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Melo

Pacheco de Melo 1833 - Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Almagro)
4801-4251
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Ranked #175 of 2,388 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Argentinean, Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Almagro
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited this restaurant based on a recommendation from a local woman we met the night before and loved it. The food is delicious, service is great and it's very affordable. We ate a starter, main course and drank a bottle of wine for US$ 35. When we arrived at 8pm the restaurant was empty but quickly filled up around... More

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Montpellier
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This restaurant was near the place where we were staying, so we saw it a couple of times. I wanted to try it since it looked really nice from the outside and they didn't had crazy expensive menus or anything. But everytime, it was empty. So my boyfriend took this as a bad sign and avoid this restaurant for the... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Local restaurant, friendly waiters, nice ambient, family place and tasteful food. The wine list is good, prices are very nice and you get the fantastic, flavourful argentinian cuisine. We will definitely come back! It is a local gem, hidden at Recoleta!

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La Paz
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Definitely a well hidden treasure that seems reserved for the neighborhood locals! We went there for dinner, and even though we didn't have a reservation, they gave us a table. I thought it was weird because it seemed empty! In less than 20 minutes the place got packed! No wonder! Everything was delicious, the meat was cooked exactly how I... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I wandered in here one night, and couldn't believe how incredibly affordable the prices were for such a highly-lauded restaurant. The food (a blend of traditional Argentine parrilla and Italian) was overall delicious, and the atmosphere was sophisticated but not pretentious. Of course, I ordered beef, but also pasta on separate occasions. All were delicious, but I especially recommend the... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The warm, welcoming, fabulous staff are only one reason we love Melo. It doesn't matter what meal you order, it will be superb! We dream about Melo. We plan what we will eat when at Melo and keep coming back. After 13 years visiting Buenos Aires, Melo remains our top choice. Enjoy!!!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Located on Melo and Callao, it has been chosen by neighbors as a must. Excellent place to dine after work, before going home. A bit noisy in the evenings. Excellent atmosphere for business meetings at noon, when it is not so crowded. Try the salmon, or the baby beef, or the dulce de leche mousse. Troy is the best waiter... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

After walking several blocks just to go to this restaurant, we got the disappointed surprise that the door was locked! The restaurant was packed inside, but because they didn't want to receive more clients, they just decided to lock the door and keep anyone else from getting in! I find this "practice" a bit strange, and could say something about... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Went here once in January and once in March. (If I lived in Recoleta instead of Palermo I would go here at least once a week!) Food both times was excellent! The ojo de bife with grilled vegetables I had in January was the best one I've had in Buenos Aires. Burrata salad, marinated veggie accompaniment and spinach sides all... More

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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51 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This was a fantastic night out. The place is packed with locals so get there early and have a huge appetite. I had the Taormina steak and my husband had a pasta dish. Both were excellent. My portion was so huge my husband had to help me eat it. We had dessert, but we didn't enjoy it as much. I... More

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