Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Chilecito

Museo del Cablecarril

This old cable-car station documents the extraordinary engineering and mining project that created modern Chilecito at the beginning of the 20th century. Yes, this town, like many in cowboy country the world over, w…
Top Choice Bar in Chilecito

Yops

Simple but atmospheric, this bohemian spot is Chilecito’s best cafe, serving fine coffee, cold beer and decent mixed drinks. Expect epic chess battles between locals by day, and live music some weekends, when the ba…
Top Choice Argentine in Chilecito

El Rancho de Ferrito

A block west and seven north of Chilecito's plaza, this inviting local restaurant is worth every step. You’ve seen the menu before – except for house specialties such as cazuela de gallina (chicken stew – yum) and l…
Winery in Chilecito

La Riojana

La Riojana is the area’s main wine producer, and a sizable concern; some 30 million liters a year are produced here thanks to fruit sourced from vineyards owned by a multitude of local farmers. A good free tour show…
Monument in Chilecito

Cristo del Portezuelo

Head down Maestro from Chilecito's plaza to reach this relatively recent addition to the town: a huge statue of Christ on a platform accessed by a 203-step ascent flanked by terraced cactus gardens. Views from the t…
Pub Food in Chilecito

Borussia

A cavernous and, dare we say, hip restobar on Chilecito's plaza that gets a crowd for big football games on their large screens. It serves pizza, burgers and lomitos, and a range of milanesas too. It also has some v…
Museum in Chilecito

Molino de San Francisco

Chilecito founder Don Domingo de Castro y Bazán owned this 300-year-old flour mill, which houses an eclectic assemblage of archaeological tools, antique arms, early colonial documents, minerals, traditional wood and…