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Borges y Alvarez Libro-Bar

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Argentinian
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Avenida del Libertador 1015, local 27 | Aldea de Los Gnomos, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was absolutely fooled by this place and the "bohemian ambience" with the books, and the quotes written in chalk all over the place. First, bad food, cold fries, warm beer, disgusting beer, tasted like hell. Second, expensive!!!!!!!! Third, waiters were more distracted trying to attend tables with blondes that to get to the general public (and the place was... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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187 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here one afternoon as it looked like a cosy place to read a quiet book and have a cup of coffee. However, we were dissappointed when we learned that loud rock music was playing constantly in the bar making it all but a quiet place to read a book and very little resembling a library bar. The coffee... More 

Thank Thomas H
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I particularly enjoy the idea of books and coffee. The decoration is really nice with books and quotes by different authors all over the place. The prices are rather high, but most every place in Calafate is over-priced. The empanadas are good, the coffee is just OK. However, what they really need to work on is "service". It is slow,... More 

Thank chrismig23
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place while walking around the Main Street one of our afternoons. The decor is really cool and they have quotes of books and people everywhere. We planned to come in at night for some downtime and to read our books. We knew it was expensive so no surprises there. A simple tea and a local craft... More 

Thank Layking
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The biggest rip-off south of the equator. 2 bottles of beer, 230 pesos. 2 (bad) pisco sours, 360 pesos.

Thank dynamo64
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This place looks fun with it's high balcony - but beware it may become a wasted afternoon. The service is really really slow, in fact, I never even got my lunch! Both my meal mates finished their meal and mine still had not arrived. I ultimately just cancelled it because it was time to go - When I tried to... More 

Thank roseHouston
Key Largo, Florida
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352 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 516 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We wound up at this fun, cozy upstairs bar three (3) nights in a row. Great beer and great service. The folks were so friendly to us and we felt like we were at some rich guys lodge. Go check it out, but don't order the pizza...it was like a thick piece of bread with melted cheese on top.

Thank Robert S
Nice, France
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

1 : The service was really long and they messed up the order and brought something that I did not order. Had to wait 40 minutes to get my drink. 2 : it is insanely expensive, more than in my own country, I was really shocked. 10 euros for a hot chocolate I could not believe it. 3 : teenagers... More 

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El Cajon, California
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We stopped here for empanadas and beer one afternoon. We liked the empanadas so much that we ordered more. This is located upstairs and has a good view of main street.

Thank Don C
Paris, France
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Don't go there. Not worth it, paid like 800arg for two sandwiched + two drinks, the quality was not up to the price

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, Pub, Argentinian
Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida del Libertador 1015, local 27 | Aldea de Los Gnomos, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Patagonia  >  Province of Santa Cruz  >  El Calafate
  • Phone Number: 491464
This is a really great bar in the center of town that serves microbrewery beers, whiskeys, hot chocolate and coffee drinks. It is also a book store fillefilland there

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?