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Cantina El Nautico

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Avenida Pte Gral J a Roca 790, Puerto Madryn U9120AIU, Argentina
(02965) 471404
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely evening in this restaurant. We arrived without reservation, but luckily a table just finished and we got in. A verity of breads with butter and the house wine got us started and help pass the time until the main dish arrived. It was a mixed plate of sea fruits and it was delicious. Most recommended! The place is... More 

Thank Amir55
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Rated #1 on TA and totally deserves its reputation. Authenticity meets quality. Had several shrimp dishes and each was better than the next. Outstanding value for price.

Thank thrifttravel
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

I have to say after eating in this restaurant, I was unclear how this made it to #1. However after spending 3 nights in Puerto Madryn, enjoying one average meal after the other, maybe this is the best? Decor is outdated but not yet giving off the vintage charm that older restaurants often can. I had some plain grilled shrimp,... More 

Thank elgotto
Anacortes, Washington
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436 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Nautico has a menu of both meat and seafood. I had a steak, desert, and fine. The steak was Google. Of course it is very hard to get a bad steak in Argentina. Nautico is centrally located only two blocks from my hotel. I believe it should be close to most hotels. I don't remember if there was an English... More 

Thank zip98221
Dublin, Ireland
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317 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

You can just tell that the decor in this restaurant hasn't changed much since the 70's. The waiters wear cheesy dicky bows and the locals who have been eating here for decades are still eating here. All that being said, there is great value to be had here and the food was very good. We both had bife de chorizo... More 

Thank Jill_Dublin_12
Ra'anana, Israel
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

The food is really tasty no matter what kind of, it can be seafruits, a good steak or a fish fillet. The service is great, a big selection in the menu and at 3 min from the beach. Dont do the same mistake than me, the restaurant is open only from 20:00 for dinner and if you are not front... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Eating here was reminiscent of dining in the 1950s in the US. The salad was a giant thing filled with mostly canned. vegetables and topped with half a jar of mayonnaise . Totally inedible for me. My entrée, a piece of fish cooked "basque" style was swimming in oil. The fish was cooked properly, but the sauce made it greasy,... More 

Thank Gerald Y
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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286 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Went here early about 8:30 pm. Crowded, noisy and not very attractive space. Service aloof and slow. Had shrimp cocktail with what we're probably frozen shrimp drowning in mayonnaise dressing. Then had white salmon steak which was drowning in sauce and over cooked. Would not recommend. I realize the server education is lacking in Patagonia but they could at least... More 

Thank maapar
Tallinn, Estonia
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Great place for an inexpensive seafood feast, basic rustic interiors with waiters that depending on their mood that day vary from spectacular to the distinctively sub-par. Even though they have meats on the menu as well the seafood is the belle of the ball in this place with my favorite being the seafood platter (shrimps, mussels, clams, octopus) all heaped... More 

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New York City
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

There nothing too wrong with the Nautico, but definitely nothing outstandingly right either. It is a place that fulfills its role of feeding you with harmless food in a week-attended charmless dining room, but not much more than that.

Thank GusNewYork

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Argentinean, Soups, South American
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Pte Gral J a Roca 790, Puerto Madryn U9120AIU, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Chubut  >  Puerto Madryn
  • Phone Number: (02965) 471404

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?