The Salteña is a staple of Bolivian street food.  Its closest food cousin is the Empanada, for which it would never be confused.

While the Salteña is small and has a simple appearance, there is a definate art to making it.  There is also an art to eating one.  The Salteña has the power to turn the elevensies into something spectacular.

The following is a report of the Salteña fair in Cochabamba, Bolivia in 2010.  Enjoy and eat well!