Where to Eat in El Chalten: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 15, 2017 Marianna Hollaway

The postcard-perfect landscape of El Chalten sets the scene for some incredible hiking and horseback riding. Trails of varying degrees of difficulty crisscross the national park, winding through beautiful stretches of greenery inhabited by rare birds. Recharge after a long trek with a visit to a local brewery or chocolatier.
Things to do in El Chalten

1. Cerveceria Artesanal Chalten

Avenida San Martin 320, El Chalten Z9301ABA, Argentina (Formerly La Cerveceria Brew Pub and Resto) Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch HK$47 - HK$94 +54 2962 49-3109
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Cerveceria Artesanal Chalten

Cozy Brewpub & Resto with a beautiful microbrewery that is possible to visit it! Open all day long for lunch, drinks, coffe and dinner!

Reviewed By PalsvilleLiv - Palsville

We had the Lorco for dinner with Pisco Sours and their excellent craft beer on tap. All was terrific and the service was friendly and prompt. Nothing is terribly cheap in El Chalten, but prices were reasonable.

2. El Muro

Avenida San Martin 912, El Chalten Z9301ABA, Argentina Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Steakhouse, Argentinean, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +54 2962 49-3248
Excellent
46%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 429 reviews

El Muro

Cozy coffee-and-pastry shop by day, wine bar and bistro by night

Reviewed By Jiemi G - New York City, New York

We had high expectations of this restaurant as it came highly recommended by some of our friends. But we weren't impressed. I ordered the Parilla (barbecued meat) for two and a baked vegetable dish. The vegetables were all root vegetables but it was a really good dish. The Parilla wasn't great. Most of the meat was dry and overcooked. The lamb was hard to chew. The blood sausage, would not recommend. Maybe we ordered the wrong food, but no chance to find out.

3. La Senyera Cocina Argentina

Avenida Lago Del Desierto S/N, El Chalten Z9301ACA, Argentina Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Argentinean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +54 2962 49-3063
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 249 reviews

La Senyera Cocina Argentina

Reviewed By IVESEEN_ - Warsaw, Poland

One of the best steak we had in Patagonia, nice salads. Great service and nice warm interior. Everything was delicious!

4. La Tapera

Antonio Rojo y Cabo Garcia, El Chalten 9405, Argentina Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Argentinean, Soups, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +54 2962 49-3195
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

La Tapera

Reviewed By Jeff K - Pittsburgh

I was shocked to find such an outstanding restaurant in the isolated village of El Chalten. My wife and I had steaks that were excellent. So were the accompanying vegetables and the homemade bread. Service was good and they have a pretty extensive wine list. One of the best meals we had during our 5 weeks in South America.
Note that they only take cash.

5. Estepa

Calle Cerro Solo, El Chalten Z9301ABF, Argentina Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Argentinean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$196 +54 2962 49-3069
Excellent
57%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 221 reviews

Estepa

Reviewed By Eva R - Effretikon, Switzerland

We enjoyed a dinner at La Estepa. I had a salad with apples, kiwis and a delicious homemade sauce and a tenderloin with malbec sauce, carrot purée and potatoes au gratin. Everything was very tasty and carefully arranged. We would have returned to this great restaurant, but unfortunately we had to continue our trip the next morning....

6. La Wafleria

Avenida San Martin 640, El Chalten Z9301ABA, Argentina Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Argentinean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$78 +54 2962 49-3093
Excellent
53%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 754 reviews

La Wafleria

The Wafflería El Chalten is a family business that was created to impose a culinary concept of creative and innovative way. It features a varied menu. Among the products they are: sweet and savory waffles, sandwiches, salads, soups, smoothies, craft beers, drinks bar and cafeteria. All it enlivened by a warm atmosphere, the best service and a menu that will exceed your expectations. "Your best bet before and after the mountain."

Reviewed By Anu99Raj - Bengaluru, India

Staff is good and so is the food! But enormous serving size! Any dish on the menu will easily serve two. So, order with caution :)

7. Mathilda

Avenida San Martin, El Chalten Z9301ABA, Argentina Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Excellent
46%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 128 reviews

Mathilda

Reviewed By GrumpsDC - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

We visited this place twice on our stay in El Chalten. It serves probably the best coffee based on our hotel’s advice and our limited sample, although not quite up to our normal standards. That said, the staff are very friendly and the decor is good.

8. Heladeria Domo Blanco

Avenida San Martin 164, El Chalten Z9301ABA, Argentina Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating Vegetarian Friendly +54 2962 49-3368
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 191 reviews

Heladeria Domo Blanco

Reviewed By deehell - Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom

This place opens at 1530 when the trekkers are coming back from their hikes. It serves Italian-style gelateria in cones and cups, and you can buy up to a litre of their delicious ice cream. My two favourite flavours were calefate - a dark berry that produces a violent purple tangy ice cream, and dulche du leche extreme - which is concentrated caramel ice cream... just delicious and I went 3 of the 4 days I was in El Chalten... :)

9. Patagonicus

M.M. De Guemes 140 esquina Andreas Madsen, El Chalten 9301, Argentina Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Argentinean, Soups, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$157 +54 2962 49-3025
Excellent
37%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 446 reviews

Patagonicus

Great restaurant deserves a place in tripadvisor.<br>Frommer´s, Fodors and Travel and leisure recommended it, absolute BEST IN TOWN!

Reviewed By Sim H - London, United Kingdom

Very friendly staff who spoke English but enjoyed my attempt at Spanish. Great pizza. Gorgeous view of the entire gamut - Fitz Roy etc

10. Restaurante Ahonikenk Chalten Fonda Patagonia

Avenida Gral Guemes 23, El Chalten Z9301ADA, Argentina Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Argentinean, Soups, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +54 2962 49-3070
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 856 reviews

Restaurante Ahonikenk Chalten Fonda Patagonia

Reviewed By MidcoVincent - Hong Kong, China

We were here for dinner. The restaurant was popular and busy. The decoration was quirky and the ambience was cosy. The service was friendly and efficient. We ordered penne and lentil stew. Both dishes were simple but tasty. Portions were generous. Price was reasonable.

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