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Pacheco de Melo 1833 - Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Medellin, Colombia
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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13 reviews
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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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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

Happened to be walking by this establishment and a gentleman spoke to us in English when he heard us perusing the menu posted outside. He said very good food and very good prices. I wish I could buy him dinner now to thank him for the recommendation....as he was correct. Our waiter was kind and attentive. The meal (tenderloin/salad/ and... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Ok the secret is out, Melo Restaurant is the find for great food a great prices. I was afraid prices would be too high since I last visited BA. Luckily, I was wrong. The prices for tonights dinner are as follows: Filet $10.54 US Mashed Potatoes $ 3.49 US Bottle of Malbec. $ 7.30 US Total. $21.34 US Melo is... More 

Thank zip98221
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

In the turistic neighbourhood of La Recoleta, in a small street, out of the usual itinaries, the Melo is offering classical cuisine, in a warn atmosphere, at very reasonable prices. It caters mainly to "locals", you will find very few turists, but you better make a reservation , especially for dinner, otherwise it is very unlikely you won't have a... More 

Thank Serge L
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

Melo has everything you need. An eclectic and classical menu, amiable and professional waiters (probably Roy is the best), and a feeling of "nothing can goo wrong". The worst thing that could happen is that they have run out of "dulce de leche mousse", but then you can always go for a "flan and dulce de leche", similar to a... 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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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