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Don Pichon

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Puerto Deseado 242, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
+54 2902 49-2577
19:00 - 00:00
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Leiden, Netherlands
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner yesterday.. patagonian lam for 2. Roasted on open fire you can see from restaurant. Taste amazing, friendly but busy personel. Great that they also have pick up service at your hotel. Great place to eat and enjoy the amazing views!

Thank Lukas H
Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very different from other grills I had in Argentina. They served in an iron plate that keeps the meat cooking while on the table. I ordered the Patagonia lamb for 1 person. It was the best lamb experience I had in my life. I also ordered the vegetable soup. It was such a fresh taste when I could not usually... More 

Thank Chihang
Costa Rica
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100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant based on the excellent reviews posted in Tripadvisor. We all ate meet, not lamb. The meat Jag is far from what it use to be Argentinean meat. The house bife the Chorizo was very low quality and less than 300 grams although they sell it as 400 grams, the lomo was overcooked although we ask... More 

Thank SBV7
Mojacar, Spain
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of the beaten track but worth finding. Great lake views. We chose to share a beef and lamb parrillada - and it came cooked to perfection..."poco hecho" juicy and rare. Cook it more and the meat goes tough. A great bottle of Santa Julia Malbec Reserve helped the food go down a treat.

Thank Adrian M
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a little afraid when we walked by a dirty road, far away from a centre - no signs, no light, no movement... there was nobody inside, but later... full of people and a meals... they were delicious, fantastic, we have never eat such a wonderful lamb!!! Must go, must try!!!!

Thank Anna K
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly atmosphere. I had stewed lamb with veggies. I am not a fan of lamb, but this one was incredibly good!!! Worth it!! And nice view of the lake.

Thank Dani7676
Gatineau, Canada
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I agree with the other reviews. The food is really yummy, the price is right (for El Calafate where everything is more expensive) and the machine for the credit card works only sometimes. My friend 's card didn't work but mine did (so we didn't have to spend the night washing doing she's 😏).

Thank MadieMado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by our local host for dinner and it was a great experience! The location was just a few steps away from our accomodation and has a wonderful view over El Calafate. The service personel did not speak a lot of English but still made a great effort to serve us! In fact the service... More 

Thank Laura F
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The views are great, food is good at a moderate price, service is lacklustre. Nonetheless it's worth a stop. Off the main strip. Be careful if you plan to pay with credit card. It took several tries before it went through.

Thank NOTL1973
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248 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

the experience in this restaurant was superb in every sense, first, when you make a reservationl, they send a driver to pick you up and drop you back from hotel, Nicolas was the name of our driver and also the name of our waiter at restaurant, the service is fantastic, the prices super good and the food so exquisite, we... More 

Thank rosannar

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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
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
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
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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