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Top Choice Museum in Puerto Madryn

EcoCentro

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 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…
Seafood in Puerto Madryn

Bistro de Mar Nautico

With unbeatable beachfront atmosphere and bustling old-school waiters, this busy cafe does the job. Seafood lovers can get grilled fish or crisp calamari. There are also burgers, pizzas and even breakfast with gorge…
Argentine in Puerto Madryn

Coiron

In the hotel Dazzler, this upscale restaurant doesn't quite live up to that name's expectation, but it does serve decent gourmet meals that come nicely plated. Steak medallions wrapped in bacon are a winner, as are …
Craft Beer in Puerto Madryn

James Beer

With modern ambience and 12 microbrews from all over Argentina on tap, this hipster bar is the latest addition to Madryn's nightlife. It also serves pub food like burgers and sausages (mains AR$105 to AR$165). Soon …
Italian in Puerto Madryn

Guiseppe

This Italian bistro hits just the right note with fresh pastas, gnocchi and pizza a la piedra, served up on classic red-checkered tablecloths. If you want something a little more exotic, go for the risotto de langos…
International in Puerto Madryn

El Almendro

With guests often treated to an aperitif, it isn't hard to love this family-run restaurant with its tantalizing menu, attentive service and reasonable wine list. Dine on gnocchi with pumpkin seeds or balsamic glazed…
Wildlife Reserve in Puerto Madryn

Observatorio Punta Flecha

Run by Fundación Patagonia Natural, this whale-watching observatory sits 17km north of Puerto Madryn on Playa el Doradillo. It offers tourist information and opens at high tide, when there are more whales and visito…
Pub in Puerto Madryn

Margarita Bar

With a trendy edge, this low-lit brick haunt has a laundry list of cocktails, friendly bar staff and decent food, with popular sushi Wednesdays. On Friday and Saturday there’s dancing after 1:30am.
Books in Puerto Madryn

Boutique del Libro

Stocks a good selection of regional Patagonia books, maps, and a few English-language novels and guidebooks. It's on the 2nd floor of a mall next to the tourist information center.