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Melo

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Recoleta
Italian, Argentinean, South American
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Pacheco de Melo 1833 - Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4801-4251
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Large Menu

Many delicious options for all kinds of tastes. Melo has traditional parilla and also Italian specialties as well as other options.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Stephanie P
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New York, New York, United States
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  • Families with children
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Cavan, Cavan, Ireland
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Found this on TA and would agree with the reviews. The food was marvellous and the prices were unreal. We had 2 steak dinners, desserts, hf bottle wine and 2 mineral water all for €50 (^$562) Book a table....very busy restaurant

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My daughter was craving some pasta and had been eyeing this place in her Recoleta neighborhood while studying here this summer. I ordered more Argentinian fare and it was not that great. The chicken was a bit dried out as was the salmon in the risotto.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Many delicious options for all kinds of tastes. Melo has traditional parilla and also Italian specialties as well as other options.

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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Upscale dining without the price tag one might expect. I absolutely loved every second from the moment I walked in the door. The salmon teriyaki was delicious! The wait staff attended to such personal service I felt as if I was the only customer they were catering to. This is in a fabulous neighborhood in Recoleta.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

As a tourist, I find that a restaurant with a huge local draw is a great sign. Melo is one of those restaurants- we were probably the only tourists in the place when we went for dinner. The ambiance is classy and cozy: exposed brick, white table cloths and high ceilings. It has a fine dining atmosphere and quality with... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had 2 salads, 2 steaks and a nice bottle of local red wine for AR$ 647 (US $ 53). Everyone there was a local there except us. We had 2 different steaks (a rib-eye and a filet) and asked for them both to be cooked 'medium rare', what we got was more like medium to medium-well. If I went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The food was wonderful both the pasta dishes and steaks. The staff was very patient and helpful. We ate there several times during stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great local atmosphere and friendly service. Prices are very reasonable and the portions large. Unfortunately the quality of the food lags just a bit. Reservations are a must.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I stumbled on Melo last night. I had already eaten, so I waited until tonight. It was worth the wait, the food was great, and the prices are UNBELIEVABLY LOW!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Melo is a medium size, or even small Italian restaurant in Recoleta. Service is great, and you can see the waiters greeting the guest by their name, so is it has a familiar atmosphere. We ate Risotto de la Madre and Osobuco Ravioli. Both dishes were delicious, and the price is very reasonable comparing with other restaurants that were not... More 

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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: Italian, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Recoleta

Neighborhood Profile
Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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