We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Real de Guadalupe, No.13-D, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
9676839699
Website
Add hours for El Argentino and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 229 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

I had read past reviews on this and to be honest being pestered every time we passed it during the week didn't draw us to the place. However on our last night we decided to treat ourselves and try the famous Argentinian steak. Useful for my wife who is a pescatarian there were a couple of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
JonPearson
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

229 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Quality meat Argentinian style! Very nice place to dine, the staff are very friendly. Empanadas are also very good and tasty.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
53 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very good restaurant with the Argentinian food you expect to eat.Excellent meat cuts very well and tastily cooked. Well designed place..the owner is close by to be sure you get the best attention on your meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I had read past reviews on this and to be honest being pestered every time we passed it during the week didn't draw us to the place. However on our last night we decided to treat ourselves and try the famous Argentinian steak. Useful for my wife who is a pescatarian there were a couple of attractive choices. The steak... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have been to this restaurant twice and both times the dinner was delectable. It is in a nice section of town with a good setting for couples and small groups looking for a fine meal and some tasty wine.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Nice ambiance! A little expensive but worth it! Try their smoked trout ! Also try the arrachera if you eat beef!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Sometimes excellent sometimes average. But the experience is better with Hassan, the best waiter in the restaurant!.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Been there with my girlfriend. The restaurant looks very promising in terms of menu and location. The food in the end was nothing special. The price was quite high compared to San Cristobal's average, but the real problem is that this was not justified by higher/better quality. Service very poor: we ordered a starter (baked cheese) and 2 mains. After... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich
Level Contributor
48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

El Argentino is a steak house on the main pedestrian street in San Cristobal. There are many restaurants around but their man outside was effectively persuasive. The layout and atmosphere were attractive and pleasant. The food was fairly standard but of high quality and well presented. The steaks (their main raison d'etre) were excellent. Service was good, and prices reasonable... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gibraltar, null, Gibraltar
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

went three times. Tried salmon ,tuna both very good but the highlight was the entrana the best beef I can remember tasting. The service was good the house wine good and the place had a nice elegant ambience with its high wooden beam ceiling.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Over-priced by Mexican standards. Not as good as steaks in Nicaragua, and certainly not the best place in San Cristobal DLC.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed El Argentino also viewed

San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
 
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
 

Been to El Argentino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about El Argentino

Address: Real de Guadalupe, No.13-D, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
Phone Number: 9676839699
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  San Cristobal de las Casas
Cuisine: Argentinean, South American

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Real de Guadalupe, No.13-D, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Phone Number: 9676839699

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Argentino staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?