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La Vaca Argentina

Ribera del Manzanares 123, 28008 Madrid, Spain
+34 915593780
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Ranked #828 of 6,491 Restaurants in Madrid
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Price range: $41 - $68
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An early 20th century detached house hosts a discreet restaurant located just by the river Manzanares, close to the Principe Pio railway station and shopping centre. A mixture of seasonal specials and selected Argentinean beef cuts, sirloin and T-bone, are all served in a peaceful environment with a garden terrace. It is an ideal stop after a stroll along the river banks.
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70% Recommend
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great jamon. Good selection of wines, including 3/8 bottles. Steaks cooked to perfection. Service a wee bit slow, but to an annoying degree.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went there on my stag do on Saturday, 22 of us, everyone raving about the steaks, plenty wine(malbec) and beers and the bill came to less than 40 euros per head, the kobe beef was awesome!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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351 reviews 351 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Good location on the banks of the Manzanares river, simple 'authentic' interior decoration and amenable to some thorough cleaning and refurbishment. But staff was extremely friendely and efficient. And the food, especially the lomo alto, was delicious!

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Alicante, Spain
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Went here for a birthday meal. Had 4 x starters, 4 x steaks with sides 2 x desserts, 2 x bottles of wine and 4 x Gin and tonics for 210€... its literally on the Plaza Opera by the Real Teatro... beautiful. Would recommend reserving seats as went at 2100 and by 2145 no tables left. Top tip - dont... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Not like if you were in Argentina, but meat was very good and price is high, but accwptable. 90? dor 3 persons with white drinks included.

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Detroit, Michigan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We landed in Madrid very late and got to our hotel at 11:30pm. Starving we went out for a walk around the square to see what we could find - luckily we found this restaurant. service was good, food was tasty (must like red meat..) atmosphere was entertaining. We ate well after 12:30 am and the place was hopping.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We had a business dinner in La Vaca and were advised to have steak as they specialize on beef. It was a very good advise. I ordered medium and received precisely medium. Meat was tender and succulent, really one of the best steaks I ever ate. Entrees were varied (chorizos, mushrooms, some other nice things) and equally delicious. Vine was... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

When I was in madrid I Wanted to eat good meat.I found it via internet so very pleased. We ordered T-bone black angus steak for 3. Service,hospitality and wine were so good, they made us happy

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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124 reviews 124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The beef: excellent. The preparation: perfect. The wine: exquisite. The service: spectacular. I'm a steak guy - this place does it right. Located steps from some of the best art museums in the world, finish up a day of artistic revelry with divine carnivorism.

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Voorhout, The Netherlands
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

You can find this restaurant across the Opera, near Plaza Mayor. Here, you will feel welcome! So much attention from the serving staff and the food is fresh and so tastefull! Go and enjoy!!

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