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La Vaca Argentina - Las Cortes

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Calle San Agustin 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 913601599
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

What a friendly waiter and delicious steak.. Really tasty and melted in my mouth.. Lovely chips and vegetables. Also very extensive wine list .. It was a very nice evening thank you

Thank markriley63
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Really good food at a great price. Staff very very friendly and efficient but as with other reviewers , found it oddly quiet. I don't know why this place isn't busier. I would definitely eat here again.

Thank Mike B
Oudenaarde, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2015

We had good diner here. De steaks were juicy and cooked to perfection. De wine was reasonably priced. We had a good night out, with a tastefull diner.

Thank brandweer
Singapore, Singapore
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2014

Like some reviewers, I was puzzled that this restaurant was barely half full on a weekend evening, as its steaks were works of art and were simply delicious. My wife and I ordered one Argentinian and one Black Angus, and both were seasoned and expertly grilled to our liking. Decently priced too, under 30euros each. Like the nearby El Barril... More 

1 Thank HarrisChai
Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2014

Nice restaurant in the center of Madrid. If you like meat, it is a good place to explore. They have a nice choice or cuts Argentinian and European. I had the meatballs and the Kobe cut and it was really good. The desserts are not perhaps the most interesting part of the menu.

Thank Yegor_Gravilov
London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Arriving at 9.45pm, we were shown to a table in a completely empty restaurant. Having misinterpreted Trip Advisor reviews we thought we were in for an empanadas experience, alas there was only one on the menu, which in fairness was delicious. Main courses arrived, my Argentinian steak, her chargrilled chicken, and the restaurant was still completely empty. Her chicken was... More 

Thank peerspeerspeers
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151 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

Really excellent steak and epic Malbec Mendoza, great value and all you would want from a top steak restaurant

Thank neilmaxbartholomew
Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

We were referred to this restaurant by the front desk at our hotel. We were not disappointed! We had arrived in Madrid that afternoon and didn't realize how late it was until we left the restaurant. The staff didn't try to rush us at all. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Booked a christmas dinner for around 35 associates in December 2013. We had booked the table for 21:30, but the last few of us did not arrive until 22:15 and the restaurant's flexibility in response to this was highly appreciated. The service was discrete, efficient and professional, yet managed to offer a personal touch. Even though we were slightly louder... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Six of us ate there and our meals varied tremendously. Two had perfect meat and said the beef generally was superb - one order for well done had to go back twice and the salad and fries were not changed but left swimming in the the same juices/ blood - not so good- nor the pasta. I guess you just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $54
Argentinean, Steakhouse, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Agustin 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighborhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 913601599
One of the most innovative restaurants in the business area of Madrid, this restaurant resounds with the city atmosphere, bringing together a mix of cold materials and warm lighting. This is a real oasis in the heart of the business district where you can enjoy fantastic classics of traditional Argentinean cuisine from the grill of the skilled chefs. You can see some truly striking decorative elements such as the central corridor's forest of bamboo made of steel. Towards the end, a glass terrace presents you with spectacular views of the Picasso Tower and Azca Gardens.

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Neighborhood Profile
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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