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“Outstanding service and food in El Calafete”

Isabel - Cocina al Disco
Ranked #6 of 134 Restaurants in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Autentica Comida Argentina
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We went to Isabel Cocino al Disco when in El Calafete after reading excellent reviews and were not disappointed. On entering the restaurant we were immediately made welcome and despite limited English in the restaurant ( and our very limited Spanish) we had no problem in understanding the feature of the restaurant is their meal in an open dish (disco). We chose a beef and a chicken and they were both tender and delicious with carrots, onions, capsicum, potatoes and peas included in the dish. There was a good choice of wines and beers and we were astounded at the value of the meal. The freshly baked small bread loaf was also a great start. Our waiter and the owner were a fantastic representation of great hospitality. Don' t miss out on this excellent restaurant!

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Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

We also tried "el disco'. Lamb and chicken. Both were good with some advantage to lamb. Souce and vegis added a nice touch to the dish. Very fresh bred and garlic butter was an excellent starter.
I would definitely recommend to try it. Looks like this place open during siesta.

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Great traditional Argentinian food, and very large portions, my wife and I had an excellent lamb dish, "empanadas" shared and wine for around 25 USD
Great friendly service and went twice in our stay

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

I had just returned to Calafate Hostel after 4 days hiking in El Chalten and was starving. Isabel is attached to the hostel so I came by for some dinner. I was the only one dining at the time (low season), but it worked to my advantage as the servers went out of their way to make me feel at home. I couldn't decide what to order, so they recommended "pollo al disco". "Al disco" typically means that the food is cooked underground in a cast iron-like dish. It's very traditional in southern Argentina. The discos are pretty large, but they can make portions for 1 to 4 people, I believe.

I also ate here before leaving for my hiking trip and ordered the raviolis with bolognese sauce. They were good, but I wasn't blown away. I expected a similar feeling towards the disco. But man, was I wrong!

The pollo al disco is literally one of the most delicious dishes I have ever eaten in my life. Hands down the best meal I had during my 4.5 months traveling South America. I was in complete culinary bliss. The sauce was INCREDIBLE. It was hard not to continue eating even after I was full. I enjoyed the meal with a glass of chardonnay, which I found out they also put in the sauce. Made for quite a pairing.

Alas I couldn't finish the whole thing, so my server wrapped it up for me and even threw in a free cannelloni. He knew I was planning on eating it on the plane the following day, so he wrapped it specifically to travel easily and mess-free.

Do yourself a favor and come try the comida al disco!

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