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Casal de cataluya

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Chacabuco 863 - San Telmo, Buenos Aires 1069, Argentina
11 4361 0191
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Extra special Spanish Food

Great variety of Fish and Seafood with a broad and well priced wine list. Renown for its suckling pig, you don't go wrong with other delightful preparations of well known Spanish fare. Service is exceptional and what you would expect from an historic venue. Come to enjoy the architecture as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2014
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  • Late Night
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We came to this restaurant because it got great reviews. When we arrived at approximately 9pm (normal dinnertime here) there was only one other party seated in the restaurant. The wine was very, very good, as was the bread and tapenade. We only ordered two tapas and the Valencia paella (paella with chicken, pork, rabbit and snails). I tried the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great variety of Fish and Seafood with a broad and well priced wine list. Renown for its suckling pig, you don't go wrong with other delightful preparations of well known Spanish fare. Service is exceptional and what you would expect from an historic venue. Come to enjoy the architecture as well. In the Spanish style, when you order langostinos they... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Well, I should start with my expectations - having seen a friend's photos of a whole suckling pig and an overly positive review in Pick Up the Fork, a famous Buenos Aires food blog, I had to investigate for myself when my favorite Spanish-expat friend was in town for the week. I left confused... and hungry. I'll go chronologically -... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The suckling pig as well as the fish of the day were outstanding. Huge portions and cooked very simple, like the Argentinians like it. We've been there twice in our week in BA and enjoyed the waiters as much as the location, esp. the tiles on the wall. The place fills up after 10pm, like most places in South America.... More 

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Expensive seafood, average taste, quite expensive wines, not many guests, average service, however nice room

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Big portions, nice attention, variety of dishes... Ideal for special occasions, and located in a popular neighbourhood like San Telmo. As many other reviewers say, the pig is probably the best in town: it's so tender that the chef comes out to "carved/cut" with... plates! Don't miss it, and don't forget to order "natillas" as dessert!

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Gunnison, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The Casal, like so many nice restaurants in Buenos Aires, opens at 9:00. The appetizers were special (grilled assorted mushrooms, shrimp boiling in oil pots) and the salads excellent. We did try the pig, but it was not great as we only ordered a fourth. It would be better ordered whole and split among four! Prices were middle of the... More 

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Orange County, Ca
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We ate at Casal de Catalunya while in BA and it came highly recommended. Evidently it is famous for its whole roasted suckling pig so we were excited for the adventure. Unfortunately the horrible service made the dinner a bust. We went on a Wednesday evening at 9 pm, there were 3 other tables occupied. Although we had made reservations,... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

Very professional. Excellent food & service.1st visit quiet. Next night packed out & they found us a table. Felt like rock stars!

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Australia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

I noticed some reviews said this place is "not cheap". I thought it fantastic value for money. Be warned that the portions are outrageously big, so normal plates are for 2, the pates for 2 are for 4 etc etc. The food is excellent quality and true to traditional Spanish style. Seafood is fresh, the meat tender, the salads crisp... More 

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  • Address: Chacabuco 863 - San Telmo, Buenos Aires 1069, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires
  • Phone Number: 11 4361 0191

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