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“Lamb grill and lasagna were good, poor service”
Review of El Muro

El Muro
Ranked #14 of 57 Restaurants in El Chalten
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cozy coffee-and-pastry shop by day, wine bar and bistro by night
Reviewed March 30, 2013

This is a parrilla place, located at the end of the main street, near the trail head for Laguna del los Tres. Their grilled lamb had excellent flavor, lamb lasagna was outstanding. Trout dish was also very good. Unfortunatley, service was very slow and not attentative. Our waitress actually forgot about my drink order. Still, this is one of the better restaurants in El Chalten.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We went for dinner to El Muro at the recommendation of a couple we met the previous evening at La Tapera (which we all enjoyed). Although we'd made a reservation, there was no record of such when we arrived. No matter, a table was found and we were seated--just at the moment when a mouth-watering platter of lamb ribs and grilled vegetables was set down before the diners next to us. This made my husband's decision easy--he wanted what they were having. I ordered the grilled Patagonian lamb. It turned out that both dishes were disappointing--the sweet and sour lamb ribs were rather stringy and my grilled lamb was overly dry and under-seasoned. There was no service to speak of once our dinners arrived. If you've only a few nights in El Chalten, consider that El Muro seems to be inconsistent. You may wish to dine elsewhere.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Top reviews on L Planet tempted us to visit from a nearby hotel and although the meal was OK and the ambience good (except for the insistent beat of the reggae-Latin American loud music), we left feeling rather annoyed.

Pisco sours were heavy on egg-white and low on liquid, ie pisco. My wife's special dish of the day, hake with mashed potatoes and broccoli and 'ajos asados' was delicious except that it had no roasted garlic in it. When she challenged the waitress, the story was that the chef had forgotten to roast the garlic (and this in the one and only dish of the day!). Charged out at an unadvertised 130 pesos, it was also the most expensive dish on the menu. My Locro ('typical argentinian stew') was short on meat and long on maize, and the price of 53 pesos on the menu turned into 70 on the bill (waitress said the 53 had been rubbed out and the price of the dish above it applied!).

For dessert we saw a good-looking apple pie being served next door and asked for one, only to be told it was finished, and would we like the strudel? When we expressed disappointment we were told more apple pie had miraculously appeared (and it was very good). Several more portions of the apple pie were lying on the bar when we paid the bill.

After an argument over the bill we were given a satisfactory reduction for the defects above, but why does a restaurant treat its customers like this? A good meal was spoiled by a combination of careless cooking and very unprofessional service.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Most restaurants seems to close around 2 or 3 and not open again until about 7 or 8. But we were so glad that El Muro was opened in the middle of the day. There, we were thrilled to have grabbed a solid meal before our flight. We had grilled vegetables and steak with a three peppercorn sauce. I believe it was a tenderloin (or was it ribeye?). We both really enjoyed the sauce and the high quality of the meat. Be forewarned: The sauce is a bit spicy.

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Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Last minute stop over at 9.30 pm. The place was full but hey quickly organized a table for us. For antipasto the best epanades I've had in argentina. Second dish, lamb goulash with dumplings were amazing. Great bottle of wine at a reasonable price for this isolated area. And to top it off beautiful atmosphere and service. We will go back for sure

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