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Cantina El Nautico

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Mexican, Chowder, Soups
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Avda. Roca 790, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
(02965) 471404
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good seafood

Make reservations as it's usually packed half an hour after opening. The mixed seafood wasn't as expected, some of it was grilled, some deep fried, nothing special. The abadejo was good. The langostinos in garlic were tasty. We waited a good 45 minutes for the food though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Joey F
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Make reservations as it's usually packed half an hour after opening. The mixed seafood wasn't as expected, some of it was grilled, some deep fried, nothing special. The abadejo was good. The langostinos in garlic were tasty. We waited a good 45 minutes for the food though.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

In spite of the days we were there being the National Lamb festival, we went for seafood. Lambs are best in spring, when they have not been frozen, so we had none. Most tourists did. The wine list was very good, and wines were available at room temperature, which I like. Now in Argentine restaurants most red wines are served... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Understandably popular restaurant on the main street, with a noisy buzz given the number of diners. Extensive menu with generous portions, an excellent wine list, very efficient service and great value for money. Seafood is its speciality but there's also a huge non-fish choice. Booking essential.

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Como, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This nice typical restaurant is constantly full, therefore I would definitely suggest either to phone them and book a place, or simply pass by few hours before and book your table. We went twice during our staying in Puerto Madryn, and the second time I had my best fish meal in Argentina. The price are in line with the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went at 11PM one night and there was a line out the door. Went back the next night at 8pm and got in no problem. Staff was very energetic and friendly. I had the mixed seafood which is a huge plate of a variety of sea food prepared differently. The shrimp and prawns were very good. Calamari was good. The... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Best meal we had in Argentina. They really do know what fresh see food means. I never had sea food of that quality in the US. The meal was great from start to finish, wine, dessert, coffee were all excellent. Outstanding value for the money.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Ate dinner on third night at Puerto Madryn. A power cut affecting part of the restaurant may not have helped. Waiter was OK and helpful but I felt the balance of attention was too much in favour of locals and I felt that we (and other visitors) were tolerated rather than welcomed. I finally got my cooked/ fried seafood medley... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Managed to get a table just after 7.00pm after which the restaurant filled up rapidly mainly with largish family groups.We had the fish stew and hake dishes which were nothing special but nevertheless okay.We do try different dishes when travelling and sometimes we get it wrong so would not be critical on the 1 visit

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The food in this place is absolutely great. Every time I return to Puerto Madryn, it will be a sure visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We happened on this restaurant on our first day in Puerto Madryn at lunchtime. They offer an excellent menu del diá: 3 courses for 120 pesos, which is less than £10. Absolutely delicious - my main course of white salmon in Roquefort sauce was fabulous. The staff are all male & clearly good at their jobs - the place was... More 

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Address: Avda. Roca 790, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Phone Number: (02965) 471404
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Chubut  >  Puerto Madryn
Cuisine: Mexican, Chowder, Soups

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avda. Roca 790, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Chubut  >  Puerto Madryn
  • Phone Number: (02965) 471404

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Chowder, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

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