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Dona Salta

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Calle Cordoba 46, Salta A4402EZB, Argentina
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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132 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elegant and historic place, but serves low quality food. Most of the food the waiter recommended to me was garbage-style hot pot, sort of leftovers mix. Miserable wine (Estancia Mendoza) just better stay away from it.

Thank Jaroslaw S
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best place to eat in Salta. Went there twice in my short stay, excellent food, excellent service, gets you the local feeling and the ambience is great too. highly recommend.

Thank Ankit G
Pace del Mela, Italy
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67 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not complaining about the food: it was good and tasteful. The bill was so expensive, though! After all we had ordered exactly the same food that can be ordered everywhere else in the Northern provinces of Argentina... So why spending more? We had empanadas and something with chicken at Doña Salta; next day we bought empanadas once again in... More 

Thank tropic62
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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176 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended dining at Dona Salta our first day in Salta, and it was the only disappointment we had in the city. The place is 90% tourists, overpriced, bad and inattentive service and the food was just ok besides the empanadas. Would recommend going to other restaurants like La Criollita if you want typical regional food.

Thank BuenosAiresFoodie
Mobile, Alabama
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Waiters in Gaucho outfits, traditional Argentine specialties (empanadas, pasta, milenesas, and of course parillada), who could ask for more? I am not a big steak fan, but I really enjoyed the beef here, which was excellently cooked. The charqui empanada was recommended, so I tried that as well, and found it delicious.

Thank ButterflyTeacher
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

We went there and had a great time. The food was excellent and so was the service and decor. We ended up eating there every night. They had the best LOCRO, and tamales. The lentil soup was very hardy and tasty, The empanadas were also delicious definitely go there.

Thank amatog
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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166 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch of empanadas, carbonada (a sort of stew) and turron salteno for dessert. The only disappointment was a humita that was served tepid and was not at all tasty. The decoration is interesting and the waiters dress like gauchos, adding a little local color to your meal.

Thank Mary T
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special. Food is so-so. Faster service than the slow serving restaurants. Rustic. Full of people. Busy. I was not impressed.

Thank Kristine R
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

You can find empanadas, locro, tamales, humita, it's the traditional food that you'll taste if you travel to Salta. They have a large variety of traditional food. The waiter Miguel is very kind. You don't go without taste the famous turron Salteño, a delicious dessert.

Thank gustavocP6541BK
Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We came in as a group of 9 teenage students and two adults chaperones (without reservations!), and we were seated right away and well taken care of. Great service, and excellent food. I'd recommend the tamales and locro. Local specialities and delicious!

Thank Kelly W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Latin, Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cordoba 46, Salta A4402EZB, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Northern Argentina  >  Province of Salta  >  Salta
  • Phone Number: +54-387-432-1921

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?