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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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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome place for a wine

Popped in here for a wine and beer and it was a great choice. Popcorn and olives served with our drinks, cool atmosphere and friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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New Zealand
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Popped in here for a wine and beer and it was a great choice. Popcorn and olives served with our drinks, cool atmosphere and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I went there twice - one for lunch and another one at night for some beers. I would say they were both great experiences - although I didn't like my pollo sandwich very much. The best environment in Calafate.

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Santa Fe, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a bar/restaurant/cafe with great decor and books! Yes, books! I simply love the walls decorated with old newspaper ads, signs, cartoons and the rest is all wood. And, they can offer different artisanal beers. Simply a great place!

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great second-floor bar overlooking Av. del Libertador with ceiling-to-floor bookshelves (completely full) along one wall. Nice ambiance and friendly staff. Good WiFi connection. I came twice during my three days in El Calafate and enjoyed a café con leche over a book. Not too expensive in the context of this pricy town. Highly recommended, especially as a warm place to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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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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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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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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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: Pub, Argentinean, South American

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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, South American

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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