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Marcelo

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Alicia Moreau de Justo 1140, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4342-8243
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sun - Thu 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 462
    Excellent
  • 247
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hands down the best Italian seafood pasta ever!

Went to Marcelo on 1 March 2015 for dinner based on Tripadvisor's reviews and it was the best decision ever! Except for the waiter knowing little English, everything else was just perfect and the food was simply delicious, including the freshly made bread with lots of variety on offer. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
MaximusCruiser
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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812 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Went to Marcelo on 1 March 2015 for dinner based on Tripadvisor's reviews and it was the best decision ever! Except for the waiter knowing little English, everything else was just perfect and the food was simply delicious, including the freshly made bread with lots of variety on offer. We ordered the mushroom risotto and seafood pasta to share... their... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was our last meal in Buenos Aires, and one of our best! Superb pasta and salad, wonderfully seasoned and beautifully presented. The service was outstanding and the restaurant was spotless, and wonderfully maintained. Most of the dishes are meant to be shared with two.

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VIrginia Beach
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Great pasta dishes. We had the eggplant parmigiana (appetizer) and stuffed ravioli (entree to share). Great sauces! Portions are very large. We had no room for a meat dish. Our waiter, Gustavo, was excellent. Very attentive, decanted our Malbec and was always there when we needed something. Highly recommend Marcelo.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

All pasta and risotto dishes are prepared to share (for 2) and we had a fantastic gorgonzola risotto with fried salmon. This quick dinner cost us 560 Peso (Risotto, 2x cubierto (good breads but no butter or anything else), 1 bottle of water, 1 glass of white wine) (+ tip) and left a feeling of having paid far too much.

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

In the land where cow is king, Marcelo was the best meal my family had eaten that we went back a 2nd time. I mean, the moment we left and got back to the hotel, we were talking about what night we were going back!!! I'm originally from NYC & Italian and have traveled to Italy a few times, so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Arrived around 7.30 pm with no reservation on a Monday evening. Fitted us in. Beautifully laid tables and a pleasant ambience once the restaurant filled up a little. Service was good - half bottle of Malbec was enough for us this time! Food was excellent; grilled octopus to start and a fabulous crepe with langoustines. We would have preferred the... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I recently had dinner at Marcelo's and it was fabulous. Real Italian food offering many choices. The pastas are amazing and freshly made in house. The prawns were excellent. We had a very nice server and the atmosphere was relaxed. We would definitely recommend for good Italian food

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

One of the best pasta places in town. Don't expect economic prices, but the dishes serve at least 2-3 people, so the overall cost relation is acceptable. Although the good wine list also has salted prices. Service is certainly one of the high points in this quite modern, riverside restaurant. If you like Italian, want to change from the parilla's... More 

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chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

When you first walk in you may expect some big box cookie cutter Italian food. But when you actually taste the food you will be shocked. The staff speak little English so be prepared to muddle through the menu but it's worth it! Best pasta we've had in a very long time! On par with what you would expect in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The ambience is very nice regardless of being very crowded. The food was well prepared and very tasty. Very decent servings for two per dish. The waiter was very friendly. Overall, a great experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alicia Moreau de Justo 1140, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > El Centro
  • Neighborhood: El Centro
  • Phone Number: 4342-8243

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am

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