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Parrilla El Criollo

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Avenida Guemes Norte N 254, Cafayate A4427APP, Argentina
(3868) 42-2093
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

We stopped in for a late lunch and were the only people seating in the restaurant. I tried the goat stew and she tried the picante de pollo which is just a chicken breast sitting under a whole bunch of sauteed veggies. Both were enjoyable. This is homestyle cooking, no thrills. A parrilla like so many others in the region... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Suffice to say all of the previous bad reviews are spot on! Unless you are on a strict budget and you cannot spare 50 additional pesos don't go to this restaurant!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2015

We ate a perfectly good meal - basic fare that was well cooked and inexpensive. Yes, it probably would not pass rigorous European health and hygiene standards but none of us got food poisoning and we all enjoyed our lunch in this busy and bustling restaurant with pleasant service. There were locals eating here as well as tourists.

Thank sophie83
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 456 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2015

The first thing you notice about this establishment is its run-down unhygienic state. Dirty toilets and the usual insignia of 3rd World Restaurants. Next, take a look at the clientele. It falls into two classes: prisoners of the Tourist Industry who are not only forced to eat here as part of their sentence, but even have to pay for it.... More 

Thank davidgoldberg1
Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 707 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

We did a bus tour from Salta, and the bus stopped here for lunch. They offered a fixed 3 course menu with a few choices, plus a drink for 75 pesos. We ordered a beef entre which was very nice, a beef stew which was cheap meat but very tasty, and a fruit salad for desert. The atmosphere was raunchy,... More 

Thank Kanan A
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2011

This was one of my favorite places to eat... Terrific price that couldn't be beat! The food was great... tasty and plenty... we loved the milanesa, salad was the best in all of Argentina, desert was plentiful... but the flies really bugged me... If they would bottle them, they would make a million!

Thank 4Travelling

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Restaurant Details

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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Avenida Guemes Norte N 254, Cafayate A4427APP, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Northern Argentina  >  Province of Salta  >  Cafayate
  • Phone Number: (3868) 42-2093

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?