Must see restaurants in Cafayate

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    Piattelli

    The indoor-outdoor setting overlooking picture-perfect vineyards at this upmarket, yet slightly corny, winery 3km from Cafayate makes a fine lunch stop…

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    Pacha

    A lovely bistro, half a block off Cafayate's main plaza. The Buenos Aires–trained chef sources ingredients (and wines) carefully and crafts a menu with…

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    Parrilla Restaurants

    A long way from the mannered tourist scene around Cafayate's plaza, this string of no-frills grill houses makes a worthwhile dinner escape. The Gallito is…

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    Casa de las Empanadas

    Decorated with the scrawls of contented customers, this no-frills place has a wide selection of empanadas that are all delicious. Local wine in ceramic…

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    Retoño

    With a lovely setting in the inner courtyard of Nanni winery, Retoño has a romantic, old-world interior. The menu is short, but features mains such as…

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    Casa de las Empanadas II

    A larger affair than the original Casa de las Empanadas, this branch has shady patio seating, a wide menu of regional dishes, and live music on some…

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    Heladería Miranda

    A frequent dilemma in Argentina is whether to go for a rich red malbec or a white torrontés, but it doesn’t usually happen in ice-cream parlors. It does…

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    El Zorrito

    A notable plaza bar and grill – in addition to typical Argentine offerings it has a nice range of vegetarian fare, including wok-fried vegetables,…

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    El Terruño

    Plaza-side seating and polite if scatty service presents inventive seafood-based salads, and well-prepared mains, including plenty of fish dishes and a…

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    El Rancho

    Among the string of hit-and-miss options around Cafayate's plaza, this place has a short, simple menu of local dishes, including locro (spicy stew), plus…