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El Patio

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Lavalle 352, Tilcara, Argentina
+54 388 495 5044
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Tastiest food in Argentina

Delicious, well cooked food. Some of the best we have had in Argentina. Well flavoured dishes made with good quality ingredients. Friendly service and reasonable value.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Delicious, well cooked food. Some of the best we have had in Argentina. Well flavoured dishes made with good quality ingredients. Friendly service and reasonable value.

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Vancouver, Canada
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98 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Menu is short, but a good twist on local standards, including a couple of vegetarian options. Simple but pleasant dining space. Speedy and friendly service. Great option for dinner in Tilcara.

Thank KateH1313
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201 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 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.

Thank TripperEurope1
Buenos Aires
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank ChristianFHKM
Lofoten Islands, Norway
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank Nordicnette
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank beam1
Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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!

Thank Daniel S
Old Tappan, NJ
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119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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

Thank Harriette7
Zurich, Switzerland
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank OlgaMo
Eugene, Oregon
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Thank Charles G

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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: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine


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