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“Bad culinary experience” 2 of 5 stars
Review of El Pinguino de Palermo

El Pinguino de Palermo
Jorge Luis Borges 2195, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Palermo)
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Ranked #1,608 of 2,808 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Palermo
Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Bad culinary experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We were looking for a local, nice, not-too-turistic kind of restaurant, and this one was just behind the corner. it prooved itself to be one of those place that you'll never come back to...food was not good. The meat was tasteless, and greasy, and we left most of it on the plate.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Bogota
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Horrible ”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This place was the worst. We went for a coffee in the morning and nothing was remotely good. Our coffees were terrible and to top this, my orange juice had a worm in it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“local cantina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This restaurant was around the corner from our hotel and we tried it our first night in town because we were tired and hungry. We ordered the chicken milanesa and a local beer. The food was not out of this world, but a nice local experience.

Visited July 2013
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Oakland, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“One of those real Buenos Aires experiences.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is what a real Buenos Aires restaurant is like (to me, anyway). You get good food at really good prices. You get the kind of true Buenos Aires experience that you won't get at any tourist-filled restaurants on Florida or Lavalle.

I love to sit at the tables in the windows and watch Buenos Aires walk by. There is a subway station a couple of blocks away and several bus lines traverse the area, so a lot of people are always walking past.

Visited April 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great spot for quick bite to eat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

My boyfriend and I had the empanadas (beef, ham, and cheese ones) and tomato salad at this place, all were delicious. Free wifi and somewhat friendly service. I recommend it for a quick bite to eat as you are exploring Palermo!

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