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Defensa 855, Buenos Aires, Argentina (San Telmo)
+54114300 9081
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Ranked #396 of 2,667 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Neighborhood: San Telmo
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
Restaurant details
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

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Been here twice now, first time in low season was better but both times the food has been delicious. It's quite informal and feels like a local spot. Service was good, overall a good experience!

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Funchal, Portugal
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The service is poor, with long waiting time. The food is good, but it doesn't worth the bad service.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It was our first restaurant to dine in Argentina and it certainly didn't disappoint my friend and I. The service was casual and efficient, we have ordered a Bife Rellano to share, the portion was quite big and the beef was cooked to how we wanted it. The chimichurri sauce was amazing, one of the best we have tasted in... More 

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172 reviews 172 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Don't expect for a good service. Structure (tables, chairs and stairs) are also a little creepy. But the food is amazing. Price is also interesting. Recommended.

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Dallas/Ft. Worth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is my kind of place. Came here with my family several times. Got there at 8 PM and by 8:30 PM the place was packed. A lot of tourists but a working mans place. Plastic tablecloths, loud, limited English spoken, friendly, open grill (can actually get food to go), and great value. The lomo can't be beat. Do yourself... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The restaurant was recommended as a decent steak house, we went there on our first night in Buenos Aires and don't think we had a better steak while there. It was a simple but fantastic steak, the wine was decent and it was generally very enjoyable. You cannot pay on card so make sure you have cash on you!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It's not a beautiful place, but El Desnivel has the best "lomo" (sirloin steak) in Buenos Aires. I recommend to go on Sundays when you can also visit the San Telmo's fair.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Located just few meters from home, I made Desnivel the place where to buy dinner a couple of times a week. The meat quality is not the same as in the past, but still better than many other options. The place is noisy but funny, kind of a difficult place to talk and a heaven for budget travellers. If you... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

great steak well grilled by a guy who do it with passion :-) very good prices good red wine , go in time cause it's really buisy :)

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County Cork, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We ended up eating here twice for dinner and once for lunch. Food is of a high quality and the price will leave you smiling. Chorizo sausage is so tasty and the steak is massive, you can easily share one between two. The decor is basic but who cares if food and price this good!

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Additional Information about El Desnivel

Address: Defensa 855, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54114300 9081
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 pm - 1:00 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 pm - 1:00 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 pm - 1:00 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 pm - 1:00 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 pm - 1:00 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 pm - 1:00 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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