Restaurants

Top Choice Argentine in Cafayate

Piattelli

A lovely indoor-outdoor setting overlooking picture-perfect vineyards at this upmarket winery 5km from Cafayate makes a fine lunch stop; the sophisticated food doesn't disappoint. A range of international influences…
Top Choice Empanadas in Cafayate

Casa de las Empanadas

Decorated with the scrawls of contented customers, this no-frills place has a wide selection of empanadas that are all absolutely delicious. Local wine in ceramic jugs, and humitas (stuffed corn dough, resembling Me…
Argentine in Cafayate

Retoño

With a lovely setting in the interior courtyard of Nanni winery, this has a romantically styled old-world interior. The menu is short, but features quality mains such as sweetbreads in a creamy torrontés sauce, or r…
Parrilla in Cafayate

Parrilla Restaurants

A long way from the slightly mannered tourist scene around the plaza, this string of no-frills grillhouses makes a worthwhile dinner escape. The Gallito is locally renowned, but adjacent Parrilla Santos – just a con…
Ice Cream in Cafayate

Heladería Miranda

A frequent dilemma in Argentina is whether to go for a rich red cabernet or a dry white torrontés, but it doesn’t usually occur in ice-cream parlors. It does here: the Miranda’s wine sorbets are Cafayate’s pride and…
Argentine in Cafayate

El Terruño

Plaza-side seating and polite if scatty service presents, strangely, two menus here. One is less traditional, with dishes such as inventive seafood-based salads, and well-prepared mains, including plenty of fish dis…
Argentine in Cafayate

El Rancho

A cut above the string of hit-and-miss places around the plaza, this has a short, simple menu of local dishes, including locro, plus decent meat and chicken plates. The house specialty is rabbit. It appeals on winte…
Empanadas in Cafayate

Casa de las Empanadas II

A larger affair than the original Casa de las Empanadas, this has space, patio seating, a wide menu of regional dishes, and live music weekend evenings.