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El Pequeno Buenos Aires

#102 of 284 Restaurants in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
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Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Moultrie, GA
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

My first time back since 2011. While last time was average, this trip was better. The steaks we had were excellent and cooked pretty good. Next time, I will split a meal or try to order a smaller portion. Margaritas were so-so. Hope to go back later this year.

Thank robinsoniv
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

A local introduced my family and I to this fabulous restaurant. The service was excellent, the food amazing and ambience relaxing. This is a local gem and truly the best steak I have ever had. It was flavourful, cooked to perfection, addd the peppercorn sauce or Rockofor sauce and so yummy. Luis (sp?) was knowledgable with the menu and made... More 

Thank CanadianDez
Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Visiting with my friend from Buenos Aires. Nothing to do with Argentina, not the food, nor the cook. The meat was undercooked. A disappointment

1 Thank polobruxelles-bel
Port Townsend, Washington
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

El Pequeño Buenos Aires Av. Tulum, 65, The Restaurant El Pequeño Buenos Aires in Tulum, harmonizes perfectly with the Mayan village. The vast palapa possesses a unique view of the Main Avenue. The trained staff will guide you in making the best choice of beef cuts, and provide orientation in the selection of the wine that will accompany your meal... More 

Thank Geoff13
Vienna, Austria
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

We had a great vacio the first time but the second time chose the most expensive steak (ribeye) of the menu. A small meat portion came and kept us up all night and the next day with stomach problems. Can be good at times if you know the boss... otherwise the waiters will be slow and rude.

Thank Austrianmexicovisit
Lansing, Michigan
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Ate there this past Friday. Luis took great care of us! Empanadas, chorizo, ensalada mixta and a greatly prepared bife de lomo! Topped off with a great Norton malbec! Great start to our Tulum vacation.

Thank friendofsparty
Salt lake, ut
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Loved the food here. It is open air and on a fairly busy street. But the food was worth it. The vacio is amazing but huge. The blue cheese covered steak was also great, and we enjoyed the Grouper as well. Don't over order as portions are huge.

Thank Bellancaboy
Cardigan, Wales, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

Located near the centre of Tulum Buenos Aires is an open and relaxed restaurant. Serving a range of different dishes. On both occasions I had steak, which was cooked as requested both times, served once with some stunning peppercorn sauce. The chicken wings starters where tasty and satisfying. The service was always very friendly and the drink selection is extensive.... More 

Thank Byron R
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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123 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Argentina, famous for their beef, does not disappoint with this Argentinian grill. Meat is heavily emphasized on their menu and that's what we usually order. We have eaten here probably 18 to 20 times in the last 10 years and it has always been great. Open aired, reasonable selection of alcohol, copious amounts of meat, and good atmosphere. I have... More 

Thank Henry W
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

We were very hungry and looking forward to a nice lunch since our previous experience just a few days ago was OK. I stress just OK 3 days prior we stopped in for dinner with 2 other friends. Everyone else ordered steak and I had chicken. The lady across from me had steak . Although it was tasty it was... More 

1 Thank snaggybear

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $30
Argentinean, South American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tulum 77780, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: 9848064505

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