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    by TheUnknownTourist
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    by clmetal
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  • The Grant's: An Argentine Buffet

    by TheUnknownTourist Updated Aug 19, 2007

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    The Grant's serves all kinds of meat in a variety of ways through a buffet. It was not the best restaurant I went to in Buenos Aires, but I was satisfied. I find it interesting that, of all the American Presidents to name a restaurant after, the owners selected one of the most mediocre Presidents in the history of the U.S. At any rate, I'm pretty sure there will never be a "The Bush's" in Buenos Aires.

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    General tips about eating in Buenos Aires: Huge Steak!!

    by nattybabe Written Sep 5, 2006

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    I have to say that the steak we had in Buenos Aires was second to none and coming from Australia that’s a big statement!! Argentina specialises in beef and you will be hard pressed to find better steak (and leather) anywhere else in the world.

    You will find good steak restaurants all over the city but we found a fantastic steak house down on the waterside that we fell in love with. Be aware though that when you order you are just ordering the steak (which is HUGE), any side dishes will have to be ordered separately. Enjoy!!

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  • Elisabetta: Very nice, excellent food

    by maryel Updated Apr 7, 2006

    The place is very nicely decorated.The lightning is excellent as well as the food and the home-baked bread! The dishes are exquisite. I had a spinach balls in cheese sauce...! Fullyn Italians. And the "rabas"( fried slices of squid) were really tender. My daughter had chicken kidneys and fiied sliced potatoes. Yummie...! The place is quiet but lively and full of nice people. It is located in a fashion place near the Zoo, the Botanic Garden, Polo Field and the Golf Course. A beautiful neighbourhood.

    The Italian spata is their special. You can have pasta stuffed with sqaud. Never had before...! And the griled tenderloin or any meat is out of this world...!

    Favorite Dish: Pasta and meat. No way...!

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    General tips about eating in Buenos Aires: Eat by the water

    by clmetal Updated Feb 14, 2006

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    The best restaurants we found were on the water. Service and food were excellent, while the prices are shockingly LOW. We were downing wine and eating away. Waiters in tuxes. Probably around $25 per person total (many times cheaper than something comparable in the US.

    Behind the water was another strip of restaurants that also appeared to be very good

    My 2nd & 3rd pictures are random; nothing to do with their restaurants

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    La Americana: Empanadas

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Mar 13, 2005

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    A Treat of Argentinian Empanadas & Wine

    Empanadas are tasty pastry turnovers that can be stuffed with any number of ingrediants. The most common of these are pollo (chicken), carne (beef), ham, cheese, boiled eggs, olives or just plain old vegetables.

    The pastry is cooked either by baking it (horno) or you can go with the heavier fried version (fritas). We stuck with horno when we ordered these delightful little treats at various stages of our Argentine journey.

    Favorite Dish: For our in-room meal, we ordered a mixture of ham & cheese, chicken and meat (piquant) empanadas, washed down with some of great Argentine wines that we had earlier bought at the local supermarket. We determined that we seemed to prefer the juicy meat empanadas, and usually ordered them later in the trip (something quick at an airport restaurant while waiting for our flight departure).

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    Aqullos Años: Aquellos Años

    by Shakermaker Updated Mar 1, 2005

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    Aquellos Años is located in Costanera Norte (Av. Rafael Obligado y La Pampa).
    Style: intenational, local (parilla - meat)
    This is a great place to have local food. The average price is $30 ( around U$S 10) without wine.

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    General tips about eating in Buenos Aires: Las Cuartetas, exquisita pizza...

    by MeZuGa Written Feb 13, 2005

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    Las Cuartetas.

    las cuartetas, una de las pizzerías mas antiguas de Buenos aires, sigue manteniendo su estilo antiguo…

    Las Cuartetas is one of the oldest pizzerias in Buenos Aires. It carries on
    serving pizza in its old style.

    Favorite Dish: I like all pizzas...

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    General tips about eating in Buenos Aires: Fast food

    by MeZuGa Written Feb 13, 2005

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    Subway

    Subway, faad food ubicado en pleno centro, tipico de Ee. Uu. Donde se comen unos exquisitos sándwich.

    Subway, fast food located front and centre, typical of the United States where
    they eat exquisite sandwiches.

    Favorite Dish: I like vegetarian sandwiche

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    General tips about eating in Buenos Aires: hip hop reastaurant

    by bob_frassinetti Updated May 11, 2004

    ....por Arroyo, en lo mejor del Retiro porteno se divisa la Torre Mihanovich.

    Evocacion neocl?sica de un faro iluminando el Rio de la Plata, refleja la atmosfera de elegancia de los anos 20.

    Recientemente restaurado, denota un esplendor que supera al pasado bajo el nombre de Sofitel Buenos Aires.

    Sobre una sinuosa calle de galerias repletas de arte porte?o y europeo, se accede en pocos pasos, a una promenade interna, de techo de cristal y traslucencias arquitectonicas, que indican los sitios del reposo y el distinguidisimo relax.

    A nuestra derecha Le Sud, pequeno y suntuoso resto.

    Imbuido en un estilo Art Deco liberal y con un servicio esplendido y discreto, permite un almuerzo ( en este caso) intimo y delicioso.

    La carta, restricta a un menu de opciones que configuraban un prix fixeo, no por ello dejo de ser una seleccion impecable de excelente factura..

    El plato principal supero al apetizer en su conjugacion de sabor y volumenes.

    El abadejo cubeteado sumergido en suave crema especiada yac?a sobre un crujiente de hojaldre y verduras cuyo sabor subido, constru?a una fusi?n excelente con el delicado del sabor del pescado.

    En la selecci?n de mi partenaire el inicio fue un delicioso escabeche de ave seguido por un conejo salseado en suave crema de mostaza francesa.

    Los postres excelentes tanto la delicada envoltura tibia de manzanas, como la terrina de tres chocolates.

    Todo generosamente regado por un Merlot afrutado.

    La bibliotheque, magn?fica opci?n de la margen izquierda de la callecita interna del hotel nos propuso un pronto regreso para un late brunch, si la ocasi?n lo permitiera.

    I'll be translatting next this note I wrote,hope all the sme that some of you are able to read it! Bob Frassinetti.

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  • La Brigada-San Telmo: la bife de loma

    by patjohn Updated Feb 15, 2004

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    The most fantastic meal and the presentation was superb!! Bife de Loma is what we call filet mignon. This is the first time in our many travels we have seen a steak CUT WITH A SPOON as it was being served to us...absolutely delicious..full of flavor and not a drop of dripping grease or charcoal edges. A very nice restaurant, linen table service and waiters more than willing to please your palate. We ordered the most expensive Malbec wine on the menu..90 pesos ( US$30.00). Two hours later ( no meal is rushed in Buenos Aires) we were done dining, a cab was called for us and the waiters were at the door to shake our hands and say Adios and Buenos Nochas....I would recommend this neighborhood restaurant to anyone!! Oh, by the way..for the entire meal (for both of us)..four courses, wine and tip...pesos 200. USD ~$66.00.

    Favorite Dish: Bife da Loma

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    General tips about eating in Buenos Aires: Where To Go

    by Marcos_BA Updated Feb 2, 2004

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    Buenos Aires is a city full of bars and restaurants. There is food for everyone, from "asado" (Argentine barbecue) to sushi.

    Porteños never have dinner before 8:30 / 9 in the evening, so don't expect anything before that time.

    The most popular areas are Palermo, Recoleta, Puerto Madero and Las Cañitas. You should reservate first, especially in some places, or you will have to wait for ours- we Porteños love going out for dinner or drink something.

    Basically, Argentine food is not original at all. It mainly consists in meat, salads, potatoes and bread. We are meat-adicts, and I am sure you will be too after coming here.

    If you are vegetarian, don't worry. We also have dozens of different fishes for you to enjoy.

    A national dessert is the "flan con dulce de leche". It consists in flan with a very special caramel you can't see anywhere else in the world.

    Ice creams are also excellent in Buenos Aires. You should try some of Freddo, Volta and Persicco.

    Argentine wines are famous worlwide, so you should try some. A good red wine shouldn't be more expensive than 15 pesos per bottle.

    Beer in Argentina means Quilmes. This brand is everywhere, from a "eat all you can for 10 pesos" to the Hilton Hotel.

    We of course also have different sodas (Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light, Sprite, Fanta, etc.) and water. Tap water is drinkable in Buenos Aires.

    ¡Buen provecho!
    Enjoy your meal!

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    Various: Cafe/Restaurant Servicio Service Charges

    by Randyi66 Updated Jan 31, 2004

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    Cafe receipt showing servicio charge

    If you are an American you might be surprised to learn that some restaurants/cafes have a cover charge to sit down and a charge for bread. If a waiter asks if you want some kind of bread be sure to ask if it is gratis or no gratis. For example we went to a restaurant on Santa Fe and the waiter asked if we wanted some kind of Pizza Pan and manteca. Ignorant as we were we said yeah. When we received our la encuenta (check) it had 3 charges of $3 pesos (one for each person in our party of three). There was also a $1 peso cover charge. Considering that our actual food was only $11 pesos per person, the $3 pesos for bread was a little surprising. However, I will say that the pizza pan was good, but I wouldn't have ordered it had we known it was going to be that much extra per person. Additionally we had ordered dishes that included french fries and empanadas so it's my opionion that the waiter should've asked us about eating so much bread material. We take the full responsibility, of course but don't take things for granted and you won't be surprised. Bon appetit!

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    Buenos Aires Pizza: It's the cheese stupid!

    by Randyi66 Written Jan 31, 2004

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    Buenos Aires pizza and napkins

    If you are a cheese pizza lover you're gonna go loco in Buenos Aires. Pizza is pretty different in BA-town. In fact, it's all about the cheese. Toppings such as whole olives (with the pits), red bell peppers and tree bark (just kidding, or am I?) are relegated to garnish status. Apparently the beautiful Porteno people don't like too much tomato sauce messing up their Prada suits either, cuz they use much less of it than we do in El Norte. It's a nice change of pace, unless you're lactose intol. How do you say "Lactaid" in Espanol?

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    Various: Drinking water... con gas or sin gas

    by Randyi66 Updated Jan 31, 2004

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    If you order agua (water) you'll invaribly be asked whether your want it "con gas" (with gas) or "sin gas" (without gas), The con gas is kinda like carbonated mineral water and the sin gas being like regular bottled water. If you want ice, you'll probably have to ask for that too since they don't usually bring it automatically.

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    Various: What in the heck are gaseosas?

    by Randyi66 Written Jan 31, 2004

    In a nutshell, gaseosas are what we call soda or pop. Coke, Sprite, Pepsi, etc. are examples. All the major beverage companies are in full force in Buenos Aires with their brands. You'll even see other products that we don't have in the U.S. but are made by these same companies. If you want ice with your gaseosas, you'll probably have to ask for it.

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