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“Outstanding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Butterfly

Butterfly
Hua Huan 7831, San Carlos de Bariloche 8400, Argentina
+54 294 446-1441
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Price range: $50 - $70
Cuisines: International, European, Contemporary, Argentinean
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The three young amigos who own and run this amazing and tiny lakeside restaurant could have set up shop just about anywhere in the world -- the Michelin-trained chef is Irish, the delightful sommelier's German, and the charming server is a Porteña. That they chose a lovely location just above Bariloche's popular Playa Bonita illustrates their passion for this place. Local ingredients, from rabbit and duck to leeks and berries, are sourced daily and presented in an impeccably intricate seven-course menu. Wine is offered by the bottle or as a highly recommended paired tasting.Reservations are required.Excerpt taken from "Frommers Argentina 3rd edition"
Wellington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

We arrived early to our booking, which gave us a chance to talk to the maitre d' Sebastian. He told us the story of how he ended up in Bariloche (which I won't spoilt) and we agreed to go for the tasting menu with matching wines.

Each dish was exquisite, full of different favors and textures, each with a perfectly matched wine. I don't want to describe the dishes because I wouldn't do them justice.

The whole experience was outstanding from beginning to the end, when the chef came out to the dining room and had a good 5 minute chat with us.

If there's one restaurant you should check in Bariloche or, if you want to treat yourself one night, visit butterfly and you won't be disappointed.

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  • German first
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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic cuisine and very attentive service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The food was awesome; not cheap but well worth it. We went for the taster menu and corresponding wines to celebrate a birthday and we really were pleased with our choice!

Visited September 2012
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Patagonia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent choice for a lakefront dinner in Bariloche”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

LANGUAGES: English, Español, Deutsche
The best option for a gourmet dining experience in Bariloche. Right on the lake and attended by Ed, an exciting young Irish chef, Sebi, a charismatc German sommelier and their charming Argentine wives.
Diverse and constantly-changing 7-course menu & an impressive wine list. Not to be missed!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“beyond delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We just finished traveling around Argentina and this was by far our favorite restaurant on the trip. From the atmosphere (small setting with gorgeous views of the lake), to the service (really warm and knowledgeable staff) to the FOOD and WINE (seven course- really nine course delicious tasting menu with five wine pairings) it was an unforgettable experience. If you don't mind eating early, get there for the first dinner service so you can enjoy the sunset while you eat. The menu probably changes nightly, but our favorite dishes were the wasabi soup with seafood, lamb shoulder and bread pudding with bacon, guiness ice cream and warm pears...YUM!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Exquisite dining in Bariloche”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We truly enjoyed our dinner here and would recommend this restaurant. Both here and Cassis were our absolute favorites. In walking distance to Charming Hotel.

Visited September 2012
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