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Esquina Varela

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$$ - $$$
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Puerto Deseado 22 | esq. Puerto San Julián, El Calafate, Argentina
054 02902 490666
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very good dinner. Nice atmosphere in this simple but cosy restaurant. Service was very good. The golash and lamb stew were excellent. Food is not expensive.

Thank Aline65
Toronto, Canada
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147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant happened to be right across the hotel where I am staying. It looks like your typical sports bar, but the food is amazing. My group sampled several items on the menu and they seemed satisfied in general. I took the Lamb stew and wow! I really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend the dish.

Thank KingmanP
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have just returned to our room having eaten here tonight and we both loved it! Staff spoke English which was of benefit. They were friendly, helpful with explanations and suggestions and were appropriately attentive. The place has a great relaxed, casual vibe sitting perfectly between pub and restaurant. The predominantly wooden and tin construction gives a... More 

1 Thank Petenick83
Adliswil, Switzerland
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144 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We had a dinner in this restaurant. The food is great, freshly prepared and tasty. The wine list is quite small but with some decent wines. We also liked the decor of the restaurant. The service is attentive and very friendly and helpful. The restaurant offers very good food for a very reasonable price.

Thank Lukas H
Frankfurt, Germany
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Nice service, decent local food in a neighbourhood area of Calafate. Off the busy main street with hords of tourists. Veranda with nice views of the valley.

1 Thank T G
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Located quite off center this cozy place has small selection of good dishes for a very reasonable price. Their draft beer is also very good.

Thank Ilia L
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Unlike the other places we've been in Calafate, here, the food was great and the staff was friendly. The restaurant is nicely decorated, with a lot of antiques. The food they serve is just great (it seems like a lot of locals come here). Excellent place!

Thank hadarg1
Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Ended up eating here three nights in a row as the food was gorgeous and reasonably priced. Try the lamb stew - it was yum

Thank helen r
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We went here on a Friday evening. The place was not to crowded, probably because the beer tap was broken. We had a good bottle of reserva malbec and two different stews: lamb and the traditional one. The food is simple but good quality. The waitress spoke English and she was very professional. It was nice to eat something different... More 

Thank Lotti B
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We had diner one night in this restaurant and we really enjoyed it ! I had a break from meat and parillas and I had the lasagna which was very good. The service was great and the waiter was very nice. The restaurant is closed in Wednesday nights.

Thank snow_ball_91

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Argentinian, Bar, South American
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Puerto Deseado 22 | esq. Puerto San Julián, El Calafate, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: 054 02902 490666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?