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“Great nice spot in Calafate” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurante La Cocina

Restaurante La Cocina
Ranked #27 of 119 Restaurants in El Calafate
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great nice spot in Calafate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

Went here late the night we flew in (didn't feel late because the sunsets at 1030pm during their summer!). I had a glass o Malbec and a steak and my wife had the grilled chicken. The steak was good - nothing to write home about and the chicken was a bit bland. The Malbec was great. The service was the best part about the experience. Our waitress was very attentive and even though it seemed like she was working the whole restaurant she did a fantastic job.

Would recommend for a nicer dinner and maybe stay away from the chicken.

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Moscow
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169 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

The service was very good - even though the staff doesn't really speak English, they teied their best to understand and accomodate my wishes.
But the food was not all good: onion soup tasted like it was made of instant powder and the Pisco Sour was simply terrible. Lamb ravioli were delicious though.

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Chandler, Arizona
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice little place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Great raviolis and tasty malbec. We recommended it to other at our hostel. If you're like us and don't eat meat, the pastas are excellent.

Visited November 2012
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Colorado
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice spot in El Calafate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

My wife and I and a friend recently enjoyed a very pleasant meal at La Cocina. Because of an early morning flight, we arrived at the restaurant just as they were opening, so no problems with waiting to be seated. The staff was friendly and helpful, and we were all very pleased with our dinners, and especially a wine from a Patagonian Vineyard called El Fin del Mundo, which was delicious and reasonable. We all had pasta, and each one was quite good, well prepared and served at a very pleasant pace. All in all, we enjoyed our meal at La Cocina and thought it was a good value in a very pleasant atmosphere.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“Great squash ravioli, cold pizza”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

My friend loved her squash ravioli, but my pizza was served cold. There was absolutely no excuse for this as the restaurant had only 3 tables occupied.

Service was good, but I would go elsewhere for a better meal.

  • Visited October 2012
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