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La Vaca Argentina

#918 of 8,091 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Ribera del Manzanares 123, 28008 Madrid, Spain
+34 915593780
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

You should definitely go for a steak, they are all delicious and finely cooked. The starters are also quite good but not abundant. The side-dishes are paid separately, which drives up the price. Pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Adriana T
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

A bit far out to travel from centre. Staff very helpful and attentive. Huge portions of food.. too much Food was very enjoyable though.

Thank clairemckireland
Brighton, United Kingdom
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I went there last year with a Friend. We had a starting to share and then some nice meat, really nice steak to share. All combined with one of the best Spanish wines from my point of view, Arzuaga. Restaurant was quite cool and calm, not loud at all. Staff was all right, no complaints.

1 Thank Elias N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Opening hours rather restricted - 12.. to 16.00 and 20.30 to 23.00 - so we chose 14.00. Warmly welcomed and seated quickly. Waiter spoke good English; explained the menu and took order for drinks. When delivered he took our order for meals. Reasonable time elapsed before our food was delivered. Steaks were absolutely perfect as were the accompaniments. Dessert also... More 

Thank Moondance42
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great jamon. Good selection of wines, including 3/8 bottles. Steaks cooked to perfection. Service a wee bit slow, but to an annoying degree.

1 Thank Jiggs_Stortford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Went there on my stag do on Saturday, 22 of us, everyone raving about the steaks, plenty wine(malbec) and beers and the bill came to less than 40 euros per head, the kobe beef was awesome!

Thank Foodfanatic7
Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Good location on the banks of the Manzanares river, simple 'authentic' interior decoration and amenable to some thorough cleaning and refurbishment. But staff was extremely friendely and efficient. And the food, especially the lomo alto, was delicious!

1 Thank Gonzalo_de_Berceo
Alicante, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Went here for a birthday meal. Had 4 x starters, 4 x steaks with sides 2 x desserts, 2 x bottles of wine and 4 x Gin and tonics for 210€... its literally on the Plaza Opera by the Real Teatro... beautiful. Would recommend reserving seats as went at 2100 and by 2145 no tables left. Top tip - dont... More 

Thank rista1980
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Not like if you were in Argentina, but meat was very good and price is high, but accwptable. 90? dor 3 persons with white drinks included.

Thank Filipe P
Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We landed in Madrid very late and got to our hotel at 11:30pm. Starving we went out for a walk around the square to see what we could find - luckily we found this restaurant. service was good, food was tasty (must like red meat..) atmosphere was entertaining. We ate well after 12:30 am and the place was hopping.

1 Thank Boswella

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $68
Argentinean, Steakhouse, Latin, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
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: Ribera del Manzanares 123, 28008 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid
  • Phone Number: +34 915593780
An early 20th century detached house hosts a discreet restaurant located just by the river Manzanares, close to the Principe Pio railway station and shopping centre. A mixture of seasonal specials and selected Argentinean beef cuts, sirloin and T-bone, are all served in a peaceful environment with a garden terrace. It is an ideal stop after a stroll along the river banks.

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