Asuncion‘s street food embraces the diversity of Paraguayan culture and cooking techniques in all their glory, with an abundance of fresh vegetables, well-cooked meats and tasty deserts. From delicious bori bori and appetizing empanandas to tasty mandiaca and hot sopa Paraguaya, Asuncion provides an unforgettable dining experience. Here are some of the best spots in town to sample street food in the capital.
Two blocks from the law school of the University of Asuncion, this Volkswagen Transporter magically transforms into a food truck offering delectable dishes. A couple of wooden tables and fancy decorations occupy a small garden near the truck, giving the spot a friendly feel. Most importantly though, delightful dishes offer a whole range of culinary experiences. There’s lomito, a tenderloin sandwich oozing with beef, cheese, ham, fried egg and heavenly delicious sauces, along with many other Paraguayan favorites to get through!
Address: Lomito Truck, Capellanes del Ejército en Campaña 663, Asuncion, Paraguay, +595 981 848875
Il Bambino Lomitos serves good value street food that features the freshest ingredients of each season. Its menu gives an innovative spin on the traditional sandwich, along with an impressive variety of pizzas, steaks, burgers and chivitos. It’s a perfect place for a quiet dinner with some low key fare on offer.
Address: Il Bambino Lomitos, Teodoro Mongelos esquina Teniente Ramella, Asuncion, +595 21 608509
Anyone who wants to experience the essence of Paraguayan street food should come to a yellow van-turned-kitchen parked at the intersection in Villa Morra. The chef here offers seven types of burgers served with a home-made mayonnaise, caramelized onions and blue cheese. Trust us – it is hard not to order a second dish.
Address: Furgo Burgers, Ybytymi, Asunción, Paraguay, +595 0981410078
Visitors should be sure to stop for a meal in Monte Libano, situated in the south of Costanera de Asuncion. This lively place, with a typical street food menu comprised of burgers, lomitos and sopa Paraguaya, will impress with their delectable fare and quality service.
Address: Monte Libano Lomiteria, 233 Gral Jose Eduvigis Diaz, Asuncion, Paraguay, + 595 21943 689
Tai Comida Asiatica has the right ambiance to match its products. It offers delightful east Asian cuisine in the heart of Asuncion. The Thai food, with its dense textures and potent taste, is served up fast. Somewhat short on decorative elements, Tai Comida is a fine place to dine while the soft tunes of Asian music add to the overall dining experience.
Address: Tai Comida Asiatica, Cruz del Defensor Esquina Eulogio Estigarribia Villa Morra, +595 972 168888