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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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolute gem in El Calafate! A tiny little restaurant that serves some of the best osso buco that I've ever tasted!! There are only a few tables so I would highly recommend that you reserve a few days in advance because you will have lots of trouble just showing up. So worth it though, absolutely delicious food!!

Thank JKeller31
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoy steak but like you have never heard of osso buco. Its slow cooked beef shank (shin bone) I believe and it was out of this world. You must order it if you have not tried it before. ..my girlfriend ordered the lamb stew and to be honest everything on the menu looked great but alas you can't order... More 

Thank Vincent C
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the lamb which was great and a good mix of flavors. One of the best restaurants in El Calafate. We were in the new building which was just opened up in November. It's much bigger than the original restaurant but the menu and food is exactly the same. CASH ONLY

Thank JJO812
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have chosen Mi Rancho to celebrate the end of our trip! We have spent almost 20 days in Patagonia and we were looking for the perfect place to have our last dinner before going back home!! Fortunately there was one last free table when we got to the restaurant... We started with a young (2016) Malbec wine from Patagonia... More 

Thank Alvadi S
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm italian and i perfectly know how to make a dish of pasta. And it seems they can do a good job too! The bread included in the service is home made, the quality of empanas was stunning, and the pasta was similar to ours! We tried the lomo ravioli and the taste was great.

Thank Massimo G
Pleasant Valley, Canada
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301 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, I counted 13 separate groups wander into this small excellent restaurant and asked for a table??? Book it now as part of your trip plans if you want to keep a happy holiday face. The hosts kept their happy faces through each interruption to a busy evening. Second please review our photos to get the idea of this quaint... More 

2 Thank LorenzoelJefe
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to second location of this restaurant in operation less than a week . Service was good and the food very good We had the lamb with goat cheese rissoto which was very good The house wine was also a value Only negative is that we learned for first time when the check came that it was cash only.

Thank JJONyc
Sydney, Australia
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197 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, the meal was so good I couldn't help thinking that this place should probably have a Michelin Star! My langoustine starters was so good, the prawns so tender that my wife kept stealing them even though she had the empanadas which was also delicious. For the main, my wife had the King Crab stuffed pasta and it was sensational!... More 

Thank TheEddies5
Parksville, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Mi Rancho in El Caliphate on a recent trip to Argentinian Patagonia. We arrived without a reservation but were promptly seated and our orders taken. In busier times I would strongly suggest a reservation. We were given excellent service for our entire meal. We shared a yummy wood fired pizza for a starter and had steak and... More 

Thank Douglas H
Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner here was great. We tried to go on our first night in town (Friday) but they had no availability so we booked in advance for the following evening. Dinner for 2 (incl 3 starters, 2 steaks, dessert and a bottle of wine) was still under $100 US. We definitely over-ordered! Portions are large.

Thank cgh7688

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?