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Borges y Alvarez Libro-Bar

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Bar, Pub, Argentinean, South American
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Avenida del Libertador 1015, local 27, El Calafate, Argentina
491464
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
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
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Laid back & great service

We loved this little place in Calafate. We just had a couple of beers and some fries, but the atmosphere of the place is amazing, and the fact that it's a bookstore & bar just makes it all that more attractive. The place offers beer from a local brewery (artisan beer). The service was great! The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marifer G
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this little place in Calafate. We just had a couple of beers and some fries, but the atmosphere of the place is amazing, and the fact that it's a bookstore & bar just makes it all that more attractive. The place offers beer from a local brewery (artisan beer). The service was great! The waiter made several suggestions... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always interested in brew pubs and this was no exception, cannot comment on food but the beer was good with friendly staff, worth a visit

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Thank 609RogerH
Washington D.C.
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103 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Calafate around Christmas and didn't have that many options for dinner. This place was ok. Nothing bad. Nothing really good. They had some veggie friendly options, which suited us. The books and literary quotes in the dining space lend it a certain air but not as much as you might expect. Wouldn't necessarily go there again.

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Seattle, Washington
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Great patio - of course nice weather helps. Great place to relax after glacier walk or visit and watch people. They have a great local IPA!

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Thank flyingkdj
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Don't eat there! The menu is way over priced. The food is in low quality. We paid 15$ for a tuna sandwich that's worth 5$ top! The only thing that is normal is the beer, that's why this restaurant gets its high score from. Just keep in mind that the beer is also overpriced. The total meal was 55$(usd) for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We popped in here a couple of times - first time just for a quick drink, second time for some lunch, The bar itself is really nice - in central el calafate and very cute. The service was good and if I was rating this as a bar it would get 4/5. We went a second time to get food... More 

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Thank 624gemma
Cape Town, South Africa
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Nice place for a mid afternoon snack and drink in the centre of town. Super friendly staff. We sat upstairs for a little view of the Main Street.

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Leuven, Belgium
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

It is a nice and cosy place but in comparison to other bars in town it's very overpriced. I wouldn't recommend it.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

89 ARS (currently 9 USD) for a (very good) hot chocolate is (still) usurious! (We did not check the menu before ordering but they insisted in a very unfriendly way at the cashier when we asked if there is a mistake)

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

We were in El calafate for four days and we went here on the very first day. .this place is center of attraction and not to be missed...it is buzzing till wee hours..given the activity packed days on el calafate. .this place is a welcome retreat. .beautifully done up and excellent Staff...must visit..atleast go for a bottle of wine!

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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: Bar, 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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