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Top Choice Argentine in Río Gallegos

La Lechuza

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

Buffalo Grill

American Tex-Mex has arrived in Patagonia. Buffalo wings, potato skins and steak dishes are just some of the unlikely but well-executed offerings served alongside a tiny bottle of Tabasco. Fajitas come with abundant…
Museum in Río Gallegos

Museo Provincial Padre Jesús Molina

Satiate your appetite for dinosaur dioramas and modern art at this museum offering exhibits on anthropology, paleontology, geology and fine arts. The Tehuelche ethnology exhibit includes fascinating photographs and …
Pizza in Río Gallegos

Pizza Express

Cheap and casual, with service that’s friendlier than you’ll find elsewhere in town, this is where students and families dine on burgers, gnocchi and salads, and older gents share big bottles of cold Quilmes beer.
Museum in Río Gallegos

Museo Malvinas Argentinas

Perhaps a must-see for Brits, this museum gets inside the Argentine claim to the Islas Malvinas. New exhibits include signs made by ex-combatants and a video on the subject in English.
Museum in Río Gallegos

Museo de Arte Eduardo Minnicelli

Shows rotating exhibits from larger museums and paintings by Santa Cruz artists, with a mission to educate through art. Also a good spot to get news on local cultural gatherings.
Fast Food in Río Gallegos


Modern fast food with extensive hours and decent versions of the basics: sandwiches, salads and burgers. Features neat and minimalist decor and a playhouse to entertain children.
Cultural Center in Río Gallegos

Funda Cruz

An attractive, imported, prefabricated wooden house. Once a customs office, it now hosts cultural activities as well as a salón de té (teahouse).
Museum in Río Gallegos

Museo de los Pioneros

In a prefabricated 1890s metal-clad house shipped from England, this museum has good displays on early immigrant life.
Plaza in Río Gallegos

Plaza San Martín

Pretty, with quiet benches in the shade of poplars and purple-blossom jacarandas.