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El Bistro

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Martha Salotti 445, Buenos Aires, Argentina
54 11 4010 9200
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A combination of the tenement houses known as conventillosand the working...
A combination of the tenement houses known as conventillosand the working class neighborhoods known as arrabales —withjust a touch of Belle Epoque— cocina criolla, or Argentine cuisine, isknown for the diverse ingredients of our fertile lands.Our Cocina del Fin del Mundo is ripe with this history and localculinary traditions. Diners will be treated to a feast of flavors,aromas and textures, with fruits of our Patagonia region preparedaccording to the ancestral cooking techniques used in classicdishes from the Andes.Mezcla de conventillo, arrabal y belle epoque, la cocina criolla sedefine por su diversidad y por la creatividad con que los ingredientesde estas prolíficas tierras se combinaron con las antiguasrecetas llegadas desde el puerto junto a miles de familiasde inmigrantes.Nuestra Cocina del Fin del Mundo se nutre de esta historia y tradiciónculinaria. Se vuelve así un verdadero festín de sabores, fraganciasy texturas cuando se encuentra en el plato con los frutosde nuestra Patagonia profunda y ancestrales técnicas de cocciónde las más típicas recetas andinas.
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
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Wow. The Faena Hotel is simply stunning. Even walking up to this phenomenal restaurant is an experience…and then you eat. I can not rave enough about how great this restaurant is. The service staff is phenomenal and so accommodating. The amuse bouche was a great intro to what would be an even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Toronto
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Toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Wow. The Faena Hotel is simply stunning. Even walking up to this phenomenal restaurant is an experience…and then you eat. I can not rave enough about how great this restaurant is. The service staff is phenomenal and so accommodating. The amuse bouche was a great intro to what would be an even better meal. I had the duck breast which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Shiny white-and-red interior; pegasus on the wall. Inside a big and expensive hotel. Why would I go here? Hands down, this was one of the best meals I have had in Buenos Aires. The atmosphere and service made it memorable. Normally I would never think of eating in a place like this, but I would go back in an instant.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We ate here on a trip to BA and right from making the booking to arriving they were keen to deal wit my wife's gluten and dairy intolerances. The front of house staff and our waitress were amazing, she went above and beyond and gave us a tour round the hotel which we need to check out when we are... More 

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São Paulo, Brazil
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great food, awsome atmosphere. The restaurant itself offers a great experience when it comes to decoration. It´s different than we ever saw. A unique color exprience in a unique hotel experience. Not cheap but you can have a great meal for a good price. Don´t know if it is for BAs first visitors but if you know a few other... More 

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Columbus
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Fabulous food, fabulous wine, fabulous evening.!!! All perfect. This place knows how to do it right. Get the risotto, you'll leave happy.

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Dublin, Ireland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Went expectantly for dinner last night. I had heard about their 5 or 8 course tasting menu and we were determined to try it out, especially as the 5 course paired with wines was reputed tobe 420 pesos, or about 40 US dollars. I even asked teh man on booking if we could reserve that option, and he put us... More 

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San Francisco, California, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Once you step foot in the door one is amazed by the decor. The staff is very friendly and speaks english. Luc gave a good wine recommendation of a very limited Malbec produced ( which I had tasted at another restaurant) the food was visually and delectably amazing. The only minus would be base/music from the bar next door which... More 

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Toronto
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17 reviews 17 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Everything from the service level, to the wine list, to each dish was perfectly executed. Honestly, made a reservation. You won't be disappointed.

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Ferndale, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This review is a long time coming. My visit to El Bistro was a while back, but I still think about it from time to time. I don't just think about how insanely cool this place looks and feels, I think about the specific tasting menu dishes I ate there. Sometimes I can even taste that borscht. Yes. This place... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Got a reservation on Saturday night at El Bistro. The room is beautiful in quite a spectacular hotel. A little pricy by Buenos Aires standards, but in line with Madera prices. We went with the tasting menu and wine pairings. The food and wine was very good and a great welcome to BA. I was a little shocked that they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Martha Salotti 445, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Puerto Madero
  • Neighborhood: Puerto Madero
  • Phone Number: 54 11 4010 9200

Description

A combination of the tenement houses known as conventillosand the working class neighborhoods known as arrabales —withjust a touch of Belle Epoque— cocina criolla, or Argentine cuisine, isknown for the diverse ingredients of our fertile lands.Our Cocina del Fin del Mundo is ripe with this history and localculinary traditions. Diners will be treated to a feast of flavors,aromas and textures, with fruits of our Patagonia region preparedaccording to the ancestral cooking techniques used in classicdishes from the Andes.Mezcla de conventillo, arrabal y belle epoque, la cocina criolla sedefine por su diversidad y por la creatividad con que los ingredientesde estas prolíficas tierras se combinaron con las antiguasrecetas llegadas desde el puerto junto a miles de familiasde inmigrantes.Nuestra Cocina del Fin del Mundo se nutre de esta historia y tradiciónculinaria. Se vuelve así un verdadero festín de sabores, fraganciasy texturas cuando se encuentra en el plato con los frutosde nuestra Patagonia profunda y ancestrales técnicas de cocciónde las más típicas recetas andinas.

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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.