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El Refugio

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Avenida de las ballenas | Chubut, Puerto Piramides, Argentina
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Cardiff, Wales
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140 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Piramides is a small town so there are not that many options for eating out. I would recommend El Refugio. The food is good. Service is with a smile. the surroundings are suitably quirky. The price is reasonable and good value. All the restaurants here are in walking distance of anywhere you might be staying in town. If you are... More 

Thank Chouen
Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

This was the first restaurant we tried after arrival, recommended by the owner of our lodging, and it was a great place to relax and dine after the flight and drive to Puerto Piramides. Good food, pleasant place to be.

Thank Richard C
Antwerp, Belgium
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

This is a really cosy and great little restaurant with excellent local cuisine and friendly staff. If you like local small places and not mainstream, this is the place to be (although you pretty much are this type of person if you are staying in puerto piramides :-) ) I ordered the gambas a la plancha; they are really one... More 

Thank mariposa84
Milan, Italy
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251 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2012

We had only one dinner in El Refugio, then on the next day we went to the nearby "Estacion". We think El Refugio has a peculiar atmosphere (e.g. a large checkerboard with huge chess pieces, on one of the tables), but Estacion offers far better food. More precisely: our Mariscos cazuela contained almost only mussels, in a watery broth; we... More 

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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2012

like so many restaurants in arg. this place doesn't open until 8pm. being philistine americans who want to eat at 6 we bypassed this place on our first night in piramides. mistake. second night we held on and were well gratified. a laid back, cozy interior was inhabited by a gracious hostess/waitress (aldana, she may also be the owner?) who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Seafood, Argentinian, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de las ballenas | Chubut, Puerto Piramides, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Chubut  >  Puerto Piramides

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?