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La Cabana

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Puerto Madero
Steakhouse, Barbecue, 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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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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 steak on the water front

La Cabana's setting is reminiscent of rural Argentina- old world iron chandeliers and other antiques abound. The view of the waterfront from the outdoor patio is spectacular and it is heated so it's ideal even on cooler nights. We ordered steaks and a salad- it came with a great amuse bouche... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Lakewood, Colorado
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Excellent food and customer service!! Much variety of meats and the presentation was really good. The way the meats were cooked was in English style so cooked to perfection!! They know what they were doing!! Ask for the chorizo de campo and the Ojo de bife...

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Lakewood, Colorado
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

La Cabana's setting is reminiscent of rural Argentina- old world iron chandeliers and other antiques abound. The view of the waterfront from the outdoor patio is spectacular and it is heated so it's ideal even on cooler nights. We ordered steaks and a salad- it came with a great amuse bouche: empanadita, spoon of chicken soup, and cracker with cheese.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You will eat the best steak of Buenos Aires. Nice restaurante, gorgeous view of Puerto Madero with excelent service. Order the Ojo de Bife!!

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14 helpful votes 14 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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31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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40 restaurant reviews
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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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35 helpful votes 35 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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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 60
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, 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 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.