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Casimiro Bigua

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Steakhouse, Pizza, Barbecue, Asian, Pasta, Argentinean
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Avenida Libertador 963, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
02902/492590
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Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A must try once

The Asado (wood flame grilled) Patagonian Lamb is something to be tasted once at least. It is a very typical specialty and the best place to sample it is in Patagonia. And the Casimiro Bigua looked like the best place on that Main Street in ElCalafate and was the top recommendation by the Design... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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New York City, New York
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132 reviews 132 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Asado (wood flame grilled) Patagonian Lamb is something to be tasted once at least. It is a very typical specialty and the best place to sample it is in Patagonia. And the Casimiro Bigua looked like the best place on that Main Street in ElCalafate and was the top recommendation by the Design Suites Hotel front desk. It is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We ate lamb in 3 different restaurants in El Calafate and this was the lowest quality one between them (but still super tasty, don't get me wrong) and for sure the more expensive of those 3. Service is not the best one and we had to call them several times in order to ask for a desert and the bill,... More 

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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our meal was overall very good to excellent (beef) along with great service. One of the few restaurants that we spent over $100 for the two of us. Included was a $28 bottle of wine.

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Long Beach, California
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13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I'd like to think that I'm a reasonable person and even when I'm the customer, I usually cater to the server, guide (whoever I'm around) trying to make sure they're comfortable. After traveling for 5-6 hours from Chile, what I wanted most was a good meal! We got our recommendation for this restaurant from our hotel Patagonia Queen and the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had just arrived in El Calafate and after settling into out hotel, took a walk down the main street of the town to see where we might have lunch. We noticed a couple of venues that looked OK, but then. we came to Casimiro Bigua where we were attracted to the sight of meat (lamb) cooking over a wood,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food we had was very good, especially the lamb, although the service was slow. Prices were reasonable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The restaurant is adviced as One of the best in El Calafate and most reviews were 4 and above in trip adviser. Our experiente was quite different. The space in very nice, but it was filled with flies. My piece of mear (Grad Beef Argentino) was the worst piece of meat I've seen in years. Full of "aponevrosis". It was... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice restaurant, good service, delicious food but expensive. Don't go there if you have a small budget.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were sitting for more than 20 minutes in the terrace and nobody showed up. I decided to take a look inside and ask for a waiter, when I realised that the people that continuously went through the door were not there to have a drink but queuing to exchange dollars, obviously at a far better rate than the official.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here last night. I had the Bife de Chorizo. It was closer to rarer than the medium rare that I ordered but still tender and tasty. She enjoyed the roast chicken. The excellent grilled vegetables and a salad completed the meal. We were too full for dessert but polished it off with a decaf coffee.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Libertador 963, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: 02902/492590

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pizza, Barbecue, Asian, Pasta, Argentinean

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