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El Pequeno Buenos Aires

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Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Fantastic meal! The steak dishes are to die for. They are too much food for 1 person and pricey because of the portions. 2 people can get their fill on one steak entre, so consider this when pricing and ordering.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
S. Alberta
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Cardigan, Wales, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located near the centre of Tulum Buenos Aires is an open and relaxed restaurant. Serving a range of different dishes. On both occasions I had steak, which was cooked as requested both times, served once with some stunning peppercorn sauce. The chicken wings starters where tasty and satisfying. The service was always very friendly and the drink selection is extensive.... More 

Thank Byron R
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Argentina, famous for their beef, does not disappoint with this Argentinian grill. Meat is heavily emphasized on their menu and that's what we usually order. We have eaten here probably 18 to 20 times in the last 10 years and it has always been great. Open aired, reasonable selection of alcohol, copious amounts of meat, and good atmosphere. I have... More 

Thank Henry W
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very hungry and looking forward to a nice lunch since our previous experience just a few days ago was OK. I stress just OK 3 days prior we stopped in for dinner with 2 other friends. Everyone else ordered steak and I had chicken. The lady across from me had steak . Although it was tasty it was... More 

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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best meat in mexico. We start with chalchiza sousge and ampenada, they was perfect, we continue with 400g beef filet and 200g of top sirlion steak, the taist of the meet is just perfect, so fresh, exactly the Coke size, the crew also so nice, they have a patience and they help and explain everything.

Thank Yakir A
Truckee, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Our "go to" place for incredible steak and ask for Luis...great service!!! The 1/2 order Vacio with fries con huevos is really really good!!! We have a home in Akumal and this place is one of our absolute favorites

Thank CJLTahoe
Tulum, Mexico
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I live in the area so I have had the opportunity to compare and contrast the restaurants here. I consider this to be the best steak restaurant in Tulum. The steak is all imported. I would recommend getting the half portions. They are sufficient to leave you full and it saves you money. Personally, I think the best cut is... More 

Thank QRoo_Paul
Framingham, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I am Argentinian and I loved it. We asked for a "parrillada" which is a dish that has a bit of everything and it was just like in Argentina. We bypassed the beloved sweetbreads because we didn't like them, but they replaced them with more "asado de tira" which we love. We took the leftovers to our hotel and had... More 

Thank Samanta S
S. Alberta
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Fantastic meal! The steak dishes are to die for. They are too much food for 1 person and pricey because of the portions. 2 people can get their fill on one steak entre, so consider this when pricing and ordering.

Thank lorneh
Tyler, Texas
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

We ordered the vacio steak and split it with the mashed potatoes. Absolutely amazing. We could not stop oooing and ahhing. The place was packed and everyone was doing the same thing we were. A very enjoyable meal. I'm bringing my mom next week. And cold cold beers served.

Thank SquishyTishy
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

First of all, don't be put off by the prices here. The steaks are far too large for one person to eat! However they do offer "half portions" which are about the size of a 10oz steak. My husband had the filet and I had the one that started with a 'v' (can't recall but the waiter recommended it as... 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: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?