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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 27
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  • 7
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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
Great food, nice atmosphere.

We thought that the quality of food here was excellent. The local dish of tamal (slightly spicy mincemeat in a corn based dough) is a must and we both really enjoyed main courses of tender llama.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Richard V
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We thought that the quality of food here was excellent. The local dish of tamal (slightly spicy mincemeat in a corn based dough) is a must and we both really enjoyed main courses of tender llama.

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London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We enjoyed our meal here. the restaurant focuses on local produce so there is lots of quinoa and llama dishes. We had dinner here so never saw the outside area.

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Thank Bezi
Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

El Patio chef Mercedes Costa is the Slow Food representative for Jujuy, and it shows. Her menu is an inventive take on regional dishes, using only the finest local ingredients and obviously prepared skill and great care. The quinoa soup and llama were better than imagined! The space itself is cozy, with a lovely patio; feels like you've gone to... More 

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Thank Clara S
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Thank KateH1313
Europe
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201 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank ChristianFHKM
Lofoten Islands, Norway
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Nordicnette
beam1
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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 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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27 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!

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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, Families with children, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?