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El Patio

Lavalle 352, Tilcara, Argentina
+54 388 495 5044
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Ranked #3 of 27 restaurants in Tilcara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Old Tappan, NJ
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100 reviews 100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Protected from the noonday sun by umbrellas, the patio is a lovely place for lunch in the middle of Tilcara. The food and service are both very good

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Zurich, Switzerland
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99 reviews 99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The food is based on local products (goat cheese from the farmers in the regions, llama meat too) but has a more creative and refined touch! We loved the breaded goat cheese (milanesa de queso de cabra con mote a la provenzal), the sopa de quinoa (quinoa soup), the llama a la naranja (llama meat with orange) and of course... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This restaurant is just a block from the main square in Tilcara on one side and the church on the other. Get a table in the lovely backyard garden (covered with a cloth to block the sun), which can't be seen when you look in the front door. The menu includes some very tasty regional dishes. We enjoyed the lentil... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

We ate here during our stay in Tilcara and it was a lovely night. The atmosphere is really nice with the musicians playing their music. It's a cozy place and the staff is friendly and fast. The food was not the best we had, but I never tried llama before you I assume it supposed to taste like this. The... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We went there on recommendation of our guide and were very impressed by the contemporary interpretation of traditional local foods. Great wine selection.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Went for lunch with the family. Food is Outstanding, had llama milanesas, fried goat cheese, quinua empanadas, everything excellent prepared.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel where my parents and I stayed in Tilcara which coincidentally is also called Patio but no relation. This was my parents' first experience with Argentine steak and they ordered the lomo al pimiento which they said was the best steak they've ever had. Beef in the north I found generally to... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Service and Food Selection. Cosy Athmosphere and friendly Ownership. The Bife de Chorizo was also one of the Best during our Argentina Trip

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San Francisco
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Nice restaurant with pretty extensive menu of local dishes. Llama, pasta, lamb, steak, etc. Also sells nice jams and chutney products. Sitting outside on a sunny day is hard to beat.

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West Vancouver
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We ate here with our family and I was chickened out so had the quinoa schitzel -- loved it. My daughter had the veggie soup and she loved that too. It was great to eat a wonderful, homey meal after too many pizzas and substandard food! The second night my daughters went back by themselves while we at across the... More

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