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Mi Rancho

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Gobernador Moyano 1089 Esq. 9 de Julio, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
+54 2902 49-0540
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was great, both the starter breads and the lamb T-bone. The place is relatively small but very cute with relaxed atmosphere. The service was also great! Absolutely recommended.

Thank Shpuktzy
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The salmon is made to oerfection! Huge portion baked in wood oven is very very good. Pizza is nice to. Choriso steak was good T bone was over cooked but tastm Probably the best choice to dine in el kalafate!

Thank Moti B
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe we ordered wrong, maybe we were spoiled by Zaina Wine Bar the night before, but this food was average and on the expensive end. I was expecting to be wowed and it was just okay. Nothing actively wrong, but nothing standout either. Felt cozy and family run, was nice and quiet, and the service was kind. Nothing absolutely wrong... More 

Thank Meaghan R
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an adorable little restaurant. I had the lamb and risotto dish & it was outstanding. Staff was very friendly and hospitable. Highly recommended while in Calafate if you want a good meal in a cozy atmosphere.

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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a GREAT little restaurant with fabulous food, just off the Main Street in Calafate. Family run, authentic parilla...definitely my new fave in Calafate! Don't miss this gem😉!!

Thank SandSS
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

SOOOOO speciale! wonderful staff, delicious food and incredible authentic food! A must go to! I would recommend it to everyone to go to. generous and warm environment.

Thank tammid3127
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After having this restaurant recommended to us, we were certainly not disappointed and returned the following night. The atmosphere is tremendous - a small family run restaurant, very authentic, serving exquisite food and wine. The owners were incredibly welcoming and the food complemented this superbly. This place is very reasonably priced as well. A must visit when staying in El... More 

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We heard of Mi Rancho and expected a very unusual beef. Steaks were very good, but just as other (good!) ones we've had in plenty of steak houses in Argentina.

Thank dorono
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

This is my first review of a restaurant, I'm a US citizen and I travel a lot ending up in atleast one full service restaurant every week - anyway, here is my experience at Mi Rancho: We were family members including 4 adults + 1 Toddler and a 2 months old baby who dint eat anything. Food was good but... More 

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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

I visited Mi Rancho after reading its reviews on TripAdvisor. It's a small, quaint restaurant with good food and good service. It's more expensive than other places in El Calafate, but also fancier decor. Good for a date or special night out.

Thank Liz Z

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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
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gobernador Moyano 1089 Esq. 9 de Julio, 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?