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“by far our best meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Boliche de Alberto

El Boliche de Alberto
Villegas 347, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
431433
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Price range: $10 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Seattle, Washington
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37 restaurant reviews
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“by far our best meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

El Boliche de Alberto was easily the best meal we had in Argentina. The prices were 50% of what we were charged in Bueno Aires and the quality of the steaks was superior. We arrived just before the restaurant opened it doors and had second thoughts before fortunately conquering our doubts that the dark restaurant would come alive. Within 15 minutes of being seated, the restaurant filled with satisfied diners. The steaks--bife chorizo-- were extremely tender, tasty, and perfectly cooked medium-rare. The salad and sides were also perfect and a half-bottle of Trapiche Malbec went very well with the meal. We were shocked that prices were 50% of those in Buenos Aires. We would have returned had the trip been longer.

  • Visited April 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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Aberdeen
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“Amazing steak, great big portions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Massive portions. We ordered one bife de chorizo, a mixed salad and fries between the 2 of us. It looked enough for a family of 4 but we managed. We arrived 20 minutes after it opened and it was already heaving with customers. The waiters/waitresses have it down to a fine art – everyone has their own job. Bread man, drinks waiter, meat waiter. Really tasty steak and all at a reasonable price. Recommend.

  • Visited April 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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gan yavne
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“They understand hebrew!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

The bife de chorizo and the morcillas are great.
So are the chorizos.
And the postre "don alberto" is a piece of heaven.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Marblehead, Ma
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“El Boliche de Alberto on Av. Bustillo Km. 8.8”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Fantastic! We walked to El Boliche from our hotel. What a wonderful restaurant. It has a great family atmosphere and the wait staff was terrific. The portions are huge-we spilt a salad and grilled lamb. There is none better. The menu was very reasonably priced. We would have returned but we did not have the opportunity. This is a must place to eat when in Bariloche.

  • Visited February 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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Dallas, Texas
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“Best Steak in Argentina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

El Boliche de Alberto prepared the best steak of many during a three week trip to Argentina. The atmosphere in the restaurant is much nicer than most of the other parilllas that we went to, and the food lives up the hype of other reviews. The ribeye was perfectly cooked and enough for two hungry travelers to share. Highly recommended in Bariloche!

  • Visited January 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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