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El Establo Parrilla

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Retiro
Steakhouse, Pizza, Barbecue, Argentinean
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Paraguay 489 | Capital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4311-1639
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12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 496
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  • 389
    Very good
  • 82
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  • 34
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  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Traditional Family Style Resteraunt

My wife and I stopped in for lunch and enjoyed a terrific meal with good service and pleasant atmosphere.El Establo felt like it has been welcoming locals for decades. Great stop for a glass of wine and spot of lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Qez
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped in for lunch and enjoyed a terrific meal with good service and pleasant atmosphere.El Establo felt like it has been welcoming locals for decades. Great stop for a glass of wine and spot of lunch.

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BATAM
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

For over 40 years I have been visiting Argentine and El Establo has always been one of my favorite restaurants. The food is very fresh and very excellent and you never have to wait long. The service is aways exemplary. Hugo van Reijen .

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Felt a lot less touristy than other resteraunts with excellent staff who were very forgiving of my poor spanish. If you can, get a seat at the bar in the rear of the resteraunt and soak up the atmosphere. Went more than once and were going back on our last night of the holiday but unfortunately they were closed.

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We has heard this was a good steak restaurant for Buenos Aires. We arrived and were motioned to our table in the middle of the room, a tad too close to our guests to the right. They scooted the table over to give us all a little more privacy. Our less than enthusiastic waiter arrived tableside and took our order... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The fact that we were staying in BA for 2 weeks and had dinner here 5 times, speaks for itself. Fabulous beef and lamb dishes, approachable wine list and the friendliest service that welcomed us back like long lost friends.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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61 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Go here for your steak. It's a little touristy but you're treated correctly and the prices are fair. It's a classic parilla. We were here twicer and once the steak was not really hot (was served on a cold plate) but they took it back and resolved it in a couple of minutes.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have been here three times over a couple of years and every time we are blown away by the quality of the steaks and the accompaniments. The wine list is great and the service is down to earth and very good. We noticed a lot of locals using the restaurant which is always a good sign. As for value... More 

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Melbourne
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

…. except the building has changed from grey to dark red. Everything on the menu is available from noon ‘till past midnight. The creamed spinach is a wonderful accompaniment to Argentinian steak. Bliss. See photo'

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

We were 4 days in Buenos Aires and ate in number of really quality restaurants. However, El Establo had the best steak we had in Buenos Aires and at very reasonable prices. Good house wines and very good service. Definitely worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

I have been here several times and love it. I prefer to sit at the bar and let the cool grey haired gentleman take care of me. This time around I had the Bife Chorizo, a small mozzarella pizza, mollejas(sweat breads),a half bottle of wine and a good size salad. This place is always consistent and usually full of locals.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paraguay 489 | Capital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighborhood: Retiro
  • Phone Number: 4311-1639

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pizza, Barbecue, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am

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

Staying in Retiro

Neighborhood Profile
Retiro
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighborhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.