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El Argentino

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Calle Real de Guadalupe No. 13-D, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
+52 967 683 9699
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Royal Oak, MI
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is just a block off the colonial, main plaza is S. Cristobal. And it's the best Milanese food I've tasted in 50 years since I left Italy where I lived fifty years ago. For the first time in 50 years I saw Milanese dishes I haven't seen since I lived there. What caught my eye as we were... More 

Thank Rob L
Washington, DC
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78 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In 3 weeks in Mexico, this was the worst meal I had - and it was expensive. My steak was inedible- it was all bone, fat, and gristle. My appetizer was so overcooked it had no taste.The best thing I had there was the mineral water. This a total tourist trap. Don't waste your money.

Thank DCFabian
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great steak - though it is quite pricy and you get what you pay for (check the display so you select a good steak, not a poor beef). The wine list was good and the service was good. I should add that the lasagna was really well made and tasted better than most we have had in Mexico. All in... More 

Thank M_I-I_K3
San Francisco, California
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187 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was average at best. The atmosphere was touristy. The service was so-so.Somewhat of a tourist trap.

Thank baywanderer
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six hours after eating steaks and a salad my partner and I were hit by nausea, vommiting and diahrea. 36 hours later we are just able to function again. This was an expensive meal in more than one sense.

Thank Auris T
Mexico City, Mexico
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159 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to this place a couple of times. At the very beginning it was pretty good, but as they've grown their quality has decreased, and the service is quite poor too. I went with two friends, and everything we ordered had an issue: one of my friends asked for a steak well-done, and they brought her a medium rare... More 

Thank verofdc
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had wonderful dinner here this evening. Attractive dining room with nice windows so could view people walking by on active interesting street. Glassware shined in lovely candlelight Wait staff very friendly and attentive. And best of all the food was great. We had perfectly cooked steak served with French fries and organic salad. With wine the dinner was quite inexpensive... More 

Thank ABQTraveler1947
Golden, Colorado
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was craving a steak, so we ended up at El Argentino. No complaints! Waiter was very friendly and helpful.

Thank TammyBrislin
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Well I went with my ancle in really bad conditions because I felt down so the owner gave me some ice and put it in my ancle. The food is very good and the service is así very good.

Thank erenjones
London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love this place! The meat is really delicious (and, almost better than in Argentina)! And also the pastas and salads are top-notch and the waiting staff highly attentive! Try it out and enjoy! 😋

Thank Bel880

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Real de Guadalupe No. 13-D, San Cristobal de las Casas 29200, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Phone Number: +52 967 683 9699

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?