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 Italian in Catamarca

Sopra Tutto

Excellent homemade pasta plates, beautifully presented and flavorsome, are produced in this warm, cozy corner trattoria that doubles as a pasta shop. Family owned and operated, it stuffs delicate cannelloni with cho…
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 Lebanese in Santiago del Estero

Aladdin

The marketing of this restaurant will look familiar to fans of the Disney film, but you've made the trek from the center of town for the authentic Lebanese fare. Think faithful hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel, kofta,…
Top Choice Argentine in Belén

1900

Beyond-the-call service is the key to this wood-paneled local steak house, a block down from the plaza. It’s very popular, but it hates to turn people away, so a Tetris-like reshuffling of tables is a constant featu…
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 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…
Top Choice Argentine in Tafí del Valle

Restaurante El Museo

Set in the venerable adobe Jesuit chapel 1km from the center, this place makes an atmospheric venue for a lunch of traditional local specialties, such as humitas, tamales and empanadas. Just turn up and see what's c…