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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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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wine was very good, mains were good but maybe not outstanding. Trout was good, sauted veg maybe needed a little more flavour. Ojo de bite was good, but not spectacular. Dessert however was delicious - chocolate volcano and the brownie with dolce de leche & baileys. Amazing!! Waitress was lovely and attentive!

Thank Roisin M
Elizabeth City, NC
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474 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Our tour group of 24 people ate dinner here last night. We had a choice of lamb stew or trout. Both were very good, and artfully presented. We began with an amuse bouche of crisp bread pieces and a sauce similar to an aioli. We also had a nicely-seasoned pumpkin soup. Wine pours were generous, and Malbec house wine was... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Nice spot for a dinner if you want to avoid the busy main street in El Calafate. We had very good bife (steak) and vegetables dishes

Thank Aricotine
Princeville, Hawaii
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150 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stopped in here early and had a good meal - nothing spectacular but fairly priced and in nice surroundings.

Thank uniquepartofparadise
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We went there spontaniously - no reservation needed. The spaghetti bolognese was fantastic but the lomo was poor quality and overcooked. Would recommend it for a quick pasta but not if you want a good piece of meat.

Thank JPMC9
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Lamb empanada very tasty but had a couple of small bones Trout well cooked and tasty. Onion soup a bit ordinary and veggie lasagna ok but nothing special. Lavender semi freddo nice but not a strong lavender flavour. Service was friendly. Lovely light fragrant chardonnay. Complimentary calafate liqueur was nice touch. Fairly good restaurant. Nice ambience but not best we... More 

Thank annelainea
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Enjoyed a nice dinner here. Service was very good and the food was better than I expected. We arrived early for dinner, since we just returned from a day trip, and I can't remember what I had but I was not diassapointed.

Thank Thomas K W
San Francisco
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Liked this place a lot. Not crazy fancy, but not just pizza. Lamb stew with spinach gnocchi, vegetable soups, papas bravas, grilled lamb tenderloin, nice selection of beer and wine and nice atmosphere. Not trying to be posh/very fancy but delicious and reasonable. Family of four with teenage daughters.

Thank sfjimmy27
Vienna, Wien, Austria
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120 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Specialised on local cuisine, and they do it very well, e.g. Lamb pie with cheese gratine on top, delicious. But everything seems to be really good. Bright wine card, and staff is very professional!

Thank LORIT123
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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!

Thank Lisa H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?