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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: Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 339
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    Very good
  • 68
    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
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Port Townsend, Washington
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  • Bar scene
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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 NEW

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
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 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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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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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Prague, Czech Republic
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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: 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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