Salta, Argentina’s 5 Best Eats (& Why You’ll Love Them)

BY SIMON BASUYAU, Motorcycle Tour Guide at Mono 500


A few years ago, I decided to go on an incredible bicycle journey from Alaska to Ushuaia, witnessing cultural diversity and astonishing landscapes along the way. Of all the places I visited, Salta is the one city I knew I just had to return to – to find those welcoming and smiling people once again, and share this happiness with the rest of the world.    

Here are my top five restaurants you must try in Salta!

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1. La Casona del Molino

Luis Burela 1, 4400 Salta, Argentina (map, website)

Hours: Tue-Sat 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. & 9 p.m.-4 a.m.; Sunday 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. & 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

Call: +54 387-434-2835

La Casona del Molino has to be my first choice! As one of the most popular eateries for Salteños, locals love to gather here on weekends to share a traditional asado (variety of grilled meats) and enjoy live music from local bands playing Argentinean folkloric songs.


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2. Café del Tiempo

Balcarce 901, 4400 Salta, Argentina (map, website)

Hours: Mon-Sun 6 p.m.-5 a.m.

Call: +54-387-432-0888

A stop by Café del Tiempo is an absolute must! This restaurant perfectly combines exquisite food and fancy authentic design. Located in the trendy neighborhood of Balcarce, it’s a cool spot where young Salteños go out for a drink and dance all night. Their specialty dish, Lomo del Tiempo, serves some of most tender meat you will ever taste!


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3. El Charrúa Restaurante y Parrillada

Caseros 221, A4400DME Salta, Argentina (map, website)

Hours: Mon-Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

Call: +54 387-432-1859

Always full and popular with locals, El Charrúa Restaurante y Parrillada is a great little restaurant for families and offers a large variety of local wines. The portions are big and the menu is diverse, including a tasty Limoncello that will leave you very pleased!


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4. La Cava de Madero

Calle Gral Mitre 81, Salta A4400EHA, Argentina (map, website)

Call: +54 387-431-0922

If you are looking for a good place to eat on the main Square, La Cava de Madero is the one! The terrace is wide enough to view street shows below, perfect for people watching or watching all the activity from the heart of Salta. Their food is tasty, traditional, and absolutely worthwhile.


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5. La Criollita

Zuviría 306, 4400 Salta, Argentina (map, website)

Hours: Mon-Sun 10 a.m.-3 p.m. & 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

Call: +54 387-431-7342

La Criollita is a hidden place just a few blocks away from the city’s main attractions, which offers some of the finest empanadas in Salta. Featuring a menu of 100% local food, opt for a mix of Empanadas and their delicious locro, a typical Northwest Argentinian dish.

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Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and Russia because they were all so different! St. Bart's was pretty amazing too (wink)!

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