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“Surprisingly Good!”
Review of Rick's - CLOSED

Rick's
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
los angeles
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good!”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We were a little dubious of this place, since it's called Rick's and it seemed very touristy, but so is the rest of El Calafate, so we gave it a shot. The patagonian lamb was actually very tasty! It was our first taste of patagonian lamb and ended up having better later in the trip, but Rick's was still really good. It's the real deal. The only downside is the place is the lighting in the restaurant is oddly fluorescent, so the atmosphere isn't very mellow. But once the food came, I forgot all about that.

  • Visited March 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very good Patagonian style lamb”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

This place is a little odd, very bright lights and bustling with people, but that's because it's good. One of the better places in town for Patagonian style lamb, although the best is at the Estancias. Despite the odd atmosphere the food is very good and reasonably priced. If it wasn't, it wouldn't be packed full of people.

Visited March 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“slow service, average food”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

when we enter the restaurant it was still empthy, even so it was very difficult to make the waiter come to the table. He didn t want to explain the menu, when we order it take a lot of time to the food to come to the table, he put an old bread in the table that we didn t ask for it and charged it for the 5 people of the table. The food was very simple, a meat without nothing special with fresh fries, but the price was high for ir. There was no fix menu, maybe because it was high season. Go if you don t have others options and in fact the majority of restaurants charge too much for the simple food that they serve.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank lucilion
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Slowest service in town”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We we're shown to a table and it took 20 min before we (after asking for it) were given a menu. Another 15 minutes and we had our drinks, 40 minutes for half of the food to come. We're given the wrong side orders. It seems that they need a couple of more waiters!! Bife de chorizo was alright though.

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Warks, UK
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57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Good barbeque”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Decent atmosphere and good service, prices typical of the area and food typical of grilled Argentina cuisine.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Robin T
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