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“A favorite on our trip”
Review of Don Pichon

Don Pichon
Ranked #11 of 121 Restaurants in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$22
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Washington DC
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A favorite on our trip”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

We came here for our last meal in Patagonia. The staff at our hostel called to make an early reservation (7pm) and they came to give a free transfer up there (not necessary really, but still nice). We arrived a bit before sunset to a nearly empty room and got a lovely window seat. Views are wonderful and our waiter was just fantastic. Very nice, helpful and responsive. I got the Patagonia Lamb (dont bother looking at anything else!) and my husband got the steak. Both were delicious and were HUGE portions. Also got a lovely bottle of wine and some really awesome Calafate ice cream. Great value for a $65 meal! At some point the power went out for the entire town (which we could see from up on the hill) and the staff rushed out with candles and joking that it added to the romance. Luckily it was back shortly.

We forewent the transfer back and just walked-- about 15 mins mostly along a dirt road but it was nice to walk after so much food. You must go!

  • Visited March 2014
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice wievs”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Patagonian lamb well prepared. Rude servant. Priceas ok. Fantastic wiev over Lake Argention and Lago Nimez. Offering free shuttleservice. Reservations necessary.

Visited January 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent dining experience”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

The best was the free transfer from our hotel to the restaurant ! Can't beat that.
Next the meat ( Patagonian Lamb) was juicy, succulent & real tasty. My husband ordered the most expensive wine on the list which truly complimented our entree. The house potato dish was rich but real delicious.Could not leave the place without not having a dessert. The Calafate ice cream was a great finish to this excellent dining experience. Again good return for US $!
Highly recommend ,

  • Visited February 2014
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Caliornia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lamb, steak anything - top notch”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We'd never experienced the Argentian bbq - it was fabulous. This restaurant was hopping for good reason - great food and service and a location not far from our Patagonia Rebelde hotel which we loved

Visited January 2014
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very authentic Argentinian restaurant”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

I loved eating at Don Pichon. The service and food were outstanding, and you get a great view. It was a $4 taxi drive from our hotel, but the restaurant took us back for free. The Patagonia lamb, house salad and a bottle of Malbec - perfect.

Visited February 2014
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