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“Tourist hangout but worth a visit”
Review of La Criollita

La Criollita
Ranked #11 of 286 Restaurants in Salta
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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“Tourist hangout but worth a visit”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

La Criollita in Salta, Argentina, is a good place to try empanadas and other foods from the Andes. We stopped at this downtown restaurant and were generally pleased with the food and service. In fact, you can have one of their tasty empanadas for under $1 which is a true bargain. It was early in the evening and the place was pretty quiet but I can imagine it can get crowded in the later hours. I wouldn't say it is the best place in town to eat, but it certainly deserves some attention--especially for the delicious empanadas....Enjoy....

  • Visited March 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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“Best empanadas”
Reviewed March 15, 2012

Based on recommendation from our host, we went to this place for what are supposed to be the best empanadas in Argentina. I know, one shouldn't argue over taste but what we found were indeed the best ones we have tried so far - and once you are in Argentina, you try a lot!
The place has a very nice setting and service is really good. You do find tourists here but it appears to be high up on the list of local people in the first place. Good sign.
We didn't try anything else but the empanadas so can't comment on the other parts of the kitchen. But the empanadas were so good, we came back the other day with our Argentinian friend and she confirmed that these were if not the best then amongst the beat she ate.

Highly recommended - easy to reach by foot from the central square.

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Oslo, Norway
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent empanadas”
Reviewed November 15, 2011

It's easily the best empanadas I've had. A couple of empanadas de carne con picante, or any other selection apparently, we tried three (carne sin picante, con picante, de pollo and jamón y queso) and were very happy. A cosy slightly bohemian old building. En breve: muy nice!

  • Visited November 2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“solid! good food, comfortable, and reasonable prices”
Reviewed July 30, 2011

We came to this place on the recommendation of an excursion guide, and we came back twice. Unlike many other restaurants we visited in Salta, this place did not feel touristy, although there were many tourists there, and, although I'm sure there is even better food somewhere around town, we didn't find it. Decent value, too. The place just feels like a good, reliable standard. Go explore all Salta has to offer for a while, but when you're tired of exploring, you'll probably want to come here and keep coming back. The empanadas are excellent, too.

  • Visited July 2011
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