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Tarquino Restaurante

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Rodriguez Pena 1967 | La Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
54 11 60912160
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Interesting and well made molecular cuisine, in nice surroundings

I went to Tarquino for a dinner. The place is very well located in a antique building and very calm surroundings and set in small room, with glass ceiling and grass on the end wall. Very nice decor. The dinner was basically 3 choices, 5 or 7 course taster menu or the Route of the cow. I went with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Ulrik J
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I went to Tarquino for a dinner. The place is very well located in a antique building and very calm surroundings and set in small room, with glass ceiling and grass on the end wall. Very nice decor. The dinner was basically 3 choices, 5 or 7 course taster menu or the Route of the cow. I went with 7... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Creative chef misses the beat. For 3000 pesos we had the "Cow Tasting" and wine. The Val de Flores was wonderful, the meal, a let down. Clearly the chef is trying to be creative, but his skills don't match our expectations. The flow is bland and without spark. There is no life in the servings. While using modern techniques, the... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The setting is impressive with a living canvas and tree inside the dining area. It creaked in the wind which gave a natural feel to the place. There is a choice of a 5, 7 and 9 course menu. We opted for the 7 but struggled as the portions are larger than your usual tasters. We also had the wine... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

…that the food gets significantly worse meal by meal. This is a classic trap, connected to a hotel (Hyatt) for people who are prepared to be impressed by the facade. Which is impressive. But this place produces poor food. Quite simply, if you want a nice setting and a big bill this will do just fine, but if you actually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Outstanding creative cuisine from a very talented chef! Very small intimate dining beautifully presented!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It's been my tenth time in Tarquino over the last 4 years, and each time Dante Liporace - its Chef - keeps surprising me. We enjoyed a 9 course perfect dinner with my wife, celebrating life with a wonderful Cabernet Franc that the sommelier picked for us. I won't describe you each course, but if you have only one night... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The restaurant is expensive and only offers tasting menu. Although elaborate, few of the dishes were tastefull. The time between courses was awfull. It was too fast and we couldn't enjoy calmly all the meal.

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Lima - Santiago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Able to go today for lunch, my expectation were high. I knew that it was on a nice location and had several awards. I had the oysters and pasta, not impressed at all. Only one option for dessert, just ice cream.

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marinalati, Gerente at Tarquino Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you for expressing your opinion. The reason why you had only ice-cream for dessert is because you have chosen the mid-day promotional menu where, even though, you can choose between several starters and main courses, for dessert there is only ice-cream. Please notice that in our regular menu you can choose between a 5 or a 7 course tasting... More 

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

nice Bar and Restaurant - go for the 3 course men which is big enough ... Do not miss the duck and the tartar with blue cheese and spoil youself with outstanding desserts - the winecard is very impressve as well!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Wonderful service. Menu is 3 pairings or 7 pairings; with selections that you might not ever see again. Go with a very "open" food mind. Choose carefully

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rodriguez Pena 1967 | La Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta
  • Neighborhood: Recoleta
  • Phone Number: 54 11 60912160

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean, South American
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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