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Top Choice Cafe in Tucumán

Plaza de Almas

This intimate, colorful and engaging multilevel place is popular with under-40 tucumanos and is one of the best of the city's many combination cafe/bar/restaurant/cultural centers. The short but interesting menu (ma…
Burgers in Tucumán

Black Pan

Black Pan is a hip spot, exceptionally well branded, and beloved by Tucumán’s young and upwardly mobile. Its standard is a 120g burger with cheddar cheese, served on a brioche bun. But you can build yours as you lik…
Museum in Tucumán

Casa de la Independencia

Students and families descend from far and wide to visit this late-colonial mansion where a collection of Unitarist lawyers and clerics declared Argentina’s independence from Spain on July 9, 1816. Portraits of the …
Cathedral in Tucumán

Catedral Metropolitana

Tucumán's neoclassical cathedral is a handsome presence on Plaza Independencia, and has a Doric facade with a pediment depicting the Exodus. Curiously, Moses is receiving bunches of grapes in the desert; a reference…
Vegetarian in Tucumán

Shitake

With a tasty array of vegetarian dishes in its buffet (lentils, stir-fried vegetables and soy-based meats, roasted potatoes, quiches, pizzas and more), this small, well-run spot gives value for money. Drinks are ext…
Cafe in Tucumán

Filipo

Glasses gleaming on the gantry, outdoor tables and bow-tied waiters make this a great cafe. Top espressos, beer served as if it were Bollinger and thirst-quenching licuados (blended fruit drinks; AR$60) are the high…
Vegetarian in Tucumán

Shitake 2

You can expect the same tasty veggie buffet that made the original branch a hit with locals. Think: platters and bowls piled with lentils, stir-fried vegetables and soy-based meats, roasted potatoes, quiches, pizzas…
Argentine in Tucumán

Setimio

Wall-to-wall bottles decorate this smart wineshop and restaurant, with a menu that features Spanish-style tapas, fine salads and well-prepared fish dishes among other gourmet delights. Wine is not offered by the gla…
Bar in Tucumán

Costumbres Argentinas

Though the saintly devilish address seems like a contradiction in terms, this unusual, popular and welcoming bar has an arty bohemian vibe. The big two-level beer garden is the place to be on summer nights. Pub grub…
Live Music in Tucumán

La Casa de Yamil

An untouristy parrilla, locally popular for its Friday and Saturday night live folklórico (folk music); there's also a Sunday lunchtime session. The food works too, and there are plenty of traditional northwestern d…