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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%
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“stews” (2 reviews)
“empanadas” (4 reviews)
“every night” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Argentinian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lavalle 397 esq. Rivadavia, Tilcara, Argentina
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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

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....

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

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!

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

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

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

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

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Clevlander
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to get to know about Peña and northern Argentinian costumes. Meanwhile your hear music your can eat typical dishes.

Thank CeciliaPV
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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