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Av. Libertador 1091, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
02902492148
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 84
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  • 27
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Awesome food!

My dish was excellent, awesome meat! Service wasn't very good though as the staff wasn't that friendly and it took always some time until they came to attend you. But still recommend this place, it's a restaurant, so it's still about the food ;)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
dan_suprtramp
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Biel, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Melbourne - Australia
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159 reviews 159 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Having read other reviews we decided this was the place to try a goof Argentine Steak, and boy, we certainly weren't disappointed. The restaurant opens at 7pm, most of the locals arrive around 8.30pm. The service was excellent, our waiter was outstanding, once seated, he came out with bread and pate, wine list and returned quickly to take both wine... More 

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Biel, Switzerland
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My dish was excellent, awesome meat! Service wasn't very good though as the staff wasn't that friendly and it took always some time until they came to attend you. But still recommend this place, it's a restaurant, so it's still about the food ;)

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Myself and my girlfriend were here for dinner and we both agreed that this restaurant deserved a good review because the, on our opinion, the bad reviews are unjustified. Ok, this may not be the best restaurant ever but I am happy to say that it is way better than other ones in El Calafate with better reviews on TA.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have been to few restaurants in El Calafate, and naturally we had tasted almost only Cordero (lamb), the region's main dish, so the competition is certainly not easy. But, we liked most Rick's, and for several reasons. First of all, the cordero was excellent, tender and tasty and melts in your mouth. Secondly, the service was not only good... More 

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A great place. Good grills. Pretty cheap. No frills but good service. Gets very busy around 9pm which is the best time to go and try the lamb - it is very good. Simple food done well with good ingredients. We felt very much at home there for over an hour drinking decent Malbec and good steak and lamb with... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food at Rick's was rather decent and within walking distance of my Hosteria. Unfortunately that is where the praise ends. Originally we stepped inside after reviewing the menu and seeing that a 'Parilla por dos' was $270AR. My girlfriend and I got our table ordered some wine and meal and waited for the food to come out. It turned... More 

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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the typical "parrilla" for tourists in El Calafate, except for the fact that the waiters are there to serve and solve any problem that might occur. Good quality meat, good (but simple) wine selection and exceptional service. (in Calafate the concept of service is almost non-existent).

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

1)Worst ever experience in any meat restaurant I had. 2)Asked for beef, got a steak made exactly med/rare, but !!! Taste of unrecognized thing, and texture of chewing gum. 3)I called the waiter and return it back and from this moment didn't hear from anybody at the restaurant. 4)Bad service, 0 (zero) patience. 5)Go there only if there is a... More 

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London
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was my restaurant of choice after trying all the others in town. It's a great place and always busy. All restaurants in Calafate are expensive so I would rate this one good value for money as the food was great. The staff are very professional too. I loved the mashed potatoes.

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The steak I had here was one of the best I have ever had and was prepared perfectly. It was also big enough to split. The salads here are also big enough to split. They also do a mixed grill that comes to the table on small grill to keep everything warm. The steak was only $16. A value at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Libertador 1091, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: 02902492148

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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