Cerro Catedral Food & Nightlife


Cerro Catedral Food & Nightlife

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Villa Catedral has a pretty good range of dining and drinking options, especially relative to other ski resorts in South America.

Cafes and Eateries

In addition to the on-mountain refugios and restaurants (see the Cerro Catedral services page) there are lots of day-time eateries and cafes in the village of Cerro Catedral, and the food court in the shopping mall provides very cheap eats.

There are also various chocolate shops where you can stop for a hot chocolate, a coffee, and nibbles of divine naughtiness.

Our favourite day-time eatery in the village was Tage, an institution of Cerro Catedral. With yodelling music blasting from the speakers, they serve up filthily delightful waffles, hamburgers, toasted sandwiches and other quick meals.

Cerro Catedral Restaurants

Whilst there are an abundance of day time dining options, restaurants for evening dining are a little more limited, especially if you want to eat dinner at gringo time. The village looks pretty deserted between about 7 and 9pm when many of the restaurants and bars are closed.

Rodeo Pub and Steak House (Rodeo Parrilla) is the best restaurant on the hill and it’s even open at gringo dinner time. The décor is funky and really inviting, and the service is amazing, particularly in a country that is renowned for sloppy service. Argentina is also known for the amazing steaks, and Rodeo does very fine examples of great steak. The bife de lomo medallions in particular are to die for. The menu is extensive and even vegetarians will be kept happy. Drink and eat up big – the bill won’t hurt the hip pocket.

Bars, Nightlife and Après

Whilst the rest of the world calls it “après ski”, Argentina calls it “after ski”! After-ski sometimes goes off at Cerro Catedral, particularly at Mute (pronounced Moo-tay) where they often have a very festive atmosphere. Relax on one of the leather couches or get up and dance to some of the DJ tunes. They even have a free ski and snowboard “cloak room”.

Mute is probably also the most vibrant nightlife spot later on in the evening. It’s only open some evenings and they have bands or DJs playing great 80s and 90s music. The drinks are cheap and you can also have dinner there.

Jackson’s Bar next to the Soul Max Hotel is great for a laid-back drink or for dinner. They have 2 for 1 happy hour drinks before 6:30pm.

The village also has a handful of other bars. Party animals that need a huge variety of bars and clubs can head down to Bariloche where things won’t kick off until about 1am.