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La Cabana

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Neighborhood:
Puerto Madero
Steakhouse, Argentinean
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Alicia Moreau de Justo 380 Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4314 3710
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: LA CABAÑA is the most traditional restaurant in Buenos Aires. Established...
LA CABAÑA is the most traditional restaurant in Buenos Aires. Established in 1935, it serves the best Argentine beef on the grill accompanied by excellent wine, a menu that turned La Cabaña into a source of inspiration for local cooking and that has been widely replicated all over the town.We invite you to enjoy any of our grilled beef cuts and, if you are willing to wait for an hour, you can have a unique experience tasting our classic "Great Baby Beef" - we suggest you do, savoring a glass of wine and in nice company.You do not get to know the purest Argentine cuisine without visiting our restaurant.
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 82
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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great location, food and service

We went to La Cabana on the Waterfront at Puerto Madero on a recommendation from some discerning neighbours and friends. We were not disappointed. Excellent location with table, if you want, outside overlooking the water and the general quiet ambience of this area, just 10 minutes in a taxi from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Bath, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Bath, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went to La Cabana on the Waterfront at Puerto Madero on a recommendation from some discerning neighbours and friends. We were not disappointed. Excellent location with table, if you want, outside overlooking the water and the general quiet ambience of this area, just 10 minutes in a taxi from downtown BA. Thought the wine list was particularly good and... More 

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Turku, Finland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We ate there on February 2015. The place was really nice. It looked like a living room in a ranch. There were nice walls and carpets and it was not too big, felt like home. The service was okay but it would have been better if the waiters had been more awake. Food was excellent, best stakes we had in... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We ate at La Cabana our first night in Buenos Aires (first ever in S. America) expecting the legendary fabulous steaks - and were not disappointed. Excellent quality food, well presented and perfectly cooked. Not cheap at towards £100 for 2 people ( aperitif drinks and canapés, salads, steaks, and an excellent Malbec) - but making payment with dollars (rather... More 

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London, UK
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26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We ordered a 300gms (13ozs) rib-eye steak plus salad & mashed potatoes to share. Excellent marbled steak, nice salad, barely edible/uncooked dauphinoise potatoes served in error...soon corrected. Very friendly staff, happy to chat away in English or Spanish. Very attractive terrace which is on the north side of the building which makes it cool even on sunny days. Fairly expensive.

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Frisco, Texas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We went there for dinner as two couples upon the recommendations by the hotel staff. It was their recommendations #3 since they could not get us reservations at their #1 and #2. The location of the restaurant was just beautiful, with open air verandah tables right up against a canal. It was very romantic especially in the evenings. We chose... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant's location on the canal in Peurto Madera is lovely, and if you are really really hungry, they have a lot of huge cuts of beef on the menu - several are 1000 grams, around 35 ounces. We had trouble finding a reasonably sized serving - ended up with the 300 gram rib eye, which was flavorful but quite... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I really had a great time with my dinner last time I was there Try the Vacio Argentino with a chinchilines order and vegetables .... Obviously with a good red wine ! Service was very good... People in Argentina are very friendly Try the pay in local currency to get the best price ( change your dollars only in a... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is a typical Argentinean restaurant. It is located at a very safe and nice place at Puerto Madero. They have good selection of food. Quality is very good as is the service. The ambiance is nice and quite during lunch. Price is good as well

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Mission Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Had booked a table for 3 via the internet for Sunday lunch but when we arrived they didn't really care and we could choose our own table. I had studied the menu on the net and was looking forward to the sweetbreads which you rarely see on the menu in our part of the world. This dish certainly wasn't what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband and I visited this restaurant that was recommended by the concierge at our hotel. It was a wonderful fine dining experience. We got there early enough that we didn't need a reservation but I would recommend making one if you're going later. The entire dining experience was a success. The service, food and atmosphere were perfect. I ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alicia Moreau de Justo 380 Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Puerto Madero
  • Neighborhood: Puerto Madero
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4314 3710

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 60
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

LA CABAÑA is the most traditional restaurant in Buenos Aires. Established in 1935, it serves the best Argentine beef on the grill accompanied by excellent wine, a menu that turned La Cabaña into a source of inspiration for local cooking and that has been widely replicated all over the town.We invite you to enjoy any of our grilled beef cuts and, if you are willing to wait for an hour, you can have a unique experience tasting our classic "Great Baby Beef" - we suggest you do, savoring a glass of wine and in nice company.You do not get to know the purest Argentine cuisine without visiting our restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 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?

Staying in Puerto Madero

Neighborhood Profile
Puerto Madero
From its refurbished red brick buildings and port cranes to its modern skyscrapers and luxurious apartment buildings, Puerto Madero is the perfect combination of old and new. The river provides a quiet, relaxing atmosphere that contrasts with the hustle and bustle of heavy traffic just blocks away. Across the river, flanked by skyscrapers, are beautiful parks and quiet streets that make this neighborhood a unique destination in a city as busy as Buenos Aires. The restaurants, bars, and nightclubs on the docks make it a prime spot for nights out and have come to symbolize this area. Puerto Madero is even more striking after dark, when the lights from the docks and skyscrapers glow against the night sky.