34 Best Restaurants in Patagonia, Argentina

Touring Club

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Legend has it that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid once stayed here—search long enough and you might find them among the old photos cluttering the walls. This cavernous old confitería (café) was founded in 1895, and became Chubut's first hotel in 1926. The hotel's rooms are too shabby to recommend, but a toasted sandwich and a coffee or beer here is tantamount to a trip back in time.

Ty Gwyn Patagonia

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Founded in 1974, this traditional Welsh tea room caters to tourists with its delicious cakes, desserts, and homemade bread. Located in a warm house reminiscent of a chapel, every object has a story to tell: paintings and embroidery by local artists, tablecloths with recipes and words in Welsh, it is a veritable showroom for the family's antiques, including a wood-burning stove surrounded by utensils used by Welsh settlers to cook and heat the home.

9 de Julio 111, Gaiman, Argentina
280-449--1009
Known For
  • Welsh antiques
  • fantastic cakes and desserts
  • tasty tea
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Tues.

Ty Nain

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The matriarch who presides over the kitchen here, Mirna Jones, is a proud descendant of the first woman born in Gaiman. Her ivy-covered teahouse on the main square looks like a knickknack shop: it's stuffed with doodads and hung with crochet, and there are gramophones, carriage lamps, and antique radios on display above the four original chimneys, which date to 1890, although Formica paneling detracts slightly from the old-world style.

Hipólito Yrigoyen 239, Gaiman, 9105, Argentina
0280-449–1126
Known For
  • Welsh tea
  • friendly service
  • unreliable opening hours
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed weekdays in winter, No credit cards

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Volver

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A giant king crab sign beckons you into this red-tin-walled restaurant, where the maritime bric-a-brac hanging from the ceiling can be a little distracting. The name means "return," and it succeeds in getting repeat visits on the strength of its seafood; the culinary highlight is the centolla, which comes served with a choice of five different sauces. Newspapers from the 1930s line the walls in this century-old home, and the service is friendly and relaxed.

Maipú 37, Ushuaia, 9410, Argentina
2901-423–977
Known For
  • great place to try signature dish of Tierra del Fuego, centolla
  • waterfront views
  • cozy maritime atmosphere
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No lunch Sun. Closed Mon.