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El Pobre Luis

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Arribenos 2393 y Blanco Encalada | Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4780-5847
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful food.Try to go early, as the place is usually packed. Just ask your waiter to recommend something to you.

Thank marcosdesdezurich
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

I think the best beef I had in Buenos Aires was in El Pobre Luis. The service was good, the waiters were kind, the wine was good and the price was ok. It was a great choice.

Thank Nergis A
Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

We payed a ridiculous amount of money for two steaks that were of average quality. The flan with dulce de leche tasted like cough medicine. Extremely expensive for what we got. Avoid this place!

Thank WatashiMauro
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Ambience good as usual, service decent, food very weak! Provoleta, sausage, fries ok. But they brought wrong type of fries. Morcilla (blood sausage) was cold. Meat served was hard and the bife uruguayo that comes in 3 pieces had one that was way over cooked and hard... clearly they had a left over from another order and tried to stick... More 

Thank Marcos G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

El Pobre Luis is an "always full"- classic Argentinean Grill Restaurant... It's fare to mention that Luis Acuña, the founder was originally from Uruguay!!!. The restaurant is located in Belgrano neighborhood and it's easy to park on the street. Sweetbreads, kidneys, and all of the main meet-based courses are really delicious. Price is average, ARS 700 (USD 45) per person... More 

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100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

We came here with a big group of 15-18 people. It was a mess getting all the tables but the wait was worth it. The food is very good and the service implacable. Of course you must have meat! The Mollejas are great to start with followed by some meat selection (3 different cuts in one plate). That's what I... More 

Thank Luis C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

this is a classic Argentinean restaurant. good meat and grilled dishes, professional service and reasonable prices. recommended!

Thank SabaOmer
Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice, the decoration with the futebol players is very cosy, the service is very good the waiter is very kind and the food is very good. We were 4 and we ate bife chouriço and was very nice we drank red wine. We paid near 500AP each

Thank Edgar P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Based on the rating in TripAdvisor I thought that El Pobre Luis would be the best parrilla ever. I couldn't be more ambitious. The fact that they proclaim a parrilla Argentina and they don't offer Vacio, oh man. If they are clever they should close their business right away. And I didn't forgot to talk about the price. This is... More 

Thank Martin I
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

El Pobre Luis is a typical Argentinian "parrilla", with a good prestige, always full (if you plan to go make reservations). Our experience with my family this week was in general terms good, but I expected more. The "provoleta" (traditional grilled cheese) had no taste, my daughter asked for grilled salmon and they were our of salmon. The "asado de... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arribenos 2393 y Blanco Encalada | Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Belgrano
  • Neighborhood: Belgrano
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4780-5847

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Staying in Belgrano

Neighborhood Profile
As one of the main commercial hubs of Buenos Aires, Belgrano has something for everyone. The myriad of shop windows in Cabildo Ave. will draw you in, but it is Chinatown — an area of no more than two square blocks — which will keep you hooked. Crowned by an ornate arch marking its entrance and filled with small stores packed to the brim, it is a place where color and scent emanate from every corner, particularly during the Chinese New Year when they spill over to surrounding areas. But if you prefer a quieter atmosphere, the residential quarter of Belgrano is the perfect destination. This section of town features some of the most magnificent mansions in the city, spread out on cobbled streets lined by tall, majestic trees: a true feast for the eyes.
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