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El Viejo Balcon

Av. Wheelright 1815 | esquina Italia, Rosario, Argentina
+54(341) 4255611
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Ranked #9 of 235 restaurants in Rosario
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Argentinean
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Rosario, Argentina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

After spending a year in Rosario, I can safely say that this is by far the best Parilla in town. The food is always perfect, the service friendly and experienced, and the location perfect to walk off your dinner by the river.

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Houston TX
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68 reviews 68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Classic parrilla with well-prepared dishes, enormous portions and an emphasis on service. We shared a tortilla española and matambre de cerdo, and were unable to continue. The tortilla was delicious, as was the matambre, which was around .5 kilo and perfectly grilled. Our waiter was entertaining and attentive, and it appeared all of the others were as well. Everything observed... More

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I was invited to dinner twice during my recent visit to Rosario for business purposes. The service was excellent considering our large group. The appetizer was a parrillda combination and a arugula and tomato salad. Both were delicious. The entrées where other meat cuts including pork, beef tenderloin and "bife chorizo" which was magnificent. We accompany this with several bottles... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We are beef lovers and we had our own feast in this traditional "parrilla". Vacio (flank) and creamy potatoes were amazing.

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