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Good place to try mate in El Calafate?

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Good place to try mate in El Calafate?

Anyone know a good place to try mate in El Calafate? Just a simple cafe or something..thanks!

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1. Re: Good place to try mate in El Calafate?

You will not find the classic mate at cafés. Mate, drunk in the traditional way, in a gourd and sipped through a metal straw, is shared between family and friends.

The closest, and really easy to find, is "mate cocido". The same mate leaves, but finely ground and into a tea bag. That, you will find everywhere, most likely available at the hotel where you will have breakfast. It's less strong than mate, and its taste is similar to green tea.

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