Top Choice Argentine in Tucumán


Wall-to-wall bottles decorate this smart wine shop and restaurant, whose menu features Spanish-style tapas, fine salads and well-prepared fish dishes among other toothsome gourmet delights. Several wines are availab…
Top Choice Parrilla in Tucumán

Mi Nueva Estancia

Delicious! That’s the verdict on the cuts of meat at this popular grill restaurant, but the salad bar and other menu choices also win points. Value is great here for both quality and quantity, and service is friendl…
Northwest Argentine in Tucumán

El Portal

Half a block east of Plaza Independencia, this rustic indoor-outdoor eatery has a tiny but perfectly formed menu, based around empanadas, locro and the like, supplemented by some milanesas and pizzas. Delicious and …
Vegetarian in Tucumán


The lunchtime buffet at this vegetarian restaurant has mostly Chinese dishes, with a few local favorites such as ensalada rusa (Russian salad) and empanadas thrown in. It’s not gourmet, but it does the job.
Italian in Tucumán

Il Postino

Pizza and pasta are served with panache in this atmospheric brick warehouse eatery. It’s popular with everyone, and you often have to wait for a table. It’s worth it: the standard (of the pizza especially) is sky-hi…
Parrilla in Tucumán

La Leñita

One of the better parrilla restaurants in this part of the world, this stands out for service and the good quality of the meat. Try picana (rump steak) or the delicious mollejitas (sweetbreads). The empanadas – you'…
Middle Eastern in Tucumán

La Sirio-Libanesa

The restaurant at the Syrian-Lebanese society offers tasty Levantine cuisine that makes a welcome change of scene. Mashed eggplant, tasty kipe naye (marinated raw mincemeat) and tabbouleh salad all feature; there ar…
in Tucumán


Cheery in apple green, this place does tasty breakfasts, sandwiches, iced fruit smoothies and salads to eat in or takeout – there’s a little patio space, too.
in Tucumán

Los Hornos

Round the corner from the main eating drag, this does family-friendly minutas (quick meals), as well as tasty empanadas and parrilla choices at a good price.
Vegetarian in Tucumán


With a tasty array of vegetarian dishes in its buffet, this small, well-run spot gives value for money. Pizzas, empanadas, soy milanesas and much more are on offer. Drinks are extra. You can also take out, paying by…