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Pura Vida Resto Bar

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Avenida Del Libertador 1876, El Calafate Z9405AIQ, Argentina
+54 493356
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I walked all the way from the other side of town to give this place a go, and overall had a good experience. We ordered one Veggie Lasagne (250.00 pesos - one of the best I've had!), one lentil stew (210.00), and a table service of 50.00 pesos...... You do get a lovely, warm, homemade bread though.... More 

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This attractive restaurant has a varied selection of typical Argentine food. I had a stew and was impressed with the size of the dish and the quality of the food. We had a couple of glasses of a nice Argentine Malbec with our meal to accompany the food. My wife had a fish dish (salmon) and enjoyed it as well.

Thank Peter L
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food at Pura Vida is a nice change to the usual Parilla-Restaurants. We had a brown-rice wok which was lovely. As a starter they serve you quite a big homemade bread The place is very popular, go early or make a reservation.

Thank priskaburi
Gallarate, Italy
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we had wonderful lomo very well prepared and a good selection of wines.the place is nice even sometime crowded and a little bit noisy

Thank evasiogiulio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled into here because we had seen it from our bus returning from a day trip, because it looked funky and because it was over the road from the place we were staying... but I have to say it's one of the best 'convenient stumbles' ever! It was so go we stumbled in again the 2nd night. The service... More 

Thank ange71
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the lentil soup and lamb pie and it was so tasty! We had the malbec red wine and it was delicious. Great service and walked away satisfied

Thank Kassy H
Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fresh-baked, circular loaf of bread was served to our table shortly after we were seated. It was crusty on the outside and warm and soft on the inside. We had heard that the meat pie was a large portion so we decided to split it and ordered a lamb empanada (42 pesos) along with it as an appetizer. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun place, all brightly coloured, with Buddhas, medicine wheels and Oms; it’s the feel of international yoga hippies, turned into what feels like a successful restaurant. We had delicious warm bread, and then each had a stew, a lamb one covered in puff pastry, very nice, and a very hearty and delicious beef stew served in a baked pumpkin.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here based on TripAdvisor reviews, as it was the closest well ranked near our hotel. After having eaten in some pretentious restaurants around, we were very happy with a big portion of meat pie with mashed potato au gratin. Counsiously we shared for 3 (should be 2 if we were hungry) and dived into the delicious deserts. Go... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, wine, service, decor...at very reasonable prices...any empanada, the lamb stew, the Patagonian wine...difficult to imagine we will do better at other restaurants in El Calafate.

Thank Otavio S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Argentinean, South American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Del Libertador 1876, El Calafate Z9405AIQ, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: +54 493356
We opon every day except on wendsdays.

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