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“Lacks atmosphere & decent portions” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Buenos Aires Restaurant

Buenos Aires Restaurant
63 High Street, Maidstone ME14 1SR, England
01622 688 655
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Ranked #71 of 223 Restaurants in Maidstone
Price range: $39 - $39
Cuisines: Argentinean, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Buenos Aires Maidstone offers visitors a taste of the true Argentina, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, traditional food, excellent wine and Tango shows. The restaurants are the realisation of Linda and Cristian Barrionuevo's dream of bringing a quality, affordable and authentic Argentine culinary experience to the UK. BA beef comes from cows reared on the Argentine pampas, where grass is plentiful and high in nutrients, making it tenderer and tastier than other beef. The wine selection is broad and an array of Argentine-inspired cocktails is on offer. A family-friendly favourite since opening in 2008, Buenos Aires Maidstone is Kent's only Argentine steakhouse.
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lacks atmosphere & decent portions”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We had a night at Buenos Aires last Saturday with family to celebrate my brothers 30th. Service was good, drinks orders were taken and served quickly and staff were polite. I did think it strange though that I couldn't smell anything cooking which I didn't like. The kitchen was open but the openings were behind perspex screens. I like going into a restaurant and being able to smell everything cooking and then watching it come out. Or perhaps it's just me!

When I ordered my steak I asked if there was a garnish on the plate and was told yes, but it was very small. I was expecting a fairly reasonable size meal for the price so didn't bother ordering any side dishes. Especially as they were around £5 per dish for a salad or green beans. When the meal came out it literally was a (beautifully cooked and best I've ever had) steak on a plate with two tiny pieces of wilted lettuce leaf. The chips which were a mean portion came separately.

I can't fault the steak but I felt the portions were mean especially as this isn't a cheap restaurant and the whole place lacked any sort of Argentinian ambience or atmosphere of any description.

We wouldn't go back personally. Could do MUCH better is pretty much my opinion.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“The best rib eye i've ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We went to the Buenos aires for the fifth time on sunday evening. It is fast becoming our favorite restaurant. I can honestly say, i have never had a better rib eye anywhere in the word that i have been!

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18 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The steak here is the best i have had in any restaurant also the Malbec Wine . but it is so expensive ,good for that special occasion.
My only gripe was the waiting staff they did not seem to be that knowledgeable,But they were very pleasant.

Visited January 2013
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“A taste of home for my fiancee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Went to BA restaurant on a Friday night in may. The purpose was to celebrate my father’s 70th birthday. There were 6 of us on total and we picked this place as my fiancée is Argentinean. Therefore big test to see if the food made the grade. I have to say that we were all delighted with the food and the service. Linda and her team looked after us very well and we would definitely go back again. I also ate my own body weight in Dulce Du Leche so will need to put in some gym time to work it off.

Visited May 2013
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“Try this resturant..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Buenos Aires is like a little piece of Argentina nestled away in busy Maidstone...the food is all authentic with an amazingly cultural atmosphere. I came with my boyfriend and it just felt like we were on a different planet...all the staff are friendly...the food is perfect...and the service is quick. What more could you want for a night out! :)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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