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El Baqueano

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Neighborhood:
San Telmo
Argentinean, South American
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Chile 499 | Monserrat, Buenos Aires 1066, Argentina
+54 11 4342-0802
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exploratory, creative and unafraid to be different

Poor guys ... Had jackhammers next door (but we dined very early evening). Very Nuevo and taking risks! Well done! Whinging pretentious ***northern continent nationality withheld*** beside us complained about every course so choose wisely if you aren't a risk taker. We loved it and placed it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DocStigmergy
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New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Poor guys ... Had jackhammers next door (but we dined very early evening). Very Nuevo and taking risks! Well done! Whinging pretentious ***northern continent nationality withheld*** beside us complained about every course so choose wisely if you aren't a risk taker. We loved it and placed it equally with I Latino.

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Thank DocStigmergy
Oxford
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very enjoyable restaurant. The chef is evidently passionate and skilled and the tasting menu was generous without being too much to each. A couple of courses were a bit similar, and not every combination worked 100% (very close though!) from a personal point of view but is was interesting and accomplished cooking and a very memorable and... More 

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Thank Tradingplaces
Courbevoie, France
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212 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to book but if you get it early (8PM), you don't have to eat during 3-4hours like told in other comments. We left the restaurant after 1h50, for 8 plates, that's pretty quick. The food was EXCELLENT, the wine and the advices about it too. There was molecular food, distructured food, and always with local ingredients. We REALLY... More 

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São Paulo, SP
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the best restaurant experience in El Baqueano while in Buenos Aires. Go for it if you like to experience Argentinian cousine with a touch of art and modern/contemporary food. they have 8 course menu for about 800 pesos/person plus the option of wine pairing. really recommend this restaurant, it is not cheap but definitely worth the price. Its... More 

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Munich, Germany
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We wanted to try this restaurant after having read some good comments and about the native ingredients used for the meals. It was a good effort by the chef but the service was so quick that all 8 courses were served in around one hour. Food is ok, not bad and not exceptional, mostly blend. Good English spoken by the... More 

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Thank Fatih D
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

What makes El Baqueano a great restaurant isn't just the concept (an 8-course tasting menu, all made from local flora and fauna that you wouldn't necessarily see anywhere else) but also the execution and the service. The meal itself was very good. The food, while not particularly creative in any way, was beautifully plated and tasted great. My only tiny... More 

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Thank Darklyte
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Chose this restaurant based on the 'Top 50 South American Restaurants' list, and we weren't disappointed. Booking was pretty easy, just required some emailing. And once we arrived the service was perfect, friendly but not intrusive and well-timed meals. The food is a tasting menu only, plus/minus matched wines which were lovely. Definitely recommended whilst staying in BA!

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Thank Jared P
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

After some fabulous degustations in the past few months (noma, Central), I didn't have many expectations of this small place in Buenos Aires, but was very pleasantly surprised! Each course was delicious, with some exquisite moments throughout the evening. The wines were ok but not incredible. Highly recommended!

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Thank Shannon P
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A tasting menu of 8 courses, interesting experience trough Argentine regions and food styles, Unusual ingredientes for very well done dishes. Wien list is very good, wide, and the pairing accurate. Overall a great exprience.

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Thank MASHIC
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I went there after read the rank of the 50 best restaurants of Latin America. The degustation menu comes with 8 courses. Some of them were amazing and some is ok. The wine paring was just ok...no fancy ones. This restaurant only has degustation menu and is good to make reservation.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chile 499 | Monserrat, Buenos Aires 1066, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighborhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4342-0802

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, South American
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Telmo

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San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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