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El Palacio de la Papa Frita

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Lavalle 735, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 43935849
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 264
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not pretentious, but one of the best in BA

French fries is actually a misnomer--these actually resemble blimps --hollow structures and are delicious. Steak is a specialty and my favorite is bife chorizo--which resembles a strip steak with more fat and more flavor. There is a good wine list. The service is very good and has been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Top Contributor
260 reviews 260 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

French fries is actually a misnomer--these actually resemble blimps --hollow structures and are delicious. Steak is a specialty and my favorite is bife chorizo--which resembles a strip steak with more fat and more flavor. There is a good wine list. The service is very good and has been consistently so for the more than twenty years we have been coming... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

This was probably the last time I went there. 25 years ago it was a great restaurant with fantastic steaks and the innovative "papas souffle", french fries that look like a pillow and taste really good. Last night I went there again and was disappointed. I asked the waiter about the Asado de Tira (ribs) and he just said he... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

We got to Buenos Aires late at night and looked for Palacio de las Papas Fritas as a confort food and late night place. We were not disappointed! It was exactly what we wanted and received what we expected.

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coral
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Typical argentine steakhouse that has been around for decades! Must have the potatoes soufflé. We visit every trip and are never disappointed.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a tough one since any restaurant that hasn't changed in over seventy years has beaten 99.99% of the odds in restaurant survival. No new and improved Palacio de las Papas Fritas on Lavalle, although you'll find there are three other "Palacios" scattered around Bs As. If you are near one, it is worthwhile to get to know their... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went for lunch and took the business menu. The first course included a small empanada. The main course included authentic French fries and 200g steak with fried egg on top of it. Food was ok, not the best I ate in Argentina. Total price was 160 pesos way above the average cost in similar restaurants. Price also included service... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

In here you can try all the typical argentine dishes. Their speciality are "papas fritas" (french fries). My 2 favorites the provenzal (with garlic and parsley on top) and the souffle (puffy round fries) Want to try probably the most typical dish (after asado) in Buenos Aires: Milanesa con papas fritas a caballo (breaded steak w/ french fries and 2... More 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is an iconic Buenos Aires restaurant. Their specialty is steak (get the bife de chorizo with a side of fries) and french fries. The fries here are called "papas soufle" and they are great, the restaurant is named after them and they are famous in Argentina. Great for lunch or dinner.

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Bogotá
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As some other people said, the quality of the restaurant -incluiding of course the meals- have nothing to do with the name of the restaurant. Their service, as well, is amazing. It is not the most original and fancy name, but I bet you would enjoy every plate in their menu. I shall go back, and eat, specially for the... More 

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Pleasantville, New York
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327 reviews 327 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was looking for some place to have a decent meal walking along Ave Santa Fe from Palermo. Someone told me that the Palacio was about the only place nearby. The name put me off... Palace of the French Fry..Never mind the name. This is a very elegant restaurant on Laprida just off Sta Fe. I had a superb steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lavalle 735, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires
  • Phone Number: +54 43935849

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?