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Borges y Alvarez Libro-Bar

Avenida del Libertador 1015, local 27, El Calafate, Argentina
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Ranked #15 of 73 restaurants in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This is a really great bar in the center of town that serves microbrewery beers, whiskeys, hot chocolate and coffee drinks. It is also a book store fillefilland there
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409 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Campinas, SP
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to the cafe twice and we had a great time spending some time there. The first visit we had empanadas and coffee drinks. The second time we stopped by to drink a hot chocolate and churros. Very tasteful. The music, the ambient and the staff are worthy of your time.

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new york
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Met a bunch of people, we'd met whole sightseeing. Good location, lovely hot chocolate with rum :) and definitely the place to be the night Argentina beat the Netherlands. We watched the impromptu celebrations and street parade...!

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Singapore, Singapore
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252 reviews 252 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place has a buzz going by virtue of being situated along the main avenue and right outside a shopping hub. They have outdoor seating as well as an enclosed restaurant upstairs. The bar menu is extensive but not expensive, the food menu too has a lot to offer. I ordered their cold cut platter and even though they advertize... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Nice place in El Calafate to have a quick meal or a sandwich. The handmade beers are not bad and the food good. It worths more for the atmosphere and decoration - a bookstore quite warm and welcoming place.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It`s a place to relax and have something to drink. The wine list was as good as the musical selection. It is situated in the middle of the town and it appeals to locals and tourists alike.

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Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Beer was expensive, service as slow (mid afternoon), but the venue is well laid out and popular with locals and travellers alike

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Loved the decor in this place and it is great to have a beer after dinner and a long day of excursions and socialize with friends and/or locals. They have some craft beers that were okay and the malbecs were pretty good too.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Would go back in a heart beat, loved this place. Staff are helpful, olives or popcorn with you drinks. Food was basic but nice, not too expensive. No service charge and a totally gorgeous decor - a book shop with great music. Doesn't feel like a tourist trap at all, huge wine list too.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It's a great setting but is essentially an "import" bar, ie all the paraphernalia of any western theme bar, with a few translated into Spanish quotes on blackboards. It is very cosy and welcoming having said that. Prices are not though. Stick to beer, anything else is hugely expensive. I looked at the malt whisky list, and it was a... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Very very cozy, nicely decorated with taste - it is the ideal place to go for a pint in El Calafate. Located in the center of the town, they have a proper bar with a very good selection of spirits, good music too!

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