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Top Choice Glacier in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares (South)

Glaciar Perito Moreno

Among the Earth's most dynamic and accessible ice fields, Glaciar Perito Moreno is the stunning centerpiece of the southern sector of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Locally referred to as Glaciar Moreno, it measures…
Top Choice Museum in El Calafate

Glaciarium

Unique and exciting, this gorgeous museum illuminates the world of ice. Displays and bilingual films show how glaciers form, along with documentaries on continental ice expeditions and stark meditations on climate c…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Los Antiguos

Portal La Ascensión

An outstanding addition to Parque Nacional Patagonia, this historic estancia on Lago Buenos Aires has an information center, lakeside car camping and a 25km trail circuit that ascends the meseta following the course…
Top Choice Argentine in El Calafate

Pura Vida

Featuring the rare treat of Argentine home cooking, this offbeat, low-lit eatery is a must. Its longtime owners are found cooking up buttery spiced chicken pot pies and filling wine glasses. For vegetarians, brown r…
Top Choice Argentine in El Chaltén

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's hard to go wrong at Chipo's place, reminiscent of a log cabin with an open firep…
Top Choice International in Esquel

Legua 50

Considered Esquel's best restaurant, Legua 50 is certainly the city's most elegant address, with ivory leather booths, cascading lights and stained glass in the bar. Extraordinary rib-eye steak, green salads and moi…
Top Choice Argentine in El Calafate

Buenos Cruces

This dynamic family-run enterprise brings a twist to Argentine classics. Start with a warm beet salad with balsamic reduction. The nut-crusted trout is both enormous and satisfying, as is the guanaco meatloaf or the…
Top Choice Italian in El Chaltén

Maffía

Bring your appetite. In a gingerbread house, this pasta specialist makes delicious stuffed panzottis and sorrentinos, with creative fillings like trout, eggplant and basil or fondue. There are also homemade soups an…
Top Choice Microbrewery in El Calafate

La Zorra

Long, skinny tables fill with both locals and travelers to quaff what we consider to be the best artisan beer in Patagonia, La Zorra. The smoked porter and double IPA do not disappoint. There's also pub fare such as…
Top Choice Argentine in Trevelin

Nikanor

A welcoming husband-and-wife team serve up excellent home-cooked meals at this historic 20th-century house. Think ravioli stuffed with local lamb, homemade pickled vegetables and pâté, and flambé crepes for dessert.…