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La Tapera

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Antonio Rojo y Cabo Garcia, El Chalten 9405, Argentina
02962493195
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious bread and plentiful main courses

Wooded establishment, with a fire going inside which gave a pleasant atmosphere. Fresh bread service, absolutely delicious with a pumpkin spread. The main dish of steak was extremely large and well-prepared. Their presentation of dishes is fantastic. We also ordered the bruschetta as an appetizer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Barb W
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Wooded establishment, with a fire going inside which gave a pleasant atmosphere. Fresh bread service, absolutely delicious with a pumpkin spread. The main dish of steak was extremely large and well-prepared. Their presentation of dishes is fantastic. We also ordered the bruschetta as an appetizer, very large and diverse!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The fire place and music make it a fabulous place in the evening. I came for the Lentil & Lamb Casuela, which was very good & hearty and exactly what I wanted on that day. I think they make an excellent Trout in cream sauce too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had a nice meal here. The surroundings are great - cosy, wood fireplace in the centre of the restaurant and good service. The homemade bread and pumpkin sauce was excellent. As was the lamb stew. However we also ordered a gnocchi with mushroom sauce which was not great. Overly salty and the pieces of gnocchi were far too big.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had our best meal at El Chalten. The Lomo dish is outstanding especially if you love Argentinian steak. Not only is the food great but the portion sizes are meant to feed hungry hikers. Salads were fresh and tasty (a challenge when you realize how remote this town is and visit the local grocery store where fresh fruit and... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Even in the shoulder season this restaurant was packed. I had the trout and my boyfriend has the steak. Both were nice, but not the best meals we have had. El Muro had slightly better food but was more expensive. However the ambience, nice wine, good prices and friendly staff made up for the average meals. We both had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

After a long hike, we share a tenderloin steak and a tapas platter with a bottle of Trumpeter Malbec...perfect. Excellent food coupled with a warm and cozy environment made for a perfect lunch.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice varied menu - I had mushroom gnocchi, others ravioli lamb, soup. All throughly enjoyed the food. Service: slow to get going but good and friendly. Good blues music!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

La Tapera seemed to be a high scale restaurant in El Chalten, and was right across the street from our hotel. We arrived into town at around 9 pm and were happy to get a table for dinner. We had some wine with our meal which was very good and had a delightful pumpkin soup, along with a salmon dish... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

While it seems Argentine dining is slow, two hours on the front porch with a reservation seems ridiculous. Wine was decent, but the pasta was extremely over spiced. There are so many great little restaurants in El Chaltén, I don't think I would spend a night there again. However, our waitress and the floor manager were apologetic and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This place definitely lived up to it's reputation. Easily one of the top 3 meals I've had on my trip! Steak was perfectly cooked. Great wine. Great vibe. Friendly and efficient service. Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Antonio Rojo y Cabo Garcia, El Chalten 9405, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Chalten
  • Phone Number: 02962493195

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean

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