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El Pinguino de Palermo

Jorge Luis Borges 2195, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good40%
  • Average33%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
May 21, 2017
“Average food at average place”
Feb 14, 2017
“regular and not very cheap food”
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Argentinean, South American
$$ - $$$
Jorge Luis Borges 2195, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Wanted to try some local food. They served some "round" summer squash which was surprisingly nice for appetisers. Ordered chicken Milanesa with fries which was reviewed by another TripAdvisor user. It's actually just fried chicken cutlet with ham and cheese on top and covered in...More

Thank Gene N
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Very well located, is a classic place in Palermo, but the looking is not very nice compared to other places. Is a classic, but is getting worst every year

Thank Federico M
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Ordinary BA coffee shop with a very average coffee, medialunas and tostado mixto. Service was OK, breakfast specials come with a little glass of orange juice,mind you not a fresh one.

Thank Redgaucho
Reviewed July 10, 2015

We enjoyed the chicken milanesa with french fries here. The milanesa is a classic Buenos Aires dish. Get it naplitana style with ham, cheese and tomato sauce on top.

Thank Sis L
Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Came here for lunch. Had the Assado with mashed potatoes for 100 pesos. The meat was just fat and bones. Mashed potatoes were watery and tasteless. 12 pesos covert charge and 26 for a been. For this prive could have a executivo somewhere nicer. Will...More

Thank Mateus C
Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is what all restaurants in Buenos Aires were like 30 years ago. A wide variety of dishes, meat, pasta, pizza, fish, poultry, etc. Service was friendly and informal. My sirloin beef with gruyere cheese was fine, though a bit too much fat. Prices are...More

Thank Lovecraft
Reviewed January 14, 2014

We were looking for a local, nice, not-too-turistic kind of restaurant, and this one was just behind the corner. it prooved itself to be one of those place that you'll never come back to...food was not good. The meat was tasteless, and greasy, and we...More

Thank PolegZoaretz
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

This place was the worst. We went for a coffee in the morning and nothing was remotely good. Our coffees were terrible and to top this, my orange juice had a worm in it.

Thank lindacita
Reviewed July 18, 2013

This restaurant was around the corner from our hotel and we tried it our first night in town because we were tired and hungry. We ordered the chicken milanesa and a local beer. The food was not out of this world, but a nice local...More

Thank Linn A
Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is what a real Buenos Aires restaurant is like (to me, anyway). You get good food at really good prices. You get the kind of true Buenos Aires experience that you won't get at any tourist-filled restaurants on Florida or Lavalle. I love to...More

2  Thank mestizoTraveler
Best known as the largest neighborhood in Buenos
Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters,
each with its own unique identity. The high-end
quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent
mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment
buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American
Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst
locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jorge Luis Borges 2195, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Palermo
  • Neighborhood: Palermo
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