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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
Today
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 83
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
El Establo, a must in the City if you like Meat

Its a classic "Bodegon", a place with a good waiter service, not fancy at all, where you can eat very good and tasty food at a normal price. My favorite: Ojo de bije casi a punto (not raw) with papas paille , Lettuce+Tomato+Onion salad and a portion of Morrones Asados. Just great! Don't take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Its a classic "Bodegon", a place with a good waiter service, not fancy at all, where you can eat very good and tasty food at a normal price. My favorite: Ojo de bije casi a punto (not raw) with papas paille , Lettuce+Tomato+Onion salad and a portion of Morrones Asados. Just great! Don't take the coffee there, is awful Postre... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Once in Buenos Aires, this is a very traditional steak restaurant, all the beefs are juicy there! But of course you should for "termino de la carne en tres cuartos" inside will be a little bit raw, but extremely juicy! Also if available in the end ask for a limoncello in-house made liquor.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Walked past there with my son and a business partner and decided to have lunch because it was full of locals. We were not disappointed. Nice atmosphere and they sure know what they are doing, good waiters, excellent meat and salads. I had the mixed skewer which was almost too big, but perfectly grilled.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I was disappointed by the salad, but the main dishes were good. We split pizza and steaks and were seated in a quieter part of the restaurant so we could enjoy conversation. The waiter was very polite!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

After shopping in the afternoon, we were looking for a quick bite to eat, preferably empanadas. A nearby store recommended El Establo. Perfect choice. The empanadas were excellent as was the pizza. Service was very good. The restaurant is not fancy, but their standards are high. Can't wait to go back and try a steak.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about El Establo Parrilla

Address: Paraguay 489 | Capital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: 4311-1639
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
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
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pizza, Barbecue, Argentinean

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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, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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.