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Av. del Libertador General Sam Martin | 1176, El Calafate, Argentina
+54-2902-49-1227
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 20:00 - 01:00
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We chose this place based on the sign outside that listed the special. It was steak and fries which tasted great and came out fast. We had great service and would definitely go back to it.

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Thank Niko G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Nothing special. Food is pretty tasteless and boring. Bolognese sauce was bits of meet with basically no sauce or tomatos. Fish was not fresh and mundane. Waitress was good and wine too.

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Thank Andreas D
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Excellent beef and pastas. There was a group of 6 in our party, we first ate at La Vaca Atada for lunch and we all decided to return for dinner. The service was excellent, their kitchen got backed up a little but we didn't mind taking our time and enjoying such well prepared meals. Their flan completo for dessert was... More 

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Thank CliffDiver7
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We stopped here randomly for lunch after spending some time walking around trying to find any restaurant open after 2 p.m. (most stores and restaurants close for a few hours in the afternoon here.) The service was excellent and very friendly, and our waitress spoke enough English to understand our requests. The food arrived quickly and was tasty. I had... More 

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Omer, Israel
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250 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

An eclectic restaurant ofering both the classical patagonian grilled lamb, beef and fish. It was recommended to us as a place to get fish in El Calafate. And it was a dissapointment. The grilled trout was bitter (a mistake I tought it was reserved for beginners) and the day recomendation - swordfish was bland and dry. The service was friendly... More 

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

quite busy with a summer crowd, seemed to be popular with locals, and recommended by a guide. Excellent beef (a recurring theme in Argentina). The mushroom sauce was a bit pedestrian but only because it was on such a fine piece of meat

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Thank Richard N
London, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

We ate twice. On both occasions the wait staff were excellent, very attentive. Excellent trout, good soup. Very enjoyable

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Thank grumpy554
Lisbon, Portugal
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71 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is in the mais street Staff Nice....We had lamb,traditional food from here was hard not good

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Thank barbara l
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195 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Not the best food. The waiter was cool and chatty/ friendly. Nice wine. The steaks were poor compared to what else you can get in Argentina. Nice brownie dessert

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Thank aer197
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

very nice place. we hade a light lunch which was very tasty and the price was very reasonable. the service was professional and friendly

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Thank יעקב ג'ק פ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Argentinian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. del Libertador General Sam Martin | 1176, El Calafate, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: +54-2902-49-1227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?