! Best meal in Bolivia so far!

Thank Kat D
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

We got both the chicken and fish curry between two... still cant decide whats better. Cooked to perfection with so many fresh flavours, it was a surprise to find something so great in such a remote place! Average 40/50 per dish. 100% worth it. I also enjoy the mash.. makes a change from rice rice rice

Thank MPBall
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

OK, so we did what everyone else did and ordered the fish curry. As you've probably gathered from the other reviews, this is one of the best things you will ever eat in your life. Go here. Now. (However, please can someone try the other things on the menu and let us know of they're equally good?)

Thank Will A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

A bit harder to find because it is at the end of a small alley but worth the effort! The fish curry was delicious and the Australian owner very friendly. The mashed potato was not homemade but from a package? That was a pity. Other than that: lovely!

Thank Anne D
London, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend not even knowing it was an Aussie owner. Was great to hear his story to how he ended up in rurrenebaque. Not only that his wife cooked some amazing food. Was very well priced also. Best meal in Bolivia to date.

Thank Kerrianne G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Me and my girlfriend ordered both of the specialty fish dishes so we could sample them both. We both agree they were the best meals we have had in South America. The mash potato for the side is also great but the chips dipped in the curry were nice too. The Aussie owner is very helpful and runs through some... More 

Thank Saucemonkey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Bar, Seafood, International, Pub, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 02:30
16:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Avaroa Entre Aniceto Arce y Junin | Zona Norte, Rurrenabaque 591, Bolivia
  • Location: South America  >  Bolivia  >  Beni Department  >  Rurrenabaque
  • Phone Number: +591 67151792
Tribute to global nomadic culture in elegant surroundings, Enjoy the night at El Nomadico with a selection of coctails, ice cold beer, or dine to national or international selections from our homestyle cooked delights. Come and appreciate the beauty of our kuta timber furnishings, Watch a host of international sports, enjoy and share the latin american passion game, all to the background tunes of music from all around the globe. We invite you to be a part of the el nomadico culture in appreciation of peoples from all around the world.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?