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Esquina Varela

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Puerto Deseado 22 | esq. Puerto San Julián, El Calafate, Argentina
054 02902 490666
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Nuremberg, Germany
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Both of us had lamb which was very good and tasty, friendly stuff, nice atmosphere. Frankly a highly reccommendable restaurant

Thank Ekkehard K
Wynyard, Australia
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly service and nice atmosphere. I had the lamb spaetzle which was delicious. Yummy pickle and bread served before the meal. Calafate beer was good and I am not usually a beer drinker.

Thank Sue R
Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We came here because it was recommended and because we thought we were avoiding the tourist traps in town. We had high hopes for this place but we're disappointed. Service was terrible. The waitress was rude and impatient. Nevertheless she constantly forgot our orders and kept us waiting. We even had to wait 30 minutes for our check. Most importantly,... More 

Thank Pamela B
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Visited after a day at the glacier. The stew was alright, but the pork chops were a disaster. Soaking in fat and oil were two pork chops, cold and old fried potatoes, very greasy peas and two strips of bacon. In one word disgusting. The fried egg on top was swimming in oil and overcooked. You could say they can't... More 

Thank Dorien K
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The description says open for lunch but I'm here at 2:30 pm on a Thursday and it's closed. Obviously I have no opinion on the food.

Thank eric t
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We had a very good dinner. Nice atmosphere in this simple but cosy restaurant. Service was very good. The golash and lamb stew were excellent. Food is not expensive.

Thank Aline65
Toronto, Canada
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147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This restaurant happened to be right across the hotel where I am staying. It looks like your typical sports bar, but the food is amazing. My group sampled several items on the menu and they seemed satisfied in general. I took the Lamb stew and wow! I really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend the dish.

Thank KingmanP
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have just returned to our room having eaten here tonight and we both loved it! Staff spoke English which was of benefit. They were friendly, helpful with explanations and suggestions and were appropriately attentive. The place has a great relaxed, casual vibe sitting perfectly between pub and restaurant. The predominantly wooden and tin construction gives a... More 

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Adliswil, Switzerland
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146 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We had a dinner in this restaurant. The food is great, freshly prepared and tasty. The wine list is quite small but with some decent wines. We also liked the decor of the restaurant. The service is attentive and very friendly and helpful. The restaurant offers very good food for a very reasonable price.

Thank 809lukash
Frankfurt, Germany
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Nice service, decent local food in a neighbourhood area of Calafate. Off the busy main street with hords of tourists. Veranda with nice views of the valley.

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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
Argentinian, Bar, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Puerto Deseado 22 | esq. Puerto San Julián, El Calafate, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: 054 02902 490666

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