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Butterfly

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Hua Huan 7831, San Carlos de Bariloche 8400, Argentina
+54 294 446-1441
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: The three young amigos who own and run this amazing and tiny lakeside...
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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant ever

For me and my husband, this is one of the best restaurants we have ever eaten, honestly, everything was great, all dishes, service, wines...nothing to complain...should be an exemple to all restaurants in all aspects! My respect to the chef and all the workers!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

For me and my husband, this is one of the best restaurants we have ever eaten, honestly, everything was great, all dishes, service, wines...nothing to complain...should be an exemple to all restaurants in all aspects! My respect to the chef and all the workers!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We dinner here two times and was marvelous, the service and the food was first level and the views of the lake make this restaurant perfect.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went in low season on a Tuesday for the early 7:45pm seating (they also do a 9:15pm seating). There is no menu and they just start serving you your amazing seven course menu. The food was exquisite and innovative. The service impeccable. And the atmosphere and decor was modern, warm and cosy. One tip is that they only accept... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went to Butterfly at 9:30pm on a Monday night and were surprised to find the restaurant totally empty. We later learned that during the off season, the restaurant is only open certain nights of the week, so be sure to make a reservation so they know to expect you. Despite the quiet, the experience was wonderful and the food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is beautifully situated on the shore of the lake, about 7km west of Bariloche and a tranquil escape from the town's hustle and bustle. Other reviews warned us it books days in advance, but we managed to book in the afternoon for the same evening (a Monday in the peak season of February) and were even offered a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Food was excellent and service superb. Ambiance was breathtaking, the view is beautiful. This was our second trip to Bariloche.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A diverse tasting menu with varying flavors and interesting presentations. The wine pairings were also excellent and very diverse (although some in our group weren't big fans of a few of the wines). The restaurant is romantic and beautiful, service was extremely attentive, and the chef, who we spoke with after dinner, was very nice and had an excellent personality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

try to get reservation as soon as you check in hotel. our hotel front desk helped us make reservation every day and last day we got a table due to a cancellation. the location is fabulous (lake view, nice patio), seven courses dinner is awesome. price 1010 peso (for 2 adults), on 2014-DEC-30. Wine, tip not included. it is on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have known Andres, the chef, for many years and it is finally his time to shine at Butterfly. His seven courses are nothing less than a completely integral dining experience, which includes optional local wines of a high standard and selection, produce that is exceptionally fresh (not so hard to come by nowadays in Argentina), as well as the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

such a wonderful restaurant in Bariloche, it offers 7 course fixed menu dinner, reasonably priced in my opinion. by reservation only though, so as soon as you get into Bariloche, make sure you ask the hotel to call them to make reservation. Don't miss it.

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Address: Hua Huan 7831, San Carlos de Bariloche 8400, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 294 446-1441
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Rio Negro  >  San Carlos de Bariloche
Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
Cuisine: International, European, Contemporary, Argentinean

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hua Huan 7831, San Carlos de Bariloche 8400, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Rio Negro  >  San Carlos de Bariloche
  • Phone Number: +54 294 446-1441

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: International, European, Contemporary, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

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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