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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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8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 140
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  • 50
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  • 19
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  • 9
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  • 13
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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
romantic spot in BA

We were recommended to Tarquino for our anniversary. Truly a romantic spot with the old world decor and cozy dining area. We did the five courses and enjoyed all but portions were small.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
PShea100
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Milford, Connecticut
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Milford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to Tarquino for our anniversary. Truly a romantic spot with the old world decor and cozy dining area. We did the five courses and enjoyed all but portions were small.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always love reading reviews of restaurants and seeing comments. In the case of Tarquino, we saw several negative posts about pretentious waiters and food that was trying to hard. We had a perfectly delightful meal. You have two options: 5 or 7 course meals - that's it. We started with the 5 courses and after 3 courses, we asked... More 

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Bangkok
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Don't quite know what to make of this restaurant. First, It is kind of hard to find with no obvious clue from outside. Next, the entry vestibule is quite impressive as is the restaurants rather eclectic decor - comfortable, modern but with extensive use of wood within a conservatory type setting. (BTW the bar which one has to traverse to... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

My partner and I have been travelling a lot over the last few months, and were looking for a great dining experience in BA. Tarquino definitely gave us that! They have three tasting menus available, with two wine pairing options. We went for the 7 course tasting menu, while there is a similar but smaller 5 course, and then the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

A quiet and elegant setting for an utterly flawless experience. Staff is helpful without being overwhelming. If you are lucky, you get the chef, Dante Liporace, (ex el Bulli) to explain the food!. The tasting menu is a creative and vanguardist version of argentine classic dishes.

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

There's really not much more to say - I've eaten in London, Paris, New York, Milano, San Francisco, and other gastronomic hubs, and have not had a better meal than what I was served here, over 7 beautifully-presented and superbly-executed tasting plates, paired with some of the most delightful glasses of wine I've ever had the honour of tasting. Serious... More 

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suisse
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A pretentious restaurant under El Bulli chef experience,the staff didnt know if meat was feed lot or grass fed, very pricey for a very poor cuisine.

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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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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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