Top things to do

Archaeological Site in Uspallata

Cerro Tunduqueral

An easy 8km walk (or an easier drive) north of town brings you to Cerro Tunduqueral, where you’ll find sweeping views and Inca rock carvings; Seven Years in Tibet scenes were shot here.
Parrilla in Uspallata

Parrillada San Cayetano

Pickings are slim in Uspallata, so despite the slow service, overpriced sides, and skimpy portions of grilled chicken, San Cayetano is still worth a mention. The outdoor deck, with some tables made from wagon wheels…
Parrilla in Uspallata

El Rancho

Uspallata's most upscale restaurant has an open barbecue grill carved out of a wall in the center of the dining room. Meat, especially a good roasted chivo (goat), is the way to go; trout and salmon also available, …
Cafe in Uspallata

Chocolates Cosita Suiza

Cozy little spot attached to the Hotel Los Cóndores with a crackling fire and old-timey skis on the ceiling. Real espresso drinks, hard to find elsewhere in Uspallata, as well as simple sandwiches, pies and cakes, m…
Cafe in Uspallata

Café Tibet

The food is ordinary and the opening hours irregular, but the decor, comprising leftover props from Seven Years in Tibet, is curious enough to deserve a look-see.
Museum in Uspallata

Museo Las Bóvedas

A kilometer north of the highway junction in Uspallata, a signed lateral leads to ruins and a museum at the Museo Las Bóvedas, a smelting site since pre-Columbian times.