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“Superb steak....I'm still full!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gran Parrilla del Plata

Gran Parrilla del Plata
Chile 594, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(54.11) 4300-8858
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Ranked #59 of 2,557 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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“Superb steak....I'm still full!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We had a meal here in October 2012. One of the best meals we had in South America. We came here to try the famous Argentine steak and we were not disappointed. We were lucky to get the last table as everyone behind us was in for a long wait. The restaurant itself is an old butchery with old tiles and tools creating nice decor.

The steak was fantastic, huge and came accompanied by three dressings which were amazing. The hardest part was trying to decide which was our favourite. We ordered sides which were very good but barely touched them as the steak was huge.

The staff were very friendly and recommended a nice bottle of wine (at the lower end of the budget!). We also got a courtesy glass of bubbly which was a nice touch as did the people waiting for a table.

We left at midnight and people were still queuing for tables which shows how good it is. We paid about $45 dollars for 2 mains, 2 sides and a bottle of wine - excellent value.

Great spot!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely meal :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We loved our meal here, we had steak with side orders of spinich and french fries. The steak was to die for, tasty, well cooked and large size. The side orders are huge abd way too much for only two people. When we had finished our meal we had two complimentary glasses of champagne/bubbly wine which was a very nice touch. The waiter was very helpful and nice. Lovely place xx

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“Fantastic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Unlike the reviews below, we ate here and it was fantastic. The service was excellent, very attentive and helpful, we even got a few drinks on the house! The steaks were great, the grilled provolone with capsicum and bacon was delicious and we really had a great night here.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best of the Three Parillas we Did in Buenos Aires”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I have to echo the thoughts of other reviewers. This restaurant offers decent service, outstanding food value for the money, in a funky, laid back atmosphere.If this restaurant was located in Vancouver where I live, I'd it would be five stars for sure, but in Argentina, where steak is king, and eating well doesn't cost a King's ransom, one has to be a bit more fussy.Nonetheless, our towo steaks (shared by three of us) were perfectly prepared, delicious and tender.Its not fine dining, but we loved it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Nothing fanciful”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Had a cheddar cheese greens salad and the famous ribeye steak.
Service was so-so, actually compared to other restaurants its not on par. Other restaurants' waiter would bother to open the bottle of drink that you ordered and pour for you as a welcome gesture. But this one simply doesn't care.
The salad that I ordered came in a metal tin salad mixing bowl that looks more cheapskate than my dog's food bowl at home. Simply turn off. Presentation of the salad was horrible, simply not appetizing.
Beef steak was ok, but didnt came with any sides nor any sauces.
Service was so bad that when I asked for the bill, it didnt arrive for a good 10 mins (considering there were only 5 tables of customers and 3 waiters).
In the end I was so frustrated I went up to the counter myself to settle the bill.

Would NEVER return to this again

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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