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Rio Cafe

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Palermo
Argentinean
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Honduras 4772, Buenos Aires 1428, Argentina
01148334194
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Description: Located in the trendy area of Palermo, this hip restaurant has it all...
Located in the trendy area of Palermo, this hip restaurant has it all: great signature cuisine, and a cool and friendly atmosphere. Among the interesting variety in the menu, the passion fruit mousse with white chocolate sauce is a must. Open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10.30am to 2 am, and Sundays from 10.30 am to 8 pm, this great new place is really worth a visit.
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 15
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best steak

We had lunch there. The food was great. We ordered a steak with brown sauce. Very tasty. The pomelo juice also a must order!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2014
Ana H
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Sao Paulo, SP
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had lunch there. The food was great. We ordered a steak with brown sauce. Very tasty. The pomelo juice also a must order!

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London, United Kingdom
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522 reviews 522 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Stopped over after dinner for a few drinks, desserts, coffee etc. Worth a stop if you are in the Palermo area because the outdoor area is very cute and the staff are good too.

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Puerto Piramides, Argentina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Music too loud, and it was pretty caotic! but drinks there are very good! So , if you can bear to hear some Dolly Parton song... go for it!

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Roterdam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

After dinner with some excellent wine we wanted to go for a drink. The waiter at our restaurant told us about this place. I liked the look of the place and it seemed to have a nice, maybe some what young, crowd on a friday night. We took a seat at the bar and wanted to order some wine. The... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Had an enjoyable reasonabbly priced lunch. 300 pesos for four. The Thai salad was tasty as was baked Brie. There is an outside courtyard off the street that is quiet.service was pleasant and efficient. Would definetly return.

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Buenos Aires
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I have lived in Buenos Aires for seven years and during that time I have never been treated as rudely by a server as I was tonight having dinner at the Rio Cafe. I speak passable spanish and, to start off with, he brought me an english menu. I started to joke that I spoke spanish and before I uttered... More 

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The staff were great, the food was good and diverse - we had a really good Thai salad and Argentine mains. There is not a huge menu, but it is well put together. I liked the quiet atmosphere, a DJ started setting up at 10pm just before we left, so I don't think it was going to stay quiet for... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We just stop by to have a coffee, don't be intimated to go in when you get to the door, they have an unusual coffee look and people just think its a club, go in and get a seat, they have a nice place to relax and also an amazing patio in the back, coffee was great and the desserts... More 

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Capri, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Music was too loud. Drinks were perfect (you must try their Marakusha Caipiroska). Order took too much time to arrive. Service is something that the should improve!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

For week days I would recomend to get there early for drinks and dinner, in the weekend , late dinner and dancing! Good dj!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Honduras 4772, Buenos Aires 1428, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Palermo
  • Neighborhood: Palermo
  • Phone Number: 01148334194

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 19
  • Cuisine: Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

Located in the trendy area of Palermo, this hip restaurant has it all: great signature cuisine, and a cool and friendly atmosphere. Among the interesting variety in the menu, the passion fruit mousse with white chocolate sauce is a must. Open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10.30am to 2 am, and Sundays from 10.30 am to 8 pm, this great new place is really worth a visit.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Palermo

Neighborhood Profile
Palermo
Best known as the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.