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Borges y Alvarez Libro-Bar

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Avenida del Libertador 1015, local 27, El Calafate, Argentina
491464
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This is a really great bar in the center of town that serves microbrewery...
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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  • 353
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    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great ambience!

We walked around a lot looking for that perfect cozy place to have a drink and we were lucky to have found it! The libro bar had very appealing interiors and a cozy atmosphere. Our server was a really sweet young man. They give you complimentary popcorn with your drink. We also had the quesadillas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Lolita D
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We walked around a lot looking for that perfect cozy place to have a drink and we were lucky to have found it! The libro bar had very appealing interiors and a cozy atmosphere. Our server was a really sweet young man. They give you complimentary popcorn with your drink. We also had the quesadillas which were good. Only problem... More 

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Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

we went here every day during our stay in el calafate. They gave us free popcorn with every drink which was very nice. Cosy bar, with a relaxing athmosphere. The staff is friendly, but quite slow.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stopped at this bar only for a simple coffee after midnight, but we loved it! Its a very well decorated and cozy place with famous quotes all around and we had a good service from friendly staff. I wish we had more time to come back there and have other drinks!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Totally agree with other reviews. DO NOT go to this bar if you want service, quick or slow. The waiters (especially the ones with dreadlocks) spend more time talking among themselves or shouting and kissing the arriving locals (a very Argentinian thing with blokes). Be prepared to wait for ages, if you want service downstairs or in the evenings, as... More 

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Munich, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I do speak fluent spanish, so that wasn't the case. Server was rude. There were only two servers for I don't even know how many tables. Pretty sure they had to go upstairs to get food, which wasn't good. It's hard to avoid because it's right on the sidewalk along the main strip, but look for some place else that... More 

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NYC
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Libro bar was a great place for us to enjoy a cocktail or coffee or beer after our hiking or day excurisons to perito moreno glacier. The beer selection is great, as is the specialty drinks and the food is pretty good as well. Large sandwiches are also available to take away, which proved useful for our 5 hour bus... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you are looking for local meat and cheese try the Table - smoked trout, boar, and deer paired with local cheeses ranging from very mild to sharp made from cows milk and sheeps milk, served with olives. A dark beer goes nicely with this.

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Bodenheim, Germany
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30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I never spet time inside the - nicely decorated - Pub, but the terrace of the Librobar is a nice place for Long summernights in January!

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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174 reviews 174 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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112 reviews 112 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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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