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El Refuerzo

Chacabuco 872, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4361-3013
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (7 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Argentinean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Chacabuco 872, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Atmospheric small restaurante a little away from the Doriego Square area. The portions of pasta seemed overly large, and would have been better shared between the 2 of us with an additional salad. The food was nothing special and seemed a little on the pricy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MoritzGo
Reviewed December 17, 2018

We had dinner here (the venue is small so book ahead) and just had a main course each. The portion size is big! Some of the main meals can feed 2 people, so have a look at the other diners before you order. It was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tanya_withers
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Earlier this year I went travelling to SA for 3 months and this place has by far offered the best culinary experience. After trying steaks in different restaurants in Buenos Aires I by chance stumbled across this beauty. The food was so delicious that I...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Adriancusniriuc
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

The decoration is just atmospheric. Feels like u are in the “taverna” of your district. Food quality is not crazy but the wine and the atmosphere makes you stay for the whole night chatting there. Recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank olympia2233
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

We literally stumbled across this tiny and authentic bar for a late dinner after the theatre. It was packed but was managed to find a table for two. The selection was only two choices - but the meal we had was delicious; slow cooked beef...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JaneW3063
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a seriously interesting restaurant. Only seats 16 so be flexible and go outside popular times as unlike many Argentina restaurants it is open all afternoon into the night. We had been in Argentina 6 weeks when we arrived in BA on our final...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jacque2010
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

I was recommended this restaurant by staff at my hotel. I wanted somewhere close by. I enjoyed it so much I ate there 3 nights running, twice by myself and once with 4 other travellers, and they enjoyed it as much. Good food, good value,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Rosie C
Reviewed April 22, 2018

I hadn’t been back to El Refuerzo for a year or so. It used to be a charming and welcoming little find. Unfortunately, they now treat foreigners, or at least those from the U.S, like dirt. We made a reservation, arrived on time, and were...More

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank Sleat19
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

You get a lot for a little $$. This tiny restaurant offers a mix of Argentine/French fusion cuisine, and the generous, delicious portions will leave you more than satisfied. All for a bargain price. We came here for dinner and had a meat dish ,...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank The_Prism
Reviewed January 22, 2018

famous place in santelmo, and they deserve it, they're nice, food is excellent, prices are moderate, no wonder it's always full...

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Ugo J
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dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both
locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee
hours of the morning. During the day, the antique
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Sorry, not sure. I always carry cash just in case so one thing less to worry about
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chacabuco 872, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > El Centro (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: El Centro (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4361-3013
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