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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy restaurant, friendly staff

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant. We had vegetable soup and empanadas to start, both lovely. We then had the lamb stew with lentils which was delicious. We also had the Mediterranean tagliatelle which was awful; it was pasta covered in pesto and was very over powering and unpleasant. Overall I would say the Argentinian food was and looked lovely but... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A highly regarded establishment that does not take reservations and usually has a waiting line for tables. We attempted to dine here one night but didn't feel like being relegated to a very small table stuck in a tight corner, so we returned a little earlier the next night and were rewarded with a comfortable table. Perhaps, they would do... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The food and ambience at this little spot are excellent. We wandered in after 5 days of trekking not knowing anything about the place, and quickly learned that it is one of the more expensive places to eat in Chalten - however, the food was really delicious so you get what you pay for! This is a popular spot and... More 

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Nevada City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great food but reservations are needed - worth the advance planning. This seemed to be the busiest restaurant in town and was the best of the three we ate at during our three night stay.

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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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