Bohemian music, homey cooking, and colorful patchwork cushions set the tone for this unpretentious, vegetarian-friendly restaurant several blocks from downtown. You'll be surrounded by funky artwork, couples whispering under low-hung lights, and laid-back but efficient staff as you try to decide which big-enough-to-share dish you'll order while working your way through a great dome of steaming bread. Choose between soups, pies, and bakes; the stew served inside a calabaza
(pumpkin) is the signature dish. The cooking isn't quite up to the rest of the restaurant's charms, and the wine list is thin, but Pura Vida is more than the sum of its parts, attracting a curious blend of diners.
Av. Libertador 1876, El Calafate, Santa Cruz, 9405, Argentina