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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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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116 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has been in this city for 50 years or more. Steak steak and more steak. The appetizers are terrific and so many of them. The salad choices are many but be careful the portions are huge. You must be careful because you have to leave room for the steak and sides. We had 1/2 portions of steak yes... More 

Thank CaptainMo1
Vienna, Wien, Austria
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97 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

absolutely wonderful. charmingly oldfashioned, beautiful restaurant architecture of traditional value, and a very very good kitchen. the meat, of course in particular the steaks, are among the best kn town, if not more. they do serve egetables as well, meant as a complement to the big pieces of meat, but its great portions of mildly steemed excellent vegetables. people there... More 

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Maitland, Florida
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In BsAs on business. Decided on El Establo Parilla and I have to say I was very, very pleased. Wine menu had a nice variety of really good and not terribly expensive wines. Steak was really, really good (and prepared as ordered). Generous, shareable side dishes, creamed spinach and "Papitas Espanolas" were really good. Service just right. This was the... More 

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Czech Republic
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to El Establo by chance when looking for some place to eat during my first day in Buenos Aires. I was amazed! The only thing I missed was a partner to share my joy. It is always half the fun to eat alone, nevertheless even this half was just great. Excellent meat, professional waiters, not too many tourists.... More 

Thank Premysl
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you are close to the convention center and want good steak. do not miss this spot. try mollejas and chinchulines

Thank CACHA2013
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling to Buenos Aires on business our colleagues recommended El Establo for traditional Argentinian food. They advised what to eat and it was all great. One of the items we had wasn't even on the menu. The steak was so tender the waiter cut it with a knife. Great Malbec. Excellent night out!

Thank Sioux1964
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant on the internet and it was in walking distance of our hotel. The food and the atmosphere were outstanding! Would definitely recommend it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying across the road and decided to eat locally. We found El Establo with a good Trip Advisor rating and decided to give it a try, which turned out to be a great decision. Being in Argentina we wanted a steak, and found there was a good selection here. We went for the Bief Ojo and were not... More 

Thank SpiritAu
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Argentinian steak house I've ever been, great meat , service, price a hidden Gem , sit at the bar close to the grill and enjoy cooking of best meat and a good Malbec. Don't even need a knife to cut the Lomo de Bife

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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528 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not enough air conditioning, ambivalent staff, small tables and uncomfortable chairs. Not a great start really. The empanadas were good, the chimichuri was excellent, the steaks were just ok. I must admit I prefer La Estancia (at a quiet time of the day). I feel I am doing this place an injustice but please improve the seats at least.

Thank Doug G

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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
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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