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El Charrua

Caseros 221, Salta, Argentina
387 432 1859
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Ranked #10 of 155 restaurants in Salta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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86% Recommend
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Fallbrook, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Finding a tender, medium rare steak has been a challenge in Argentina. Our first night in Salta and we found it! Our Spanish is very limited and our waiter's English was limited. However, he understood what we wanted and set us up with a parrilla that had 3 different types of steaks. He said it was plenty for the four... More

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Vista, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have been in Argentina for 10 days, and in Salta for 1 day. We had been told of the great beef in Argentina, and we're disappointed until we got to Salta. We had the parilla especial, which included filet, sirloin, and ribs. The meat was jugoso "juicy" and prepared to perfection. Our waiter suggested it and was amazing with... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went here twice - the first time we were with a large group and the service was great - I had the mixed grill and it was great. The second night the steak was good, but not quite as good as the first night and the service was mixed. The waiter seemed annoyed that we could not finish the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited El Charrua a couple of times during a weeks stay in Salta, and what a great place to stop for lunch. Really tasty steak, good salads and lovely deserts. Get the lunch special and you won't go hungry. Some of the best meat we ate during our time in Argentina!

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Let me start by saying I didn't get the steak here, so maybe that's phenomenal. But the humita sure wasn't - pretty dry and flavorless - and the salad I ordered was pretty sad. So maybe I ordered wrong. But the bread was also pretty sad, and the service was mediocre at best. I'd go to Dona Salta instead if... More

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Cologne, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We came to Charrua because of the good recommendations on trip advisor. We were completely disappointed and felt forced to leave the restaurant before our first dish was served. If you don't speak Spanish very well, you are treated like a customer of 2nd class. As we had to translate several Spanish words in our dictionary, we took a few... 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 February 25, 2014

My wife and I have been staying in Salta for a month and using it as our base for traveling around northwestern Argentina. We have dined at El Charrua several times during our visit here. It is located just a few blocks form the main plaza. The menu offers several choices -- meats, salads, pastas, desserts. The portions, as in... More

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Cusco, Peru
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We had a quality affordable meal at this parrilla. The steaks were so huge we split one and a salad and felt more than full. The mixed meat platters looked delicious for a bigger group. The decor and wine were well done, making it feel like a fancy restaurant, but the bill was less than many lunch spots around town.

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Darwin, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

My husbands steak was great - as was mine. My daughters was Inedible, when we mentioned it there was no apology etc. disappointing.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This was probably one of my best bite de lomo. Filet mignon on a hot stone, fantastic. When we went back a second time there was a lost in translation moment and I did not get 'my' bite de lomo on a hot stone. No problem they took it back and served a new one, as per order.

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