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Borges y Alvarez Libro-Bar

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$$ - $$$
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Avenida del Libertador 1015, local 27 | Aldea de Los Gnomos, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seriously overpriced and not very nice food. Beer is extortionately priced. Only good feature is sunny terrace but that's not enough to justify the cost.

Thank clairelip99
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a nice variety of home brew beer, regular coffee. The place is really nice and cozy, but hell of expensive.

Thank Matias W
Punta Arenas, Magallanes y de la Antartica Chilena, Chile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for snacks and deinks, lamb sandwich, empanadas, pizza, local beer, and a lot of international drinks. Good place to visit with friends or family after your visit to Perito Moreno glacier

Thank ivanalcaino
Madison, New Jersey
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I think people only go there for the nice picture on the stairs. right? service is terrible! we sat down to eat and the waitress would come to us every.single.minute. So pushy. Also the menu didn't have many options, they were out of many things. Insanely overpriced. A shame, cause the place is in a good location and it looks... More 

Thank Natalia C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

Thank D B
Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Oakland, California
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Argentinean, South American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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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