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“superb steak, but coeliacs beware” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Torino Bar & Bistro

Torino Bar & Bistro
Elordi 893, San Martin de los Andes 8370, Argentina
+54 297 241-2614
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Price range: $15 - $100
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Canberra, Australia
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“superb steak, but coeliacs beware”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

Huge plus: the very best steak I had, in a month in Argentina - to remember for years. Superb meat, beautifully cooked (for me, that means a long way towards the rare side of medium-rare).

Big minus: despite long discussion with the waiter about "sin trigo, can't eat wheat/barley/etc", and explicit questions about ingredients, the meal got presented with "if you can't eat wheat, just scrape those breadcrumbs on the potato off to the side". I'm lucky, it seems I can tolerate traces of gluten, so I didn't just reject the plate and I did scrape the crumbs off to the side - but anyone with a serious gluten intolerance should not come here, they just don't seem to listen.

  • Visited December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lovely experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

We have been traveling for 4 weeks around Argentina (especially Patagonia) and Torino is the best restaurant we have tried!
Menu is surprisingly varied, with different choice from the classic cordero patagonico to trucha (exquisite!), calamares salteados and pizza. Preparation is accurate and flavors wisely balanced.
Atmosphere is very nice and the 4 owners/managers very friendly (we got a glass of excellent champagne offered).
Definitely to be recommended!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Exceptional food 2 blocks from center of town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

Our best meal in Argentina. And only $20 USD per person, with wine.

We had three absolutely delicious dishes -- the lamb raviolli, the pacific salmon, and the steak. We went there after having read reviews on TripAdvisor, and the restaurant lived up to its hype and more.

It is two blocks from the main square of town, so jot down the address before leaving your hotel.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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