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Lezama

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San Telmo
Seafood, Barbecue, Argentinean
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Brasil 359, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
541143610114
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Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A taste of Tradition

This restaurant has been here since 1930. Food is excellent and reasonably priced. Many locals flock to it wonderful for meat, fish and pastas. Waiters have been there for ever and serve you well. Don't understand why there aren't many tourists but maybe Lezama don't mind. Neither do I to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2014
Platense41
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has been here since 1930. Food is excellent and reasonably priced. Many locals flock to it wonderful for meat, fish and pastas. Waiters have been there for ever and serve you well. Don't understand why there aren't many tourists but maybe Lezama don't mind. Neither do I to be honest. Same owners just opened a new restaurant next... More 

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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

I'm both, therefore I absolutely love this place with a passion. Brings back many happy memories from my childhood...hell, their entire staff was working there the first time I went like...30 years ago. The food is good enough if you know your way around the menu, large portions, reasonably priced, and a very nostalgic vibe of times gone by. Foreigners... More 

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2 Thank Justo B
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

A very traditional Argentine restaurant in a city, no, a country dominated by traditional Argentine restaurants, Lezama does nothing to revive the national imagination in a country signally lacking in culinary imagination (hey we've got all this beef, let's eat beef, more beef anyone...). But if safe conservative food is your thing you will probably not be disappointed by Lezama.... More 

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2 Thank John T
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

A great parilla in a very lovely neighborhood. We enjoyed steaks and a full parilla....with all sorts of traditional meats. We had excellent service.

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Thank gbfanlostinco
Stockholm, Sweden
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We got bad service of pretty uninterested personal. The food was OK but not more than that. Lacked taste and appearance. One of us found a metal paperclip in the food and complained and showed it to the waiter without any reaction. A restaurant with any service had done anything to compensate for this but not this one. We can... More 

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2 Thank Lepson
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

one of those we are losing, in an amazing neighborhood, worth a visit and a good "aperitif". Enjoy listening political discussions on the table next to yours, and don't be afraid to participate, that's how it works!

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Thank gus0101
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The interior looks as if nothing had been changed in the last 30 years. The entree (sardines and tomato) and the mixed salad were nothing to write home about, but the bife de lomo was perfect. Very juicy, tender, lean, tasty and probably about 400 g. A really big steak. A small bottle of Malbec (187 ml), a bottle of... More 

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Thank SwissMatt_13
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

This is a wonderful, traditional parilla in San Telmo. Definitely check it out if you are in the neighborhood. It's what we would call "old school" in the United States: unpretentious, excellent value. I had the bife de lomo, which was among the best steaks I've eaten, and at a quarter of the cost of a comparable dish in the... More 

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1 Thank Rex60640
Burlington, Vermont
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148 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

After three weeks in Buenos Aires I was ready to right off all restaurants in this city but we finally found a place that produces flavorful food. We stopped for lunch at Lezama on our way to the San Telmo Market and loved it! We shared the matambre appetizer and the Salmon Rosada for our meal. We were barely able... More 

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Thank RockingGiraffe
Indianapolis
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Went there on a Sunday evening as we happened to be in the neighbor and were hungry. Arrived around 9 which is early by Argentina standards. It filled up nicely as the evening unfolded. Had an excellent unpretentious meal served by an excellent staff in a fun atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Brasil 359, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighborhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: 541143610114

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am

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

Staying in San Telmo

Neighborhood Profile
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 shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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