Top Choice Argentine in El Calafate

La Tapera

With tender steak in balsamic reduction sauce, ultra-fresh trout from Lago del Desierto and red-wine glasses as big as your head, it is hard to go wrong at Chipo's place, reminiscent of a log cabin with open firepla…
Top Choice Argentine in El Calafate

Mi Rancho

Inspired and intimate, with the owners themselves cooking and serving oversized osso buco, delicious braided pastas stuffed with king crab, divine salads and sweetbreads with wilted spinach on toast. For dessert, ch…
Top Choice Argentine in El Calafate

Buenos Cruces

The new sensation in town is this tiny family-run enterprise bringing a twist to Argentine classics. Start with a warm beet salad with balsamic reduction. The nut-crusted trout is both enormous and satisfying, serve…
Argentine in El Calafate

Casimiro Biguá

With warm copper accents and a hustling staff, this chic eatery and vinoteca (wine bar) offers an impressive list of 180 Argentine wines. The chef creates wonderful homemade pasta, risotto, lamb stew, and grilled tr…
Deli in El Calafate

La Anónima

Head to La Anónima for cheap takeout and groceries.
Pizza in El Calafate

La Lechuza

Serves a classic selection of empanadas, salads and pizza on round wooden plates – try the sheep cheese and olive pizza with a local microbrew.
Ice Cream in El Calafate

Domo Blanco

Homemade ice cream made with flavors like lemon ginger and blueberry marscapone. The fruit is harvested from a local estancia and calafate bushes in town.
Argentine in El Calafate


Local favorite Estepa cooks up consistent, flavorful dishes such as lamb with calafate sauce, trout ravioli or spinach crepes. Portions are small but artfully presented, with veggies that hail from the on-site green…
Pizza in El Calafate


The best pizza in town, with 20 kinds of pizza, salads and wine served at sturdy wood tables surrounded by huge picture windows. Cakes and coffee are also worth trying.
Argentine in El Calafate

El Cucharón

This sophisticated eatery, tucked away in a small space a few blocks off the main street, is a relatively undiscovered gem and an excellent place to try the regional classic cazuela de cordero (lamb stew). The trout…