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Cantina El Nautico

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Avda. Roca 790, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
(02965) 471404
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nj
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10 reviews
8 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.

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elgotto1@aol.com
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 Decor is outdated but not yet giving off the vintage charm that older restaurants often can.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 

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Anacortes, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 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 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 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 

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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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Buffalo
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3 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 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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.

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Buchs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

If you want to eat fresh and good fish dishes, this is the place to go! Additionally you find there a big choice of Argentinian vines at reasonable prices!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Argentinean, Soups, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avda. Roca 790, Puerto Madryn, 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?