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Borges y Alvarez Libro-Bar

Avenida del Libertador 1015, local 27, El Calafate, Argentina
491464
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Ranked #16 of 83 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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Asuncion, Paraguay
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136 reviews 136 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to go to this place by some friends- it has an interesting atmosphere, but overall I don't understand why it is rated so highly. IT IS A BAR, not a restaurant. We did eat a large appetizer platter here that was...interesting, but went somewhere else for dinner.

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Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

So I think we made a mistake, we had dinner here. To start the service was terrible, the servers were so busy talking amongst themselves that we had to get our own menus - we should have taken that hint and left at that point. We ordered food, pizza, hamburgers and fries. Horrible, worst I have ever had. The pizza... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It was our favourite place in El Calafate and overall one of the best in all Argentina.This bar has very chilling and relaxing atmosphere. I loved its design with library and some other details. It was just very familiar to me, also the music they played there. Staff is also very friendly. Just perfect to come and enjoy glass of... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great craft brews, friendly staff, and a really cool environment (how often can you hang out and drink in a library?)

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We called in here for a quick glass of house vino and to use the wifi to plan the rest of our day. The wifi didn't work and sadly the staff couldn't have cared less. The red wine was very warm, I suspect served in "dishwasher fresh" glasses, and a little sweet for my liking. By Argentinian standards it wasn't... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Great 2nd floor bar and restaurant where you can get a great beer and some great conversation with locals and tourists. I really loved the library feel and windows which looked out onto the Main Street. Bartenders were friendly and provided great service. If you like a good pub then be sure to go as it doesn't get any better... More 

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Venezia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Excellent place to meet people and to relax a bit. The staff is great and funny too. A good mix of clients and great choice of beers!

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

As a drinking establishment (coffee as well as alcohol) this place is great - the best in town. As an eating establishment, however, the food needs a little attention as it looks nicer than it is. But this seems to be a theme in El Calafate. It's a shame that you pay the highest prices in Argentina (more expensive even... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This may well be a decent bar in a touristy area, artesanal stout beer was OK but nothing special. Food was lousy though and bite sized, the hamburger was comparable to a junior burger at McDonald's and quesadillas were actually Empanadas. Most surprising was that they refused to show us a bill and just gave us a total amount verbally.... More 

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cambridge
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I came here both nights I was in El calafate and felt like a home from home! Cosy bar and great staff who go above and beyond to make you feel at home.

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Address: Avenida del Libertador 1015, local 27, El Calafate, Argentina
Phone Number: 491464
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
Cuisine: Argentinean

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