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Lezama

Brasil 359, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (San Telmo)
(011) 4361 0114
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Ranked #635 of 2,256 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Cuisines: Argentinean, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: San Telmo
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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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 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'm both, therefore I absolutely love this place with a passion. Brings back many happy memories from my childhood...hell, their entire staff was working there the first time I went like...30 years ago. The food is good enough if you know your way around the menu, large portions, reasonably priced, and a very nostalgic vibe of times gone by. Foreigners... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

A very traditional Argentine restaurant in a city, no, a country dominated by traditional Argentine restaurants, Lezama does nothing to revive the national imagination in a country signally lacking in culinary imagination (hey we've got all this beef, let's eat beef, more beef anyone...). But if safe conservative food is your thing you will probably not be disappointed by Lezama.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

A great parilla in a very lovely neighborhood. We enjoyed steaks and a full parilla....with all sorts of traditional meats. We had excellent service.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We got bad service of pretty uninterested personal. The food was OK but not more than that. Lacked taste and appearance. One of us found a metal paperclip in the food and complained and showed it to the waiter without any reaction. A restaurant with any service had done anything to compensate for this but not this one. We can... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

one of those we are losing, in an amazing neighborhood, worth a visit and a good "aperitif". Enjoy listening political discussions on the table next to yours, and don't be afraid to participate, that's how it works!

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The interior looks as if nothing had been changed in the last 30 years. The entree (sardines and tomato) and the mixed salad were nothing to write home about, but the bife de lomo was perfect. Very juicy, tender, lean, tasty and probably about 400 g. A really big steak. A small bottle of Malbec (187 ml), a bottle of... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Lezama is located in the beautiful corner of Brasil and Defensa around other mythic restaurants and bars from distant times. The visit to this place is worth just to see the architecture and design from the 30-50's, the food comes in generous portions but isn't the best.

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

This is a wonderful, traditional parilla in San Telmo. Definitely check it out if you are in the neighborhood. It's what we would call "old school" in the United States: unpretentious, excellent value. I had the bife de lomo, which was among the best steaks I've eaten, and at a quarter of the cost of a comparable dish in the... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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101 reviews 101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

After three weeks in Buenos Aires I was ready to right off all restaurants in this city but we finally found a place that produces flavorful food. We stopped for lunch at Lezama on our way to the San Telmo Market and loved it! We shared the matambre appetizer and the Salmon Rosada for our meal. We were barely able... More

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Indianapolis
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Went there on a Sunday evening as we happened to be in the neighbor and were hungry. Arrived around 9 which is early by Argentina standards. It filled up nicely as the evening unfolded. Had an excellent unpretentious meal served by an excellent staff in a fun atmosphere.

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