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Como Vaca Parrilla Restaurant

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Lago del Desierto 410, El Chalten, Argentina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place was across from our hosteria and when we first smelled it from across the street , it lured us in . Cozy , rustic setting . Good value , good wines , great menu . Simple and great service . We went back for a second time during our stay . I would recommend the steak platter and... More 

Thank Ddutchess2
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We came from a long hiking trip, Hungry. We tried tenderloin in various places in Buenos Aires and Patagonia. Como Vaca was the worst experience. The steak was 30% fat and the meat was difficult to chew. The waiter was not interested in our feed-back and left the table without any response. A pity since it is a cozy place.

Thank OhWolpers
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here for supper on our last night in El Chalten and wish we had found it earlier! Can't say enough good things about this restaurant. The ambiance was great - in a small cabin type setting, and the food was amazing! We got a meat platter for 4 (there were two couples at dinner) and it was... More 

Thank AlbertaBound0
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had an excellent steak (the best I had in Argentina) and sorrentinos in arrabiata sauce here, and the pinguino wine was also surprisingly good. We came back the following evening for more. The restaurant is actually towards the North-Eastern end of Avenida Lago Del Desierto, rather than where indicated by Trip Advisor

Thank AandK-GBPL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful evening spent here. The service staff were so wonderful, the atmosphere very cosy and we could see our meat being cooked right in front of us. Well priced. Over all a lovely experience.

Thank Annalie S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered two parrillas and a burger. The owner took all the meat from the fridge and started cooking. The burger was one of those supermarket frozen slim burgers, just terrible. The parrillas were so so, not good, not terrible. I wouldn't recommend this place. The meat from other restaurants in town were a lot better.

Thank Ricardo V
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Como Vaca is the best restaurant in El Chalten that we visited during our weeklong stay. Mariano tends the grill and served up some of the most flavorful grilled lamb (Cordero Patagonico) that I've ever had, for about 12 USD! I miss this place and wish I could have grilled lamb every time I finished a long day on the... More 

Thank Shilei Z
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

our group of 7 pulled in late at night and the lovely people at vaca patiently walked out with serving after serving. the meat platter for four was fantastic! the wine was amazing. the atmosphere is really relaxed and at ease.

Thank Jacob K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I'm back home after 18 day travel around Argentina, but I still dream about the lamb I ate in this restaurant - melting in the mouth and so so soft! Beef was excellent as well and prices very affordable. Excellent value for money. We've been to multiple restaurants in the country, from fast food to 5-star class restaurants, but Como... More 

Thank Vilma P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

We have gone to ComoVaca at least five times for dinner over two long trips to El Chalten and found it good value for dinner. Decent-sized steak of good quality for the price you pay (ARS130 for 300g in Feb 2016) and which are cooked as requested. Also friendly, cheerful service from the waitress. We made the mistake of trying... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lago del Desierto 410, El Chalten, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Chalten
  • Phone Number: 49-3086

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