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El Palacio de la Papa Frita

San Nicolas
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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Best fries

The fries is so good that it actually over shine the steak. The service and the wine recommendation is very good too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Hong Kong
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Hong Kong
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The fries is so good that it actually over shine the steak. The service and the wine recommendation is very good too.

Thank spacehero
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I was told this Restaurant was great, it did not meet the expectations. Food was good but not as good as I expected. Had the parrilla, there was enough for two but I have had better parrillas before. Prices were a little on the expensive side considering I found Argentina to be pretty cheap. Wine selection is very good

Thank ymmot666
Miami, Florida
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The milanesas and papa fritas are amazing and the primary reason to come to this establishment. It's a shame that is a bit dead at lunch time but the the prices for the generous portions is pretty good. This lull might be why the service is just standard but it does not detract from the wonderful experience your taste buds... More 

Thank popxel
Santiago, Chile
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

If you travel with kids, they have over 20 types of french fries, and they are nice. Kids will love it. For adults, it's a different story. Meat is average but expensive, and provoleta (the grilled provolone cheese slice) is crap. Expensive for what it grants.

Thank Southerndeal
Montevideo, Uruguay
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351 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Was one of the best point to have good times. Now is old style, the service is really poor, the service is far from the past. about papas fritas? good, but are papas fritas.... we went at lunch time and nobody inside... I s a pitty because really is a classic restaurant, but they live at the past. Inside really... More 

Thank MAU1967
Naples, Florida
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

really nice lunch experience. Menu Ejecutivo is an amazing option that includes mini-bife and glass of wine,

Thank Jose N
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This restaurant was suggested by a few colleagues and I decided to try it. It´s nice, cozy and very charming. There´s a lot of options on the menu and I decided to try the most ordered plate: Ojo de beef Potato soufle. AWESOME! A very well cooked beef and a nice and tasty potato. The bad thing is that they... More 

Thank Enrico T
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I just to eat there daily, a top sirloin steak, with potato soufle,salad and desert! wow, what a feast it was, they have great food, good service, reasonable prices, and everything is fresh, try the fish, or the wonderful pasta dishes, a fresh fruit salad for deser, or how about panqueque con banana y dulce de leche.hm,hm.......I will try to... More 

Thank susimarie2015
Ketchikan - AK
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

This time I try the bife de chorizo with eggs and papas fritas the meat so tender and delicious the service isn't that good takes to long to be serve but in the end I left the place thinking in camping back I recommend once in Buenos Aires

Thank Elliottskydive
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband and I and friends and family members have gone here in the past. It was very good and reasonably priced and good service. There used to be a head waiter. Yikes, what happened? We went midday on Father's day, Sunday. First, a waiter rushing the order, brought bread that looked like it came out of trash. We asked... 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>  > San Nicolas
  • Neighborhood: San Nicolas
  • Phone Number: +54 43935849

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Steakhouse, Pizza, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children


Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 12:30 am
8:00 am - 12:30 am
8:00 am - 12:30 am
8:00 am - 12:30 am
8:00 am - 12:30 am
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?

Staying in San Nicolas

Neighborhood Profile
San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theater lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
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