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El Meson de la Patagonia

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Rivadavia 885, San Martin de los Andes 8370, Argentina
54 2972 42-4970
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 197
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Perfect food served in cozy friendly cottage

In the middle of the town but tucked away on a side street el mezon's owner chef delivers a romantic and culinary delight serving fresh food from the region at reasonable prices. don't miss it when in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chimani M
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Holland
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108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Receipt of guests, attention of waiters etc is all very good. The wine list is long and not too expensive. But why not 'very good'? Simple, because the cooking is not up to top end level. For example: the salad 'El Meson' is named after the restaurant and than you do not expect (and want) pineapple from a tin, corn... More 

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Thank WallyHolland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the middle of the town but tucked away on a side street el mezon's owner chef delivers a romantic and culinary delight serving fresh food from the region at reasonable prices. don't miss it when in town.

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Thank Chimani M
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is just perfect . Wonderful food and service . The meal we had there was also the best food we had on our Argentina trip this Christmas .

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Zurich
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We found this place on tripadvisor and we are grateful, because we had some of our best meals of our Argentina-Trip in this place! We ate there two nights in a row and it was consistent both times. This is a family run business - the husband runs the floor, the wife the kitchen. The place is cosy and decorated... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We had lunch, warmly welcomed and pleasant ambiente. The lamb was very good but the steak was exquisite. It had a flavour and texture that I had not tasted in a very long time. Recommended

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Thank grumpy554
Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

After spending the day visiting the 7 lakes, we were sure we wanted to have a meal of trout. We absolutely went to the right restaurant. A cozy inviting small restaurant with maybe 10 tables. Every course was perfectly prepared and so flavorful. From the complimentary appetizer to desserts, we enjoyed it all. Watching the owner slice the prosciutto delicately... More 

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Adrogué
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The four of us had dinner at the Mesón de la Patagonia, and two days later my wife and I went again. And we did not return anew because we had to leave San Martín de los Andes. Pity. A small restaurant, attended by it´s owner, specializing in trout and sea food ( brought from nearby Chile ). Superb food... More 

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Thank boguslaw_krauss
Nevada City, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Our local flyfishing guide recommended this restaurant which turned out to be our most memorable meal in Argentina. A small family run restaurant with impeccable service and a fantastic menu and wine list. Don't miss dinner here, and be sure to order the prosciutto appetizer.

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Thank Robert L
Virginia
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170 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Our group of thjree loved this small, family run restaurant in the heart of San Martin. Appetizers were great and two of us shared the seafood paella which had a wonderful flavor. I eat paella a lot and the flavors in this were as good as any I have had. The other person had a steak (lomo) that was excellent.... More 

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Thank BunkyVA
Llanquihue, Los Lagos, Chile
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I wasn't sure when my guide Esteban Urban suggested a seafood restaurant in San Martin de los Andes would be good? In the land of meats and cheese, I was so impressed with this elite restaurant the atmosphere, the decor and the coziness of home. The appetizers were incredible including the large shrimp or baby lobsters in this salsa oil... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rivadavia 885, San Martin de los Andes 8370, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Neuquen  >  San Martin de los Andes
  • Phone Number: 54 2972 42-4970

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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