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El Pequeno Buenos Aires

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic Empanadas & service

Popped in to watch the US Open as they have a big screen. Ended up having some empanadas to accompany the beer and glad I did as they were very good. I didnt get to eat the steaks but looking at the ones on the tables next door I wish I had saved some room as it looked great, especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Tyler, Texas
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank LolaRamona
Akumal, Mexico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Food, Great Service. Our waiter Luis was very helpful. He was very attentive to our needs and wants at the table and had great information on the different types of meals and beverages. We settled on the "Vacio" steak dinner and it was LARGE and delicious!

Thank Kirby D
Winter Haven, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

My husband and another couple visited this restaurant for dinner last night. He had the vacio steak and I had the arrachera steak. Both of us had the half portions, which were both large portions. Both of our meals were cooked perfectly and the steak was absolutely delicious. This is by far the best steak we have ever had in... More 

Thank AkumalLinda
Truckee, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Fantastic steaks! Try the French fries "A caballo"... Dinner or lunch- this is the place for steak in Tulum...Louis is a great waiter! Ask for him

Thank CJLTahoe
Bremen, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Great beef, half portions are already a full sized meal including delicious rilled vegetables. Original Argentinian cuts, though only the standards, missed a coalita de cuadril. I enjoyed the great service of Luis a lot, too. Very quick yet welcoming, warm and friendly. ps. the dulce de leche on the flan casero is the real deal not the goat-wannabee stuff... More 

Thank elCheAleman
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Popped in to watch the US Open as they have a big screen. Ended up having some empanadas to accompany the beer and glad I did as they were very good. I didnt get to eat the steaks but looking at the ones on the tables next door I wish I had saved some room as it looked great, especially... More 

Thank LonNW3
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

El Pequeno Buenos Aires restaurant was a fun place to go. I visited with my daughter on our last night there. I had Milanesa and my daughter had arrachera. They were both very good! There was a singer performing while we were having dinner with the voice of an angel. The restaurant has a pet dog which is very well... More 

Thank Colomboamericana
Akumal, Q.Roo, Mx
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and I have eaten at Buenos Aires Tulum about once a year for 13 years. While it has not always been perfect, we never had a bad meal. Went yesterday for a beef fix. We ordered the short ribs and a side of rice. The meat was so tough a knife would not separate the bones. The piece... More 

Thank bajathecat
Santa Cruz, California
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Argentinians really know their way around beef and this restaurant is no exception. Food was excellent, large portions an courteous service. Also serves as a great sports bar with several TV's broadcasting all different sports.

Thank David R

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


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