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Reviewed April 26, 2022 via mobile

Very meaty menu, some pasta options too but mainly pork, lamb etc. well priced for the high quality and it’s a nice quirky place too, cosy.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 4, 2022

This was honestly the best pork I have ever eaten in my life. The honey crush was just heavenly and i also loved the rest of my dish 😋😋😋 On top of that is the very nice and clean restaurant and the friendly staff An...absolut must in El Chalten 😍More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 14, 2021

The log cabin is what you would expect inside. Cozy, warm and inviting. This reflects in the staff aswell. I felt welcomed and appreciated. The service was excellent! The food is not what I expected. Wow. It was completely delicious. What I mean is, the...food brings this cozy restaurant to the next level. It was easily my favorite experience dining in Chalten.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 6, 2021

Located in a small wooden house, very charming design. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is ok, the meat is not very tender but ok. Probably one of the better options in town.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021

Plenty of good steaks to be had in Argentina but I think this beat the lot. Excellent wine selection, friendly staff, no reservations you have to queue and wait. Very few mid-range sit down places to eat in El Chalten and we ended up going...twice. For those of us who watched and cried after the World Cup quarter final in 1986 it brings back all the bad memories as it is a shrine to Maradona, including a rather large picture of "La mano de Dios" just above the door.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 23, 2020

This is great for up market eats. the staff are really friendly and the service excellent. The food is fab and you will not leave thinking i need something else to eat. big food big flavour.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

We stayed in El Chalten for 5 nights and ate here twice. The food and service was great and we would highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 17, 2020 via mobile

One of the best restaurants I tried in patagonia. Here you'll find traditional Argentinian food creatively revisited. The meat is delicious, we also tried the beetroot pancake, amazing, and the desserts are amazing. Nice atmosphere and welcoming hosts. Try it if you are in El...Chalten, perfect after a good hike.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful, rustic interior with antique memorabilia on the walls. Very good service. The bread was very good, the puréed carrot spread to go with it not so much. I had the tenderloin with baked potato wedges and a glass of the house Malbec. The steak...and wine were great. My daughter had the tagliatelle with seafood stew. The taste was off a bit on this one, too fishy. I tried it and thought it needed a hefty dose of garlic. The waitress provided a free digestive at the end of the meal that was delicious.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Very friendly staff, great food and huge variety (serving steak, seafood as well as vegetarian options). Reservation recommended

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

My hubby and I went here based on a recommendation from our tour guide. We arrived early (before 7) and they weren't seating anyone just yet. We waited outside with another couple. Within about 10 minutes we were seated and waited on promptly. Our waitress...was friendly and attentive. Perhaps because we were there early, we didn't have any issues as others have mentioned. The wine pour was generous; the dinners delicious. My hubby had the ravioli and I enjoyed their "chicken stew". Generous portions prevented us from trying any of the desserts. So sad.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

The food and service were excellent as was the choice of wine. Our waitress spoke very good English and helped us with the food choice and the wine. Lovely ambiance. Well recommended

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

I went to this restaurant upon recommendation from a staff member at a local hotel. I was part of a group of 7, had been hiking all day, and had to wait about an hour to be seated because the restaurant was small. Only one...of us spoke Spanish so it was difficult to communicate with the waitress (even though she offered to speak in English, she just spoke Spanish -- not a requirement, obviously, but things got confusing...) I follow a vegetarian diet and cannot stand the taste of cheese so I asked for the vegetarian pancake with no cheese. The waitress said that it wasn't possible to make the dish without cheese so I settled for the gnocchi with cream sauce. After a confusing conversation about the cheese situation she came over to take my order for the gnocchi. Ok, everything is fine so far. Then everybody's food came out except for the gnocchi. The waitress went to check something and she came back to inform me that they never made my dish because it had cheese in it. At this point all I wanted to do was eat, so I (and everyone at the table) said this was ok even if it had cheese in it. The waitress didn't seem to understand so she refused to take the order. I still don't understand why my dish wasn't made in the first place, or why no one informed me about the issue. I guess she wasn't putting in any order to the kitchen if there was a hair of cheese in it?? Well, next, the waitress offered to get me a salad with no cheese. She walks away and 30 seconds later comes back and tells me that the kitchen just closed. I was livid at this point. She offered me dessert on the house, but I refused. I ended up just eating a lot of bread and a salad that someone else at the table ordered. Definitely the worst dining experience I had in 3 weeks of traveling around South America. Oh, and they don't take credit or debit cards even though they are the most expensive restaurant in El Chalten.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

Having read that we might have to wait for 30-60 minutes to sit a a table, and having a back-up plan in mind (La VIneria Grill), we tried our luck at La Tapera which had been highly recommended. We lucked out. No wait at all,...though the restaurant was hopping. We were served by 2 different waitresses (no names, sorry) an attractive brunette who was most helpful and a very professional blond bi-lingual (or tri or more)l. Since this main course had been highly recommended, we ordered the porc shoulder + pumpkin puree + home baked bread, and a nice house Malbec. And since my husband and I split the pork shoulder, we ordered a large salad. All was delicious BUT the salad (supposedly to include roast veggies + melted cheese). I have yet to enjoy a memorable salad in all of Argentina, B.A. included. Ours was oversized, granted, but much of the lettuce was wilted, no truly roasted veg to be seen, corn out of a can, I pointed all of this out to our excellent server. She could see that our order was headed for the trash (though I HATE throwing away food). We were immediately served a complimentary dessert, delicious by the way (flan/ crème caramel) and the salad was removed from our final bill. All of this to say that we left with a very positive feeling and a desire to HIGHLY RECOMMEND this El Chalten restaurant. Most of our meal was absolutely delicious, though on one item we simple didn't luck out. That's life, right ?.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

Very unfriendly staff!! Really dont recommend this place. The staff tries to cheat you, so better go to another place in the town.

Date of visit: February 2020
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No, they don’t. Like 75% of most restaurants in Argentina.
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Around there the hours aren’t so concrete, but they likely open around 6 and will stay open until at least 11pm or so...until the people stop showing. It’s probably the best place in town so there is always a crowd. In the... More
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