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“Quite popular but undeservedly so in my opinion”
Review of La Criollita

La Criollita
Ranked #26 of 322 Restaurants in Salta
Cuisines: Argentinian
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This restaurant is a no-frills place located in an old Salta house. It has the ambience of an old canteen. Service is rather slow, even though we went off-peak hours and the place was very uncrowded. They are supposed to specialize in empanadas (turnovers) but offer many other options. The empanadas are okay, nothing special, and are very small. Additionally, my husband and I ordered a mixed salad and a spicy soup of pumpkin and corn. The soup was rather good. Unfortunately, the salad was very bad. It had an odd taste, that it took us a while to define exactly. We concluded that the greens had been washed with a disinfectant and not rinsed well enough afterwards. I would not recommend this restaurant. There are better options of places to eat in Salta.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is really regional and quaint. The empanadas are really good and the regional dishes excellent as well. Also, it is cheap compare to others restaurants downtown. The menu is varied and they offer all the salta gastronomic options. The only thing is they are a bit slow with the meat dishes like steaks or milanesas. The service is ok. But I highly recommend it.

Thank Israël M
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

We went because it was highly recommended by everybody we asked. The empanadas and the tamales are the best. We tried locro as well and it was fantastic. The place is modest, but friendly.

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Thank Elena A
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

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
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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
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