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Pura Vida Resto Bar

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Pizza, 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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Thu - Tue 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: We opon every day except on wendsdays.

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  • 64
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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
Great spot in Winter

Great welcome, great food, great wine and service. Very big portions so no need for starters. Lamb excellent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great welcome, great food, great wine and service. Very big portions so no need for starters. Lamb excellent!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This a warm, friendly and cute restaurant which serves home style stews in seriously generous portions! The waiting staff were very friendly but they don't speak much English which maybe a problem if you can't speak Spanish. The stews are just delicious. Overall a seriously worthwhile visit- you won't be disappointed.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The meat stew served in a pumpkin is one of the best meals I've ever had. I almost cried with sorrow when I couldn't finish it because I ate bread beforehand. It has this very home cooked meal feel to it.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had read a lot of rave reviews about Pura Vida. Although the food was great, I do not necessarily believe it quite lived up to the hype. We had just come from several days in El Chalten, and I think our meals were better there. That being said, the food was very good, and the portion sizes were huge!... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It's worth going to this place just to see the inside of the restaurant - very unique setting and decor. The staff was friendly and the food was good.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

i would not recommend to go to this place. Service is very bad and food suppose to be special but at the end it is a very simple food with vary bad taste. Price are very high!!! Their are many other restaurants in calafate like Isabel that the value money is much better.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Place is great. Food is tasty, huge portion sizes, and distinct menu (compared to many places in El Calafate). Service was good, prices are reasonable, and restaurant has a good vibe. Great dinner after a long excursion. Lamb stew and vegetable lasagna are fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

One of the best places in El Calafate. If you just need to choose one, probably this is the one to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our tour guide recommended this restaurant to us, and we were very happy she did. This restaurant was unique in many ways; its outside colour (purple), the colouful decorations, 60s and 70s music, and the delicious homemade food! If you are tired of the Argentinian BBQ and long for homemade food, this is the restaurant for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Visited on 30 December, could not book, so had to have a glass around the corner to wait for the table. Spent 3 weeks in Argentina dining out every night following reviews from locals, lonely planet and Internet - this was top of the places visited. great atmosphere, amazing food. The most tender lamb and great selection of non-meat stuff,... More 

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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: Pizza, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, 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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