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“Average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Oviedo

Oviedo
Antonio Beruti 2602, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
4821-3741
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Ranked #92 of 2,548 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I went with a couple of friends and I had some dessert (Panqueque de Manzana). The service was average: so was the pie. I got amazed that a restaurant with a comment in a magazine like Conde Nast Traveller had waiters that don´t speak english at all (and know nothing about cocktails).
I expected a lot more, but it was just average.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Overpriced and underwhelming”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

On the Time Out guide to Buenos Aires' (2011 ed.) recommendation we visited Oviedo with high expectations. Having been to Spain many times and being familiar with excellent Spanish food, we were severely disappointed with Oviedo's offerings, which according to Time Out's review should have been "prepared with great care and attention to detail" and "quality", serving as "reminders of the old country". The evening began promisingly enough, with a friendly welcome and some tasty amouse bouches with Spanish flavours. However, this is where the 'reminders of the old country' ended. Upon inspection, the menu offered little that could be considered even remotely Spanish, with none of the promised traditional dishes. Upon choosing from the already limited menu, it transpired that many of the dishes that were supposedly on offer were in fact not available. This development was conveyed to us with not so much as an apology, instead we were informed with a brusque manner that we could not have the fishes or the accompanyments we had chosen and that the menu stipulated, but only what the kitchen was offering that evening. Despite this disappointment, we ordered the next best alternatives. We were pleased with the preparation of our starters of stuffed peppers and grilled baby squid. Sadly the same could not be said for the fish main courses ordered. The sea bream with mushrooms and mussels arrived with a confusion of three different sauces which, rather than enhancing the flavour of the well prepared fish, masked and overpowered it. The number of sauces did not make up for the Spanish flavours, which were noticeably lacking. The flavour of the sea bream in the second dish jarred with the accompanying pumpkin gnocchi, despite it being bland, without a hint of Spanish flavours. Overall, the review was misleading, the food disappointing and the whole experience was poor value for money.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam
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56 restaurant reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant in Buenos Aires”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Another restaurant mostly frequnted by portenas. Excellent food, including a variety of fish dishes just in case you're fed up with the argentinian meat. Great service. Highly recommendable. Quite expensive and they reminded us just in case that the tip is not included.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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buenos aires
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“High end”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

One of the few places in BsAs where I've had good seafood. A bit formal for my tastes, but a far better choice than similar, soul-less places in puerto madero, imo. Expensive, but worth it, I'd say.

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Fish, at last...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a fine restaurant, and if, like us, you have had your fill of beef, a good place to seek out some interesting fish. The dining room is formal, smart, elegant and beautifully appointed, likewise the waiters and indeed many of the clientele - it's worth dressing smart to feel you're living up to the style of the place. The only slight hesitation is - we were slightly disappointed with the cooking, perhaps having been spoiled by the outstanding Kaupe in Ushuaia - there the fish was sublime; here it was simply good - we both had versions of merluza, and to be honest, both were slightly overcooked, and the assembly of the dish was a little over-complicated, diminishing the simple excellence of the fish.

Visited January 2013
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