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La Zaina Restaurante y Wine Bar

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Gobernador Gregores 1057 | Esquina Espora, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
+54 2902 49-6789
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17:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here on our last evening in El Calafate. Very nice place, the interior looks great and it's somehow something different. Service was very friendly and the food was pretty good as well. We had great starters and nice mains (lamb and beef). The wine recommendation was extremely pleasant. It was also quite busy which usually is a good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is just off the main street and worth the extra block walk. The empanadas were the best my husband has had. It was real locals working and serving. The lamb risotto was ridiculously good! (And gluten free - celiac tested) Definitely add to your list!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific atmosphere off the main tourista road. Big wooden tables, authentic lamb dishes but not your typical slab of meat on a stick. Salad were the best we had in Argentina.

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Thank Heather W
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really charming inside and delicious food (I'd recommend the lamb) and tasty wine too. We liked it so much we went back again the night after and they held the same table we had before. I'd definitely recommend!

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Thank Hollywright
Vancouver, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible food. The lamb braised in Malbec is a must. But what puts it over the top is the drinks -- you must try the Cosmo. Best one I've had anywhere. We'd had other drinks in town that use the same Patagonia Bitters, but we couldn't find anywhere to buy the excellent cardamom bitters they make. We asked the bartender... More 

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Thank Rebecca S
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this off the Main Street restaurant with its cosy atmosphere and funky decor. But best of all was the heavily seasoned juicy rib eye steak. We have all been talking about it for days. Easily the best steak I ate in Argentina and maybe ever.

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Thank Larry K
Mendoza, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't usually write reviews and I'm often somewhat sceptical of restaurant ratings on websites but please, if you're in El Calafate go to this restaurant! My husband and I have been travelling around Argentina for the last few weeks and this is one of the best meals we've had! The staff are very welcoming and the restaurant is cosy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a pretty cool bar and restaurant with decent food. Husband had the lamb which was delicious and a huge portion. My chicken dish was tasty too. Happy to recommend :)

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Thank SquirrelyCody
East Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only had time for a glass of wine and wished we had another night in Calafate to stay for dinner. Lovely atmosphere, wonderful service and homemade crisps.

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Thank Katrinajohnson
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic dining experience we had at La Zaina. The food was amazing, we can especially recommend the lamb and the trout. Great wines including local producers, friendly staff and a terrific rustic homeshed atmosphere. A must to eat at when in El Calafate!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Argentinian, South American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 01:00
Monday
17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gobernador Gregores 1057 | Esquina Espora, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: +54 2902 49-6789
Description
La Zaina Restaurante & Wine Bar, it is a liltle and cozy restaurante, just one block from the Main St.

We have a very quiet and roomy place, where our guest can talk each ohter, and enjoy a great evening inside or in our incredible back yard.

We have the best cocktails and Wines at the town, We are speciilst in beverage, but first at all, wine lovers and we love what we do.

You will find our famous Patagonic Lamb, in several way to be coocked. And also you could taste our great bistecs and Wines from all around our country.

Imagine to go to the past, to one of the pioneers Farm Houses at Patagonia. La Zaina is sorrounded by any kind of memories from said places. It is like a Museum, but also, you can spend a great time. Good music, good wine, the best Lamb, just one block from the main st.

Pls book yr table.

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