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Borges y Alvarez Libro-Bar

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Avenida del Libertador 1015, local 27 | Aldea de Los Gnomos, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
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269 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

There are much better, cheaper places to eat and drink in El Calafate. Had we realised the prices we would not have stayed.

Thank PJT99
Konstanz, Germany
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We just stopped in here for a drink one afternoon and liked it so much we were back the next day as well. they have some very nice craft beers and the friendly guy at the bar let me try a sample of each of them. Can highly recommend the Pale Ale and the dark beer also. Sit up on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I had already taken off my jacket and settled in before I saw the prices, I should have swiftly put it back on and raced for the door. Instead, I ordered the cheapest beer ($115 ARS, about $8 U.S.) for a small glass of a bland "artisanal" beer (certainly not a pint, as was listed), and perused the menu just... More 

1 Thank Jonathan M
Oakland, California
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

I liked that they served complimentary popcorn and cake with drink orders. Ambiance was good - The ceiling to floor bookshelf of books is definitely nice. It was too cold to sit in the great outdoor space but people watching from the large glass windows in the second floor was fun. Menu selection was okay - prices a bit higher... More 

Thank misomochi
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice ambiente, friendly staff, good coffee but limited food menu. Tip: go on the roof top on a sunny day

Thank MelleBelle3007
Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The Bar is actually very nice, expensive, but I guess you pay the view and atmosphere. We had drinks with a group of 12 friends, that day was Soccer game day... the waiter and bartender seated down to watch the game and I had to go find them, they were rude and didn't show interest or respect for our table.

Thank Cintia H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Come on!! What is so special to have a normal draft beer at 110$ pesos!?! Hey, I guess fools pay it... So why change it!? ;)

1 Thank Christian S
Syracuse, New York
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

We initially chose this place for lunch so that we could sit on the second-level deck and listen to music being played and people watch. A cold wind brought us indoors to a booth. Friendly server and the food was decent but pretty overpriced for the quality.

1 Thank Msmcshiz
New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Ordered 3 beers with price somewhat high; though prominently posted at US equivalent of $7. Happily paid as price readily displayed. Ordered one run of the mill grey goose vodka, price not posted, and no warning comment from waiter. charged $36 US for one vodka. Restaurant across street the previous evening was selling absolute vodka (an equivalent in my mind)... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Great craft beer (at a price) and a good place to chill. We sat upstairs on the balcony. We didn't try the food but looked like burger & chips type of stuff.

Thank Riever

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
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Bar, Fast Food, Pub, Argentinean, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida del Libertador 1015, local 27 | Aldea de Los Gnomos, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: 491464
This is a really great bar in the center of town that serves microbrewery beers, whiskeys, hot chocolate and coffee drinks. It is also a book store fillefilland there

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