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El Desnivel

Defensa 855, Buenos Aires, Argentina (San Telmo)
+54114300 9081
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Ranked #326 of 2,262 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I love everything about this place, the portions are huge, the service is very authentic...very SAN TELMO, the quality is very good, and the prices are great for what they have to offer.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Very good food for a very reasonable price. Our waiter was very kind and funny. Certainly is a place I suggest to my friends that are going to BA.

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Draper, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had empanadas for starters and shared a green salad, a traditional Argentine steakhouse steak and fries. It was plenty of food for two of us. We also had a bottle of Mendoza Malbec. The steak was done medium rare as we asked and was very tender. Everything met our expectations. The service was fine but the place was full... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This hidden gem is not known by many citizens however it has very good meat and very fast service and is less expensive than many other competitors. Especially the chief waiter is very experienced, let him choose what you want to eat and which wine you want to drink.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by the guide who took us to a football match at Riverplate stadium and the steak I ate here was probably one of the tastiest I had in my 3 weeks in S America. Décor left a bit to desired - was not the "poshest" of places but the service was quick and very... More

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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Or like watching others eat large amounts! I have to say, recommended by my hotel manager, and it was my favourite meal in Buenos Aires. Nice and informal,lots of history, very friendly staff and superb food at great prices. Friday to Sunday I believe it is when they do a large Lamb dish, absolutely delicious.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A year and a half after my first visit, Desnivel is still my favorite place for steak place in BA. Simple, delicious and still very reasonably priced. It may not be a 5-star experience, but the place has a charm of its own. And I have yet to find a better steak. Looking forward to going back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Went for early dinner and scored a brilliant waiter who spoke great English and laughed along with our horrid Spanish. Steak was wonderful (and huge), wine wasn't expensive, but the service made my night. Recommended for a casual dinner.

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Ross on Wye
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Loved this place. Fun and bustly and great value food. Particularly loved the above - so tender. Staff friendly.

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Melbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Recommended this place by our hostel, loved it. Great casual setting for a lovely steak. My friend was vegetarian as well and really enjoyed her salad. If you want to avoid the over hyped expensive steak restaurants of Palermo this is your place.

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