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Chiquilin

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San Nicolas
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Sarmiento 1599, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4373-5163
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent steak

nice food and atmosphere at his restaurant. Very tasty steak and elaborate wine list from argentinian bodegas. Certainly worth a visit !

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Uden, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Uden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

nice food and atmosphere at his restaurant. Very tasty steak and elaborate wine list from argentinian bodegas. Certainly worth a visit !

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Visited this place twice now with family and friends. Very nice and stylish, nice memorabilia posted everywhere. The food is very nice, parrillada (bbq) is huge, half portion was more then enough for 2, excellent service and atmosphere. Really recommend if you are in the area...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I brought my father here 13 years ago. Since then, nothing has changed. I believe I had the same Maitre 'D, and the same waiter. As someone who loves new foods, this was quite comforting. I know my father would have loved to be here with me again. Everything about this restaurant feels classic to me. The menus. The very... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This used to be one of the best BBQ places in BA: Thought I would return after years. My wife and I had a meat pie (empanada) each, reasonably good. She asked for steak (bife de chorizo) I asked for Ojo de bife (best part of filet mignon). I asked medim tending to rare, Firt time it was overcooked and... More 

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Loja, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I come to B.A. every year for my birthday and always have dinner at Chiquilin. The "Ojo de Bife" is the best steak I've ever eaten. It is Aberdeen Angus beef, known for texture and flavor. Also the rucula salad is excellent. There is a very good wine list. What is a good steak without a bottle of Malbec? This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Of course this is a place to eat great argentinian meat. But I am a vegetarian and don´t like to force people to my my tastes. So I try to adapt y want to visit local places. Argentinian friends invited us and they ate "bife de chorizo" a special cut of meat very fovoured by locals. My husband had grilled... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

In typical Argentinian style the service was poor, we had the grumpy waiter once again. We had kebabs & pasta, did not blow us away. The waiter forgot our salad which was fine as it was too much food. You can eat better and cheaper at parilla pana (not far away). We paid around $90USD, won't be back there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We discovered Chiquilin because it was only a 5 minute walk from our hotel (Rooney's Boutique Hotel) and they had recommended it. We were actually headed somewhere else and opted for this because it was closer. We were very glad we did! True steak house atmosphere, nice decor but not over-the-top, and a menu designed to enhance the steak which... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

the staff had no english at all and the food was average at best. this place was highlighted on a couple of travel maps from different hotels as a place to eat good food but we were disappointed with the whole experience.

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

This is an old school parilla that is popular with locals as well as tourists. Most customers were in their 50's and up and it was relatively full for a Friday night. Our experience could have been a very decent one were it not for our waiter who kep trying to guilt trip us into ordering more at every turn...... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sarmiento 1599, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Nicolas
  • Neighborhood: San Nicolas
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4373-5163

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pizza, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine

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Staying in San Nicolas

Neighborhood Profile
San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theater lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
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