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Cafayate, Argentina

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Baco (Avenida Guemes @ Rivadavia) - rabbit empanada had the best pastry of any empanada I had in Argentina, but the filling was too salty. The humito had a high proportion of fresh corn and was a very loose amalgam of corn and cheese. It was probably the only thing I ate in Salta that was underseasoned. Good tamale, good morcilla. Other people in my group ordered pastas that looked excessively sauced. The house white was an ultra-fragrant torrontes - a wee bit rough, but a steal at 4 pesos ($1.30 American) for a half liter.

re: wine tasting in Cafayate - there aren't any wine bars or tasting rooms representing multiple wineries (Rough Guide suggested otherwise - I went to Vinoteca La Escalera on the main square thinking I could taste there, but it was a no-go - they just sell). Since I was there mostly for scenery and not for wine, I never really figured out the best way to hit multiple wineries in a day... there must be organized groups that can do it. If anyone knows, do tell...

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