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Hua Huan 7831, San Carlos de Bariloche 8400, Argentina
+54 294 446-1441
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Price range: $40 - $70
Cuisines: Argentinean, European, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The three young amigos who own and run this amazing and tiny lakeside restaurant could have set up shop just about anywhere in the world -- the Michelin-trained chef is Irish, the delightful sommelier's German, and the charming server is a Porteña. That they chose a lovely location just above Bariloche's popular Playa Bonita illustrates their passion for this place. Local ingredients, from rabbit and duck to leeks and berries, are sourced daily and presented in an impeccably intricate seven-course menu. Wine is offered by the bottle or as a highly recommended paired tasting.Reservations are required.Excerpt taken from "Frommers Argentina 3rd edition"
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This restaurant is truly excellent - an innovative and exciting degustation menu as well as excellent service. + delicious and innovative menu - highlights were the seafood dishes and the dessert + warm and friendly service with good knowledge of the dishes + excellent atmosphere, lighting, music and location - doesn't take credit cards which is ridiculous for a restaurant... More

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

So so...must have been an off night. Not sure want happen. The service was top notch and very personable. We went for the wine pairing selection to go with our meal. The wines were all from small boutique vineyards...absolutely worth the extra 250 pesos( 20$US as of this August). Of the seven dishes (five main and two desserts), only two... More

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Los Angeles
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a 7 course meal with a wine pairing for every course and it was absolutely incredible. One of the most memorable meals I've ever had

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It is not the typical argentinian parrilla. But Jesus, you have to stop by! We were there guided by tripadvisor, and so glad we did it!! It's a "posh" restaurant, with special food, 7 dishes, 5 of them are main dishes, and two of them are desserts. The dishes are really elaborated, with combinations of flavours you'd never imagined they... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you're celebrating a special occasion or feel like splurging while in Bariloche, the staff and chef of Butterfly will make sure you have an unforgettable dining experience. My husband and I celebrated his birthday there while in Bariloche; we had a wonderful night. The 7 or 8-course meal (I lost count!) was inspired by the chef's travels, integrating French... More

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Tampa, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It is safe to say that this is not an Argentinian restaurant so don't expect parilla style cuisine, or choripan as one of your 8 courses. Do expect delicious, decadent, and a wonderful fusion of flavors. Location: hard to find but worth it; About 10 min from town. Atmosphere: while this restaurant could really be one found anywhere in the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Amazing food at the 7 course prefix dinner at Butterfly. The place is small and personal. Staff is very nice. Most importantly all courses were delicious. Definitely worth going when you are in Bariloche.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant. Walking down the side street to find Butterfly was all part of the experience. Sebastian greeted us enthusiastically and we began the gourmet journey. Exceptional seven course meal paired with excellent wine selections. Every course was beyond expectations. You should not miss this dining experience.

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Soll, Austria
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Super restaurant with very attentive staff. We had a lovely seven course dinner with wines for a reasonable price.Loved all dishes bit vad difficulties with one course that was thai inspired and in my opinion did not match with suggested wine. Restaurang was half empty so the staff gave us plenty of attention. Can really recommend the restaurang

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Butterfly offers a six course tasting menu for dinner. The dishes are not the usual Argentine foods but far more inventive. The ego of the owner ( soon to be former owner as the restaurant has been sold) seemed to intrude on the meal all evening. The view from the deck of the lake is beautiful. Maybe the new owners... More

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