Restaurants

Top Choice Patagonian in Puerto Madryn

En Mis Fuegos

It's rare to get a taste of Patagonia beyond roast lamb. Splash out for a four-course dinner here and you'll be pleasantly enticed by the regularly changing menu that emphasizes local ingredients. Items like broth o…
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 Pub Food in Puerto Pirámides

Guanaco

Art installations on a covered porch announce this funky cervecería serving Hernan's artisan brews and other regional offerings. Dishes like lamb ravioli, fish with butter and herbs and huge salads are satisfying. S…
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 Parrilla in Comodoro Rivadavia

La Tradición

A favorite of townsfolk, this elegant parrilla grills excellent beef and whole roast lamb and serves crisp shoestring fries in a setting of white linens and oil paintings (literally, since their subjects are oil rig…
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.…
Top Choice Argentine in Río Gallegos

La Lechuza

This chic pizzeria and restaurant that first found success in El Calafate is hands down the most ambient eatery in Río Gallegos. The room is low lit, with walls sheathed in old newspapers and wine crates. There's an…