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All 80 El Calafate Restaurants

Esquina Varela

Puerto Deseado 22 | (esq. Puerto San Julián), El Calafate, Argentina
054 02902 490666
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Ranked #11 of 80 Restaurants in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

After returning from El Chalten on a night bus, I had my dinner at the restaurant due to the close proximity of about 2 minutes to my hostel, America Del Sur. The restaurant has a good feel to it and the waitress promptly served me. I already have a notion of what to have for dinner prior to going to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Cozy place, staff is very friendly and happy to explain/reccomend dishes. 10 mins walk from the center of town, but worth a stop.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We tried the Argentinean Sorrentino and Locro..they were amazing!Great ambience and friendly waitress too! Will revisit from sure!

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The waitress was very nice, she gave us 2 samples of the beer they had on tap when we couldn't decide between red and blond beer. After reading reviews about the argentinean stew (with pork) I was curious. My girlfriend ordered pasta, this pasta was average for Argentina and there's not much to say about it. The stew tasted OK... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Excellent meal. We tried the lamb stew, argentinean stew and lamb goulash. The best was the lamb stew in my opinion but they were all delicious. Great value for around $10 USD each. Wine was $2.50 USD / glass... can't go wrong!! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We visited this restaurant while we were in El Calafate. I am vegetarian and they had quite a few good choices. Food was very good, waitress was very nice and helpful, able to communicate in English. Atmosphere was also nice. I definitely recommend for nice dinner.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Everything here was pretty good. We got there early so the restaurant want full and we had good service. The food was good and reasonably priced. So many people raved about going multiple times that we decided to try it, even though we were staying on the other side of town. It was very good but we decided the people... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Super yummy and very cozy atmosphere. I ordered the lamb goulash and could not get enough, it was amazing!! My friends ordered other stews and pastas and we all couldn't stop talking about our food. We got local beer and dessert and stayed until they closed. One of my best meals in Argentina!

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Köln
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Super leckeres Essen (Goulash y Cazuela), sehr sympathische und aufmerksame Bedienung, angenehmes Ambiente, coole Musik abseits von Mainstream ... auf jeden Fall eine echte Empfehlung und mal etwas anderes als wieder eine Parilla (was nicht heißt, dass sie kein Steak hätten!)! Super tasty food (we had 'goulash' and 'cazuela'), very friendly and amiable staff, nice ambience, cool music away from... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Dinner 3 nights in a row at this great restaurant. Try the local Argentine stew to enjoy a delicious meal unique to the country. Empanadas (lamb, pollo or beef) were enjoyed too along with fresh lettuce, tomato and carrot salad. Served local micro brew at reasonable price. Warm hospitality from wait staff. Don't miss the Argentine pancakes for dessert, served... More 

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Address: Puerto Deseado 22 | (esq. Puerto San Julián), El Calafate, Argentina
Phone Number: 054 02902 490666
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
Cuisine: Argentinean

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