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EL PALACIO DE LA PAPA FRITA (fried potato palace): very good food at a very good price
There are 3 locations but we always went to the one on Corrientes. The ambience is pleasant but nothing special. The walk here from the Wilton is very interesting and you get to rub elbows with the Portenos and can stop at the park and pass numerous shops and cafes. The food is excellent and we would recommend the menu seminal at 44 pesos per person (About $22 for 2 people). This includes a beverage (we had a glass of wine each night, a generous entre, and desert).
Favorite Dish: There were about 8 or 9 entres on this menu and we were especially impressed with the small steak meal (about 12 ounces that included a small salad and the house special fried potatoes) and the beef scalopine meal. There were also a number of tasty desserts included. We liked this restaurant so much that we had dinner here about 4 nights.
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El Palacio de la Papa Frita: The "Papas Souffle"
We had heard so much about this restaurant and its famous "pappas souffle" large fries inflated which are oh so yummy.
On our first day in Buenos Aires after settling into our hotel we decided to take the Subte to Lavelle.
We arrived sometime around 2:30pm and the restaurant was just starting to get busy. We were greeted by a very friendly host/waiter who promptly sat us at a nice table for two. He brought a nice basket of breads and crackers and asked for our drink order. Ferni ordered a Quilmes and I had a "aqua con gas". After giving us a few minutes to look at the menu he walked over and asked us if we knew about their famous "pappas souffle" we immediately told him that is what brought us to the restaurant. He recommended a wonderful combination dish (name escapes me now), which was a large bife de chorizo with an egg on top and the pappas souffle.
As we were enjoying our meal, he walked over and brought us two glasses and served us a "shot" of some type of liquor, I'll have to check my notes for the name.
We had a wonderful experience at this restaurant and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Buenos Aires.
Favorite Dish: The pappas souffle were excellent and so was the bife de chorizo (including the egg). The steak was cooked perfectly and was so huge that I left half my steak while Ferni finished his.
El Palacio de La Papa Frita: An Institution
We'd read about this restaurant and stumbled upon it on our first night in Buenos Aires. It was a great introduction to dining out in BA.
Favorite Dish: I enjoyed the chicken and my husband had a massive steak - don't forget the "papas fritas" - souffle style!
El Palacio de La Papa Frita: Try the "papas souffle"
I can't believe this!
My aunt told me I should try this place... I went and tried it and took the picture just to show her that I'd gone to it...
When I was adding another restaurant tip here in VT; I saw that one of the restaurants already selected for the list to choose from, was El Palacio de la Papa Frita!!!!!!
So, I will add the pictures then! since aparantely, this place is well known or at least, well visited (enough to make it to the ready-made VT list of restaurants in Buenos Aires!)
The old standby serves hearty traditional meals: succulent steaks, homemade pastas, and fresh salads. The papas souffle (inflated french fries) reign supreme; try them with a suculent lomo or with the classic bife.
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