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El Desnivel

Defensa 855, Buenos Aires, Argentina (San Telmo)
+54114300 9081
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Ranked #359 of 2,388 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: San Telmo
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place was recommended by the hotel staff as an inexpensive parilla that locals frequent. My steak was fine, not the best I had in Argentina, but not the worst (but probably second to last). My partner's steak was better, but nothing extraordinary. The place is somewhat cheap and very busy. If in San Telmo, try this place if you... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The meat is absolutely unbeatable ! Unbeatable ! Starters ("empanadas", for example) are very nice. Wines are good but that meat deserves something better, so I would like to see top wines in the menu. Salads are also very good and I will advise to order a salad instead of "french fries" (these could be much better). The place is... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Delicious delicious traditional Argentine food - just go. Penguinos of wine, well cooked steak and friendly service in the heart of San Telmo. They have Patagonian lamb on Fridays - book this in advance.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

local argentinian restaurant. go there for the typical argentinian atmosphere. we took de lomo . Great taste . One of the best during our BA stay

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. Ridiculously cheap for the quality of food. Our steaks were AMAZING! So delicious that we went back the next night. Strongly recommend you check this place out!

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Hasselt, Belgium
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The food was very good , but it's loaded with tourists who want to experience a real argentine steak . Too busy for me , although I liked wat I got on my plate .

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Uppingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I went here to tick the stereotypical 'Steak and Red Wine' in Buenos Aires box. It was so much more that just ticking something off on a list of things to do when in Argentina, the staff were friendly, attentive and funny, the prices were very reasonable and the food, and drink, came out in good sized portions and was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went out for steak twice , here and a smarter parilla in Palmero and the steak here was just as good if not better than the higher end place. We had tenderloin here, a massive cut of meat cooked perfectly (melt in the mouth) , with a good mixed salad and affordable wine! Simple restaurant ( no frills) but... More

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Lisboa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Everytime that I visited Buenos Aires I went to El Desnivel. Probably the best "bife chorizo" of the world. A very simple atmosphere as I like. Excellent "parrilla" option.

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Hue, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have been to several steak houses in BA and this has been consistently the best and the most reasonably priced. One of the times we went in, however, we must have been there at the wrong time because they asked us to sit down and then completely ignored us and other tables but sat polishing cutlery together. On that... More

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