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El Desnivel

Defensa 855, Buenos Aires, Argentina (San Telmo)
+54114300 9081
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Ranked #367 of 2,352 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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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I think I don't need to say much more than the heading. I probably had the best steak of my life here. And it's a giant 600gm one. Ask for the Chorizo Bife. Also, empanadas here are one of the best in town. And what makes the icing on the cake is the price.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our friends told us to go there on a Sunday, after visiting Feria de San Telmo. We stopped by and really loved the food! The place is always full of costumers (locals and tourists) and the staff is really nice. I definitely recommend this place for everyone who gets the chance to go!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place is truly a culinary dinosaur, a "bodegón" from old times where you can still eat filling dishes, great value-for-money cuts of Argentine beef and inexpensive beer by the litre (actually, 970 cc bottles of "Quilmes"). If you want quality beef, a nice décor and a trendy ambience go somewhere else. This place is something else, a rare combination... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was our last meal in BA. Excellent, authentic place with good, professional, and friendly service and down-to-earth ambience. Good prices. Wine list was good with good advice too. My steak was excellent but do agree with another reviewer that best to ask for rare if you want medium rare! This place does not pretend to be anything it isn't... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Honestly, if you want a good steak go somewhere else. First they cooked my fillet well done when I asked for it medium rare, after that they have me a horrible fatty cut, I said I didn't want it so he took mine away, leaving me to watch my friend eat the whole of his. What can I say, I... More

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went here on a recommendation from our hostel and we did enjoy it, the staff were certainly nice and the food was alright. It wasn't as cheap as we were told however and the restaurant was a bit chilly. I would recommend not getting the dishes that put a sauce on the beef as it sort of spoils the... More

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Lansing, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This was a simple and wonderful meal - one of the best we had in Buenos Aires. Get asado and some sides, with a big bottle of beer and you will be happy! This is a place both locals and tourists enjoy and its location in San Telmo is easily accessible.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Depending on what you order Desnivel can be cheap in comparison to other steak houses. We have eaten here twice once doing it cheap which for 2 meals, a bottle of wine and tip under $300. The second time we splurged and got a good bottle of wine, bife de lomo, pork, a salad, dessert and left a generous tip... More

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Dubai
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Had a PERFECT bife de lomo here, excellent meat perfectly cooked. Go to this restaurant for a great local experience (not many tourists) and excellent food and wine.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Our first night in B.A. and we stumbled into this great restaurant. Mostly locals with a few tourists. Sirloin steak and a bottle of wine to die for. Meal for 2 was $40 USD and we thought it was well worth every penny. Would send anyone wanting a good time here, but not nice or quiet enough for a romantic... More

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