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La Vaca Enamorada

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Italian, Pasta, Argentinean, South American
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Republica Argentina 79, Puerto Iguazu 3370, Argentina
0543757421179
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Simply the best fresh pasta in South America

The ambiance is eccentric, the host is delightful - just go with the flow and enjoy some of the most amazing Italian food, better than in Italy! Oh my that agnolotti. It was so good and they were so hospitable we went twice in a row, which NEVER happens when we travel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Zoe Z
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Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The ambiance is eccentric, the host is delightful - just go with the flow and enjoy some of the most amazing Italian food, better than in Italy! Oh my that agnolotti. It was so good and they were so hospitable we went twice in a row, which NEVER happens when we travel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The interior is crazy and the location a bit strange, but the owner and the food amazing! Can totally recommended going here, it is a true heartwarming experience

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Saratoga, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I meant to write this review months ago, but time got away from me.Ten of us gathered here to celebrate two birthdays in February 2015. I had made the reservations online while back in the States because I was concerned that we were a large party and it was Mardi Gras. After a long day of touring the Falls we... More 

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Seoul, Korea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

After a day fly fighting the rain and waterfalls, exhausted tourists want to stop on the way home for dinner because the net day wake up call is always 7 am We never got to eat :(

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Milan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We enjoyed immensely our dinner at la Vaca Enamorada, in my reviews I try to avoid being overenthusiastic and excessive but I must say I was seriously impressed with the food here. The owners Alberto serves and his wife Lili cooks, they lived in Italy for 15 years where they were in the hospitality business, I am Italian, an amateur... More 

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lavacaenamorada, Propietario at La Vaca Enamorada, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to receive so many kind words,for having made dinner and enjoy your dinner. We appreciate your kindness an affectionate greeting Lili and Alberto . More 

Arlington, Virginia
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

For lack of a more creative title to describe a restaurant that has decor that looks like a bad Chinese place and a Greek diner had a love child....quirky might come close. Service is provided by the owner / operator, who is very pleasant and as mildly attentive as most Argentines are. The food was surprisingly "meh" with the biggest... More 

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lavacaenamorada, Propietario at La Vaca Enamorada, responded to this review

Their verbiage is very unique, I agree that the food in this restaurant is not to your taste, I do not accept the BULGARIDAD YOUR COMMENTS. "Remember the microwave is used in countless gastronomic tasks rather than his defamatory comment. There are other excellent alternatives suitable free holders at their level, without any doubt enjoyed the decor and food. A... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I believe the chef has worked in Italy and the offerings here reflect a European flair. The restaurant is small but delightfully decorated and the food - well, the food was wonderful!!! Try the grape fondue - amazingly simple but absolutely delicious!

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lavacaenamorada, Propietario at La Vaca Enamorada, responded to this review

Very gentle for your kind review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your words and all our affection. Sincerely Lili and Alberto More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had high expectations after reading the positive trip advisor reviews. alberto was very friendly and at first he seemed genuine. Rather than giving us menus he described our options with lots of theatre and persuasion. We followed his recommendations and the food was fine for a small local restaurant. The shock came when we received the bill! He assured... More 

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lavacaenamorada, Propietario at La Vaca Enamorada, responded to this review

In the deepest I regret the misinterpretation of what happened. With pleasure I explain the menu and give them the appropriate letter. Your order was as follows for 3 people: Entrees: - 1 ½ Red grape Fondue - Mascarpone cheese and Roquefort. Value portion 100 = 150 Pasta: 2 Porcones homemade noodles with cream sauce with mushrooms Boletus edulis (Swine)... More 

Golden, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Our meal was so good. We enjoyed Alberto and all of his suggestions. We ate at several other restaurants in town and none of them compared to La Vaca Enamorada.

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lavacaenamorada, Propietario at La Vaca Enamorada, responded to this review

Very grateful for your kind note on TripAdvisor, we are pleased that enjoyed dinner and our menu. With affection Lili and Alberto . More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I was walking past and chose this place mainly because I liked the name. Alberto was very welcoming and made me feel at home, and the steak was perfect and exactly what I was after for my only night in Argentina

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lavacaenamorada, Propietario at La Vaca Enamorada, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you, very cordial and friendly people. We appreciate your feedback on TripAdvisor and for your time to make the note. We send all our affection Lili and Alberto. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Republica Argentina 79, Puerto Iguazu 3370, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Litoral  >  Province of Misiones  >  Puerto Iguazu
  • Phone Number: 0543757421179

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta, Argentinean, South American

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