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El Cucharon

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Calle 9 de Julio 9 | 145, El Calafate Z9405AEA, Argentina
+54 2902 49-5315
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner with some friends there. The staff was super friendly and partly spoke English. The wine selection is great and everybody loved their meat (Steak, Lamb, Ribeye...) I had a vegetarian pasta dish and we all shared three amazing desserts (Cheesecake, Brownie with Ice Cream and Pancakes with Dulce de Leche). Would recommend!

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Thank Lisa H
Egypt
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is very very very good!! LOVED it! We tried the vegetarian Lasagna, chicken with mushrooms, chicken with herbs, rib-eye! And all that was great!

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Sydney, Australia
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199 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a great evening here on our first night in El Calafate. The service was excellent and the food wonderful. We had the traditional lamb casserole which was tender and delicious and the lemon and herb trout. We started with cocktails which were really good (i.e. strong!)The recommended Malbec was great, robust and full of flavour.... More 

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Thank TheEddies5
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere inside, huge tables, very spacious. Service was excellent and the meals and wine very good. The pisco sour cocktail was delicious.

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Thank Kat P
Hagerstown, Maryland
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Our waitress was attentive, offered a suggestion for the meal. My daughter who is 4 years old wanted some plain rice and this was no problem. My beef was very good, however my wife's pork was even better. It was a nice place to rest my weary bones after my travels.

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Thank Chris C
Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This is by far our most memorable dining experience in El Calafate in our 5 nights so far. Upon arriving we were warmly greeted by our waiter who was attentive and friendly, and more than happy to answer our questions about the menu and give recommendations. We waited no longer than 15 minutes for our meal, and could not fault... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff but not very attentive since so busy, so it took ages for our order to arrive. Popular with tourists, good quality food, generous portions, steak was good too.  Located just off the main road running through the town centre.

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Carson City, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

If you want an experience at an Argentinian restaurant that doesn't particularly cater to tourists, this is a good one to try. Our little group had lamb stew and trout. Both were superb. The trout came with fresh steamed vegetables and both came with a selection of home made rolls that were addictive. There were wine specials and a nice... More 

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Feanwalden, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

nice whine with perfect food served by nice people and good choices of all cources for a competive price

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Rome, Italy
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27 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

They served me a soup with a beetle floating! I immediately called the waiter and she took the beetle away with a finger and gave me the same soup again! She wants me to pay for such of filth, told her “I go away and I don’t pay”. I was really appalled from her behavior. Stay aware from this place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Argentinian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 9 de Julio 9 | 145, El Calafate Z9405AEA, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: +54 2902 49-5315

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