Cafe Oliver is a good value cafe on Cachi's main square with a nice selection of dishes and a pleasant outdoor terrace on the main square.
Cafe Oliver became our regular stop for our two days in Cachi: we had breakfast here every morning, and coffee here in the afternoons after our hikes. I think it's a better place for a drink than a meal though we did have very tasty and cheap lomitos (beef sandwiches) here on our first day in town.
You can also pick up sandwiches here for a picnic, very helpful if you plan to go hiking around the village.
Our favourite place for dinner in Cachi was a small restaurant just beyond the south-west of the square. The restaurant had no menu, no sign on the door and no name. However, the food was excellent, and very good value so we ate here on both evenings of our stay in Cachi.
There is a great waiter here. He calls out a list of dishes and side orders in Spanish (it was either steak, milanesa or locro on both our visits). The steak in particular is huge and very good value at 14 pesos.
El Aujero: Good food during my journey in Argentina
El Aujero, named after a location where in the past men used to play cards for money, drinking local beers, without knowledge of their women ( must have been a great time)
The open area restaurant is excellent
The name of the restaurant is rather mystique. El Aujero was a former place where the male inhabitants of Cachi used to play cards, for money. And when a woman was asking for her husband, they used to say : " El Aujero"
Favorite Dish: Food a volonte, entrees like a salad bar, main dish with patatoes, rice and meat roasted on a barbecue by the chief Cachaquis himself: Servants will bring it on your desk, a fresh fruit salad as dessert.
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