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El Patio

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Lavalle 352, Tilcara, Argentina
+54 388 495 5044
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, honest,well priced

We kept going back to this very pleasant small restaurant, every meal was excellent. The small garden was a delight and service charming.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Europe
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We kept going back to this very pleasant small restaurant, every meal was excellent. The small garden was a delight and service charming.

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Buenos Aires
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

With many rooms where yo have your meals, a perfect atmosphere and great food. Spectacular cuisine. Whenever you visit the Quebrada de Humahuaca, ask for "papines". They are a rare type of patato, well spiced and filas fried, they are the best.

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Lofoten Islands, Norway
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went here for lunch after reading several good reviews about the place, and the place lived up to our expectation.Quiet surroundings in the garden (patio), nice staff and good food. Would recommend it for lunch.

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beam1
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Fun night. Met another traveler with whom we shared a lively conversation. I had a tasty dish of lamb with a mashed potato crusted topping. Husband had an unremarkable chicken dish. The place was hot inside although they had a fan. Interesting that in a country that enjoys and makes nice red wines Many store them improperly and serve then... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a very good lunch at this place. Althoug a bit expensive for our budget and compared to other restaurants in Argentina, we really enjoed eating here and sitting in the nice patio. Recommended!

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Old Tappan, NJ
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104 reviews 104 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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56 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lavalle 352, Tilcara, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Northern Argentina  >  Province of Jujuy  >  Tilcara
  • Phone Number: +54 388 495 5044

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?