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El Rancho

Calle Toscano Vicario 4, Cafayate A4427CAB, Argentina
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good47%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“empanadas” (14 reviews)
“rabbit” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Argentinian, South American
$$ - $$$
Calle Toscano Vicario 4, Cafayate A4427CAB, Argentina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate there twice, one time steak puree salad, the other cabrito and salad. Both excellent. Good wine list too but why do they serve Malbec cold? Still, excellent and very good service.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, especially the lady and nice food. Lovely outdoor area to sit. There empanadas are very nice and the wee bread dipping sauce is lovely. Also nice salads.

Thank scotslass758
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Went with a lot of expectations. The salad was the DIY salad you get at all restaurants. I ordered rabbit. At peso 250 it was a bit dry. Will not recommend this dish. The omelet was good. Chicken regional was good but was fried and...More

Thank tash440
Reviewed 11 March 2017

El Rancho is clearly meant to handle large groups of people inside, but we sat at a table literally on the street, next to the curb. As always, we ordered local wine, meaning Torrontés and Malbec, from a more than adequate list. My wife and...More

Thank JoseMM-L
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We had two separate dishes and my first choice was not available Without Cerdo aka pork,swine. Reasonable order taking but thereafter felt like we were ignored. After some 4 decade of wine tasting I feel I have a some valid expectations of what a Mabec...More

Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Don't expect much from a European perspective. Quality of meat was medium, preparation also somewhat "without love". On a positive note, the waitress was really nice.

Thank michaelqamar
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I've lived in Salta for 8 years and this is the place we take people when we want them to try really good traditional food. Their meat is good. It will be served a punto as meat is traditionally cooked in Argentina. I love the...More

Thank thefutureisred
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Good local cuisine, tasty empanadas (cheese+++), very good bife de chorizo. The only disappointment is the slow and lazy service...and no functional wifi

Thank Loïc B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Food is authentic in a family budget style restaurant. Remember to take pesos to pay as they don't have credit card facilities.

Thank 274KarenC
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Nice dinner on a cool evening in late June seated at a table pulled up close to the toasty central firepit. Yummy locro and empanadas. Pleasant, attentive, accommodating service (they let us in early, though they were still closed, to warm up around the fire).

Thank Stodel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Toscano Vicario 4, Cafayate A4427CAB, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Northern Argentina  >  Province of Salta  >  Cafayate
  • Phone Number: 421256
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