José Balcarce offers traditional regional dishes, many of which date from pre-Colombian times. However, the food is given a creative and modern twist, with dishes such as llama carpaccio and quinoa risotto. It is located in an old building that has been recently renovated to a high standard, with beautiful exposed stone walls, high ceilings and chic table settings. Although one of the more expensive places in town, the food is of high quality, and provides rare alternatives to steak (although of course steak is also available).
Necochea 590, Salta, Argentina, +54 387 421 1628
Although the usual meat dishes are available, El Charrua also boasts a good fish menu for those who feel like something a bit different. Located near Plaza 9 de Julio, the interior is simple but cosy, and it doesn’t feel too touristy. The wine menu offers local options from the Salta area, as well as from Mendoza, another one of Argentina’s fantastic wine regions. Their own wine cellar also ensures the wine is at a perfect temperature for the customers to enjoy.
Caseros 221, Salta, Argentina, +54 387 432 1859