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Top Choice Museum in Puerto Madryn


Celebrating the area’s unique marine ecosystem, this masterpiece brings an artistic sensitivity to extensive scientific research. There are exhibits on the breeding habits of right whales, dolphin sounds and souther…
Top Choice Museum in Trelew

Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio

Showcasing the most important fossil finds in Patagonia, this natural-history museum offers outstanding life-sized dinosaur exhibits and more than 1700 fossil remains of plant and marine life. Nature sounds and a vi…
Top Choice Parrilla in Comodoro Rivadavia

La Tradición

A favorite of townsfolk, this elegant parrilla grills excellent beef, whole roast lamb and crisp shoestring fries in a setting of white linens and oil paintings (literally, since their subjects are oil rigs!).
Top Choice Argentine in Puerto Madryn


Chic and waterfront, this white-linen restaurant serves consistently great food. Beautifully presented versions of traditional dishes include shrimp in garlic and cordero patagónico (Patagonian lamb) in a minimalist…
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 Cafe in Trelew

Touring Club

Old lore exudes from the pores of this historic confitería (cafe offering light meals; snacks AR$60), from the Butch Cassidy ‘Wanted’ poster to the embossed tile ceiling and antique bar back. Even the tuxedoed waits…
Top Choice Italian in Esquel

Don Chiquino

Of course, pasta is no novelty in Argentina, but the owner-magician performing tricks while you wait for your meal is. The ambience is happy-cluttered and dishes such as sorrentinos with arugula prove satisfying.
Top Choice Pub Food in El Chaltén

La Cervecería

That après-hike pint usually evolves into a night out in this humming pub with simpatico staff and a feisty female beer master. Savor a stein of unfiltered blond pilsner or turbid bock with pasta or locro (a spicy s…
Top Choice Museum in El Calafate


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 Teahouse in Gaiman

Ty Gwyn

A favorite of locals, this white house serves cakes, jams and breads that are all homemade and fresh, always (tea AR$200). In business for 30 years.