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“Not spicy but great rich Mexican food”
Review of Xalapa

Xalapa
Ranked #806 of 6,357 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Palermo
Reviewed 21 February 2018

No matter how often restaurants in Argentina and Chile warn you how caliente their food is, it won't be anywhere near Mexican spicy, even at a Mexican restaurant. However, despite the lack of chilli, all of our food really had the slow-cooked, marinated-for-a-week flavour of real Mexican. We mostly had tacos with tender meat and good flavourings, although crumbly tortillas, and the servings were a decent size for the price, so we loaded up on dishes and still spent less than at nearby steakhouses. Guacamole and enchiladas were also great. Service was variable but I think they served us fine (although they cunningly didn't reveal until late in the night that they spoke perfect English...) and it was very very busy between 9 and 11 (absolutely empty before then).

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here tonight - sat outside and had a very good meal! It was not over spiced but can be revved up as needed. This is a popular place and has queues at partic times. We had quesadillas pollo y a combination plate. Both very good!

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

SO RUDE. They didn’t even try to explain to us what was going on. The guy from the front door looked at us like we were not allowed to even be there ! We left straight away. AVOID if you’re a big fan of great customer service.
This place is horrible from the very beginning !!!

Thank Kiwinatraveler
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Original Mexican food with the possibility to dine outside. Started our meal with a margherita and continued with delicious dishes. Service was quick and staff speaks English.

Thank Sofia I
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

As expected most of the restaurants in Palermo offer steaks, sandwiches and salads and that can become tiresome after a while. So it was not only great to find a restaurant serving Mexican food but with terrific flavors. I've been to many Mexican restaurants and this is right up there with the best of them based on taste, quality, and ambiance. If you are looking for some of the tastiest food in Buenos Aires then this is the place. And the prices are very reasonable. On weeknights, they open at 8 pm but I have seen them open on weekends earlier. The waiters speak English and sorry, no credit cards were taken. It is very popular so arriving when they open is a wise decision. There is seating both outdoors and indoors and you'll like both locations.

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