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La Estela

Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean
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R. S. Pena 27, Puerto Madryn 9120, Argentina
+54 2965 45-1573
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food & wine

The restaurant is a bit smaller and more cramped than I would have liked but it added to the lively atmosphere. We had good service and good food. LOVED the grilled cheese with herbs and the steak was good too. Reasonably priced wine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Riëtte B
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Dusseldorf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We have been travelling to Peninsula Valdez using Puerto Madryn as base. We went 2 times to Estela and it was the best meal we had in town. Wine, Cordero, fish and super good salads. Portions are big and the service is soo nice felt like home. The restaurant is cosy and warm place. Very good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Was here first time five years ago.Today again.Service is great,food even better....had traditional parilla-mixed grill.Before you get uour meal fresh bread and marinated beans are served.Delicious.Dessert-got only icecream,couldnt eat anymore.Was great lunch.My recomendation to all.

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Bern, Switzerland
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

really a tasty place to have some good dinner. the meat was great, so was the wine. definitely a place to recomend

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The restaurant is a bit smaller and more cramped than I would have liked but it added to the lively atmosphere. We had good service and good food. LOVED the grilled cheese with herbs and the steak was good too. Reasonably priced wine.

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Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Recommended by the front desk staff where we were staying. We arrived early (830pm) by Argentine standards & there were only two tables with people. It filled quickly after we arrived. Our Spanish is improving although trying to decipher the menu out front was a little hard, and thankfully there were English menus inside which we were offered. The waitress... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were a group of 20 friends. A third of us who had the Hake fish felt it was inedible and left it as is in the plate. The waiter said that there is nothing to be done because the fish was fresh. The first course was ok empanadas or good fried squid. Desert was canned fruit salad or mediocre... More 

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Nantes, France
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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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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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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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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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Address: R. S. Pena 27, Puerto Madryn 9120, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2965 45-1573
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Chubut  >  Puerto Madryn
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean

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  • Address: R. S. Pena 27, Puerto Madryn 9120, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Chubut  >  Puerto Madryn
  • Phone Number: +54 2965 45-1573

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean

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