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La Estela

R. S. Pena 27, Puerto Madryn 9120, Argentina
+54 2965 45-1573
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Ranked #21 of 50 restaurants in Puerto Madryn
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Nantes, France
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213 reviews 213 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Very simple place with OK service but the meat in your plate is mouth-watering. Not really expensive. They try their best to satisfy the crowds of local and foreign customers.

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London
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Famous for grilled meat, it deserves its reputation. My fillet was really good. As in any other Argentinian restaurant portions are big and basically I got two fillets!! We had to wait a bit before being served since we didn't book and the first waitress wasn't really polite.. But the guy we had later was ok

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Trieste
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The place is nothing special but the atmosphere is nice. The food was not memorable but good and the service friendly. The parilla works well.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stumbled across La Estella and were enticed in by the prices. We were then pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. We ate there 3 times and the fish was exceptional, whilst the meat was simply nice. Try the hake and spinach rolls, or the grilled langoustines! Not sure why there's so many comments on bad service, we... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Just come back from Wed night dinner in La Estela. The steak and food was cooked well although a little more cooked than I would like...still adjusting to medium in Argentina style!! Ordered a water which took a while as did the bill. Also the wifi was not working which when travelling alone is essential...if not working then best to... More

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Romania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I guess i'm giving it four stars cause the one of the guys working there was nice and guided us to a local restaurant that was open upon our arrival in Puerto Madryn (usually restaurants close after lunch and reopen at dinner time). In terms of the restaurant itself: we had the Patagonia lamb (cordero patagonico), but were not impressed.... More

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Milan, Italy
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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We were full of hopes about this dinner, after reading some of the reviews. We ordered "parilla de pescado y mariscos por dos" with "patas fritas". They brought us two enormous plates of fish that was litterally stinking. We could not eat any single piece of that horror-parilla, and we left to have a dinner elsewhere. The waiter very kindly... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We have been to many steakhouses in Argentina and most have failed to impress (which is hard to beleive considering where we are) but this was a fabulous meal for the price. The steak was tender and juicy and complemented by some delicious Papas Fritas! As for service, I could not fault it. Service in Argentina is typically terrible but... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for good parilla, this is a safe bet. I highly recommend getting the parilla with lamb - the lamb is a knockout and the highlight of the plate (the beef flank steak left a lot to be desired). We didn't find anhinga greasy at all. If you aren't a fan of organ meats, the best thing to... More

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Dundas, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by the tour director on our ship and he was right. We ordered the fish and seafood platter for two and it was huge and delicious. Two large fillets of fish topping a bowl of assorted seafood - shrimp, octopus, mussels, clams, etc. That and a bowl of delicious french fries didn't leave enough room for... More

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