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“Main street of El Calafate” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Av del Libertador

Av del Libertador
El Calafate, Argentina
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Ranked #14 of 23 attractions in El Calafate
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Owner description: End your day with a leisurely stroll down El Calafate’s main street, where you’ll find stores, internet access, tourist agencies and great restaurants for an evening repast.
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“Main street of El Calafate”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is the primary street that runs through El Calafate. Here you can find a vast range of restaurants, tourist agencies, casino, toy museum, shops and the biggest supermarket. For cheaper eating try the side streets

Visited March 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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“Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We were initially shocked by the beer price in the bars at the beginning of Av. del Libertador. El Calafate is a wonderful place, but it is best to avoid the first few hundread meters at the beginning of this main turist street. Once you get a bit to the side, El Calafate is very charming.

Visited December 2012
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“main street”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is the main street of El Calafate - lined with resturants and sovenigner shops. There is a really nice icecream shop too (I forget the name).
We ate at a few resturants and were pleasantly suprised (despite being vegeterian). Thankfully our broken spanish came in handy to explain no meat - no fish - no chicken :)

Argentina does not like its food spicy - so be prepared for non-picante (spicy) food throughout your stay.

Visited December 2012
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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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“Your gateway to everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This is the main avenue of the town, if you are visiting Calafate, you will pass by here fore sure. It offers tons of places to buy random things like sunscreen lotions, to thermal wear, to local souvenirs. I suggest taking a pass on buying souvenirs here as they are much cheaper at the airport, for example 39 pesos for calafate jam vs 17 pesos at the airport...

Also, the restaurants on the main avenue are good, however mostly tourist traps, if you look at the top ten on tripadvisor, all of the restaurants are located on the smaller and quieter streets. If you really want to get a more local feel for the place, I suggest deviating from this street.
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Visited February 2013
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“The main atraction downtown!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

It´s the city´s main street.
There you find most of the stores, restaurants, travel agencies, and also a supermarket.
It´s very nice to walk, look at the stores (where you can buy all kinds of winter clothes and equipment, they are more expensive than in the US but cheaper than Buenos Aires, and most of Europe).

Visited December 2012
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