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Borges y Alvarez Libro-Bar

Avenida del Libertador 1015, local 27, El Calafate, Argentina
491464
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Ranked #13 of 70 restaurants in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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London
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Rome, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

It was really nice to come into this welcoming bar, amazing decoration and very good music. We only had the chance to take a soft drink because we were already leaving, but it was a nice experience to be there. Would definitively recommend a stop here while your stay in Calafate.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We went on february and it was crowdy We sit outside and although the afternoon was beautiful A couple of dogs were bothering us all the time We eat some burguers. It was fine.

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Take some rest amongst books...take an amazing pisco sour! It is the place...just a little detail ... they say they have wifi but they don't...

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Revelstoke, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

It's right on the tourist trap street but good nonetheless. Good atmosphere, good music, good food. For those summer days when it's not freezing out they have tables and chairs out on the sidewalk making it the best people-watching place in town.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Wonderful special atmosphere, VERY kind staff, especially the owner himself! Good food, try the Calafate cocktail, very nice.

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Unteraegeri
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

There virtually is no place like this. Very friendly staff. Unique atmosphere upstairs, overlooking the plaza, life music on Weekends with singer-songwriter, entertainment with magician, and heavenly food and drinks. If you missed this place, you really missed something worth going to in El Calafate

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

En el LibroBar encontrás un lugar muy cómodo, donde si querés podes leer alguno de los varios libros que tienen a tu alcance, tomar una cerveza y comer algo rico y no tan caro como en los otros bares y restaurantes de El Calafate. Hay platos de todos los precios a partir de $ARS 55. La cerveza Antares de 500... More

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