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Plaza Mayor

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Venezuela 1399, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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
Nice Spanish restaurant

Plaza Mayor is a nice traditional spanish restaurant. Their paella valenciana is great and huge, I recommend it. The staff is very friendly and the service is great. The ambient is very nice with spanish thematic decoration.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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  • Late Night
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Plaza Mayor is a nice traditional spanish restaurant. Their paella valenciana is great and huge, I recommend it. The staff is very friendly and the service is great. The ambient is very nice with spanish thematic decoration.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The place is beautifully appointed and there is a small army of waiters standing by rather efficiently attending to everything from opening the door to getting the drinks and breads to the table, though they appear to be in a grim-faced staring contest without the slight hint of enjoying the presence of the guests, except for one older gentleman who... More 

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New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The restaurant decoration is amazing...you will think you are somewhere in Spain. The walls are covered with FANS (beautiful) if you ever been in Spain, you 'll know what I Am talking about. The food was really good too. We had the paella (a lit bit salty but good) We had some tapas, delicious!!! and the dessert was even better.... More 

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Urumqi, China
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We ate here last night and I would say only eat the seafood here. I ordered the ribs and just got 2 slabs of meat with an egg on top some chips and peas. My dessert clearly came out of a pre-bought container. The service was good and what I saw other people eating looked quite good but overall mine... More 

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mexico,d.f
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Paella was really good as was the octopus and the clam shells, the service was good and the all around atmosphere was nice, went on a Sunday night so it was not very crowded tried on a Saturday it was over an hour wait to go in at around 10 at night. would really recommend this place if you... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

There can be a line waiting to get in this popular spot any time, but on the weekends you can count on waiting if you arrive during dinner hour, about 10 pm to 12 pm. Inside you'll find a boisterous old-San Francisco Spanish look, with a bar, and many tables that wrap around into the back room. The aromas of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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201 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

It s a nice place with spanish tipical decorations. Portions are very big, so do not order too much food otherwise you ll need a doggybag. Fish is the main menu, but they also have beef, lamb and chicken as well as jam on..but unfortunally not the iberico;( the service is good and the basket of bread really very good... More 

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Not sure what the fuss on poor food and service is about. I had too much meat in Sao Paulo, then a 16oz rib eye for lunch (ojo de bife), that I was begging for fish. My good friend brought me here. Fried calamari, not your Italian version, small squids, lightly battered, the tube is fried whole. Yum. For main... More 

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Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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52 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

When you are in B.A. you have to visit this plaza and hopefully there is no demonstration at that time because the people in B.A. likes and needs to demonstrate.

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were walking the area and were told this was a good restaurant. The waiter was so bad that we called for the manager and told him to get a different waiter. Had we not already opened a bottle of wine, we would have left immediately. The food was bad and tasteless after taking the suggestions of the new waiter.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Venezuela 1399, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > El Centro
  • Neighborhood: El Centro

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