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La Vaca Argentina - Las Cortes

#1,811 of 7,272 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Huertas
Argentinean
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San Agustin 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 913601599
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1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: One of the most innovative restaurants in the business area of Madrid...
One of the most innovative restaurants in the business area of Madrid, this restaurant resounds with the city atmosphere, bringing together a mix of cold materials and warm lighting. This is a real oasis in the heart of the business district where you can enjoy fantastic classics of traditional Argentinean cuisine from the grill of the skilled chefs. You can see some truly striking decorative elements such as the central corridor's forest of bamboo made of steel. Towards the end, a glass terrace presents you with spectacular views of the Picasso Tower and Azca Gardens.
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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
For meatlovers

We had good diner here. De steaks were juicy and cooked to perfection. De wine was reasonably priced. We had a good night out, with a tastefull diner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
brandweer
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Oudenaarde, Belgium
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oudenaarde, Belgium
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We had good diner here. De steaks were juicy and cooked to perfection. De wine was reasonably priced. We had a good night out, with a tastefull diner.

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Singapore, Singapore
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145 reviews 145 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Like some reviewers, I was puzzled that this restaurant was barely half full on a weekend evening, as its steaks were works of art and were simply delicious. My wife and I ordered one Argentinian and one Black Angus, and both were seasoned and expertly grilled to our liking. Decently priced too, under 30euros each. Like the nearby El Barril... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Nice restaurant in the center of Madrid. If you like meat, it is a good place to explore. They have a nice choice or cuts Argentinian and European. I had the meatballs and the Kobe cut and it was really good. The desserts are not perhaps the most interesting part of the menu.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Arriving at 9.45pm, we were shown to a table in a completely empty restaurant. Having misinterpreted Trip Advisor reviews we thought we were in for an empanadas experience, alas there was only one on the menu, which in fairness was delicious. Main courses arrived, my Argentinian steak, her chargrilled chicken, and the restaurant was still completely empty. Her chicken was... More 

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england
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112 reviews 112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Really excellent steak and epic Malbec Mendoza, great value and all you would want from a top steak restaurant

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Burlington, Vermont
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We were referred to this restaurant by the front desk at our hotel. We were not disappointed! We had arrived in Madrid that afternoon and didn't realize how late it was until we left the restaurant. The staff didn't try to rush us at all. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Trondheim
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Booked a christmas dinner for around 35 associates in December 2013. We had booked the table for 21:30, but the last few of us did not arrive until 22:15 and the restaurant's flexibility in response to this was highly appreciated. The service was discrete, efficient and professional, yet managed to offer a personal touch. Even though we were slightly louder... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Six of us ate there and our meals varied tremendously. Two had perfect meat and said the beef generally was superb - one order for well done had to go back twice and the salad and fries were not changed but left swimming in the the same juices/ blood - not so good- nor the pasta. I guess you just... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

My mom and I wanted to have a nice dinner before leaving Spain and this was recommended to us by the owner of the B&B where we stayed. We walked over at 7:30 pm to find that it opened at 8:30 pm. It was totally worth the wait. We had an amazing bottle of wine, some of the best steak... More 

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Dakar, Senegal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We wandered into this restaurant and were able to get a table downstairs. It was not disappointing. The steak was of the finest quality as was the wine and all the entrees. We had a great night. We had a 3 course meal that came with the wine inclusive and some options of food to suit individual preferences. The ambiance... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Agustin 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighborhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 913601599

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 54
  • Cuisine: Argentinean

Description

One of the most innovative restaurants in the business area of Madrid, this restaurant resounds with the city atmosphere, bringing together a mix of cold materials and warm lighting. This is a real oasis in the heart of the business district where you can enjoy fantastic classics of traditional Argentinean cuisine from the grill of the skilled chefs. You can see some truly striking decorative elements such as the central corridor's forest of bamboo made of steel. Towards the end, a glass terrace presents you with spectacular views of the Picasso Tower and Azca Gardens.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Huertas

Neighborhood Profile
Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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