Where to Eat in Tilcara: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 3, 2017 Chanda Heide

Pre-Inca ruins and lively festivals are just some of the highlights that Tilcara has to offer. On the outskirts of the small Argentinian town, the Pucará de Tilcara draws archaeology buffs and tourists who are intrigued by ancient civilizations. The stone ruins of a warrior tribe, the Pucará de Tilcara offers insight into the daily triumphs and struggles of the people who flourished here over 10,000 years ago.
Things to do in Tilcara

1. La Chacana

Calle Dr Manuel Belgrano n. 470, Tilcara Y4624AFJ, Argentina Reservations Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$78 - HK$235 +54 9 11 5011-3954
Excellent
40%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

La Chacana

Reviewed By TARHEEL37 - CHARLOTTE

I ate three times in this restaurant with two out of three experiences pleasing. Do not under any circumstances order a chicken dish because when you leave you must go to another restaurant to staisfy your hunger. The chicken portions were extremely small and rubbery in texture. Steak dishes were good. I also highly recommend Nuevro Progresso for their dishes but will warn you that on my last visit a small boy of perhaps four years followed his mother to the tables as she took orders and served food. This situation served to dampen the meal for us.

2. El Nuevo Progreso 1917

Calle Gral Juan Lavalle 351 | Lavalle 351, Tilcara Y4624AQG, Argentina Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Argentinean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +54 388 495-5237
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 826 reviews

El Nuevo Progreso 1917

Latin American, Vegetarian

Reviewed By Interestedingoodfood - West Sussex, United Kingdom

We three went for dinner last night. The restaurant is imaginative and brightly decorated with art work. we had lamb and a llama steak and both were delicious! We tried the Malbec rose: robust and great as well as Domingo Hermanos Malbec which was very smooth and full bodied. Highly recommended - well done team!

3. Los Puestos

Belgrano, esq. Padilla, Tilcara, Argentina Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Excellent
34%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 392 reviews

Los Puestos

Reviewed By heartstoyou - Annecy, France

The "little guest house" restaurant offers a broad selection of items on its menu. The empanadas and soup were very good. The resto is cozy, the staff friendly and the food good.

4. Khuska Resto Bar

Padilla S/N, Tilcara 4624, Argentina Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations Argentinean, Latin, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$251 +54 9 388 478-7356
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 216 reviews

Khuska Resto Bar

Comidas Regionales y de las otras. Bebidas espirituosas. Un espacio dónde la música la hacemos todos, traé tu instrumento musical y sinó te prestamos.

Reviewed By focus1focus1

Very cosy restaurant (different rooms with very nice interior). The food is excellent, for us it was among the best we had in Argentina. And the prices are unbeatable for what you get. Also the desert is fantastic. We can highly recommend this place.

5. El Patio

Calle Gral Juan Lavalle 352, Tilcara Y4624AQH, Argentina Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Latin, Argentinean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +54 388 495-5044
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 497 reviews

El Patio

Reviewed By Thelastdodo2 - London, United Kingdom

We came here on 2 nights out of 3, and wished we'd stuck with it on the third night too! The food was excellent, and the staff really friendly. I also loved that they had a good selection of wines, all available either by the bottle, 500 ml, or 250 ml. Usually it is just a house wine by the glass, and everything else only by the bottle. I had the locro on both visits (yum!) and my boyfriend had the lentil stew and the llama in orange sauce, both of which were delicious. Prices were reasonable, and you could pay on card. Normally we'd not mind paying in cash, but in Argentina everywhere charges you a fortune whenever you withdraw cash... so we try and pay on card wherever possible! Would highly recommend El Patio.

6. Killa Resto Bar

Calle Dr Manuel Belgrano 377, Tilcara Y4624AFG, Argentina Reservations Argentinean, South American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$118 +54 388 495-5239
Excellent
31%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 167 reviews

Killa Resto Bar

Reviewed By cranny - Switzerland

In principle, this is a sweet small restaurant offering reasonable food. Unfortunately it is let down by the service with is apathetic and indifferent - fortunately a rare experience in Argentina. The result is that the overall atmosphere is not very warm nor friendly.

7. La Pena de Carlitos

Lavalle 397 esq. Rivadavia, Tilcara, Argentina Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Latin, Argentinean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +54 9 11 5483-7278
Excellent
49%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 958 reviews

La Pena de Carlitos

Reviewed By Clevlander - Springfield, Illinois

This is a nice restaurant just across from the main plaza. Usually open for lunch and dinner. The staff is very helpful and the place is very typical from this part of the country. Our food was good, our beers were called, and we really enjoy our visit here.

8. La Casa de Champa

Calle Dr Manuel Belgrano 249, Tilcara Y4624AFE, Argentina Dinner +54 388 495-5101
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

La Casa de Champa

Reviewed By Patito31 - Buenos Aires

The owner is very nice and welcoming. The servings are big and delicious!!!

9. Bienmesabe

Calle Dr Manuel Belgrano 655, Tilcara Y4624AFM, Argentina (Formerly A la Bartola Pizzas, Empanadas y Pastas) Free Wifi Pizza, Argentinean, South American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +54 388 478-9169
Excellent
46%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 149 reviews

Bienmesabe

La cocinera, es una chica joven...con muchísimas ganas de mostrarte su manera de cocinar...y si llamás por teléfono al 0388-4730371...te preparan la comida para que la lleves.Esta chica, se merece que pases...y la conozcas.

Reviewed By shellsom - Cork

Lovely restaurant- nice decor, clean bathrooms & friendly service. Asked for thin pizza & it was the best pizza we have had in Argentina. Lovely roast veg salad.

10. Arumi

Calle Gral Juan Lavalle 660, Tilcara Y4624AQN, Argentina Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa Latin, Argentinean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +54 9 387 409-8679
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 536 reviews

Arumi

Reviewed By dkbe - Walldorf, Germany

Tried 2 empanadas and a tamal as starters, liked especially the empanadas.
Then we had the cazuela de llama and the locro, the ideal meals for a cold and windy day! Service and atmosphere were nice, too.
Went a second time and tried a pizza, which was OK but very cheesey. I recommend to stick to the local dishes.

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