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El Argentino

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Real de guadalupe No.13-D, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
9676839699
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Essentially a steak house - but a good one.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Christopher W
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Norwich
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 

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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 

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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.

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Ottawa, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

So we just had the best meat we have had in a very long time! I must say that both my wife and I are steak lovers and we have eaten steak not only in the USA but around the world, including Argentina! This Bife was simply outstanding in flavor and texture. Simply brilliant! If you like steaks and "know... More 

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Tulum, Mexico
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Our famiy enjoyed empanadas and burgers here for lunch, it has about 7 tables , two outside and pays homage to all things argentino! The price was high to fair and they have Mate!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It was our third or fourth night in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, when we decided to treat our palates and dine at one of the nicest restaurants on the Real de Guadalupe. I speak, of course, of El Argentino. Impeccable service and fabulous cuisine. It was a cold night, but the warm atmosphere there made for a wonderful... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It' ishard to cook steak badly. But both Steaks around our table were both overcooked and cold. Not great. The restaurant was strange. It has very high specification decor so looks the part. The wine menu is massively overpriced versus other local restaurants and this is clearly where the margin is made to pay for the decor. There were loads... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Excellent quality meat, which they import from Canada, and which they cook to perfection. The starters were not as good and the wine quite expensive but a nice ambiente in the restaurant.

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Bromma, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Me and my wife and two friends visited the restaurant two consequtive days when we stayed in San Cristobal during our round trip in Mexico. We all liked the atmosphere, the service, the food (=excellent) and the wines.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?