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El Calafate is one of the top destinations for visitors to Argentina and sits on the doorstep of the Glacier National Park. Swarms of visitors fill the town year-round, all needing a hearty meal after trekking the Perito Moreno glacier. Here’s our pick of top spots to eat and drink here.
Pura Vida is not as busy as some of the other establishments in the town, but it is one of El Calafate’s best places for a square meal. The menu offers delicious home cooking, with dishes such as Patagonian lamb stew and chicken pie, as well as a few vegetarian options such as vegetable lasagne. The place is dimly lit and cozy, with comfortable cushioned booths and colorful table settings. On chillier winter evenings there is also a rustic wood-burning fireplace to add to the ambience.
It’s likely that at some point, visitors to Argentina will want something to eat other than steak. Los Amigos is a surprising seafood restaurant, located conveniently just off the main commercial stretch of El Calafate. It is run by a Uruguayan family, and has friendly and efficient service and a welcoming atmosphere. It is also popular with locals, which gives it an authentic vibe, and its enticing menu includes tasty dishes such as fried calamari and fish stew. To escape the tourists, Los Amigos is a great option.
Mi Rancho is a hugely popular restaurant in Calafate, and it is necessary to book a table a couple of days in advance. The restaurant has only a few tables and is family-run, making it very welcoming and intimate, with friendly and efficient service. The food too is full of color and flavor, with a menu of dishes such as ossobucco, lamb risotto and trout.
Moyano 1089, El Calafate, Argentina