7 Best Restaurants in Asunción, Paraguay

La Paraguayita

$$ Fodor's choice

Its shaded terrace makes this the best of the numerous parrillas that line Avenida Brasilia. Huge portions of perfectly barbecued beef and pork are accompanied by wonderfully seasoned sopa paraguaya and chipá-guazú. The chorizo sausages make a good starter, especially when dunked in tangy criollo, a spicy onion, tomato, and garlic sauce.

Churrasquería Acuarela


A 10-minute taxi ride from the centro, this enormous, 600-seat rodízio-style restaurant might just be the best value in town. Waiters traverse the dining room with skewers of grilled sausage, chicken, pork, and beef, slicing off as much as you want. You can mosey over to the buffet laden with salads, vegetables, and desserts. For something different, ask for cupim, a cut of meat taken from the hump of the Brahma cattle bred in Paraguay and Brazil.

La Pérgola Jardín


Floor-to-ceiling mirrors, modern black-lacquer furniture, and live saxophone and piano music make this restaurant one of Asunción's most sophisticated dining spots. The service is efficient and friendly, and the ever-changing menu is contemporary. Warning: the piping-hot pan de queso, small cheese-flavored rolls, are irresistible.

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La Preferida


Rub shoulders with politicians and diplomats where the two chic dining areas (one of which is no-smoking at peak hours) are set with crisp linen tablecloths and elegant silver and glassware. The house specialty is surubí, served smoked or in a mild curry sauce. Try the excellent lomo de cerdo à la pimienta (peppered pork tenderloin)—ask for it if you don't see it on the menu. The Austrian owners have fine-tuned the service, so expect friendliness and efficiency.



Chef Rodolfo Angenscheidt honed his skills at the Parisian culinary landmark Maxim's before opening this contemporary restaurant, which has become a favorite of Asunción business executives. Specialties include innovative takes on South American and continental favorites, including fresh Patagonian truffle risotto and surubí with mozzarella and tomato in puff pastry. The airy dining room overlooks a lush patio.



Specialties at this local chain include duck à l'orange, sirloin steak, and surubí. The soft green color scheme and the hunting prints lend the dining room a refined colonial style. Talleyrand also has a location at Shopping del Sol.

Mariscal Estigarribia 932, Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay
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Tío Lucas


Glossy cream-and-black wallpaper and chic Thonet bentwood chairs give this corner eatery a crisp, modern look. The specialty here is pizza with an astounding variety of toppings to choose from.

Av. Boggiani esq. Prócer Argüello, Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay
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