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El Charrua

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Caseros 221 | Entre Catamarca y Lerma, Salta 4400, Argentina
+54 387 432-1859
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 194
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  • 184
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 10
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  • 10
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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
Most recent review
Very good meat

We really enjoyed our dinner at El Charrua! The prices are good and the food really delicious! Each of us ordered a piece of meat (half a portion is enough!!) and a sidedish. One piece of meat was a little dry but thats the only negative part. Nice atmosphere!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Smauky
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner at El Charrua! The prices are good and the food really delicious! Each of us ordered a piece of meat (half a portion is enough!!) and a sidedish. One piece of meat was a little dry but thats the only negative part. Nice atmosphere!

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New York City, New York, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Across Salta, Mendoza, Patagonia, and Buenos Aires, this was the best steak I had. Note that there are 2 restaurants with the same name (and our hotel sent us to the wrong one at first), but the pictures and address on this site are right, so make sure you go there. I had the rib eye cooked perfectly medium rare,... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

In Salta you’ll find the true heart and soul of Argentine cuisine. My wife and I have lived in Buenos Aires for the past eight months, and while we’ve had some very good meals here, we’ve also discovered that it’s difficult to find dishes with true depth of flavor. Not so in Salta, and certainly not so at El Charrua.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We ate at this restaurant twice during our stay in Salta. Both times the staff were friendly and efficient, and the food was excellent. It's obviously popular with the locals and the traditional food we'd wanted to try (locra, humita and tamale) was all extremely good, and portions were large. On the second visit we had steak and lasagne, and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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483 reviews 483 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
383 helpful votes 383 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is just about the cleanest and most upmarket restaurant we walked past during our 4 days in Salta. The only downside was that none of the waiters seemed to know more than 3 words of English. Every question we put to them was answered by “Yes” or “No problem”, but the actions that followed indicated that they had not... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I went alone to this place and its always weird to go out to dinner by yourself, but this place was just great. bife de chorizo (500 grams, 140 pesos) was phenomenal. sweet, juicy, tender. just perfect. had a salad and a big beer as a side dish. perfection! service was also very good. 5 stars!

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Brussels, Belgium
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

After a long trip to arrive to this lovely city, this was our first restaurant in Salta. The service is absolutely fantastic as well as the parillas and pescados. The space is very pleasant and comfortable. We do recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Impossible to describe. Let me start with the fact that I am a steak entusiast! 125 pesos (10USD) for 4-500 grams of Ojo de Bife (Rib Eye), which was beautifully served on a hot stone. It was perfectly cooked (medium rare as I ordered). Wine is local and prices goes from 2USD (yes 2USD) for a house wine and up... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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201 reviews 201 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We tried a number of different parrillas during our 2-week trip in Argentina, and El Charrua ranks as #1. The place was packed with mostly locals when we dined there, and it was easy to see why. My wife and I shared a parrillada (a bargain at less than 300 pesos), and all 3 different kinds of meat were fantastic.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Excellent food with excellent prices. This place has outstanding empanadas and locro. And the portions are abundant. Attention is very friendly. I totally recommend this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Caseros 221 | Entre Catamarca y Lerma, Salta 4400, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Northern Argentina  >  Province of Salta  >  Salta
  • Phone Number: +54 387 432-1859
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am

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