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“The Best Cut of Meat I had in Argentina”
Review of La Vaca Atada

La Vaca Atada
Ranked #63 of 120 Restaurants in El Calafate
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Denver, Colorado
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The Best Cut of Meat I had in Argentina”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

This was the best steak I had in Argentina. Considering how much meat I ate while there for 3 weeks, that's saying alot. I had the Peppercorn Filet and it was devine. It was cooked to perfection and the sauce they made was perfect. It was near the end of our trip or I would have certainly returned.

  • Visited March 2012
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Seattle, WA
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361 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Tasty main line restaurant”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

We showed up early at this touristy, main drag restaurant but were more than warmly received. Turned out, a labor dispute was under way and we got the owner himself providing superb service. Food was good, too! We ordered steaks all around and got wonderful beef. Take the owner's advice on the wine selection; you won't be sorry.

  • Visited February 2012
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice trout”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

The menu features quite some trout dishes with different sauces. We had with lemon sauce and one with mushroom sauce. Both were good. The wine was standard. The waiters seem to be in a terrible hurry all the time but are nevertheless friendly.

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London, England
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98 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Bustling and busy”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

We chose La Vaca Atada because the menu featured many fish dishes. We were not disappointed with the food, which was excellent, but there seemed to be one overworked waiter serving the entire restaurant and service was pretty slow. I'd still rate it highly for the food alone, and it was good value for money, but don't expect a quick meal.

  • Visited January 2012
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salta, argentine
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22 reviews
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“For us perfect!”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

We came in, it was full. There was just a small table for us. We were helped promtly by someone over loaded with work and still efficient and agreable.
Our lamb's meat was good, complete salad following our expections. Desert was nothing exceptional, but reasonable.
Just one thing, i hate to see a boss just sitting behind a bar only dealing with money and chatting when others are working so hard.

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