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Leonel Terray 55, El Chalten 9301, Argentina
+54 2962 49-3018
19:00 - 00:00
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Bruetten, Switzerland
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very kind und frindly staff, I ate never a Pizza like this, very tasty, good atmosphere. Close to Patagonia Hostel.

Thank mkaldowski
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

This was a very nice restaurant with a beautiful setting. A beautiful dining room with lots of atmosphere. The food we had was excellent and we very much enjoyed the experience.

1 Thank sdustrekker
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

For the quality you get in this town, I'd say this is a great bet for your money. We ate at 3 restaurants in El Chalten. In terms of value for the money, I would say Ruca Mahuida was the best, then El Muro, and with La Tapera trailing pretty far behind. I base it on the fact we got... More 

Thank RooibosDrinker
Buenos Aires
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

We looked up the menu of this restaurant in our nearly located Hotel Destino Sur and decided to try it for a dinner, as the choice seemed attractive. The restaurant is situated in a very nice garden and once inside, it impresses as a cozily set home dining room. We chose a trout and a lamb course, both excellent, but... More 

Thank Karoly75
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

Probably the most culinary restaurant in el chalten. Very, very nice staff, but the kitchen just tries too hard to make the food as complicated as possible with sauces and foames (cognac foame on a green salad?) that don't add to the flavour or the look of the dish. Please keep it more simple. Meat and fish are cooked well.

Thank Ronne8
Seattle, WA
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330 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

From beginning to end, this restaurant offered unusual combinations of flavors in every course: soup, salad, entree and dessert. Very creative and successful. Expensive but worth it.

Thank Nail56
Perth, Australia
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

Surprised to find classy sophisticated restaurant menu on the house. Priced accordingly. Beyond a bar of bistro level. Fresh. Love the lamb spareribs and mixed starter of smoked trout, venison, etc. Quiet ambience. Value overall.

Thank cottgirl
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118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

This restaurant is tucked away in a quiet corner of El Chalten (Lionel Terray 55, one block back front he main street). Located in one of the few older buildings with loads of character it is worth a visit. The food was excellent. A great selection of local dishes and ingredients. As usual, in these parts, the servings were sizeable.... More 

Thank mtbsafari
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

small and intimate but large on welcome and delicious food. the wine was excellent too, I suggest you book in advance as a group coming in could make this place full. ( I have to thank our tour guide Zoe for this recommendation)

Thank LevinsonGedera
Las Vegas, Nevada
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

This is an intimate restaurant that feels like a small place in Swiss Alps. They aim to provide higher end cuisine. It partially works. Try it once and judge for yourself. I was not impressed. Prices are on a higher end. I have no particular desire to return, but many may like it. Bon Appétit!

Thank WorldPhotoTraveler

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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
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Italian, Pizza, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leonel Terray 55, El Chalten 9301, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Chalten
  • Phone Number: +54 2962 49-3018

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