This is in the Palermo soho area. We planned to go to a wine shop also, and stopped here for lunch based on trip advisor reviews. It was just lovely and delicious. This was a Sunday, and there was a small market fair in the main square. We sat outside in a walled patio completely shaded by trees. Nice breeze, cool cause of the shade. Christian was our server (and he spoke a little English and I a little Spanish) we communicated well, sometimes using our cell phones for translation. He was very charming and attentive. (Menu is Spanish and English.) My husband and I shared our lunch, salad appetizer, strip steak and an order of provincial fries. Everything was delicious. The fries were more like potato chips, handmade, crisp outside with just a touch of softness inside. In addition, you receive a small aperitif drink and bread/rolls with a delicious carrot/garlic and ginger spread. The steak was tasty and tender with a wonderful sauce. Save room for dessert, they have a hazelnut flan that will knock your socks off. Rich with the taste of roasted hazelnuts, it is melt in your mouth delicious. Comes with a hazelnut mascarpone. So if you find yourself in Palermo, check this place out, you won’t be disappointed.
The wine offer of the bar is remarkable, and so is the service of all the staff. You should try to pass the "cork challenge" to earn a free drink as well. I recommend the tapas and the sandwiches (in my opinion, the Lonza sandwich is the best) The coffee kiosk attached serves great specialty coffee and the patisserie is deliciously fresh too. If you are around, it'd be a sin to miss this spot...
Rarely do I go to the same restaurant twice while on vacation, but this place proved to be an exception. The service was top-notch and the food even better. The anchovy plate appetizer has some of the best white anchovies I've ever had. They're not to be confused with the salty dark anchovies. The fried calamari rings were tender and there was no hint of oil. The people at the next table ordered a mixed tapas appetizer plate and raved about it. I had to return to try it and I'm glad I did. The cost was $5,200 pesos and was well worth it. My only criticism, and it is a small one, is that the wine by the glass, even the reserve wine, was not spectacular. Still, this is a place that should not be missed.
This was a great experience, they have 13 plates for the 13 places that the chef went. The food is very good, bear in mind that you are paying for the experience as its small portions. The decoration is very beautiful, need to book as the restaurant gets full very quick
Beautiful setting in the quieter area by the river with the most amazing saxophone player adding the perfect finishing touch to the atmosphere. We had the set dinner menu which was superb and very good value for money and had thought one glass of wine per person was included but it was actually one bottle of wine to share. The staff were very attentive and friendly. We had a wonderful evening and would definitely recommend this restaurant.
I would have given this restaurant a 5*, except for what happened at the end. This is a traditional, classy place with amazing food. We had two fish dishes. Sole with traditional Basque sauce with tomatoes, onion and garlic for 260 pesos. I wanted to try a different preparation, traditional Spanish salsa Verde sauce with peas that was nothing like I have ever tasted. I was going to have haddock for about 280. The server suggested black hake. It had no price. So I asked him if that is even available and how much was it. He said that it would be about 300 pesos. The fish was out of this world. Expertly grilled with sauce being applied at table for presentation. We enjoyed the dinner immensely with a wonderful Malbec he suggested. Finished dessert while reading some Trip advisor reviews. One of them said how they jacked up the prices. So I carefully checked the bill. There was a 40 pesos charge per 'sauce' which was not stated on the menu. Ok. Table service charge of 70 pesos for bread. Ok. Then I saw that my fish was 850 pesos! My total was 1650 pesos!! Are you kidding me? My fish was nearly 3 times the 300 estimate. The waiter explained that the black Jake was 450. It was listed on a different page. I showed him that I was actually charged 850! He said that it was a bigger piece. I was not accepting that. He went back to the manager. My wife could see him arguing all animated. He came back and refunded 400 pesos in cash. I don't mind paying for a nice meal, which it was. I have happily paid a lot more for a meal in US restaurants. But I don't like this kind of BS being pulled on me. Bottom line. Amazing sea food. Great service. But WATCH your bill carefully. If a fish does not have a price, get a firm number before ordering. For an amazing restaurant, I don't know why they had to pull this crap to lessen the experience.
We arrived at 8pm (with a reservation) and were seating quickly. It was a Monday night, so not crowded, not loud and thus great for conversation. We had a great bottle of Malbec (Uco) followed by two appetizers (calamari fingers and vegetable kabobs) and their signature Basque- grilled steak (definitely more than enough for two!). My husband had the grilled pineapple with lime ice cream for dessert. Everything was perfectly prepared and we ate leisurely.
We truly enjoyed Oviedo in Buenos Aires. The Spanish cuisine was excellent. Appetizers, main dishes and desserts were delightful, as well as the service. We ordered paella, ravioli de ciervo con espinaca, crema catelana… the accompanying wine and after dinner drinks were delightful. A wonderful night!!!
Recommended eatery from an Argentinian expat in UK. The staff, especially the host Florencia, made us feel most welcome and very special. She could not have done more for us to ensure we enjoyed our experience. We chose food which was simple local cuisine of salads, baked cheese and of course steak and helados. The restaurant is a little way out from the centre so a taxi is required. Maybe booking the return journey would be advisable as our return taxi journey was a little delayed in arrival and Florencia was most concerned. She took it upon herself to book an Uber at her cost to ensure we returned safely back to the centre. Thank you so much for your kindness. A lovely local experience.
One of the more expensive restaurants in the areas, but compared to US prices, incredibly reasonable. Went with a group, all food was good— I completely forgot what mine was called, maybe torta hispañola, but it was very yummy. Our group also had pasta with red sauce, and seafood paella, which was good, heavy on the seafood. If you do not like seafood generally, this is likely not a place for you, very few options did not have seafood. The sangria was fantabulous. Would recommend. Nice ambiance as well— great place if your looking for a slightly nicer meal, and/or Spanish cuisine
This Restaurant Palacio Español is in the centrum of Buenos Aires in a very beautiful Art Nouveau building, in which is located the private Spanish Club. the restaurant interior is original, very elegant. We came there for a lunch and when we arrived we were welcomed with a free drink. The staff was very friendly. We had for the first dish "Centolla del cheff" and for the main dish "Merluza Negra a la plancha". Both dishes were terrific. Most people eating in the restaurant were from Buenos Aires. It is highly recommended.
Enormous restaurant, very clean and neat. Service is old guard, very professional. The food is just delicious, served at the perfect temperature. We started with the seafood , had Abadejo fish and an order of mushrooms, lunch was accompanied by a bottle of extra cold white Bianchi wine. We had a lovely afternoon. Recommend this place.
We live nearby and after seeing lots of people waiting on a Sunday lunch we dropped in a few nights later. We were surprised. We selected 2 pasta dishes, sorrentinos and ravioli both with excellent sauces. cover charge 45 pesos per person for table presentation ( cloth napkin, table laid out with cuttlery and wine glasses and bread). Pasta dishes less than 200 pesos including sauce. Waiter presented new plates prior to main meal and dished up the pastas. Decor is very good. Lots of local people and on a Wedneday evening it was half full about 50 to 60 people at 9pm it looks to hold 100 plus people easy. Waiters were quick, polite and attentive. Food selection was very good as the menu was extensive. They have lots of seafood dishes for 2 plus more people. I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant
Not great today as it was years ago. I stopped going around 7/8 years ago. Quality of food changed and it is really pricy for what the offe now.
It is a classic place to dine in that neighborhood. Good old fashioned waiters, excellent quality in food and desserts. Wine at reasonable pricing. Nice to go with your couple, friends or alone. There is a parking garage 100 feet from the restaurant, over Olazabal. Not easy to find a parking spot on the street. I truly recommend it!
We had a rather large group for dinner and the Gustavo and his staff at Damblee couldn't have done any better. The food was 5-star, the wine list is deep and value priced and the service was quick and professional. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. You'll have a hard time finding a better dining experience in BA.
This is a genuine locals’ place which gets full every night. It’s cheap and cheerful to look at, but we had the best beef of our five week tour of Argentina. Prices are very reasonable, no English is spoken and the menu doesn’t have a translation. You need Google Translate on your phone and you will be fine. The older waiters are quite something. The score is for the quality of the meat.
This place is really a very good surprise. I was there with some of co workers and the attention was great since we arrived. The menu is a "little bit" big with a lot of options. Mainly with fish food. I ask for meat and salad, both were very well prepared. The only one thing is, the restaurant is so far from Buenos Aires City.
We had a great lunch here! Shrimp a few different ways, an amazing local fish filet. We should have stopped there, but shared a paella that was just so-so. Old-school service was impeccable. Go here when you're tired of eating beef!
Very simple location with an extensive menu and suprisingly good simple food. They make their own bread (massive amounts of it) and also have large portions. Very unpretentious and not necessarily in a nice part of town but tasty food.
I remember this restaurant and I start crying because it's so far away. Amazing food at very convenient prices. Lovely waitresses and great local atmosphere.
The food and service were good but nothing special. Waiters were friendly but didn't really offer any advice. After looking at the menu my choice was not available so had to choose again. There is an added table charge of 110 $ per person added to the bill as well as the 10% tip which is requested
The restaurant was recommended by the concierge of our hotel for the fish. We entered the restaurant and could smell the fish which wasn't appetizing to begin. I ordered a fish cooked in salt. I knew this method from a Spanish restaurant in St Petersburg, FL. It arrived and the salt hadn't been wetted as it was still just plain unhardened salt. The fish wasn't encapsulated either. The fish, as I assumed it would be, was very dry and inedible. Non one cared or even questioned if there were a problem.
Smack in the middle of the Monserrat and Congresso area in Buenos Aires, El Imparcial is as authentic as they come. I've been living here for 5+ years and was recommended to go by a family friend's father. I went on a random Tuesday with my husband and we had a grand time. We were expecting a casual 'bodegon' olschool Buenos Aires restaurant. That is exactly what we got. The place was filled with locals that you can tell are regulars. We ordered a charcuterie plate to share and ONE milanesa and had enough to take home for a full lunch the next day. Prices were beyond reasonable and we were given homemade grappa at the end. It's to be noted that this isn't a place for everyone. But if you want authentic BA, this is it.
By arriving in San Telmo one enters this unique atmosphere a way-back-machine taking you to the 60's with all authentic items decoration and landscape the Plaza is located in the heart of the scene & the tango music for street dancing (the first flash mob!) is the decoration and setting for a spontaneous event I almost forgot about food details and still remember this as a must visit place We all are a part of it – and this is the game
Quiet and zero fashioned... we got there and when we saw it we had much doubts to come in... 5 minutes later thinking seriously about it we decide stay and we had a nice surprise... food is very very very tasty... Don't trust me? Go there and try! I ordered Tortilla Espanola and Chipirones on green sauce and both was great! I'll comeback! Almost I forget It, is a super affordable restaurant.
Went on a sunday evening a 90 minute walk from our hotel. Ordered the "Rabo de Toro", braised oxtail, my wife ordered the chicken breast. The oxtail was served with boiled potatoes and vegetables in an enamel bowl, very traditional. Meat came away nicely, meat juices very flavourful. My wife's chicken was a little on the dry side and she struggled to finish her meal. This cost a mark but service and ambience was 5 stars. The local community are lucky to have this restaurant on their doorstep.
I was on a business trip and someone recommended this place. The food is just insane. Truly spanish cuisine perfectly executed. The Tortillas and garlic shrimp (gambas al ajillo) are just to die for. I strongly recommend the paella. The atmosphere is good, nothing fancy, seems a true local deal. I will definitely come back in my next visit.
A Small restaurant punching well above its weight. We have had so many disappointing experiences that when everything is perfect you take a deep breath and thank the food gods. From you moment you walk in the service is friendly and professional which is a good start. My salad and my wife’s aubergine parmigiana elevated simple dishes to another level. Yes , it’s a simple bistro but sometimes that’s all you want….