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La Cocina

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Italian, Mexican, Pasta
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Libertador 1245, El Calafate, Argentina
02902/491758
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 75
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great restaurant to recommend

Located centrally...open early-ish, which is good for a restaurant in Argentina that is not a snack shop. The food and wine were good and the service very nice and quick. It is on the main street of Libratador and easy to find.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Delray Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Carson City, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I ordered the spinach/cheese raviolis here, with an asado sauce. The sauce was like pot roast, and was a perfect compliment to the raviolis. The wine, an Argentinian Carmenere was a perfect compliment to the main course. Including wine and tip, the total was a very reasonable $70.

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Rio de Janeiro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Well located in El Calafate. Simple Italian dishes and a fairly decent wine list. Pasta was a little thick but well cooked, tomato sauce was surprisingly well done. No real complaints, staff was friendly, once again don´t be in a rush, if they are busy orders may take a while..

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Located centrally...open early-ish, which is good for a restaurant in Argentina that is not a snack shop. The food and wine were good and the service very nice and quick. It is on the main street of Libratador and easy to find.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I ordered the supreme of chicken with mushroom sauce. This cost 106ars I think. This comes with no side orders so you have to order these separately. I ordered a baked potato stuffed with cream cheese (sounds lovely but it wasn't that good at all, very rubbery actually.. I was so disappointed as I was really looking forward to it!!).... More 

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

La Cocina is in the centre of El Calafate. We had dinner there on our first day here. We had lomo with different sauces. The sauces were very thin and the meat was not special. The chips were good and the jacket potato too.

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Geneva, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

An Italian restaurant in Calafate with an extensive offer of Italian dishes. Good quality/price ratio and very polite and client oriented staff.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great Italian food and wines. This was a treat after a few bad meals we had earlier in the week. The staff was helpful in making suggestions and they had a great wine list.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Not terrible, but wouldn't go back. Meals were okay price: salad for $6, pasta dish for $9, but steak seemed quite expensive, close to $20. Unofrtunately, the complete salad was a plate with literally a pile of sliced carrot, a pile of cut tomato, a pile of lettuce, and a few pieces of beets next to each other. Not even... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Exquisite food in a friendly and cozy atmosphere. Excellent service and plates prepared with fresh and tasty ingredients. I recommend it to anyone who wants to have a very good meal in a really nice place.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was a nice wee restaurant which seemed to have some local business as well as tourists. It was great to be able to order a simple dinner as I had been travelling for nearly a month by this time and had had enough of rich stuff. Good food and service, recommend it.

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Additional Information about La Cocina

Address: Libertador 1245, El Calafate, Argentina
Phone Number: 02902/491758
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
Average Prices: USD 7 - 9
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, Pasta

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Libertador 1245, El Calafate, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: 02902/491758

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 9
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

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