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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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77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in for parrillada and Patagonian lamb barbecued al Palo, this is the place for you.Always very busy with tourists, whether Argentinans or from other countries) who flock to that very famous and excellent restaurant, located right in Avenida del Libertador.So better arrive before 8:00pm in the evening if you don't want to wait for a table. Portions... More 

Thank Pastelchris
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place in downtown of el Calafate. We had beef chorizo and beef oyo - rib eye steak. Both prepared on real bbq, cooked to the point, big portions, so we were "fighting a long battle". Neighbors ordered lamb asado, which looked delicious too. We ordered salad as side dish, fair but felt like more like industrial version, served on... More 

Thank rrts2245
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Excellent cordero asado, a must in paragonia. Good value-price ratio. Empanadas are also very tasty. Recommended.

Thank Augusto B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Very bad lamb - it seemed to be old and not fresh. The worst we've eaten in Patagonia. Not good start for a place specializing on lamb. The service was bad as well: when I asked to change the plate that had the remains of the food stoked to it (and the food definitely wasn't mine), the waiter began to... More 

Thank David S
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We ate here twice, both times the meat was delicious. I had rump steak, it was cooked just the way I like it. My husband had lamb, that was tender and tasty. The second night our waiter spoke better English and we were able to explain what we would like to try. We had a mixed grill, the waiter substituted... More 

Thank Pat C
Punta Arenas, Magallanes y de la Antartica Chilena, Chile
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

You can see the grilled lamb but sor dished were over cooked, may be from a lamb grilled for lunch and served at evening. Tbe waiter was new at the job and did'n know the lamb comes with lettuce and tomatoes salad and we ask for another salad.

Thank ivanalcaino
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles 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
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1 of 5 bubbles 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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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Latin, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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?