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Salta Argentine Parrilla + Grocer

ArgentineanLatin AmericanSteak and GrillsWestern
Located in ICON Village on Gopeng Street, Salta is the first Argentinean restaurant with an accompanying grocer in Singapore with a countryside decor centred around a 5-metre charcoal grill.

Recommendations include the premium Argentine beef, cured ham, black hog pork loin and lamb chops.

Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 14:30

Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 22:30

Closed: Sun

+65 62258443
$41 based on 56 submissions
Dinner (20 votes), After Work (18 votes), Lunch (13 votes)
Elaine Ee

Don't Cry Over Split Cava

Mishaps can show you how good service is at a restaurant. And at Salta, they did. A wait staff spilled a glass of cava all over me at the start of our meal, which left me cold and wet. We were promptly moved to a new table, I was given numerous napkins to wipe myself down with, and complimentary glasses of cava served to me and my husband as well. Then the meal got better. Our starters of foie gras and house special garlic bread were delicious. But then the restaurant stumbled a second time. My rib eye steak was dry and most of our roast potatoes and sweet potato fries hard or undercooked. We mentioned this to the manager, and he immediately offered to replace the unacceptable food with whatever we wanted. We declined as we were filing up, but felt good that he offered. The other steaks at the table--another rib eye and a tenderloin--were very good though. And desserts--a cheesecake with vanilla ice cream and fruit 'soup'--were fine. When the bill came we saw that the manager had taken some money off and appreciated the compensation. It may not have been my night at Salta but I would still come back and give this restaurant another go, as they did some quite a few things right and really did try very hard to fix the rest.

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21 Nov 2014 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Don't Cry Over Split Cava

Mishaps can show you how good service is at a restaurant. And at Salta, they did. A wait staff spilled a glass of cava all over me at the start of our meal, which left me cold and wet. We were promptly moved to a new table, I was given numerous napkins to wipe myself down with, and complimentary glasses of cava served to me and my husband as well. Then the meal got better. Our starters of foie gras and house special garlic bread were delicious. But then the restaurant stumbled a second time. My rib eye steak was dry and most of our roast potatoes and sweet potato fries hard or undercooked. We mentioned this to the manager, and he immediately offered to replace the unacceptable food with whatever we wanted. We declined as we were filing up, but felt good that he offered. The other steaks at the table--another rib eye and a tenderloin--were very good though. And desserts--a cheesecake with vanilla ice cream and fruit 'soup'--were fine. When the bill came we saw that the manager had taken some money off and appreciated the compensation. It may not have been my night at Salta but I would still come back and give this restaurant another go, as they did some quite a few things right and really did try very hard to fix the rest.
22 Mar 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

great place!

This reataurant is awesome! The food and service is great! While I may not know what rwal argentine food tastes like, I still enjoyed it thoroughly. Would definitely recommend it to my friends. The steaks were well cooked and the sides came on time. The stadf gave great recommendations and the wine was  great.
10 Sep 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Fake Argentine food

The food is totally fake and the service is exceptionally poor. It is not Argentine cuisine and the dishes are oily and not well prepared.
08 Sep 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

good value, great empanadas

my partner is argentine, so we decided to give salta a shot since the last time we were in argentina was 3 years ago.

we started with the empanadas, provaleta, and a salad.

the empanadas were of the puff pastry variety, which was a pleasant surprise; we're used to pastry dough varieties, but like well done versions of either. the fillings were generous (celery and roquefort and beef fillings are highly recommended).
the provaleta, which stars in my fevered food dreams about argentina, was adequate. the flavor of the spices was fine, but the true character of a provaleta comes from the browning of the cheese, with the accompanying grill marks. if you like gooey, unctuous cheese to slather on bread, it's still satisfying enough.
the salad was fresh enough and dressed well, but nothing special. it's not why you go to salta.

for our main, we shared the mixed grill (parrillada). the server asked us how we wanted our steak, which not all steak restaurants do, unfortunately; probably best we didn't say "jugoso" or juicy, but we like our meat on the rarer side. the quality of the beef was good; not the best we've ever had, but we're from texas and argentina.
to be honest, i love chinchulínes (intestines) and morcilla (blood sausage), so it was disappointing not to have them in a parrillada, but i understand why they're not served in singapore. that said, all the meat was grilled well and served hot, which is often overlooked with platters of meat. a small quibble was that we went for the half off parillada special, only to be told that we could not take our leftovers with the deal, which wasn't mentioned at the beginning. fair enough, we should know the terms, but it would've been nice to have that explained at the beginning, and in the end we were happy to pay full price.
we did order desserts; the flan, which was smooth and creamy but otherwise unremarkable, and the panqueque, or crepe, with dulce de leche, which was excellent.

for a place with no service charge, we had few complaints about the service. our glasses were refilled promptly, which is more than i can say for many other establishments. our courses were paced well, they were friendly and attentive, even with the dining room mostly full.

in the end, the mark of an experience is whether you would go back, and in salta's case, we decidedly would.
01 Sep 2013 • 71 reviews • 7 followers

Good for business dinner

Salta is signifcantly cheaper than high end restaurants, yet still has a nice enough ambience to bring your business partners or boss if you don't want to break the bank.

Ordered the 300 gram tenderloins which resembled the size of my feminine fist. Personally, I find that thicker steaks are harder to grill as compared to the flatter longer cuts. Too low a heat and the centre doesn’t cook, too high and it chars the outer layer. Consequently, there were a few outer areas of our medium-rare steaks that were overcooked. Such a waste. Argentine beef also tends to be less marbled and heavier in beefy taste due to ageing, so it’s less juicy than steaks normally eaten locally. That was perfectly fine with me, but just a heads up to anyone trying this beef.

My comment on the potato puree we ordered is I love that it came hot. Sometimes when you mix in cold cream, the mash becomes luke warm or at room temperature, which is like eating baby food in Robocop. The sweet potato frites were fried crispy fresh, and would probably taste exactly how you imagined it to be. We ate too much bread at the start and had to takeaway the fries though, so don’t be seduced by the succubus sauces they serve with bread.

For full review of Salta Parilla, check out:
http://sethlui.com/food-review-salta-argentine-parilla/