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Casa de Empanadas in Cafayate….the best empanadas so far!

After trying as many empanadas as I possibly could over the course of 2 months in Argentina, I have finally found the best! Not only because of the amazing variety of fillings (Norma & Eduardo go way beyond the basic carne, pollo, queso choices) but also because the dough is superior, they are baked just the way I prefer them and the tomato salsa that accompanies them is always spot on perfect (slightly picante). You MUST go here if you are searching for the best empanadas.

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From quinoa filets to llama stew….exploring the foods of the Andean Argentinian northwest

So we didn’t just road trip our way through the northwest snapping photos of the amazing scenery. We also ate. A lot. Prior to our journey, I had read about the unique cuisine of the Andan north of Argentina. So I knew to expect specialties like humitas, tamales, llama stews and other hearty dishes like locro and carbonada. While visiting this region, I made it a point to try all of these local dishes, as well as take notes comparing empanadas from Tucuman up to Salta (very different in style). It was a difficult task but a tasty one that I was certainly up for!

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