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El Establo Parrilla

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Paraguay 489 | Capital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Campinas, SP
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This easy-to-miss place in the Centro part of the city is a charming, old fashioned small restaurant with some excellent meat dishes. The staff is not TOO friendly but that's to expect from a traditional place. They add a service and waiter fee upright (about 95 pesos all in all). Totally worth on the cost-benefit. If you're staying in the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its rustic decoration can give the impression they serve nice local food but in reality, their dishes are heavy and greasy. Some time ago we tried to eat a pizza there and we didn't like but years later, a friend told us that the pizza isn't good indeed but we should try a dish with meat. We did and it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended by our city tour guide and we were not disappointed. Our group ordered a range of steaks, lamb chops and soups and enjoyed the lot. The waiter was very helpful and convinced some members of our group to swap their steak orders as their original choices would have fed an army! As we were seated next... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the beginning of our meal we were treated with poor customer service - the waiter kept disappearing whilst we were talking to him and it was very difficult to flag him down when needed (despite not being busy). We ordered two steaks and a half bottle of wine. The wine was excellent. My steak was ok but nothing special.... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

After reading the reviews and finding out the restaurant was less than 100m from our hotel, we decided to give it a shot. Extensive menu, but we didn't go past the beef, excellent flavour, cooked to perfection with a nice bottle of red wine. We both had a small portion and shared half portions of vegetables & potatoes, so plenty... More 

Thank LynDeL0u
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

when i first arrive the mood was set, the excelent setting of integrity and cozyness just puts you in a good vibe, our waiter was just the best, very friendly guy, and the food, oh god, the food was 11/10 the best steak my dad ever had and the best pizza that i had, it was just flat out perfect.

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Katy, Texas
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Colorful and lively is the atmosphere in this old Argentine steakhouse. Judging by the rivets that hold the steel beams together this building was build prior to say the 1950's. The menu is full of items from pizza to steak to anchovies. Don't expect the complex flavors of a fusion restaurant. But if you like steak or pizza you will... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

If you are looking for an old style, traditional restaurant that will transport you 50+ years to the past, this is it. The prices are very good, the service is ok (as expected when the waiters have been around almost as long as the restaurant). The food is also as expected, not great, edible, but it is memorable as an... More 

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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This popular restaurant was close to our hotel and one night we decided to try it. The lomo a la pimienta was outstanding, as were the potatoes, sweetbreads and house red that rounded our meal. The ambiance is lively and the waiting staff is professional, courteous and patient with foreign tourists unfamiliar with Argentine cuts.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. You can eat early without booking (until about 8) Fantastic char grilled steak - huge and very reasonable. I had a monster 20oz steak and great home cut fries and a glass if wine. The bill was £25/$32.

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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, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paraguay 489 | Capital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighborhood: Retiro
  • Phone Number: 4311-1639

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Staying in Retiro

Neighborhood Profile
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighborhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
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