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El Desnivel

Calle Defensa 855, Buenos Aires C1065AAO, Argentina
+54 11 4300-9081
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (202 reviews)
“bife de chorizo” (45 reviews)
“salad” (46 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinean, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Defensa 855, Buenos Aires C1065AAO, Argentina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food in a simple place, isn’t glamorous but if you have hungry, work well, portions are big, specially meat.

Thank Sebavas78
Reviewed 1 week ago

For comparison, immediately below is my 2011 review of El Desnivel. It is followed by my review of March 2018: Neither Ellen nor I had eaten red meat in almost a year, but with all the hullabaloo about Argentine steak we decided we’d have a...More

Thank Jack-Dru
Reviewed 1 week ago

People tell me there are better steak houses in Buenos Aires. In my five frips to B’Aires in 12years, I’ve tried some of ‘em: Most acceptable, the rest of the lot, even when good beef, over priced. For my taste and money Desnevil remains my...More

Thank MichiganZumbido
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a steak you can cut with a spoon this is the place. It is a few blocks from where we stay and we always eat here a few times....yes its busy...yes its old Yes its worth the wait!!!!

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't live up to our expectations. Quite crowded canteen like place with lots of noise and stink from the inside grill. Prices are moderate but well matching food quality. We had entrana and flank steak that were disappointing. There are muxh better options.

Thank Jan V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very good restaurant to have on your list when you are in Buenos. The food is good and so is the service.

Thank atlanta776
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here to have empanadas. They were good. There's a nice, authentic atmosphere in this place as well.

Thank Anne Mette E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend this place if staying in San Telmo. They have a great WiFi connect too. Strong enough to FaceTime the U.S.

Thank jeffmjones12
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant. Best steak we had in BA and at good value with great service. Highly recommended for all.

1  Thank Daniel J
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Surely locals already know about this place but.. it was the absolutely best steaks we had in a whole month in Argentina and Chile. Too bad we discovered it the last night (tips to the hostel receptionist)

Thank Marco F
San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San
Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made
Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many
different cultures: a true child of immigration, much
like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after
dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both
locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee
hours of the morning. During the day, the antique
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February 3, 2017|
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Response from Jeff D | Reviewed this property |
About 35 pesos from the food trailers in the park at Porto Madero.
December 16, 2014|
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Response from Cesare R | Reviewed this property |
Ha! Just show up. It's not the kind of place you make a reservation to go ;) It's a "bodegón" (untranslatable)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Defensa 855, Buenos Aires C1065AAO, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighborhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4300-9081
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