The Food of Cochabamba

Living The Q Life

We didn’t have any preconceptions about the food of Bolivia or, in this case, specifically of Cochabamba. We had heard about Pique Macho, but didn’t know exactly what it was. What we discovered is that meals in Cochabamba were larger than we expected. Not just the Pique Macho, which is known to be a huge plate of food, but every meal that we were served were huge portions.  The other thing we found was that every meal was served with an extremely spicy salsa, which is eaten on garlic bread as well as over top of the meal itself.

Pique Macho Pique Macho

Bread and Hot Sauce Bread and Hot Sauce

Huari (Wari) Beer Huari (Wari) Beer

Seafood Risotto Seafood Risotto

We ordered a half order of the Pique Macho to share and still weren’t able to eat the whole meal.  Almost every meal included potatoes, usually cooked as French fries, and sometimes it would include both potatoes and rice.  We…

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