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El Palacio de la Papa Frita

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Lavalle 735, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 43935849
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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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mia
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to this restaurant many times and it never disappoints. Excellent service and prices reasonable. Food is very good. No credit cards accepted. Centrally located, couple blocks from Florida.

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Walnut Creek, California
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I traveled to Buenos Aires many times in the 70's and 80's while working for a large multinational bank. Every trip I would eat steak one day and Italian food the next. I always enjoyed El Palacio de la Papa Frita. It is a classic dining hall. It isn't fancy, but the steaks and papas are absolutely to die for.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

My local friends had taken me to this restaurant at the original location on Calle Corrientes. They featured the best fried calamari I've ever had in my life! They told me the secret is they marinade the calamari in milk for a day which makes it melt-in-your-mouth tender. As it happened, I was across town and saw they had another... More 

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Toronto
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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.

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Thank sashabee1
Magalia, California
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129 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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!

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Abilene, Texas
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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

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Thank slaustin2016
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

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Thank SarmadSaad
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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

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Arlington, Virginia
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
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

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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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