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Chiquilin

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$$$
Neighborhood:
San Nicolas
Steakhouse, Pizza, Barbecue, Argentinean
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Sarmiento 1599, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4373-5163
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Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and helpful waitstaff

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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CT
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Having walked a good 3km from our hotel specifically to come to this restaurant, we were hungry and expectant. We weren't disappointed. The decor was pristine, the ambience said 'you are going to have great steak'. Correct. Our friendly waiter steered us away from ordering too much food and our mixed grill with sirloin on the side was cooked really... More 

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Houston, Texas
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I have been here for lunch with the office staff while visiting our Office in BA. The restaurant is old style, old waiters and nice oldish classical atmosphere. The food was good, nothing out of this world, but anyhow very good. Definitely I would recommend this place to visit, but once is enough, there are plenty other restaurant to try... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Our hotel (Rooney's) recommended this as a good place for Argentinian beef. They were right!! We got there a bit early by Buenos Aires standards but got to see the 'locals' come in and enjoy the restaurant. The service was first class - we said that we had no Spanish right away and they made sure that we had an... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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 and 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.