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La Vaca Atada

Av. del Libertador General Sam Martin | 1176, El Calafate, Argentina
+54 2902 49-1227
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good41%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“trout” (4 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
“lamb stew” (2 reviews)
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Av. del Libertador General Sam Martin | 1176, El Calafate, Argentina
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

The trout dinner was one of the best meals on our trip in South America. Also tried the octopus which wasn't bad. Half bottles of wine available which is nice for a dinner for two. Laid back style, not a place to eat if you...More

Thank ReyNardG
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We were two of the earlier diners here. The waitress was lovely, putting green up with our lack of Spanish and very patient with us. We both chose the same dishes. For main course we selected the lamb stew that was delicious and perfect for...More

Thank Nan90
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We read in our guide this should be one of the best restaurants in town...we were very much disappointed. The way we were received was unfriendly, especially the manager, a grumpy looking lady. First we had wine, unfortunately we turned over a glass without even...More

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We called in for lunch, just after arriving in El Calafate. There did not appear to be many staff on duty, although the service was OK. We tried different omelettes, which were good but not stunning.

Thank Smokie24
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We chose this place based on the sign outside that listed the special. It was steak and fries which tasted great and came out fast. We had great service and would definitely go back to it.

Thank Niko G
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Nothing special. Food is pretty tasteless and boring. Bolognese sauce was bits of meet with basically no sauce or tomatos. Fish was not fresh and mundane. Waitress was good and wine too.

Thank Andreas D
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Excellent beef and pastas. There was a group of 6 in our party, we first ate at La Vaca Atada for lunch and we all decided to return for dinner. The service was excellent, their kitchen got backed up a little but we didn't mind...More

Thank CliffDiver7
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We stopped here randomly for lunch after spending some time walking around trying to find any restaurant open after 2 p.m. (most stores and restaurants close for a few hours in the afternoon here.) The service was excellent and very friendly, and our waitress spoke...More

Thank bethteacheskids
Reviewed 20 February 2016

An eclectic restaurant ofering both the classical patagonian grilled lamb, beef and fish. It was recommended to us as a place to get fish in El Calafate. And it was a dissapointment. The grilled trout was bitter (a mistake I tought it was reserved for...More

Thank julo972
Reviewed 30 January 2016

quite busy with a summer crowd, seemed to be popular with locals, and recommended by a guide. Excellent beef (a recurring theme in Argentina). The mushroom sauce was a bit pedestrian but only because it was on such a fine piece of meat

Thank Richard N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. del Libertador General Sam Martin | 1176, El Calafate, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: +54 2902 49-1227
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