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La Pena de Carlitos

Lavalle 397 esq. Rivadavia, Tilcara, Argentina
+54 9 11 5483-7278
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stew” (4 reviews)
“empanadas” (5 reviews)
“quinoa” (6 reviews)
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10:00 - 02:00 Hours
Latin, Argentinian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lavalle 397 esq. Rivadavia, Tilcara, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wondered in here after finding the two top recommended restaurants by our hotel and TA in Tilcara closed on a Saturday night! Really enjoyed the food and service. Would recommend. It was a long day so didn’t stay for live music but I can imagine...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stephanie_329
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We had dinner: lots of food, nice waiters and cosy atmosphere. It was quickly full! Great music as well

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank soleneb2014
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We found this spot by walking by the night before we went. There was great folk music coming from the restaurant and we decided to try it out the next night. Luckily, my son asked during the day about what time to come as they...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Eve F
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This place is not really about food but about music and the native spirit of local traditions. The musicians were fantastic and so was the atmosphere. Food was not particularly great though....

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Claudiobxl
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

This place was open for lunch while a few other top places mentioned in TA were closed. We had a great lunch here trying their locro and it was a big portion relative to the price. Service was prompt and it looks like it could...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank AHA2006
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Authouctonous and delicious food. Very nice place with folk shows every night. Stories about people and tradition said in humorous way by the owner Carlitos Cabrera made you enjoy your time in Tilcara. Always full, be there before 9 PM!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Marite-tigre
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

The food was ok, but very few vegetarian options. I think if you eat meat there are many delicious dishes on the menu. The highlight of the experience was the music though, the group playing all along dinner... come here for a free cultural experience,...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Darya89
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Food was good, staff is nice, they have all the regional recipes you'll see around town - at night it gets busy and lively with the live music! Right on the main plaza, and they have wifi, although not the greatest like in most of...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Sand20
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a casual dinner with your partner and/or friends, this is your place! Live music starts at 9:30 pm and I would recommend to be there by 8:30 to get a place! Llama empanada was delicious and the salad with quinoa...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Meline C
Reviewed 13 November 2017

we came here for the entertainment but the food was great too and well priced. band was amazing (traditional style but did some covers of classic tunes) and had the diners at their mercy. we had llama stew and locro and it was hearty with...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Dan H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lavalle 397 esq. Rivadavia, Tilcara, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Northern Argentina  >  Province of Jujuy  >  Tilcara
  • Phone Number: +54 9 11 5483-7278
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