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Pura Vida Resto Bar

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Avenida Del Libertador 1876, El Calafate Z9405AIQ, Argentina
+54 493356
19:30 - 23:30
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Thu - Tue 19:30 - 23:30
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Valparaiso, Chile
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here for our last night in El Calafate and absolutely didn't regret it. The hot homemade bread was fantastic, the vegetarian lasagna were awesome and the deserts absolutely delicious. You can really feel that the food is prepared with the heart. The decoration is beautiful and the atmosphere cosy and familial. Thank you !

Thank clementinerphl
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went here based on other reviews on Trip Advisor as we were looking for places in El Calafate with good vegetarian options. They had a whole page of the menu with vegetarian options and a few other items on the menu were also vegetarian. The portions are huge and we easily could have shared one entree... More 

Thank Lindsey B
London, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a superb restaurant - food is excellent - recommend the stew in a pumpkin - super delicious and super filling. almost impossible to eat more than the main course, though we did our best with the empanadas to start - the downside of that was that we had no space for one of their wonderful desserts!

Thank SquirrelyCody
Bielefeld, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my mum and a friend of her to this beautiful restaurant. The interior is super bautiful, all is really colourful and designed with detail and lots of love. Before the meal they brought us selfmade bread which was still warm and really tasty. We had some nice argentinian wine which was chosen by the garcon, really nice.... More 

Thank hannahhambruch
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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Patagonian lamb is something to behold. Pura Vida is a different restaurant in that it serves it in stew form as homecooking rather than roasted. This was an exciting prospect but overall the price and quality left me wanting. Cazuela de Cordero Patagonico (chopped lamb stew with pine mushrooms, black olives, onion in a white wine & cream sauce covered... More 

Thank weiyunmak
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125 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the warming pies here. Lots of options on the menu. My husband was disappointed that his chicken pie, described as having a puff pastry lid, had only a small lattice of pastry on top. The patagonian lamb stew was superb but more of a pie than a stew. Desserts are missable, pretty poor, lots of faults. But... More 

Thank Sarah D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Good food nice view of lake. Basic fresh ingredient. The vegetarian selection was excellent. Great atmosphere. Worth a visit.

Thank Deonne S
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us, and we quickly found out why. This restaurant is beautiful in its design and lay out. it ambiant and upbeat, yet very relaxed. The service was attentive yet relaxed, brilliantly balanced. We had been warned that portion sizes were good, so we only ordered mains. Prior to mains coming we were served with ample... More 

Thank rjs6Pint
London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were a bit unsure before going in as the menu was somewhat unusual but the chicken pie we shared (the portions are huge) was some of the freshest food we had all holiday. Not your typical Argentinian food but would highly recommend.

Thank James B
Surrey, UK
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Lovely Patagonian Lamb pie which is more than big enough for two washed down by a nice bottle of Argentinian red wine. Nice cosy, colourful, restaurant which I would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank UKRobali

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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
Latin, Argentinian, South American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Del Libertador 1876, El Calafate Z9405AIQ, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: +54 493356
We opon every day except on wendsdays.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?