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Borges y Alvarez Libro-Bar

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Avenida del Libertador 1015, local 27 | Aldea de Los Gnomos, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
491464
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San Francisco, California, United States
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved the book themed bar, atmosphere was great, loved the decorations and all of the books. The bill was really expensive for what we ordered, but we were smack in the middle of the tourist zone. Wifi didn't really work so well, there was a small area in the back of the restaurant where you could stand and it... More 

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Thank Stephanie C
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

the place has a lovely ambiance and the staff are very friendly, not many books though! We ordered two drinks each (one of which was a alcoholic coffee that was frankly awful) and it cost us almost 700 pesos! we've had amazing 3 course meals for 2 for less than that! for this reason I can't give more than 2... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Seriously overpriced and not very nice food. Beer is extortionately priced. Only good feature is sunny terrace but that's not enough to justify the cost.

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Thank clairelip99
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

They have a nice variety of home brew beer, regular coffee. The place is really nice and cozy, but hell of expensive.

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Thank Matias W
Punta Arenas, Magallanes y de la Antartica Chilena, Chile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place for snacks and deinks, lamb sandwich, empanadas, pizza, local beer, and a lot of international drinks. Good place to visit with friends or family after your visit to Perito Moreno glacier

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Madison, New Jersey
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55 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I think people only go there for the nice picture on the stairs. right? service is terrible! we sat down to eat and the waitress would come to us every.single.minute. So pushy. Also the menu didn't have many options, they were out of many things. Insanely overpriced. A shame, cause the place is in a good location and it looks... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

There are much better, cheaper places to eat and drink in El Calafate. Had we realised the prices we would not have stayed.

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Thank PJT99
Konstanz, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We just stopped in here for a drink one afternoon and liked it so much we were back the next day as well. they have some very nice craft beers and the friendly guy at the bar let me try a sample of each of them. Can highly recommend the Pale Ale and the dark beer also. Sit up on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I had already taken off my jacket and settled in before I saw the prices, I should have swiftly put it back on and raced for the door. Instead, I ordered the cheapest beer ($115 ARS, about $8 U.S.) for a small glass of a bland "artisanal" beer (certainly not a pint, as was listed), and perused the menu just... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

I liked that they served complimentary popcorn and cake with drink orders. Ambiance was good - The ceiling to floor bookshelf of books is definitely nice. It was too cold to sit in the great outdoor space but people watching from the large glass windows in the second floor was fun. Menu selection was okay - prices a bit higher... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Fast food, Pub, Argentinian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida del Libertador 1015, local 27 | Aldea de Los Gnomos, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: 491464
Description
This is a really great bar in the center of town that serves microbrewery beers, whiskeys, hot chocolate and coffee drinks. It is also a book store fillefilland there

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