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El Hornito

Avenida Rivadavia 300, Cafayate A4427BOP, Argentina
+54 3868 42-2185
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
5 days ago
“Good value for money close to the main square”
8 Aug 2018
Closes in 4 min
Latin, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly
Avenida Rivadavia 300, Cafayate A4427BOP, Argentina
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was GRANDPAcking through N.W.Argentina and stopped off in Cafayate for a few nights. I tried a few budget eateries whilst I was there. The ‘going rate’ for a single Empanada in Cafayate seems to be A$15. Whilst checking out Rivadavia I noticed several of...More

Thank GRANDPAcking
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was conveniently located across from the hostel. It has very affordable options and the service is good and friendly.

Thank boekenwurm88
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

This is not the best food you will find in town but it is very good for the price. We had the roast quarter chicken meal and a dozen empanadas. Chicken was really good but the empanadas not the best I’ve had in Cafayate. The...More

Thank geneoV
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We were the first people to arrive. Sat and ordered drinks and a dozen empanadas to share, which they then put into the outdoor oven to cook. Fifteen minutes later or so, two groups who arrived after us were served their empanadas - we had...More

Thank Campbell G
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We visited here for lunch and it was very good. We had a milanesa the napolitana, a salad and vegetables pie, all tasted good and came fast, the place is also cheaper than the ones at the main Plaza. We can recommend this resturant.

Thank kasperfrank
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and my partner came across this place one evening we wore surprised as it was very reasonably priced so close to the plaza. The food was tasty and the service was quick. I would go back!

Thank SeanaDub
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Busy with locals and tourists alike, the restaurant offers simple plates of meat or pasta dishes. The food was well seasoned and generally good, although not at all fancy. The empanadas are very nice, and not badly priced. The restaurant no longer has a license...More

Thank E5984UFchrisb
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is such a nice place to go to if you like empanadas. It was very cheap and such good food. Do not go there for a long dinner. Food is served within minutes and when we ate there, no wine was served. But if...More

Thank Discover609270
Reviewed 25 September 2016

went for dinner with high expectations from the reviews. Yes it is cheap 40-90 pesos per meal, and 25 for half litre vino (except they were out of all wine) But the food was prepared in advanced and then microwaved!!! It came to our table...More

Thank Globetrotter20121314
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Easily best place to eat in town. Its busy with locals. Good ambience. Alot of the food is on show, so you know what you are getting. Cheap, compared to 'the square' Super good empanadas too! And wifi works. 10/10! Go here !

Thank TheoA201
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
20:00 - 23:30
20:00 - 23:30
20:00 - 23:30
20:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Rivadavia 300, Cafayate A4427BOP, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Northern Argentina  >  Province of Salta  >  Cafayate
  • Phone Number: +54 3868 42-2185
We kept coming back to El Hornito whist in Cafayate! We love our food and normally spend a fair effort of our time trying to find good, away from the tourist crowd, places were the locals eat. Well after being told to eat here by more than a couple of locals, we never really ate anywhere else in town. Its away from the plaza (and the tourists crowds) and has a couple of great big wood fired ovens sitting out the front which is constantly churning out dozens and dozens of some of the best empanada’s we’ve ever had (we had more than our fair share over a few days to make sure!).They also do some other good wholesome local dishes (tamales, lentil as well as meat stews, etc).If you are looking for tables clothes, napkins and fancy food – don’t come here. But if you want to eat some decent and tasty food, we recommend this place.If you’re not after a meal, just sit outside and drink some beer and munch down a few empanadas with the locals.
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