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Pacheco de Melo 1833 - Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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ellicott city, md
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

During our three nights in Buenos Aires we dined here twice. We recommend reservations. The salmon dishes were the hit for two diners on separate nights. A very generous portion served in a variety of ways. Veal with ham cheese and tomato sauce was also excellent. The hit of our second dinner was an apple pancake with raspberry compote, chocolate... More 

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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us by a fellow TA member who had lived in BA for 9 years.We made a reservation and had a dinner in this stylish neighborhood restaurant. The food, grilled beef, was excellent,the staff were exceptionally professional and helpful. They were watching our every move without being annoying. The wine, Malbec, was exceptional as well. The... More 

Thank travelerscal
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

As luck has it, we didn't find Melo until our last day in BA and it was the best meal we had all week. Had we gone there earlier in our trip we would have gone back many times. The food was amazing - chorizo de bife was perfect. The spinach crepes amazing. The service was perfect. The place had... More 

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Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Located in our neighborhood of Recetta, we ate here twice during our stay. I ordered steak both times. First time medium rare and it was a little over done but I didn't mind because the taste was out of this world. Second time I also ordered the ribeye, this time I stressed to the waiter I wanted it RARE. When... More 

Thank wanderlust8858
Medellin, Colombia
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

We were staying around the corner from this restaurant and found the quality excellent. Great wine selection and truly excellent food. We will return!

Thank Leela L
San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

I am a regular at Melo and it is always a pleasure. Great food and wine at very reasonable prices. Dinner for two, sharing appetiser and desert, plus coffee and a bottle of wine cost usd 50, including tip. You should make a reservation in advance.

Thank andysheil
Marietta, Georgia
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

The menu is extensive, they have an English version available. We always share a salad (Big portions) a pasta, usually a ravioli dish, then an entre. I never see any tourists in here.

Thank Chuck L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We loved the look of the restaurant and it was well attended by locals. However food was very poor. The spinach crepes came swimming in Alfredo sauce to the point that it looked like soup and the ravioli was strangely covered in barbecue sauce. The spaghetti bolognese appeared to have the same diluted barbecue sauce with small chunks of occasional... More 

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Kirkland, WA
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

I found the food to be remarkably without flavor. The server was far from attentive. I don't speak spanish and he more or less demanded that I speak spanish as if saying "spanish please" was going to suddenly make me speak spanish. After that he would literally stand around to make me wait to take my order and then again... More 

Thank Steven S
Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

A great restaurant with good service that can be a bit difficult to get in without a reservation. Great beef and non-beef dishes, good service. By the time we left (haven't gone earlier than most Argentinians eat dinner), the place was packed, including many families with children. Interesting original art on the wall, some of it rather eclectic, added to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Argentinean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pacheco de Melo 1833 - Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta
  • Neighborhood: Recoleta
  • Phone Number: 4801-4251

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Staying in Recoleta

Neighborhood Profile
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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