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Av. Libertador 1091, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
02902492148
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
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
Under rated

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Davide M
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
64 helpful votes 64 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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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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