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Ruta Nac. 7 s/n, Uspallata, Argentina
+54 2624 42-0134
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Stratford, Canada
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am being generous with my rating, because this place is better than the average that one expects to find in a roadside diner (which is also popular with the locals). We ate here in 2012 on our first visit to Argentina, when we enjoyed excellent barbecued chicken. We looked forward to a good rest and resto after the tedious... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant offers many choices at good price. My wife and i order the parrilla especial and we have alot to eat (the protion eas enormous!) It is open all hours of the day. The service is very friendly and professional.

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Thank Kipotlov
Reno, Nevada
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went in for a light lunch and ordered 4 empanadas and a ensalada complete (lettuce, beets, carrots, tomatoes, and eggs. Great choice, filled but not overstuffed. Great dining space inside, nice sidewalk dining; the grill is inside. Waitress friendly, helpful, and efficient. A fine choice in Uspallata.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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264 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We were on a guided tour of the Andes and Uspallata is about the only place to eat. But we were glad the tour selected El Rancho. It was a Sunday afternoon and the place was packed. A classic Parilla with the open fire grill right in the dining room. We had the assorted parilla for our lunch and it... More 

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Thank RickyD23
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Arrived with my family after travelling the country, for your final stop before heading to Chile...stumbled accidentally across El Rancho and originally decided to stay for lunch due to their cheap beer prices....so glad we did! Victor Hugo was our waiter...by the end of our meal we didn't want to leave, mostly due to him and his antics. Really made... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We visited here on our way into the Andes. A fab find. We were early for lunch so not many people were in when we got there, but the restaurant quickly filled. We had a traditional asado which was just lovely - even my son who doesn't eat steak enjoyed it. It came with a lovely salad. We also enjoyed... More 

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Thank iadoretravelling
State of Sao Paulo
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Good place to eat a grilled beef - try the lomos, the ribs and the pollos. Very good staff, including a nice waiter who speaks a bit of Portuguese.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

After a day in the mountains we stopped here for a late lunch. We had the traditional barbeque which was excellent.

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Estonia
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219 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Arrived here ravenous after a day at the Aconcagua Provincial Park and found it crowdy and vibrant. Veal Milanesacwe ordered was fine although nothing special, salad was good, beer cold. Their grill was on, loaded with meat, so assume it's a great place for a parilla.

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Lyon
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We ate there on our way to Mendoza and on our way back to Chile. Simple restaurant but delicious food. The waiters were all nice and helpful with out 3 kids. We were able to pay by credit card without any problem.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruta Nac. 7 s/n, Uspallata, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Cuyo  >  Province of Mendoza  >  Uspallata
  • Phone Number: +54 2624 42-0134

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?