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La Criollita

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Dr Facundo De Zuviria 306, Salta A4400EFH, Argentina
+54 387 431-7342
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New Paltz, NY
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The empanadas are the best we've had in Argentina (that includes BA and Mendoza), but its tamales are also excellent. Service is casual but attentive, the wine list is OK, the menus feel like they're falling apart, and the caricatures of local celebrities on the walls do amuse. Dinner with a bottle of wine came to $450 (about US$25).

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Thank JoseMM-L
Adana, Turkey
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82 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Simple. Affordable. Friendly. Locals and tourists. Great food. Great wine. We were there on Thanksgiving day and did not miss our Turkey and trimmings.

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Thank JennaFletcher
Meeuwen-Gruitrode, Belgium
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We have eaten a lot of empanadas in Argentina, but these must be the best empanadas that we had in the entire country. Tamales are really good too.

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Thank Poncho85
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The place is definitely not fancy but the empanadas are wooooow. Need to be tried. The wine selection short but good enough.

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Thank Don E
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious empanadas! We really liked the dough. We tried all four types (carne picante, carne suave, pollo, & queso). Friendly staff as well.

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Thank MarisaChiTown
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I stepped in for lunch and tasted the "huaschalocro", which is maybe the sole typical dish without meat. It was exceptionally good! The waitress was very kind and the restaurant was cozy. I liked I could peep in a corridor how the cooks were preparing the empanadas. Very nice place and good food. Recommendable!

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Thank danielav1982
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Food and prices are ok. The famous Empanadas are average, compared to other places in the region. The menu is quite limited and depending on the hour, you may not get everything annouced

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Thank Carsten G
Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent empanadas, good wine and the best locro. Prices are more than convenient Value for service and food. Menu in Spanish and English

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Thank Mariojd
Rosario, Argentina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We arrived in Salta late at night on a Sunday, and the hotel personnel directed us to La Criollita for a quick bite. We ordered empanadas (cheese and traditional salteñas), and they were delicious, not fried, warm and well filled. That's all we had for our late dinner and it was right what we needed. Great prices.

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Thank susana m
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We came to this restaurant thinking that it would be homestyle cooking with more reasonable prices. Ordered a milanesa napolitana which was poorly executed. The empanadas were really good actually. The bill was the same as any other restaurant, including more touristy ones! We were surprised by this.

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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
Latin, Argentinian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dr Facundo De Zuviria 306, Salta A4400EFH, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Northern Argentina  >  Province of Salta  >  Salta
  • Phone Number: +54 387 431-7342

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?