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Cnr Cochabamba & Bolivar | San Telmo, Buenos Aires 1141, Argentina
(011) 4307 8743
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Aarhus, Denmark
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It's easy to say - the food was so bad. We had been looking forward to a great argentinian beef, but is was such a disappointment. The beef was full of bones and fat, and it was difficult to get a some pure meat. We payed 435 pesos, not worth 100!

Thank Maja J
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I live at 50 meters of that place for the last 5 years and never went there. After having a friend telling me to go, that is the best place near by and so on, I've first ordered food on the "delivery" way. It was ok but there was some metal of the steel wool used to clean the pots...... More 

Thank Anunzis81
Munich, Bayern, Germany
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

THIS IS A MUST GO! If you are looking for typical Argentinian food, this is the place! After having meal in 2 restaurants in Puerto Madero, including the famous La Cabaña, we took the advice from a Argentinian friend who lives in Buenos Aires and we went to Manolo. This was by FAR AWAY the best meal we had in... More 

Thank victor0r
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

An ordinary Argentine style restaurant in a town dominated by ordinary restaurants I doubt you could distinguish this menu from any other. It seems more is better so the menu is impossibly long without showing the slightest shred of originality... but that's okay Argentines it appears are unadventurous eater who shun originality so your Manolo experience will at least be... More 

Thank John T
Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Large menu with lots of options. The food is only average and below. That's why you cannot complain too much (quite affordable prices if you compare to other similar places). The service is again just OK - courteous and effective.

Thank Alexander K
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I went with friends and we all liked it immediately. It's a busy restaurant but you don't feel any pressure and can enjoy your meal leasurly. It is mostly frequented by local people. The walls are full of football memorabilia plus a large portrait of Manolo (?). To make a change from the usual meat dishes I had rice with... More 

Thank EdoardoF
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

We had our first argentinean steak here. It was a good start. We both had bife de chorizo but sifferent kinds. Theres a nice variety of accompanyments as opposed to other places that serve a lonely steak on the plate and ask you to get sides. The waiter was a really nice guy and helped me with my struggling Spanish.... More 

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Ely, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Even though we were a large group of tourists with limited English the standard of food, wine and serice was still impeccable. The menu is astonishingly wide ranging with something for everyone. The value was astonishing good, paricularly in a country with raging inflation. Definitely worth making an effort to visit.

Thank GhengisKitty
Fort Lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This restaurant is a real find. It has been in existence more than 80 years and is a real old world place. The waiters are in black and white uniforms, carry a white serving towel on their arms, and are very attentive. More importantly, the food is absolutely delicious and very reasonable. A must when in Buenos Aires.

Thank Jared F
Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is a wonderful restaurant we just walked by on our way to the (very disappointing!) Doppelgaenger Bar. The waiters are very attentive and serious about their job. The empanadas are outstanding with real pieces of meat inside. The steak was absolutely wonderful and cooked perfectly (hard to find in Argentina). The prices for the wine are one of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Argentinean, South American, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Cochabamba & Bolivar | San Telmo, Buenos Aires 1141, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighborhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: (011) 4307 8743

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Telmo

Neighborhood Profile
San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after 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 shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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