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El Viejo Balcon

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Av. Wheelright 1815 | esquina Italia, Rosario, Argentina
+54(341) 4255611
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 176
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great parrilla

I had my first parrilla in argentina here and I was not disapointed at all. Great meat!! However is a little bit expensive but the price is worth of.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
Daniel S
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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370 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I had my first parrilla in argentina here and I was not disapointed at all. Great meat!! However is a little bit expensive but the price is worth of.

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This was by far the best steak we tasted in Argentina, if not ever! The atmosphere in the restaurant is fantastic and the waiters are very friendly. Steaks are huge (big enough for two people) and in my opinion, best served with the delicious salad and a good bottle of malbec! On our first visit, we tried the mar de... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

One of my favorite restaurants in Rosario. Good service, big plates, good service, very good quality of meat, always busy and in general a very nice place.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Thank you to all the other TA reviewers. We chose this place based on your comments. On our first visit we chose the El corte Mar del Plata - a sensational cut of young beef, together with what they translated as rump but was we think sirloin, cooked a punto (medium). Both stunning. Accompanied by a seasonal salad, jammed with... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Food was very good, with nice selection and well served. Can't say anything about price since I was on a business lunch and didn't pay

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Rosario, Argentina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you are a foreigner in Argentina visiting Rosario and want to try an excellent piece of meat --"carne asada"-- do not miss this chance. Everything is good at this restaurant, including the service.

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Rosario, Argentina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

excellent restaurant with a varied menu of food and wine. roasted meat specialist. highly recommended.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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132 reviews 132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I was here for lunch so I can't comment on dinner, but they treated us very well and the service was FAST! We ate steak and they know how to cook it rare. They have a cut called el corte Mar del Plata which is huge and apparently unique to Rosario. Everything we ordered was exceptional. Give it a shot!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

The borga fish was very tasty. The green salad was very tasty. The short ribs were good. Order the red pepper with cheese. The sambyon ice cream with walnuts is orgasmic! Overall a great experience and our favorite restaurant in Rosario.

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Paris, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I cannot complain about the food or wine I got, which were good quality. However, the service was disappointing. 3 servers were waiting doing nothing and still it took 10 minutes to get the menu. Then they brought to me an English menu (I was trying to speak Spanish with the servers though...), without any prices written on it !... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Wheelright 1815 | esquina Italia, Rosario, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Litoral  >  Province of Santa Fe  >  Rosario
  • Phone Number: +54(341) 4255611

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

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