Salta is famed for its lively peñas, informal folk-music clubs mainly found in the Northwest. Opening times are informal but most open around 8pm to serve food – mainly local fare such as locro and empanadas. The musicians turn up and start jamming later, often at around 10pm but in some cases not till midnight. Many peñas, particularly the more touristy ones, charge extra for the music/show.

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