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Eat Like A King: 8 Best Restaurants In Salta, Argentina

Amy
Updated Aug 14, 2018

If you’re coming to Salta, Argentina, you must know that if you’re respecting a diet, you might want to take a break from it. There’s so much food here and places to eat for everyone’s tastes. Whether you want to eat their traditional food, or sushi, or Mexican or even Italian food, you’ll find here all the places you need to go for a perfect meal. The people from Salta keep their tradition and they take food very seriously. They will serve you their cuisine with pride and joy. When it comes to cooking, the restaurants will provide you a long list of treats and here you’ll find delicious traditional food like the famous empanadas. If you want to find the best deals when you’re going out for dinner, we’ve prepared you a list of the best restaurants in Salta, Argentina, based on the customer’s reviews.

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1. ZenSushi Salta


If you want to try something new like sushi, this is one of the few restaurants in Salta that serves sushi. The clients say that this is the best sushi in Salta. The ambiance is very nice with zen decorations and the staff is very attentive and makes sure you have everything you need. The menu has a wide variety of delicious food and the prices are affordable. There are also good wines so you can enjoy a full meal.

ZenSushi Salta

Address: Av. Perón y Av. Arenales, Camino a San Lorenzo, A4400 Salta, Argentina

Facebook: ZenSushi Salta

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2. Jose Balcarce

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This is a nice and quiet restaurant, not too crowdy but with an attractive appearance and a very pleasant atmosphere. The menu is small but very creative with enough variety to appeal to most palettes. They have traditional Argentinian cuisine and find a way to make it very modern. You can combine their traditional food with modern dishes. A glass of wine will make your meal complete. Service is also excellent and prices are affordable.

Jose Balcarce

Address: Necochea 594, 4400 Salta, Argentina

Facebook: Jose Balcarce

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3. La Criollita

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An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried. Here you’ll find the best empanadas and tamales in town and many other traditional foods. The menu is varied and they offer all the Salta gastronomic options. It’s a friendly atmosphere, with great food, and great wine.

La Criollita

Address: Zuviria 306, 4400 Salta, Argentina

Website: La Criollita (in Spanish)

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4. El Cuate Taqueria


If you love Mexican food, this is the perfect place for you. The dishes are absolutely delicious and there are large portions of food. This restaurant is a quiet place with very professional staff and they will serve you with delicious treats like tacos, burritos and many others. The service is excellent, attentive and this matches the food which really hits the spot.

El Cuate Taqueria

Address: Av Virrey Toledo 1086, 4400 Salta, Argentina

Facebook: El Cuate Taqueria

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5. Trattoria Mamma Mia


Here they serve a wide variety of Italian food. They have been a family owned business for decades, perhaps one of the oldest in Salta. They offer a wide variety of pasta, all home made and fresh. They have spaghetti, lasagna, Sorrentino’s, capelets, ravioli, with a wide variety of sauces. The portions are quite generous, the service is very good, the location convenient and the ambiance quite nice. The pizza and pasta are a must try when you come to Trattoria Mamma Mia. The place only starts to receive a lot of guest after 10.00pm. The wine menu also has a lot of choices which serve a broad spectrum of budgets. Almost all of the wines, including the less expensive ones, are good.

Trattoria Mamma Mia

Address: Pje B Zorrilla 1, 4400 Salta, Argentina

Facebook: Trattoria Mamma Mia

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6. Ma Cuisine Resto


This is a French-themed intimate restaurant where you can enjoy a good meal. The place is quite small, so you won’t have to wait a long time for your meal. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual. Entrees include one of the many side dishes, such as mixed vegetables or potatoes. Sauces are excellent and the chef is very warm and friendly. A nice dinner for two with a bottle of wine will run you in the 50 USD range. The prices are affordable and the food will definitely make the price worth it.

Ma Cuisine Resto

Address: España 83, 4400 Salta, Argentina

Website: Ma Cuisine Resto (in Spanish)

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7. El Charrua

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This is a well located, close to the main plaza restaurant. They serve steaks and the portions are huge and delicious. The wine list is large enough, with only a few economic ones. However there are good local options at reasonable prices, and Salta wines are great. The traditional “Bife de Chorizo” is as always a good choice and salads are abundant. It’s a bit pricy in comparison to other places in Salta but no complaints regarding food, service, or atmosphere.

El Charrua

Address: Calle Caseros 221, Entre Catamarca y Lerma, Salta A4400DME, Argentina

Website: El Charrua

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8. Chirimoya

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If you’re a vegan or a vegetarian, or you just want to eat something healthy, this place has a very inventive menu, with natural products. You’ll find some lactose free and gluten free products, or even if you’re a meat eater, there’s food for you as well. The prices are quite reasonable for the quality of the food. If you are tired of heavy meat filled meals with little or no veggies, this is the place to go. You will not be disappointed. They also have fresh juices that are absolutely delicious!

Chirimoya

Address: España 211, 4400 Salta, Argentina

Facebook: Chirimoya

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Bon appetit!

Now that you’ve seen these places, all you have to do is pick a place that will satisfy your taste for food. Enjoy your meal!

This article was originally published on Sep 14, 2017

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