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El Palacio de la Papa Frita

Lavalle 735, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 43935849
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Ranked #534 of 2,388 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Argentinean
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
1 review
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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263 reviews 263 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The name is so hokey that i have managed to avoid it for over the 20 years I have been going to BA despite the fact that i spend a lot of time at a store half a block away. I also avoid places on Lavalle. But i recently went there with a friend and was surprised it was actually... More

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upper galille
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This Restaurant is a traditional place to eat,mainly its a meat restaurant,famous also for its "air filled" soufflé chips ( French Fries),the food is excellent!...& the attention is also very good. worth visiting !! Its quite expensive, not for people on a tight budget.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant is very traditional. If you are looking for a fancy restaurant, this is not the place. But once you taste the bide de chorizo and their stuffed potatoes, you'll feel that this is the best restaurant you have ever gone! I recommend for sure!

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South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

With a name like the French Fry Palace, my expectations for lunch were very low. I was thinking along the lines of **gasp**, McDonalds with table service. Boy was I wrong! The wait staff wear classic uniforms and attend to your every need as though you are the only one in the restaurant. Linen table cloths and lovely place settings... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

After walking Florida Street for a couple of hours and knowing we would be doing a guided walking tour later in the afternoon we happened upon this wonderful restaurant. One our reasons was because they accept credit cards. Our first problem was what to order to drink (or rather what size!) Thinking I was ordering a large glass of wine... More

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

This place has many amazing memories for me. I first went as a child with my grandparents and have returned at least once every visit to Buenos Aires. The potatoes never disappoint. I cannot wait to share this experience with my own kids.

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