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Dada

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Retiro
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San Martin 941, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4314-4787
Today
11:00 am - 5:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 178
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  • 129
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy resturant with great atmosphere and good food

Went here last night based on the reviews on trip advisor, ordered the guacamole, shrimp salad, oje bife and lomo dada. Food was good but the oje bife was over cooked ordered medium rare and got medium well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Garry T
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Went here last night based on the reviews on trip advisor, ordered the guacamole, shrimp salad, oje bife and lomo dada. Food was good but the oje bife was over cooked ordered medium rare and got medium well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place is a real find in BA. It's a small place with just a few tables plus a bar, and draws mostly a local crowd of young bohemians. Service is friendly. The food is terrific, and reasonably priced. You can't go wrong with the Lomo Dada.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I was in Buenos Aires for just one night, and chose to eat my first Argentinian meat in a long time on Dada. I ordered the Ojo de Bife and a glass of red wine. The Ojo was served on fried, crispy potatoes, and on top there was a simple spinach and tomato salsa. The steak was crazy tender, juicy... More 

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Seattle
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We walked into this small place after reading a good review not knowing what to expect since we had been in Buenos Aires one day. The mood is very casual and fun with a prominent bar in the back. At first, looking at stuff on the walls, I thought that maybe we had walked into a trendy, tourist place. But,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We chose Dadas to see the new year in based on a local's recommendation. The total experience was fantastic. Great food. Bottomless drinks. Attentive staff. Brilliant atmosphere. Once most of the food was done we all danced to the traditional tunes, there wasn't a serious face in the building. Would definitely go back for just a regular dinner because of... More 

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Irvine, California
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38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was a small funky "French" like cafe the way it use to be. They take care in the food, quality, choices. No giant steaks that you. Salmon was wonderful. The beef stir fry very good. Not open Sunday

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We walked past this place on the way to a nearby restaurant - thought it looked interesting and changed our minds & went in. Got a table straight away (which was lucky, as it's small and seems very popular!). Waitress was really helpful with the menu & our limited Spanish.. went for a couple of specials from the board -... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Walked in at end of afternoon, wondering if they still served lunch. They did, good. Wanda welcomed and served us very professional and friendly. Menu is not too complicated, so is the food. I would recommend Dada for an informal lunch, dinner or drinks.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Popped in here for a late drink while passing through Buenos Aires, very friendly welcoming staff and some of the best Guacamole we we had ever tasted!

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Porto Alegre, RS
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25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

One of the best drinks I had in Buenos Aires! It's really worth it! And the meal was cooked perfect!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Martin 941, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighborhood: Retiro
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4314-4787

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 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.