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Mi Rancho

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Gobernador Moyano 1089 | Cor. July 9, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
+54 2902 49-0540
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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San Clemente, California
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280 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were so fortunate to get a table at this quaint cozy intimate restaurant. We didn't have a reservation but we went early and were seated at an available table. We were told cash only which was no big deal. The food was incredible!! Friendly and efficient service. We ordered a bottle of the house red wine that was awesome.... More 

Thank sjworldtravels
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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45 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend this place. We had calamari (good but standard) and the langoustine salad (delicious) for appetizers. We then had the oxtail and the lamb Tbone for entrees and they were delicious! Do not miss out on this restaurant- its a quaint place with friendly staff

Thank BrysonSeattle
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155 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mi Rancho was hands down the best dining experience we had on our Calafate trip. Great empanadas! Freindly service!

Thank Lata67
New Jersey, USA
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401 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though Mi Rancho has a top ranking in El Calafate, I was reluctant to go there because so many reviews made them seem difficult to deal with. But I was in the neighborhood, and I my top choice was full, so I dropped by to see if they had a table. They did. I thought to myself, I don't... More 

Thank formershrink
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great small friendly restaurant. Visited twice. Both times all courses were great. Tasty tender lamb. Cream brûlée to die for. We all enjoyed it.

Thank Elena M
Baltimore, Maryland
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Planned on going to MI Rancho early to avoid the crowds but we got there at 7PM when they opened and there were no tables available. The hostage sent us up the street to MI Rancho #2. The restaurant is larger but lacks the charm of the smaller restaurant. I ordered the lamb which was very difficult to cut and... More 

Thank Sherri H
Northern NJ
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113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small restaurant is small, off the beaten path but should not be missed as it was one of my favorite dinners in Calafate. The calamari was perfectly prepared. The Osso Buco was suburb, one of the meals I had I had in South America. The clay oven produced an excellent flavor. The staff was great.

Thank MiggieNorthernNJ
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another gem of a restaurant - very intimate, charming, small, home-like place where you can relax, and fantastic food and wine, and relax after an active day on the glacier or on the trail. It has the warming feeling of an old rustic home after a day in the woods. And, you eat like seldom before, it's really... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passing by one evening, it called my attention for the crowd in the entrance. We decided to try it, despite it not being a TripAdvisor darling. We did so at our last night in the city. As we anticipated , it is a restaurant geared to locals. We were the only foreign people during our dinner. Going back home one... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After travelling by Ushuaia, El Calafate, El Chalten, Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine), this restaurant received the Gold Medal! The food is amazing (specially ossobuco, it is fantastic) and also the wines have the best cost/benefit we have found (really great wines). Service is superb! Congratulations to owner!

Thank Ricardo_Radaeli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Argentinean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gobernador Moyano 1089 | Cor. July 9, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: +54 2902 49-0540
Mi Rancho is a small restaurant which operates in a historic house of 1944. Its 100% homemade food is made from regional raw materials. The old clay oven where the bread is made and some dishes stand out. The place is small so it is advisable to book in advance due to the high demand season.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?