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Restaurant Viracocha

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Calle Independencia 994 | Independencia Esq Lamadrid, San Salvador de Jujuy Y4600AFT, Argentina
+54 388 423-3554
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Very tasty and you do not have to wait for the food for a long time. They serve the best local food or what we call in Spanish "Comida Regional"

Thank Fernando A
Neuquén, Neuquén, Argentina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

It was said to be No.1 restaurant in Jujuy, so we really wanted to have lunch/dinner there. On monday night, it was closed by the time we arrived. The waiters didn't even attempt to tell us about the opening hours nor invite us for next day. Next day midday, we went again and same response

Thank Marce R
Viracocha R, Propietario at Restaurant Viracocha, responded to this review
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Marce lamento que no hayan podido comer en el restaurante por haber venido fuera del horario de atención. Instruiremos a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

They are serving excellent regional and Argentine dishes and have a fair selection of wines. Empanadas and Llama loin steak were really tasty. Big portions, too! The staff were friendly (we had no problems communicating in English) and efficient and we did not wonder that this place was crowded with locals. Highly recommended!

Thank stdf62
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Service is good but the food failed from what I was expecting. The bread wasn't at least heated before getting served. The place is lively, rustic, well-situated. Th3 price is also fair. Overrated because the restaurant is well-recommened for really good food. But no. The taste is Just Ok, although the serving is much! I couldn't finish my food.

Thank Kristine R
Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We spent 10 days in Argentina and this was some of the best food we had. The empandas are yummy, and the quinoa goat cheese dish that my husband had was fabulous. My pumpkin ravioli was good too. Highly recommend this place.

Thank RubyJane60
Wellington, New Zealand
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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Was a really nice place with lots of atmosphere and great waiter. The price was reasonable and the food very good. Can recommend the llama on Quinoa and for starters the sweet humitas. Three milk desert with sweet wine - name u do not remember only how it was made was sweet and a perfect finish to share.

Thank D P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

This was the first time we had tried llama and it was delicious! We had it with quinoa and ricotta and a spicy tomato sauce - and it was so tasty. We are vegetarians most of the time but thought when in north of Argentina we must try the speciality and this was the perfect place to do so. Great... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Jujuy is quite ugly and we didn't expect much in term of restaurants but we found the Viracocha through one of our guides and gave it a try. The menu makes you want trying everything! Both our dishes were excellent, the lama was extra tender and the vegetarian picanta with quinoa and local vegetables just delicious! Simple decoration, quick service... More 

1 Thank JMGeneva
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The menu is large and as per a lot of previous reviews makes a pleasant change from the standard fare. We ordered a bottle of Torrontes whilst we looked through the reasonably priced and varied menu. The wine was certainly better than it's price tag! Bread came with two dips, a celery mayonnaise and a tomato based dip with a... More 

1 Thank Neil B
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is outstanding, their specialty is the llama. We tried 3 dishes: the lomo de llama, escabeche de llama and estofado de llama, the flavours and taste of all of them were outstanding, if you are in town is a must go. I am giving 4 stars because the lomo de llama is served with tons of non sense... More 

Thank MarcoC997

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $10
Latin, Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Independencia 994 | Independencia Esq Lamadrid, San Salvador de Jujuy Y4600AFT, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Northern Argentina  >  Province of Jujuy  >  San Salvador de Jujuy
  • Phone Number: +54 388 423-3554

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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