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Cantina El Nautico

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Avenida Julio Argentino Roca 790, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
(02965) 471404
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Santa Monica, California
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is for the Cantina on Roca, not the Bistro on the water. We were told in no uncertain terms that the Cantina was better--for the locals, as opposed to the Bistro, which is for tourists. The wait was longer than it should have been, but once we were seated, the service was respectable. The place is clearly well-loved and... More 

Thank Jason H
Hunt Valley, Maryland
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge menu. Everything is translated to English and it is very literal. Fish was fresh and tasty. Best service we had in Argentina. Go!

Thank Vanessa G
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great reasonably priced meal. Service was excellent and the food tasty. Conveniently located by our hotel. Would eat her again.

Thank Rakesh3792
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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469 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

There were flies and dogs loose around the restaurant and terrace . We just stopped by for a glass of wine and to enjoy the views . Service was poor with locals chatted to but others having to wait . Cleanliness was an issue and the wine selection by the glass poor ( a small bottle of basic wine only... More 

Thank hilltopOxon
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We walked by this restaurant and thought it looked interesting. We decided to give it a try and I am glad we did. The décor has a nautical theme with many photos of the owner (I think) with famous people. The service was excellent and our meals arrived hot and very tasty. This turned out to be the best dinner... More 

Thank Lawrence J
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Quickly served, friendly,good atmosphere, but overrated food. Both had fish, which was tasty but a bit dry, served with lemon, one potatoe boiled.similar meal at Chona came with more potato, lettuce and capers and tomato. That meal was much tastier larger portion similar price.

Thank RandC124
Ottawa, Canada
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I went to El Nautico to celebrate our 4 year olds birthday. We had been touring all day and arrived at approximately 7:55 pm. There was a couple waiting outside as the restaurant only opens at 8 pm. We went inside and asked at what time they would open and they said approximately in 20 minutes. We... More 

Thank angi6
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

At our second visit at Puerto Madryn, choose this restaurant based on Tripadvisor evaluations. Unfortunately we were disappointed. 1. Interior. Nothing special, a lot of pictures of the owner and other unknown people. No table cloth, tableware simple and cheap. Owner made economy on electricity. Air conditioner was on only two times for about 20 min. When restorante was full,... More 

Thank Dmytro N
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183 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Really not so special but special. Strange but true. It is not special and it is noisy ( db 95 ) inside but it is soo good that you even don't think on it. This is a great traditional place

Thank oldpapaatje
Adelaide, Australia
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366 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

After we received some fun career news, we decided to pop into this place, which has one part right on the beach. Had a great cazuela, and the wife had a local fish in a delicate sauce. They have a massive wine selection, and although the service is a bit bumbling, the quality is high and the product excellent.

Thank hogiebear33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Argentinian, Soups, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Julio Argentino Roca 790, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Chubut  >  Puerto Madryn
  • Phone Number: (02965) 471404

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