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Parrilla Mi Viejo

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Avenida Del Libertador 1111, El Calafate Z9405AHJ, Argentina
+54 2902 49-1691
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This place was recommended as good but the veal cutlet was not edible, my husband and I split the salad but as I complained about the overcooked meat my unfinished salad was removed without checking. The waiter was arrogant and complaining to a manager about it did not help at all. We never encountered this type of disservice before, all... More 

Thank Beatriz E
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

From the outside it looked amazing. Racks of lamb cooking in the window. And the place was crowded which is usually a good sign. Looking back, maybe it was crowded because it's very well located on the main strip?? Anyway, got a table immediately because we were ahead of the rush, unfortunately everything went downhill from there. The waiter kept... More 

Thank denn98001
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We came in early for Argentina (8:30 pm) and had the place to ourselves for a while. Our waiter was very informative and attentive, able to answer all of our questions about the food and the wine. Make sure you start out with an appetizer of Provelete Cheese, usually grilled and a specialty of the country. Delicious. We had an... More 

Thank travelonVirginia
Asuncion, Paraguay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Went there for lunch with our 3 girls in March 2016. First they tried to convince us to order a lot of food, saying that the portions of meat were really small, which they weren't. They were enormous. The food in general was ok, but really nothing special. It's a meat place first and foremost, and the meat we had... More 

Thank Audrey M
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We took lamb. The portion was good. The lamb was tasty, but it was not as tasty as a young lamb we ate at another place. Overall good value for the money

Thank AlexfromNorthYork
Dublin, Ireland
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277 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We were in Argentina for a month and this steak stands out as one of the poorest that we had. It was chewy, tough, burnt on the outside and undercooked on the inside. The wine was very expensive, even wines that would be considered poor by Argentine standards were expensive. I can't recommend this place for the price that they... More 

Thank Jill_Dublin_12
Brisbane, Australia
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62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Huge portions we could not finish, but superb lamb meat cut straight from the carcass hanging over an open fire pit at the front of the restaurant. The prices are similar to those in Australia, but they have some weird add-on charges. As well as assorted taxes and service fees, there is a small charge (usually AU$3pp) for the use... More 

1 Thank Kyzyk
Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Very good 'down home' cooking, with cordero al asador (barbq whole lamb) being their speciality. Very popular restaurant - tasty, no frills food at affordable prices.

Thank tgpritch
Los Angeles, California
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512 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is a traditional Argentine Parrilla with great food, good service and very reasonable. When we asked locals where we should go for good grilled Argentine meat and all noted this place as the value option. Delicious! Our best meal in El Calafate.

Thank cookpias
Osnabruck, Germany
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59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Place looks inviting to see the rack of lamb being prepared on the open charcoal fire. Then you order some sides and salad and all of sudden the table is overloaded with - excellent - food. We could easily have shared each other's order and still leave with a full tummy.

Thank Ecumsecum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Barbecue, Argentinean, South American, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Del Libertador 1111, El Calafate Z9405AHJ, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: +54 2902 49-1691

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