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“Great service and good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Argentina Restaurant Los Santos

Argentina Restaurant Los Santos
Spuistraat 285B, 1012 VR Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Centrum)
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Ranked #1,986 of 2,716 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Argentinean, South American
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Centrum
Beijing, Beijing, China
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great service and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

With other medical colleagues, I was there twice. Although there are outside table, we waited for inside table about 5 minutes as it was chilly there. The restaurant is small but has two floors. It was very impressive that we had warm welcome from its staff. He was smiling all the time (unfortunately we did not capture his name). There are not a lot of choices of beer. Tap Heineken probably was the best choices you may have, besides unless you would like to have lighter beer, such as Witte. Heineken large is about 5.5 Euro and Witte bottle is 4.20 Euro. Price is OK for all other drinks. You can start with chorizos (2 pieces/4.9 euro), a sausage taste sweat and somewhat spicy(?). It was cooked perfectly at the first time I visited there, but overcooked when I had my team there. Similarly, the sirloin beef was cooked perfectly when visiting there the first time but overcooked at my second visit. Maybe the chef changed menu or the menu changed the chef, whatever, it was not well prepared. The price is very good, with rib-eye for 200 g is just about 16 euro. Generally the food is OK but not consistent. However, the service is pretty good, once again, with that smile and also impressively he recognized me immediately after sitting at second visit. Of course, I paid a little token as an appreciation that he can recognize me during the time that so many visitors were there. My experience is that it is a small restaurant serves Argentina style, so do not expect it too much, although I had been there twice with my short period of time of visit Amsterdam (second time was not worth it). My recommendation for them is try to cook with heart and sole, try to be consistent. Cooking a food needs not only beef but also skills and love from chef, if chef cannot consistently deliver the same quality of food, then there is no business. Lastly, please treat all customers the same, do not over charge regardless the purpose of visit. Even the food and service is not superior but at least kept honest.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Thank JohnFisher39
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York, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere & food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We came across this restaurant, as we discovered the Hotel Estherea where we were staying did not have a dining room, but could arrange a take away! We decided to wander across the road and thank goodness we did. What a fabulous restaurant, the decor is contemporary with some lovely wooden sculptures and fabulous atmosphere. They offer a fantastic 3 course menu for 25 euros which was delicious. We went on a busy Saturday night and almost every table was occupied, but still received superb service from very attentive and friendly staff.

Visited September 2013
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Bland, over-priced and disappointing!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Steak not evenly cooked or as per requested order - part of the steak medium the other half chard but raw inside. Salad had no dressing or seasoning and the additional sauces were grossly overpriced. Service was rushed and impersonal giving the whole experience one of a production line. The customer toilets were dirty with handles missing on both doors. Shocking lack of customer care! I ate in restaurants every night and this was by far the most expensive and disappointing. I left half a rib eye steak on my plate and nobody asked if there was a problem - that says it all really! Definitely not recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Thank Dinodoesstuff
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Jerusalem, Israel
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ok but be aware”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

The place is vey inviting and the staff as well. The food is well made, though the portions a bit small but sufficient. Warning: be very tentive to the question of the waiter becouse when you order souses for the meal the waiter does not mention that they cost extra.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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182 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Very Good Steak House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Very Good Steak House with good prices. Good salads also. The steaks are excellent and the service also

Visited July 2013
Thank Joe c
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