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El Establo Parrilla

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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 474
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    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
sanantoniosam
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san antonio
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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san antonio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Such a wonderful experience- excellent meat, juicy and tender, as well as a fun down-to-earth relaxed atmosphere, fair prices. Highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We read about this place, and stayed nearby. It surpassed out expectations. Beef was perfect - hot, juicy, tender, delicious. Travelling with vegetarians made dining a challenge, but they were able to fine selections here.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My wife and I selected this parrilla for lunch simply by looking in the window and seeing a full house and an authentic looking decor. We found ourselves in what seems to be a truly neighborhood restaurant. Virtually of the guests were local, and many who walked in were greeted by the staff with handshakes or hugs. Our waiter spoke... More 

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Skytop, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Loved it seven years ago and was thrilled to return and discover that if anything it was better then before! The bife de Ojo (ribeye) and bife de lomo are both fork tender. Half portions of beef are very large, and full portions would need to be shared. The salads, fried potatoes, creamed spinach were excellent. Their ham and cheese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Buenos Aires abounds with good restaurants. Puerto Madero, Palermo Chico and Costanera are chocked with great places. However, if you had to pick only one, then it would be El Establo. It is in a rather seedy part of town, and it lacks the glitz of the chic places. However, this is real Argentine food. It is a combination of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is old-style BA - nothing about the place is different from what it would have been in the 50's, including in some cases maybe even the waiters. Not fancy, but the steaks are as good as any of the high end places in Puerto Madero or elsewhere where you pay twice as much. You'll see some other tourists because... More 

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Tokyo
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The prices are high for the quality of the food and the service. The wine list is OK but nothing out of the ordinary. Order the T-bone and you won't be disappointed. Salads are also good and substantial. Avoid the sweetbreads, which are dry as a bone, also avoid the medallions of beef. We ate here two times (second time... More 

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chicago, il
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were were recommended to come here to dine and are very happy we were. It was only a few blocks from our hotel near La Plaza de San Martin in BA. The steaks, creamed spinach and other sides were absolutely delicious! I love this place because the food is so good, but more importantly because it's non-touristy and unpretentious,... More 

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Cortes de la Frontera
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Our plan was to arrive at the restaurant early but, due to flight delays from Iguazu, we arrived at 10pm. We decided that even though it was late, we still wanted to sample some Argentinian steak washed down with some Malbec. We were recommended to El Establo and it was not far from our hotel; we were not disappointed. The... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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

Questions & Answers

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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.