Restaurants

Top Choice Vegan in Salta

Chirimoya

Colorful and upbeat, this artsy, world-class vegan restaurant is the most inventive and consistently excellent kitchen in the entire region. Here pasta is fashioned from zucchini, cannelloni are made from corn flour…
Top Choice Argentine in Cafayate

Piattelli

The indoor-outdoor setting overlooking picture-perfect vineyards at this upmarket, yet slightly corny, winery 3km from Cafayate makes a fine lunch stop. The sophisticated food doesn't disappoint. A range of internat…
Top Choice Fusion in Cafayate

Pacha

A lovely new bistro, one block off Cafayate's main plaza. The Buenos Aires-trained chef sources ingredients (and wines) carefully and crafts a menu with welcome departures from traditional Argentine fare. Hits inclu…
Top Choice Argentine in Tilcara

El Nuevo Progreso

An engaging, artsy ambience here is combined with delicious tourist-oriented cuisine. Think imaginatively prepared llama dishes, excellent meat plates, one interesting veggie option and great salads. The trout, stea…
Top Choice Argentine in Jujuy

Krysys

The best parrilla option in Jujuy is this central, upscale place offering all your barbecued favorites in a relaxed atmosphere. But there’s plenty more on the menu, with a range of tasty sauces to go with the chicke…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Cachi

Ashpamanta

A tasty chef-driven vegetarian chalet set in the middle of adorable downtown Cachi, Ashpamanta does fresh pastas and pizzettas with local goat cheese, fresh tomato and pesto sauces, elaborate salads, veggie curry an…
Top Choice Argentine in San Antonio de los Cobres

Quinoa Real

On the brushed-up central block, this tourist-oriented spot offers a menu of local ingredients. Llama features heavily, such as in tasty empanadas, plates of carpaccio and grilled fillets, but roast lamb with a chil…
Italian in Salta

La Céfira

This cute hole-in-the-wall, well-lit and decorated with original art, is set a few blocks south of the center, but it's worth the walk here for the menu of house-made pasta combined with inventive ingredients includ…
Bakery in Jujuy

Madre Tierra

This place is a standout. The design is creative and inviting, the vegetarian food (there’s a daily set menu) is excellent and the sandwiches and pizzas can be washed down with fresh juice or organic craft beer. The…
Parrilla in Salta

Viejo Jack II

Far enough out of the tourist zone to be authentic, this down-to-earth parrilla (steak restaurant) in Tres Cerritos is popular with locals for its parrillada (mixed grill) and pasta. The servings are huge – designed…