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Plaza Mayor

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Venezuela 1399, Buenos Aires, Argentina
43830788
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 72
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  • 18
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is The restaurant that I highly recommend to a foodie. it's a fantastic ambiance typically Spanish restaurant. Very good service and reasonable price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is The restaurant that I highly recommend to a foodie. it's a fantastic ambiance typically Spanish restaurant. Very good service and reasonable price.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A very nice place to have a Spanish meal. The decoration is very interesting. It can become a bit noisy if it´s full.

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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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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Venezuela 1399, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Montserrat
  • Neighborhood: Montserrat
  • Phone Number: 43830788

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

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Staying in Montserrat

Neighborhood Profile
Montserrat
As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighborhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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