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Pura Vida Resto Bar

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Argentinean, South American
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Av. del Libertador 1876, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
+54 493356
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7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Description: We opon every day except on wendsdays.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very creative menu

We enjoyed all our meals here and we had 9 people eating. The most creative was a stew served in a pumpkin--delicious. The lamb stew and lamb shepherd's pie were also great. A funky eclectic vibe and young servers. It is a bit inconvenient that it doesn't take reservations, and we were in El... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
cookpias
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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319 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed all our meals here and we had 9 people eating. The most creative was a stew served in a pumpkin--delicious. The lamb stew and lamb shepherd's pie were also great. A funky eclectic vibe and young servers. It is a bit inconvenient that it doesn't take reservations, and we were in El Calafate for 4 nights and ended... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff. Excellent food from the bread to the empanadas to the main course. More food than anyone can possibly eat. Consider splitting a meal with a friend!

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Thank RoadWarrior1968
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this resturant twice while we were in Calafate. The food is very good. The first time we had the lamb stew which is realy great. The second time we ate the salat which is very reach in ingridiants and big portion. The service is remarkable.

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Thank Giora L
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Pura Vida so much we came back two more times. This place has a great, comfortable atmosphere with the most delicious homemade food. Portions are huge and can easily feed two people. This is the best restaurant in El Calafate!

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're part of a group and hungry you may struggle as it's located on the edge of town and they make to order which is good but you need to wait to get a hearty serve. Had the vegetarian rice which was OK, not very flavoursome. Staff spoke English too. Nice décor. Lines were at the door.

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Island of Malta, Malta
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most experienced travelers, my friends and I tend to look out for eateries which are frequented and are most popular with the locals rather than tourists. So when we arrived in El Calafate we asked our very helpful guide Alejandra to suggest a good local restaurant. Pura Vida lived up to all our expectations. The food was amazing, reasonably... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food, great place, nice service, with young people as waiters, confortable tables and a nice evening for sure.

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Thank JuanQuero
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Pura Vida as we wanted to have a break from eating meet. Their lentil stew was fantastic. The interior is very classic South American. It felt like it was a family run restaurant. The service was very friendly. The food was definitely made to order.

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Thank Katatzyna
Austin, Texas
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice dinner here. The food was quite good, but not the best one I had in El Calafate. Overall, it was a nice experience.

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Thank Isil D
Washington D.C.
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103 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a nice multicultural, slightly hippy-ish vibe. The food was delicious and veggie friendly. A pretty popular spot so we had to wait for our table for a while. But it was totally worth it. Our only memorable meal in Calafate.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. del Libertador 1876, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: +54 493356

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

We opon every day except on wendsdays.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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