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El Patio

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Calle Gral Juan Lavalle 352, Tilcara Y4624AQH, Argentina
+54 388 495-5044
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: - delicious food, very fresh, well presented and tasty - best salad on our trip! - lovely patio, at the back so away from the street, very quiet and relaxing atmosphere - very clean - very nice service - great wine list Cons: - none

Thank Walterke
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is cosy and very popular. The menu included a good selection of vegetarian dishes as well as meat. My partner had llama stew with orange sauce. The portion was small and the food nice enough but nothing special. I had quinoa milanesa with a nice salad - healthy but unremarkable. There's a good selection of wines. The restaurant... More 

Thank clairelip99
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

This restaurant has a cozy atmosphere and the choice of 3 small rooms or the patio for seating. The menu has lots and lots of regional foods and other dishes prepared with regional ingredients. The wine list is also ample. We very much enjoyed our meal and would recommend the place to others.

Thank Mary T
London, United Kingdom
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461 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

We came here on 2 nights out of 3, and wished we'd stuck with it on the third night too! The food was excellent, and the staff really friendly. I also loved that they had a good selection of wines, all available either by the bottle, 500 ml, or 250 ml. Usually it is just a house wine by the... More 

1 Thank Thelastdodo2
Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

Delicious quinoa empanadas and llama brochetas. Food served with care by an on site owner. Fun interior decor, but even better food!

Thank CraigandMolly
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

We were very impressed by the food at El Patio. The llama was delicious as was the chicken quinoa salad we ordered. Staff were friendly and attentive and the food seemed pretty good value

Thank cbp88
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Richard V
London, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Bezi
Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Clara S
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Fern_Fronds

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Argentinean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Gral Juan Lavalle 352, Tilcara Y4624AQH, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Northern Argentina  >  Province of Jujuy  >  Tilcara
  • Phone Number: +54 388 495-5044

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