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Melo

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Recoleta
Argentinean, Italian
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Pacheco de Melo 1833 - Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4801-4251
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty food for good value

We had a great experience here, and found that this was one of the best value restaurants considering the quality of the food, atmosphere and service. We shared a provoleta, which was HUGE (likely intended for more than 2 people) and very good. My husband ordered lomo, which he enjoyed very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Misrakim
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a great experience here, and found that this was one of the best value restaurants considering the quality of the food, atmosphere and service. We shared a provoleta, which was HUGE (likely intended for more than 2 people) and very good. My husband ordered lomo, which he enjoyed very much. I ordered a pasta dish as I can... More 

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White Plains, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Found this lovely restaurant on trip advisor in recoleta walking distance from our hotel. The prices were reasonable and the food delicious. The service was friendly despite the language issue. We chose a premium wine which was still reasonable and wonderful. The meat was cooked perfectly. One of us had bife de lomo and another lamb. The papas fritas were... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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171 reviews 171 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This restaurant is one of our favorites, especially at noon. The have excellent beef, pasta and saladas. Waiters ar very professional. But, for some reason, it has started to become a bit more expensive than expected, especially considering the services provided (the walls stop any cel phone wave; wifi is a tragedy, and the toast with cream cheese depend on... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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222 reviews 222 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I wanted to avoid eating at the typical tourist traps for an Argentinean meal so I searched on Trip Advisor and found Melo. We were not disappointed! (I speak Spanish, so there was no problem.) Our bill for the 2 of us came to $40 USD with tip - it included a bottle of wine, 2 entrees, 2 starters. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you want to sample a typical Argentinean meal at good prices look no further than Melo. The restaurant is in the lovely Recoleto district and is typical Argentinean style. I ordered and highly recommend the bife de lomo and unlike many other restaurants in Argentina the meat was cooked perfectly (medium-rare). Ask for "jugoso" as that seems to do... More 

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Atlanta
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Terrific local restaurant with large selection. We have been twice on this trip and loved everything we ordered.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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171 reviews 171 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

We returned, as usual I ordered the Cobb salad with no bacon, no dressing, just olive oil. The waiter brought it together with a bottle of olive oil and the aceto. Delicious. Coffee and off we went. Congrats to all the waiters. The gentleman in charge of the cashier is a bit slow. The ones who show you to your... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

.I have never had a ojo de bife (rib eye) this terrible. Could not chew it. My wife had a part of the steak which was obviously a much better cut.. thought i was imagining how bad it was asked her to test it and she agreed whole-hardheartedly ( she is the Argentinian of the family) Rarely do I refuse... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Usually the table service in Bs As is really slow and the waiters aren't charming asking to pay expensive bills. This is a special place you will find everything though: excellent service, charming waiters and delicious food and cheap price. Do not hesitate to visit.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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171 reviews 171 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

and the staff is most charming. Be sure to make a reservation, especially for dinner. Also perfect for business lunch at noon. Ask for Roy: he is the best waiter in town. Do not miss Melo!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pacheco de Melo 1833 - Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta
  • Neighborhood: Recoleta
  • Phone Number: 4801-4251

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?