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Avenida Del Libertador 1091, El Calafate Z9405AHI, Argentina
+54 2902 49-2148
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Alhambra, California
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

The restaurant is on main street. The food was average. The selection was limited. The price is average. The service is average. We ate there twice during our visit to to El Calafate.

Thank wongye
Melbourne - Australia
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232 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

Having read other reviews we decided this was the place to try a goof Argentine Steak, and boy, we certainly weren't disappointed. The restaurant opens at 7pm, most of the locals arrive around 8.30pm. The service was excellent, our waiter was outstanding, once seated, he came out with bread and pate, wine list and returned quickly to take both wine... More 

Thank Wardies4
Biel, Switzerland
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

My dish was excellent, awesome meat! Service wasn't very good though as the staff wasn't that friendly and it took always some time until they came to attend you. But still recommend this place, it's a restaurant, so it's still about the food ;)

Thank dan_suprtramp
Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Myself and my girlfriend were here for dinner and we both agreed that this restaurant deserved a good review because the, on our opinion, the bad reviews are unjustified. Ok, this may not be the best restaurant ever but I am happy to say that it is way better than other ones in El Calafate with better reviews on TA.... More 

Thank Davide M
Sao Paulo, SP
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

We have been to few restaurants in El Calafate, and naturally we had tasted almost only Cordero (lamb), the region's main dish, so the competition is certainly not easy. But, we liked most Rick's, and for several reasons. First of all, the cordero was excellent, tender and tasty and melts in your mouth. Secondly, the service was not only good... More 

Thank PolegZoaretz
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

A great place. Good grills. Pretty cheap. No frills but good service. Gets very busy around 9pm which is the best time to go and try the lamb - it is very good. Simple food done well with good ingredients. We felt very much at home there for over an hour drinking decent Malbec and good steak and lamb with... More 

Thank Scott M
Seattle, Washington
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

The food at Rick's was rather decent and within walking distance of my Hosteria. Unfortunately that is where the praise ends. Originally we stepped inside after reviewing the menu and seeing that a 'Parilla por dos' was $270AR. My girlfriend and I got our table ordered some wine and meal and waited for the food to come out. It turned... More 

Thank FreequentFlyer88
Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

This is the typical "parrilla" for tourists in El Calafate, except for the fact that the waiters are there to serve and solve any problem that might occur. Good quality meat, good (but simple) wine selection and exceptional service. (in Calafate the concept of service is almost non-existent).

Thank David G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

1)Worst ever experience in any meat restaurant I had. 2)Asked for beef, got a steak made exactly med/rare, but !!! Taste of unrecognized thing, and texture of chewing gum. 3)I called the waiter and return it back and from this moment didn't hear from anybody at the restaurant. 4)Bad service, 0 (zero) patience. 5)Go there only if there is a... More 

Thank Udiorly
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57 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

This was my restaurant of choice after trying all the others in town. It's a great place and always busy. All restaurants in Calafate are expensive so I would rate this one good value for money as the food was great. The staff are very professional too. I loved the mashed potatoes.

Thank Mr_Nomad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Argentinian, Steakhouse, Barbecue, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Del Libertador 1091, El Calafate Z9405AHI, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: +54 2902 49-2148

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