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Empire Thai

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Tres Sargentos 427 | Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
(011) 4312 5706
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

It was a wonderful night enjoying thai food, together with visitors from USA and Far East! The restaurant changed the name and now is "Kaffir Thai"'instead of " Empire Thai".

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Besides being surly & in a bad mood, the people who run this restaurant have never heard of cilantro, chilies, lemongrass, fish sauce, tamarind, coconut or any other Thai ingredient. I wouldn´t even call their vile curries Asian. Yes, it´s true, the Pad Thai was italian spaghetti drowned in soy sauce. Are these people serious?

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3 Thank hutuandtutsi
Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2010

Total disappointment, expensive, and can’t even classify the food served. Whatever it was it was not even good. We had dinner outside after a business meeting, and were told to leave the briefcase with inside the restaurant as a precaution due to the number of thefts.

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3 Thank NIKKILOSADA
Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2010

This restaurante is a fraud!! I ordered Pad Thai! the menu show rice noodles of course, and it came with spagetthis!! then I think the bill was not ok, they charged me more, and the bill wasn't discriminated so i was not able to check. Further more, no sweet thai chili! and the place has nothing to do with a... More 

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2 Thank JaviBarca
Buenos Aires
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2010

This people got it wrong. I was there twice (thinking that the first time, it was just pure bad luck that we got very mediocre dishes) and decided never to spend a dime in this place again. I don't know what they call "Thai Food" here but its certainly not Thai in my opinion Its just regular Chinese food that... More 

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2 Thank ellebee79
Amsterdam
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2010

the food is good, but the service is extremely bad. They put 12 peso service on your bill but we were wondering what the service exactly was about. Price on the bill was higher than on the menu, this was corrected after mentioning it.

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1 Thank poepies
Buenos Aires
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2009

Our welcome to Empire Thai was personal and enthusiastic. The owner, Kevin, is barman, waiter and social director all wrapped into one. He seems to know everyone in the place, and if you don't know anyone when you come in, you will before you leave. There is an excellent selection of Thai food, and you can get it in various... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2009

I have been twice to this restaurant. On the first visit, I gave the food the thumbs up - that's why I went a few months later on another trip to Buenos Aires.. very different. In fact indifferent was the feeling that trailed through a fairly miserable evening. The waitress was surly, if waitresses can be surly, and seemed more... More 

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3 Thank mattxxx4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Thai
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tres Sargentos 427 | Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighborhood: Retiro
  • Phone Number: (011) 4312 5706

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Retiro
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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