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Borges y Alvarez Libro-Bar

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Avenida del Libertador 1015, local 27 | Aldea de Los Gnomos, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
491464
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Paris, France
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't go there. Not worth it, paid like 800arg for two sandwiched + two drinks, the quality was not up to the price

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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on a rainy day. Don't know why it's so highly rated on trip advisor! So expensive - cappuccino costing about €8 is ridiculous!! Got traditional tea that cost about €4 for a teabag (nothing fancy about it!) and a pot of boiling water. Black coffee was tiny, and so-so. Nothing like a barista made coffee! We came here... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive beers in a tourist area. I'd say skip it and head to a pub a bit out of town. Didn't try any of their food.

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Buenos Aires
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to order wine but the pricing was ridiculously expensive. Almost twice th price than at La Tablita, one of the best restaurants in town. Do not waste your time.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smack in the middle of downtown, with a very nice decor and a very cool open air terrace, but I think they know that and don't make too much of an effort when it comes to service -- slow and not so efficient. I think it's worth going for the atmosphere, and the very cool decor, but it's really not... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after dinner one night for a drink and found it very expensive. A gin and tonic cost 12USD and our daughter ordered a milkshake that cost 17USD! We didn't realize that shakes made with ice cream cost more as there was another shake on the front of the menu that cost about 10USD... expensive still but a... More 

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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place looks nice but its too expensive, the food taste weird, the beer seems old. Although the calafate beer of fruits was very tasty.

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Borges and Alvarez LibroBar is centrally located, right above a little market on the main drag of the town. Since it's on the second floor and has lots of windows, it's a perfect perch to have a drink, grab a bite to eat, and people watch.

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We waited 15mins until we would get menues, then again a long time until we could order. In the end we only got 1 of the waters we ordered, and only 2 of the 3 dishes we ordered. I think the waitress brought my husband's burger to a different table, which they denied to have ordered, but she took it... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I spent some time solo in El Calafate and Borges y Alvarez was my go-to hang out. While the prices are quite steep, this place is perfect for grabbing one of their many artisanal beers and sitting with a book for hours. There is tons of indoor and outdoor seating and no one will bother you. They also have a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Argentinian
Meals
Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida del Libertador 1015, local 27 | Aldea de Los Gnomos, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: 491464
Description
This is a really great bar in the center of town that serves microbrewery beers, whiskeys, hot chocolate and coffee drinks. It is also a book store fillefilland there

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