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Parrilla El Primo

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Las Canitas. Baez 302, Buenos Aires, Argentina
[54 11] 4772 8441
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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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
Most recent review
Horrible service, mediocre food

The waitress just disappeared, was seen talking to another waitress for a full 15 minutes before she was called by the kitchen because our food was had been prepared and she wasn't picking up to serve...needless to say, the meat was cold, so returned to the kitchen. When it came back it was dry... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The waitress just disappeared, was seen talking to another waitress for a full 15 minutes before she was called by the kitchen because our food was had been prepared and she wasn't picking up to serve...needless to say, the meat was cold, so returned to the kitchen. When it came back it was dry. She also forgot to bring things,... More 

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I`m so sorry this happened, I hope you visit us again and be my personal guest ! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to El Primo to eat good parilla. The experience turned out to be the worst so far in Argentina. The waiters were very rude which made our visit quite unpleasant. We went there around 8PM and the restaurant was almost empty. Taking that into consideration the service was extremely slow. It took ages for the waitress to come... More 

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San Francisco, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Full disclosure - I am originally from Argentina, and my family lives a few blocks away from Las Canitas, so i've tried quite a few of the places over there. And among all of those, the one I return to most often when back home is El Primo. Why? Because the meat is great while not being overpriced, the portions... More 

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Clovis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Had a table on the sidewalk. Second time eating here and as usual, did not disappoint. Service is quick and friendly, the street atmosphere is wonderful with all the walkers and passerby's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Food was exceptional, ordered tenderloin "jugosa", half the portion with green salad was truly enough for me (I'm a small woman with a big appetite). Food was so good, I can't even describe it. Delicious! Service was ok, but the waiter was weird at times. For example gave us menus to have a look at desserts and then just came... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

It is a lovely restaurant with a good vibe, good waiters and good food. It just isn't as good as other restaurants in the area (mainly Las Cholas which is to me the best restaurant there). However, if there are massive queues outside Las Cholas this is definitely not a bad option. The place is loud and friendly and feels... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Drawn to this place by the nice ambiance. Lots of locals eating outside. It's fun because they give you a mini grill on your table with the meat. But the steaks were just mediocre compared to what you can get for similar prices elsewhere in the city. Nice waiter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

I have been and taken friends to El Primo whilst I have been in Buenos Aires since last December. We have eaten here nearly perhaps ten times and it never fails to satisfy. The food is great quality, the bife de chorizo and bife de lomo being the winners. Yesterday (in a group of ten) I ordered asado de tire... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Las Canitas. Baez 302, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires
  • Phone Number: [54 11] 4772 8441

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean

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