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“Enjoyable meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pura Vida Resto Bar

Pura Vida Resto Bar
Av. del Libertador 1876, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
+54 493356
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Ranked #6 of 80 Restaurants in El Calafate
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We opon every day except on wendsdays.
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Enjoyable meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Quite laid back atmosphere - the staff all seem quite young & studenty and pictures make the place look like a backpacker's haunt but it does double up as a pretty good restaurant. Interesting menu with a few variations from the norm, and the food seemed quite hot and filling - quite handy when you're in the cold of Patagonia! It's quite a long walk from the centre but it's worth the effort; we actually asked some local policemen if we were going the right direction but they'd never heard of the place!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Monica, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great energy...great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I had the pleasure of spending some time in El Calafate in October 2012 and had the chance to eat dinner at this wonderful restaurant. The energy in here is magical. The food, comforting and delicious. The dishes are definitely enough for 2 to share :). And everything is made with LOVE :).
Enjoy...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Cozy, warm atmosphere. Delicous food - we had the lamb and beef. Overall great dining experience, and well worth a visit. One of the top among the Calafate restaurants!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Our hostel recommended this place and then the reviews seem to back up the suggestion but we were really disappointed with the food. I chose the Lamb Stew. The stew crust was incredibly salty which affected he while meal. I mentioned it to the waiter (when eventually I managed to "get hold" of him) and he said this was how it was supposed to be. I really really hope it isn't and that it was a one-off because it was really unpleasant. One bad meal doesn't make a bad place but the waiter handled it badly and the service was poor and as I say, just disappointed and not as good as the reviews indicate in my opinion.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Awesome decor, amazing argentine traditional food (gnocchi, beef stew baked in pumpkin, lamb pie), big portion, good service, reasonably priced. Must go.

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