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Argentine in Villa Gesell

La Pachamama

This casual eatery bakes up delicious Salta-style empanadas and fresh pizzas – perfect for a quick budget meal. Covered wood booths in front.
Italian in Villa Gesell

Las Margaritas

Charmingly cozy and quiet, this place serves excellent homemade pasta, including the house specialty, ravioles negros Margarita (shrimp and squid ink ravioli). The tiramisú is also good. Reserve in summer.
International in Villa Gesell

Sutton 212

This lively restaurant, with ample outdoor deck seating, serves dishes ranging from Mediterranean to Asian fusion, along with gourmet crepes, sushi and sandwiches. DJs and live music keep things buzzing later in the…
Parrilla in Villa Gesell

La Delfina

A huge menu means there’s something for everyone at this popular parrilla, from steaks, pastas, and salads to desserts and a lengthy wine list. Right on the main drag, it's easy to find.
Pub Food in Villa Gesell

El Viejo Hobbit

An obligatory stop for beer lovers and Tolkien fans, this whimsical backstreet bar plunges you straight into Hobbit-land from the minute you pass through the round front door. Several beers brewed on-site complement…
Argentine in Villa Gesell

Windy Playa Bar

The beers are overpriced, but the sandwiches are good and the views superb from this casual beachside bar at the foot of Paseo 104. It's a great place for a mid-afternoon break from the sun and sand.
Empanadas in Villa Gesell

Rancho Hambre

This main street hot-spot features 36 varieties of empanadas, from the humble (minced beef) to the more elaborate (arugula, parmesan and walnuts, or bacon with mozzarella and muscat-infused prunes). Pick up a dozen …
Live Performance in Villa Gesell

Anfiteatro del Pinar

There are musical performances in January, February and Semana Santa. Gesell’s Encuentros Corales, an annual gathering of the country’s best choirs, takes place annually in this lovely amphitheater.
Theatre in Villa Gesell

Cine Teatro Atlas

Such rock-and-roll greats as Charly García and Los Pericos have played this small theater, which doubles as a cinema ( during off-season months.
Club in Villa Gesell

Pueblo Límite

A sort of small town megadisco, this complex has three dance clubs, a restaurant, two bars and cheap food booths in the front.