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El Bistro

Martha Salotti 445, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Puerto Madero)
54 11 4010 9200
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Ranked #8 of 2,340 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Puerto Madero
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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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

A special place to commemorate a special date! Excellent food, well decorated, with a wonderful atmosphere.

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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Last week I had the opportunity of dining at El Bistro, at the "Friend´s day". The special menu, created exclusively for the occasion was superb, and the attendance, in addition, was perfect. All the staff knows about gastronomy, hospitality and made myself feel at one of the best restaurant experience I´ve ever had. After that, to complete the night, I... More

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Salvador, BA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This Philippe Starck Hotel and Restaurant is worth visiting. The El Bistro Restaurant is an experience of the senses. The Shrimp with prosciutto and salmorejo appetizer was very good. The Caramelized brioche french toast, strawberry soup and mascarpone ice cream was out of this world....an explosion of tastes and a buttery dream.

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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Very good restaurant. I highly recommend this place if you like modern interiors and molecular gastronomy. The tasting menu was good but not perfect. The service could not be better! The sommelier was very professional.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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114 reviews 114 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The all white with unicorns decoration is unique and by itself worth a visit. Do not miss going to the toilets, great decor too! The food is excellent and the price is fair for a restaurant of this quality. Desserts are superb... service is perfect. Highly recommended.

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