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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, tremendous portion sizes and really great options for vegetarians. The setting is also fantastic. Would definitely come back here again.

Thank Alastair L
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can tell this place is a labor of love as soon as you walk in. Great multi-colored decor, chill laid-back atmosphere, warm and welcoming staff. Nice music like The Beatles. My mood was uplifted just being here. The food was delicious. Bread was full load freshly baked, nice and doughy. Starters we had tomato soup (yum and fresh) and... More 

Thank Greg T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We read great reviews on trip advisor and when our hotel reception recommended it as well we definitely had to go! We were recommended to try the Patagonian lamb stew and it did not disappoint. It was divine home cooking at its best. Extremely tasty and I would go back if we had more time in El Calafate

Thank AsIWonder
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

I decided on Pura Vida after reading their reviews on TripAdvisor and hearing about the infamous meat pie. That's what I ordered, and while the flavors were there, I wish there were more balance in terms of mashed potato to meat/gravy ratio (I would have expected more from the latter for the price). Good atmosphere though and friendly service. I... More 

Thank Liz Z
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

First restaurant in Patagonia. Great food. Nice table neighbors. Airplane crew that flew us from BA ate here too so must be ok!

Thank No T
London, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Impressed by the reviews and wanting some good (rare) vegetarian options we decided to check this one out also recommended in the Lonely Planet guide. Possibly the best restaurant I've seen so far in Argentina. The lamb pie and vegetarian lasagne were both incredible and the recommended wine was sumptuous. The atmosphere, the waiting service. The decor. All. Just. Fantastic.... More 

Thank CanadianJames
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Best meal we have had so far in South America! Delicious, nutritious with a lovely home cooked feel. Great vegetarian options- Definitely recommend the vegetarian lasagna!! Portion sizes were large, I took half mine home with me. Great wine selection. Price is suitable for the size and quality. Dessert we had a brownie which was good. Staff were excellent and... More 

Thank Laken R
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Having dined out at 4 separate restaurants this was by far my favourite. I was looking for something other than the standard meat offerings you find across Argentina and I wasn't disappointed. I had the lentil stew which included chorizo, bacon and vegetables and tasted great and was the perfect meal for the weather. The staff were very friendly and... More 

Thank helsG76
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Such a cozy vibe and friendly staff. The food was created with love. The vegetarian lasagna was exactly what I craved after eating so much meat-centered dishes. My husband's chicken pot pie with olives and raisins was amazing. If I lived here this would be my home away from home!

Thank jennspartacus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

I ate here with three others and I think everyone else liked this place more than I did. Yes, it has an incredible atmosphere and decor and the menu is unique and offers many options for vegetarians. However...the bread was meh, the service was slow, the portion size is too large, and it was probably my least favorite meal during... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vegan Options, Argentinean, South American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?