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“Good but feels like it's been done before” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Aramburu

Aramburu
Salta 1050 | Entre Humberto I y Carlos Calvo, Buenos Aires C1074AAV, Argentina
+5411 4305 0439
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Ranked #2 of 2,329 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Cuisines: Argentinean, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good but feels like it's been done before”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

First the good: 12 courses, almost all of which were delicious; an excellent sommelier; a pleasant interior

Now for the average: a less than welcoming (or at least not smiling) waitress, a concept (molecular gastronomy-lite) which has been done better before and a feeling of somewhere which is trying just a little bit too hard.

It was very reasonably priced, at least compared to Europe, but it's not somewhere we'd return.

Visited December 2013
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Melbourne
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“truly a great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Straight off the plane from Australia, dropped our bags and then off to Aramburu. Its little ,so book ahead, and its a taxi fare from most parts of the City, but a little oasis once you are inside.
The food is superb and beautifully presented. Not a bad course in sight. The staff were friendly and attentive without being overbearing.
Its quite an experience and was a wonderful way to start a Sth American adventure for us. Actually it would be an even better way to say farewell to this great land..

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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berlin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Just the best and most creative food in Buenos Aires”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

One year ago I had decided to celebrate my birthday at this highly acclaimed restaurant and it was one of the most memorable food experiences in my life. This year I tried Armaburu again, curious whether it will be as good. And it was a mindblowing feast again! Ten points for the dreamlike taste, ten points for the quality of the ingredients, ten points for the creativity of presentation, ten points for the amazing playing with textures, ten points for the wonderful wines from all over Argentina and ten points for atmosphere and service. The set menu changes four times in a year. This evening my absolute favourite was the trout with cauliflower sorbet. But every course was a surprise and a pleasure. Thanks to Gonzalo Aramburu and his team. No question where I hope to celebrate my next birthday for a feast of all senses.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“One of the best meals...ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We like food. We eat at a fair number of pretty decent restaurants. Aramburu was definitely the best restaurant we ate at while in Buenos Aires (others we tried included Unik, Casa Saltshaker, and Oviedo- all excellent too). The staff is super attentive, the food imaginative and super delicious. Really, I wouldn't be surprised if it had 2 michelin stars in the US. The best part is that with current exchange rates, two 10 course dinners with one of us having a wine paring came out to be about $130 USD, expensive yes but a ridiculous value compared to any place in the US or Europe. Definitely go if you have a chance.

Some practical tips: Argentinians eat dinner late- we had 830 reservations and the restaurant was half full at first. It is in an area of San Telmo that doesnt have that much else around- take a taxi and the restaurant can call a taxi for you before you leave.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Had dinner just now and I was blown away with the food. Impeccable quality and presentation. The food like art and the flavour was spot on. It was pricey but worth every single cent.

Visited November 2013
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