Restaurants

Argentine in La Rioja

Orígenes

Smart and enthusiastic, Orígenes occupies a corner of a handsome 19th-century school now turned into a cultural center. It draws on local traditions but adds a modern chef's expertise. The result is a refreshing jol…
Argentine in La Rioja

La Vieja Casona

Cheerfully lit and decorated, this kitchen turns out a range of regional specialties, creative house choices and a menu of standard Argentine dishes – the parrillada (mixed grill including steak) is particularly pop…
Italian in La Rioja

La Stanza

One of the best places in town, this stylish restaurant has an upbeat, urban vibe and serves imaginative pasta dishes that are a cut above most places. Better still are the inventive main dishes, which feature delic…
Argentine in La Rioja

El Marqués

This simple local eatery just off Plaza 25 de Mayo offers the full range, from sandwiches to traditional local dishes to pasta, pizza, omelets and grilled meats – all of it well prepared and fairly priced. The fruit…
Cafe in La Rioja

Café del Paseo

This is your spot on the corner of Plaza 25 de Mayo to observe local life. Executives with i-gadgets mingle with families, and tables of older men chew the fat, burning just another slow-paced La Rioja day.
Fusion in La Rioja

Joaquín

A relaxed spot for indoor or outdoor dining, Joaquín is best known for its satisfying fresh pastas. Service is slow and prices are on the high side, but it's still a deservedly popular local hot spot.