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Av. Libertador 1091, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
02902492148
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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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
Most recent review
Good value and excellent service

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).

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
David G
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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Seattle, Washington
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18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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3 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Delray Beach, Florida
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16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Ricks Located on the Main Street in the centre of Él Calafate , this parrilla was recommended by our hosteria for their fresh meats. I am a lamb lover and was salivating at the thought of char grilled lamb from an open pit of coals as only argentines know how to do. My dinner companion ordered a bife de lomo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We just happened into Rick's. It has almost no atmosphere but the good was very good and our waiter was very friendly. Nothing fancy but it was not crowded and noisy and the service was reasonably fast. When I saw

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had trout with mashed potato and mashed butternut squash. The trout was flat, without much meat. The whole meal lacked flavour. The service was fine. There are several really good restaurants in El Calafate providing excellent food at reasonable cost. This is not one of them

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Argentina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The place was recommended by the hotel owner, and some other locals. I would never recommend it, having so many better options to choose from in Calafate !!! Had to wait to be seated; reading the menu was like going back to the time in which restaurants served all the same food. No creativity in the dishes, no love in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

after 10 dinners in Argentina in which we ate only steaks, i can say without doubt that the best steak with/without sauce is in rick's restaurant and i am talking in the name of 4 men in my group . the service was very good although the staff do not speak too much English

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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