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Buenos Aires Restaurant Woodfire Grill

234 Jervois Road, Herne Bay, New Zealand
(09) 360 0678
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Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Herne Bay
Hours:
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: We finally opened the new Buenos Aires Restaurant at 234 Jervois Rd, Herne Bay in August 2010, featuring the NZ-first open woodfire grill (worldwide known Argentinean-style "Parrilla", as we call it - the secret to the flavour and tenderness of our meals). While this is a traditional grill in most restaurants in Argentina, this concept took New Zealand by surprise, as during our opening night two Fire Brigade Trucks came over to try to put out the fire! (Of course we invited the firefighters for dinner and had a big laugh about it). The concept of having the Parrilla upfront of the restaurant is to set up a relaxed atmosphere to share with family and friends, and of course, savouring a delicious steak cooked to true "gaucho" style and flavour while enjoying fine and luscious Argentinean or New Zealand red wine.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: We finally opened the new Buenos Aires Restaurant at 234 Jervois Rd, Herne Bay in August 2010, featuring the NZ-first open woodfire grill (worldwide known Argentinean-style "Parrilla", as we call it - the secret to the flavour and tenderness of our meals). While this is a traditional grill in most restaurants in Argentina, this concept took New Zealand by surprise, as during our opening night two Fire Brigade Trucks came over to try to put out the fire! (Of course we invited the firefighters for dinner and had a big laugh about it). The concept of having the Parrilla upfront of the restaurant is to set up a relaxed atmosphere to share with family and friends, and of course, savouring a delicious steak cooked to true "gaucho" style and flavour while enjoying fine and luscious Argentinean or New Zealand red wine.
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English first
Te Puke, NZ
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

All three of us ordered steaks. The steaks were just the way we had ordered. The idea of choosing two sides is a wonderful idea. The sides were very tasty especially the beetroot and potato salad. The staff were very efficient and friendly. We even tried out our Spanish. The atmosphere was great, even the noisy party group nevt door... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

A group of ten us went last thursday. The menu was typical Argentinian so nothing new there. If you ordered a main you could choose two sides to go with it. This is where we had our first problem, they had run out of the their own prepared Argentinian steak and also the Argentinian red wine was not available. We... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Amazing food and hospitality, authentic and relaxed atmosphere with an extensive menu for food and drinks. Since moving to Melbourne, I have gone back to Auckland to eat here, and plan all future trips around when I'll have dinner at Buenos Aires Grill! Yum!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We went here last night what a treat, the steaks were so tender and very generous portion sizes. My partner got the big T-bone and it filled the plate. I had the scotch fillet wrapped in bacon very nice and tender. When you order off the grill you get to pick two sides as well, and they have a good... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Well worth the walk from the CBD. Classic Argentinean food (steaks, dulche de leche pancakes etc), well cooked in substantial portions at reasonable prices in a pleasant restaurant with friendly staff. What more do you want?

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

A very different experience with great food. The steaks are awesome and taste great straight from the woodfire grill. The chimichuri dipping sauce is also very good. Highly recommended.

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New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

We will return! This was a great meal ... The steaks superb and substantial. Staff friendly and willing to assist. Sat outside with an overhead heater, however it's much warmer inside if weather is cool.

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auckland new zealand
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170 reviews 170 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Nice food,plenty of it and friendly efficient service. The wine was generally Argentinian and good. We had been seated outside and it was qute cold there. With no effort and good humour( even though they were full,) they managed to give us a nice table indoors. Impressed.

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Auckland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is definitely one of my favourite restaurants. The owner is friendly, the bbq is always smelling amazing, atmosphere is great, but the best thing is the food. I would recommend the choripan to start (chorizo sausage with bread), and the scotch fillet steak. I didn't even like steak before I went there! Take your appetite!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

My wife & I are Libran's.I look for somewhere suitable for a family meal.As my wife & I are planning on visiting Sth America soon I saw this Restaurant on the net. The 5 of us arrived at 7-30pm and were welcomed warmly.The staff were very attentive all night with alteration's to the food and drink requirement's no problem. The... More

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