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Pacha Cocina De Autor

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$6 - $17
International, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed August 27, 2020 via mobile

This is by far the best Chef and Restaurant of my province. I still have no clue how come this gem is located in Cafayate, and how it survives in such a small town. Anyways, great inspiration can come from anyone and surprise us anywhere....Its noticeable that the chef has applied his learnt knowledge of European/Asian/American cuisine to local ingredients and regional traditions. I love my local cuisine, but i have to admit its rough and basic. This guy has managed to bring sophistication to such rich flavors. Congratulations.More

Date of visit: August 2020
pachacocinadeautor, Chef at Pacha Cocina De Autor, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2020
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Que emoción leer estas cosas!!!!! Desde ya le queremos agradecer y darle a saber que nos da mucho más fuerza...More

Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

This place has hit just the right note...great food...sophistication...service...good energy :-) Many places are trying to aspire to what this place has achieved!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

The food is truly amazing. It takes local ingredients for modern dishes. Nothing extreme but very tasteful. I had croquettes, provoletta, raviolis and rib eye. No complains. The atmosphere is nice as well. Highly recommended

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 5, 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner in the outdoor courtyard table at Pacha. We shared the beetroot salad. It was smaller than expected as we usually share a starter and sometimes a main. It was delicious but not a sharing size. I ordered the grilled chicken with...mango/avocado/tomato salsa. My husband ordered the ribeye. Both were delicious. The chicken was moist with crisped skin. The steak was perfectly done and seasoned. Presentation of all dishes was lovely. The service was very good and well timed…not rushed or slow.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

We went to Pacha tonight to enjoy a fancy dinner. Unfortunately it was a big disappointment. Not sure if the chef was on vacation tonight or what went wrong, but none of us enjoyed the main course. I ordered the rib eye steak and it...looked good on the plate but it was covered in so many spices, you were not able to taste anything else. Worst steak I had so far in Argentina (and I had a lot so far). We told the waiter that we did not enjoy the main course much.. he smiled and walked away. He just did not care. I cannot recommend this restaurant. If you are looking for a fancy dinner, better go somewhere else.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 4, 2020 via mobile

The restaurant looks great and has a good atmosphere. Even the entree was really nice (salad with goat cheese and tomatoes). The main (mint malfatti with cheese) was overpowered by the taste of mint, it was not balanced as I would expect it from a...high class restaurant as which the place represents itself. The dessert (quinoa cremosa) was a farce. I expected something like a rice pudding, but made with quinoa. But it was hard quinoa in sweetened milk. The taste was ok, but not special and especially not as expected or even worth the money. My highlight was the waiter. He asked how we liked the main course. My answer was “mas o menos”. Instead of asking for what we did not like, he laughed and walked away. Again something you would not expect at an up-class restaurant. All in all the dinner was one of the most expensive ones we had in Argentina and the one we regretted the most.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

Reservation process was really easy using email - prompt response. Lovely garden setting. Excellent food - I had king salmon and my husband the beef. Staff was very helpful.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 3, 2020

I cannot find enough words to praise this place. It is the most exquisite restaurant you can think of. We were enormously lucky to get a table without preorder. My husband ate one of the best steaks he had ever had in his life. The...Deserts were heaven. Isla flotante -makes my mouth water just to think of it. Just go, you will enjoy every bite.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 10, 2019 via mobile

Pacha was delightful. We sat outside as did most of the other diners although there is plenty of room inside as well. I love their limited menu ( all the entrees looked interesting)and ordered a delicious pumpkin filled ravioli dish . My husband had the...chicken and potatoes which was also flavorful. Had the panna cotta with marinated figs for dessert- love this light dessert option. The Porvenir amauta torrontes was the best white I have had yet in Argentina. The service was attentive and professional.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 18, 2019

Really lovely evening spent eating and drinking fantastic flavours prepared with such passion... Thank you for a great experience Recommend the goats cheese and ravioli... My boyf had the black sausage and lasagne and again both courses really delicious Food and ambience top drawer

Date of visit: November 2019
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Pacha Cocina De Autor is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5