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Restaurante La Cocina

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Libertador 1245, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
542902491758
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12:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 153
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  • 189
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  • 104
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  • 37
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good break from all the grilled meat

A nice little Italian restaurant right in the town centre. It was a welcome break from the chursco; as much as I love the Argentinian BBQ it's hard to do it every night. Try the gnocchi at La Cocina; it's homemade and excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reading, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate lunch here and had a pasta with broccoli dish and stuffed pancakes. The pancakes were quite good, although too much cheese, but the broccoli dish was very disappointing, little flavour and frozen broccoli.

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excited to eat here and the service was fantastic. The food was average - not great. We loved the broccoli side but the homemade pasta, crepe, and mozzarella in carozza were just okay.

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Thank lauralai627
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

Great food and great prizes. We had both dinner and lunch and we went out full and happy, as it has to be. You should try it.

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Thank JuanQuero
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were walking past here when an American couple came out and said it was good, so we went in. We went in just before 6.30 and there is a reduced menu until 6.30. This was no problem, but the service was awful. People were coming in and getting ignored. My wife wanted a dessert but no one seemed bothered... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice little Italian restaurant right in the town centre. It was a welcome break from the chursco; as much as I love the Argentinian BBQ it's hard to do it every night. Try the gnocchi at La Cocina; it's homemade and excellent.

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Thank UK_Gator_67
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We ate here because the restaurants we had been recommended were all full at about 8pm. (Most seemed to have large tour groups eating in them.) The food was OK but not outstanding and in some cases we had different expectations. For example, I ordered vegetable bruschetta but this was more of a vegetable salad - quite pleasant but not... More 

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La Jolla, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The food was very average and I recommend that you not bother with La Cocina if Buenas Cruzes is open!

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Juiz de Fora - MG
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

An interesting selection of Italian specialties, friendly and fast service, but also a place to enjoy a more relaxed dinner, accompanied by reasonable wines.

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Leeds
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

As I am beginning to understand, tourist spots in Argentina means Parilla (Grilled meat) usually uninspiring ones that also dole out pseudo Italian food (pizza/pasta) that is so far from the real thing as to be unrecognisable. La Cocina is different in as much as the pasta is fresh, homemade and cooked well. Sauces also feel homemade and fresh. I... More 

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Thank MarcusGB
Santa Rosa, California
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121 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

La Cocina is a small excellent Italian restaurant with homemade pastas and well prepared accompaniments. You will not leave hungry!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Libertador 1245, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: 542902491758

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?