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El Pequeno Buenos Aires

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Barbecue, Argentinean
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Tulum 77780, Mexico
9848064505
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good drinks, good wifi

We went twice while in Tulum. They had good food, great margaritas and strong wifi. it is conveniently on the main strip in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It's bad when the only positive thing you can point to is the chimichurri. We got the camarones and the arrachera nacional. The shrimp were clearly frozen and the steak was just fair. The guacamole and beans weren't bad. To top it off though my girlfriend ordered a sangria and got a cup with half red wine and half lemonade.... More 

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Rainy Lancashire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Have been here twice now last year and April this year we came back to have the mixed grill for two people. It was fantastic and was big enough for 3 even four people! We took what we couldnt eat home with us and all the dogs in Tulum followed us home.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Was craving Argentinian so we ended up dining here for dinner. Ordered empanadas, mixed grill for 2, Vacio. The empanadas were delicious but the mixed grill which was a huge portion of different meats were under seasoned and tough. The Vacio would have been delicious if there was any salt on it. The blandness prevented me from enjoying this nice... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We went twice while in Tulum. They had good food, great margaritas and strong wifi. it is conveniently on the main strip in town.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

this restaurant was our first dinner option in tulúm after we arrived. our guide recommended that place, so we went to check it out. we went there early around 5.30pm and there were not many other guests around. it took the waiters a bit to attend us, beecause they were following the superbowl on the screens in the restaurants. but... More 

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Ottawa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Returned to this restaurant several days ago and thought I would pass this along. The food and service was just as good as before. After reading all the reviews about the discrepancy in the bills, I decided to pay particular attention to the prices as we were ordering (4 people) and what the total should be. This time we received... More 

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Holderness, New Hampshire, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were patrons at El Pequeno Buenos Aires 4 years ago and had a fine meal. We decided to go back on our most recent trip to Tulum. When we arrived, we learned that the restaurant had changed hands and, although the decor looked slightly different, everything else was the same. Sadly, I cannot recall the name of our waiter,... More 

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Cagliari
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114 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I had churrasco and my friend had empanadas. My churrasco was actually very nice. Her empanadas close to terrible. Not to mention they were fried and not grilled or baked. The bread they served us to begin with was stale. Overall, it was very pricey. I would not go again.

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Pottstown, PA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Food was good but got ripped off with the check. They add 11% on but try to say it's a tax. He laughs with his buddies, stammers, and shakes his leg when you ask about it. It just says T S on the check which is confusing and he scribbles a big square around the total which almost covers the... More 

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Sunrise, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The food was good. The waiter was friendly. But watch out! When he brought the bill, he read off the items we had ordered and told us the total amount but never gave us the bill. We thought it was high but paid it and gave him a tip on top of it. We left but felt that something was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tulum 77780, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: 9848064505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?