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El Palacio de la Papa Frita

San Nicolas
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Lavalle 735, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 43935849
8:00 am - 12:30 am
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is known for its fried potatoes "souffle" and that's what went there to try. We also had a milanesa napolitana (veal schnitzel with tomato sauce, ham and cheese), and a salad. The food was as expected, normal home-cooked argentinean food. The prices are according to what you get so no complaints.

Thank canch06
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this place and it was picked on a Sunday afternoon. Totally old school, friendly service. The mixed potato chips / potato soufflé were great and very unique.

Thank sashabee1
Magalia, California
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71 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Palacio de Papas Fritas on Avenido Corriente in Buenos Aires is an excellent place to dine. Great steaks served with their grandesque papas fritas, a serving you will never forget! The landmark restaurant adds native dishes with mixed success. I recommend keeping to an order of tender steak and papas fritas!

Thank gordonrlangford
Abilene, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've loved this restaurant since I was a kid and came here for special occasions ever since. The bife de lomo is large and tender, but the papas fritas (papas souffles) are what the restaurant is named for--puffy and tasty. Wide variety on the menu, and the waiters are friendly, some of whom have been here for years

Thank slaustin2016
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We ordered the Palacio Menu and it had empanadas as a starter and Bife de Chorizo as the main dish. Empanadas were cold and we asked for them to be heated again. Bife was meh, I've had much better. Papas had a stinking taste. Not recommendable.

Thank SarmadSaad
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Incredible but a restaurant frequented by foreigners does not take credit cards in the 21st century. Be aware or you may have a terrible experience. Meat was average, service average

Thank Latintravelervic
Arlington, Virginia
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This classic restaurant was recommended to me by a friend. Husband and I each got a medium rare New York strip steak and shared the papas soufflé (house specialty). Such an interesting take on fried potatoes, they are crispy on the outside and so fluffy on the inside! The steaks seemed a tad underdone, but between undercooking and overcooking I'll... More 

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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

A coworker took me and my team to Palacio several years ago and I remember that the place was not full it was actually quite empty. It was my first time in Argentina and I remember that the steaks and meats were great plus desserts but especially the famous papas. Today I returned to Palacio and the service was great... More 

Thank BigAppleCheesecake
Sarasota, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

I have heard about this place for a long time and finally made it here. The food was very good and the papa souffle was unique. Puffed up steak fries that were crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Different and very tasty. Service was good and the Almuerzo Ejecutivo was a great deal.

Thank hgillon
Buenos Aires
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

After a most entertaining night at the theatre and on the day of our wedding anniversary we returned to the Palacio and had an excellent meal. Really good service and exquisite asado as wella s the famoud papas soufflé or very special fried potatoes that are the specialty of the house.

Thank Ray D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Steakhouse, Argentinean, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 12:30 am
8:00 am - 12:30 am
8:00 am - 12:30 am
8:00 am - 12:30 am
8:00 am - 12:30 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lavalle 735, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Nicolas
  • Neighborhood: San Nicolas
  • Phone Number: +54 43935849

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Staying in San Nicolas

Neighborhood Profile
San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theater lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
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