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El Viejo Jack

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Av Bicentenario de la Batalla de Salta 145, Salta A4408CWB, Argentina
+54 387 421-5532
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special! Prices were reasonable. Service was slow but only one waiter. The steak was tasty but wanted more!

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Thank John M
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you've ever eaten meat before, then El Viejo Jack is an unnecessary experience that will save you a considerate amount of money. The worst barbecue experience you can imagine will be fulfilled at this restaurant. We got the Parilla side of the menu. The chicken was the best part of our experience, and for a restaurant that prides itself... More 

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Thank el17alexander
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! The service was great and The steak was incredible! My boyfriend and I both had a rump steak and it was huge and really good value for money. It worked out about £7 each and was the biggest steak I've ever had. We definitely couldn't finish it all. The entire meal plus sides of creamy mash and... More 

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Thank Ashleigh R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Nice charcoal grill restaurant. Nice staff, especially the old chap. We had grilled chicken which tasted very good. Recommended!

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Thank Ruml
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Had followed the recomm's of other TA users and went to this clean and friendly place. Professional service and good food. The atmosphere is rather cold, factory style big space with high ceiling. Certainly a question of preference only

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Title says it all. Loved this place. The waiter made us feel so comfortable. A true gentleman. Food was amazing. Meat, my god! The venue is cool. And its cheap. Go here! p.s. they accept cards

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Thank TheoA201
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a place recommended to us by our hotel staff. Unlike a lot of other parrillas in Salta, this one does not offer live entertainment. In other words, it's not a "Penia". Food-wise you can expect the traditional argentinean dishes, milanesesas, parrilla, some pastas, salads, etc. We tried the mixed brochette with chicken and beef. To my surprise the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Despite of the longer waiting time,food here are good tasty and large portion. Reasonable pricing. Fast WiFi.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I went to this place twice while in Salta. Steaks here are cooked perfectly. Also got a yummy side of "papas jack" which are French fries with scrambled egg and garlic. So yummy! My friends ordered the veggie Parilla and it was really impressive. Fairly affordable, nice staff. Would recommend for a good steak.

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Ollantaytambo, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

My steak was succulent, tender perfection, the range of wine on offer was fantastic, and even my mashed-potato side dish was world-class. Staff were welcoming, kind, and helpful. Prices were shockingly low - especially due to the quality of the meat. An all-round 5-Star wonder-restaurant of Salta. Do not miss out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$10
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Argentinian, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Bicentenario de la Batalla de Salta 145, Salta A4408CWB, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Northern Argentina  >  Province of Salta  >  Salta
  • Phone Number: +54 387 421-5532
Description
Traditional Argentine grill offers from 1987 excellent meat in its two locations. Argentine wines at the best price. Opened every day 12:00 AM to 3:30 PM and 7 PM to 1 AM.

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