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“Just average” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Azafran

Azafran
Sarmiento 765, Mendoza 5500, Argentina
261 429 4200 / 4299009
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Ranked #22 of 351 Restaurants in Mendoza
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Just average”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

I really wanted to like Azafran, but sadly it did not live up to the hype. All four of us ordered the filet mignon , all cooked medium. Not one of us received medium. My friends was so overcooked she sent it back. The sauce on the steak was over powering and far too much. In my opinion, the steak was not even filet mignon. Really disappointing. On the plus side, Fernando the sommelier delivered exceptional red wine.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Just Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

My husband and I had an early reservation at Azafran. The restaurant's interior is nice and cozy. There is a room in the front where you can select your wine. The restaurant also sells a variety of olive oils, jams, and spices.

When we arrived there was another table of 2 in front of us and as we began to dine a large party of eight was seated behind us.

We started off with the cheese platter and a salad. They were both delicious. A good selection of cheeses and the salad was fresh and tasty. For the main course, I ordered the skirt steak that came with a Caesar salad. The skirt steak was presliced and cooked. Although I requested it medium it came out overcooked and chewy. The Caesar salad was about three whole romaine lettuce leaves with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top and two crunchy bread sticks on top. The bread sticks were actually stale. I was not too impressed. I was disappointed because our starters were tasty and was expecting our main course to be just as good.

During our starters, the time between our starters and main course, and the main course I did notice the chef was out in the dining room the entire time. He was mainly focused on entertaining the large table behind us. By the time we had completed our meal he did come by and asked us how everything was. By then I felt it was too late and that we were not very high on his priority and that he only asked us how we were doing so as to not look bad. We were just an afterthought. The service was ok, they forgot to bring us our wine, but eventually realized they had forgotten and apologized and brought it to us promptly.

This was just an average experience. The food did not stand out. It's a shame, we were hoping for a good experience.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Azafranmza, Gerente at Azafran, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
We are sorry that you haven`t enjoyed Azafrán as you deserve. Anyway, we welcome your suggestions for improvement. We hope to welcome again to improve your impression on us.
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Not so good as I thought it would be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

The place is beautiful and the food is ok, but the portions are very small and the prices are too high.

Visited January 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Darling restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This restaurant is full of character and the food is divine. We did not make a reservation, I think they would have appreciated if we had. I prefer to eat outside, so we did, but I have to say, the restaurant is so darling, I wished we would have eaten inside. The steak was perfectly cooked and tasted heavenly. Service was very good. We had been on a wine tour for the day, and had consumed a ton of wine. Our waiter sweetly suggested splitting a glass with dinner. Excellent suggestion. The sommelier came out with his choice, and gave us each a good pour. This place is more expensive than some of the others in the area, but well worth it!

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Azafranmza, Gerente at Azafran, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Thank you very much for your recommendation! We`re delighted that our clients have a great time in Azafrán. The next time you visit us don`t miss to visit our Cava. See you!
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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“Excellent gourmet restaurant...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

In the middle of Mendoza. We had lunch there and it was excellent. Highly recommended! Would go back.

Visited February 2013
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