Some of you might remember the original Tünel location of La Paz, which was opened three years ago by two siblings with a love for all things Latin American. As the restaurant’s popularity grew, the need for a larger space became crucial, so La Paz transferred to the Asian side and relocated to a three-story building in the heart of Kadıköy.
Although its name is a nod to the Bolivian capital, La Paz’s menu – overseen by Argentine chefs Gustavo Denis and Viktoria Escudero – combines dishes from all over Latin America. You’ll find nachos, burritos, fajitas, pastels, tropical salads that will appeal to vegetarians, as well as arepas and empanadas to please any true carb-lover. If you’re looking for a hearty meal, we recommend going for the star of the menu, the kokoreç burrito. A perfect blend of Turkish cuisine with Latin American cooking techniques, this spicy dish had us wondering why it never occurred to us to put kokoreç and avocado together before.
During the day you’ll hear Latin American melodies in the background, but La Paz truly comes into its own on Friday and Saturday nights, when there’s live music after 22.30. Grab a cocktail and sway to salsa, bachata and rumba with Cuban musicians – you might even encounter guest performances by Brazilian and Argentine groups from time to time. All in all, La Paz looks poised to fill a void in ethnic cuisine in Kadıköy.
|Venue name:||La Paz Cafe Bar America Latina|
Dumlupınar Sokak 5
|Opening hours:||Weekdays 12.00-00.00; weekends 12.00- 02.00.|