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Don Pichon

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Puerto Deseado 242, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
+54 2902 49-2577
12:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
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155 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don Pinchon is located a few blocks away from the main thoroughfare, which offers a nice view over Calafate. Cordero patagonico was simply the best of the trip

Thank Lata67
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parrillada for two that we shared amongst three: chicken, Patagonian lamb, rib eye, sausage (chorizo), blood sausage (morcilla), fries and salad completed with nice bread Good service but although they say they accept credit cards, their card reader didn't work with any of ours after several attempts Very good view of the lake for pictures!

Thank Ariel C
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant just outside the main touristic area (just 2 blocks) which makes the place very calm. The food was good and the bill reasonable. In terms of quality I would compare it with la Tablita which is much more popular and much more pricey. Just walk 5 min from la tablita and you will get to this restaurtant.... More 

Thank Etienne M
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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271 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here a bit early for dinner, but the place was already opened. It is a bit out od the center, but offers a nice view on the city and lake. The waiter was very kind and explained some thongs to us. I selected a nice rib eye steak, and it was really really good. The wine we selected... More 

Thank CirilB
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in the alto (upper) areas of El Calafate the restaurant has great views of the city, Lake Argentino and the surrounding snow topped mountains. Specialty of the house is the grills. It's not fine dining but it is good hearty food. Plus the staff are great - attentive, helpful and good fun. The restaurant is not necessarily easy to... More 

Thank BuxtonTravelllers
Lausanne, Switzerland
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to Don Pichon overs the years. The place never disappoint. They kept prices reasonable while some others hiked them a lot. Best to share parrillas with fries and salads.

Thank Distenz
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe you have to walk a bit, but it's definitely worth it! The stunning view over the lake/town is amazing! The good is fantastic, please try the lamb... best you will ever have! The waiters are very easy going and nice! Do make a reservation because the place is most of the time fully booked!

Thank Leenvdh v
Baltimore, Maryland
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of six they sent a shuttle to our hotel to pick us up. The waiter took us to the grill to show us how the lame was prepared. Each couple had the Patagonia lamb for 2 with different side dishes. The lamb Was presented on a hot iron it was crispy, tender, and delicious. I had... More 

Thank Sherri H
Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not located in the city center, but by far the best place to eat Cordero Patagonico in El Calafate. Astonishing view and service

Thank Ricardo_Radaeli
Palo Alto, California
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We travelled as a group of 15 friends this trip, so our restaurant options were limited to those which can handle a large group. This place is packed with tables and is busy with tourists, but I think there were also some locals. My ribeye steak was perfectly cooked, the fries were great. My wife’s lamb Sorentino was a pasta... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Puerto Deseado 242, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: +54 2902 49-2577

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