4 Best Restaurants in San Rafael, Wine Regions

Chez Gastón at Algodón

$$$$ Fodor's choice

Nestled between a golf green and tennis courts, Chez Gastón serves up unpretentious and fresh local cuisine in the smart Algodón Wine Resort. Surrounded by ancient olive groves and vineyards, you can sit outside on the brick patio where pine-log tables are surrounded by comfy couches with puffy white cushions. Many of the products used, such as the olives, fruits, and walnuts, are harvested right on the property, and bread is baked daily in a clay oven. Ask about the Smoky tasting menu. 


$$ Fodor's choice

Daniel Ancina, his wife Graciela, and a team of cooks will greet you at this typical ranch house, about 20 minutes from town; then they'll fill your wine glass, introduce you to the other guests, and seat you family-style at a long table. Regional cuisine rules; little pots of sauces for spreading on pan casero (homemade bread) line the center of the table and out of the mud-brick oven comes a platter of crisp baked empanadas followed by a protein—goat, lamb, beef, chicken, or chorizo.

Camino Bentos 50, San Rafael, 5600, Argentina
Known For
  • everything cooked on the spot
  • a warm intro to the local cuisine
  • hard to find, but worth the effort
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues., Reservations essential

Al Antojo del Cocinero


This intimate eatery serves up comforting Argentine cuisine each evening for a maximum of 10 tables in a romantic, candlelit garden. The menu changes regularly, but some favorites include homemade gnocchi and shrimp gratin.

Av. Ballofet 173, San Rafael, Argentina
Known For
  • comforting food
  • intimate setting
  • Argentine tasting menu
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.

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A popular gathering place for both locals and visitors just one block from Km 0 (the very center of town), Bonafide serves up fresh coffee, sandwiches, cakes, and other goodies for the road. Grab one of the window seats with leather couches and take advantage of the Wi-Fi.

San Martín 102, San Rafael, 5600, Argentina
Known For
  • coffee
  • decent Wi-Fi
  • cheap bites