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“Viento Del Plata” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of EL Argentino

EL Argentino
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Ranked #923 of 9,333 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $12 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Argentinean, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Eixample
Description: Tradicion y modernidad se conjugan en nuestro restaurante bar, la intencion de compartir una cultura siempre abierta y expresada en platos que sin estridencias pretenden sorprenderta. La bodega, la musica, las copas y algunas sorpresas intentaran redondear una buena experiencia
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Viento Del Plata”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

This restaurant has moved to Calle Arago, 224. Once we found it, we were thrilled with very good and friendly service, FANTASTIC meats, reasonably priced food and wines. While the service staff don't speak a lot of English, between that and my 30-year old Spanish we were able to navigate through the fact that we had a Groupon and regular menu ordering. The filet (done rare) was fabulous. We're from the Midwest and have a clue about beef, and it was excellent. Woud go back there any time.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Central Norway, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Excellent service, food is just ok.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Service is really excellent, the best waiter during our long wekeend in Bcn. Food was a bit of a down turn, Empanadas as a strater and steak were good, but the pasta vongole were boring overcooked and just oily. I know this is probably not the number 1 place for pasta but Im still dissapointed.
We had late dinner and were the last table that evening, when we asked for the bill the bar man turned on the light and it felt a bit like he wanted us to leave asap so he could close for the evening. Strange behaviour since we were on our way out.

Go for the service and empanadas!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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“Excellent place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

We were welcomed by very friendly waiters and they turned out to be very attentive the entire evening. The food and wine were excellent. The place is worth a visit if you like meat.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good meat, but not outstanding”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

We went to this restaurant in 4 persons, on a Sundat afternoon. We didn't get any line and the service was good. The meat is also good, but not outstanding. A bit far from the Argentineans traditions, but very good for Spain. We spent around 45 euros each with appetizer, meat and wine. It is a good place, we liked.

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Thank Kico_mei
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Northern Va
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“Quiet restaurant, nice variety, great for small groups”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

I was looking for a restaurant for a group of 10 of us to get together for a business/fun dinner. The concierge at our hotel recommended El Argentino, telling us he had taken his girlfriend there recently. I figured that meant it was 1. Probably kind of nice, 2. Reasonably priced. Right on both points! He called restaurant the manager who said he would take the group, and add additional staff to serve us (!).

The restaurant is in a fairly quiet part of town, but easy to get to with a couple of metro stops a few blocks away, and perhaps an easy 8-10 block walk from the Universitat stop. We got there just as the restaurant opened (7:30pm), so our early arrivers were able to have a beer and wait for the rest of the group.

Typically for Barcelona, the restaurant is not large, but there is ample room towards the back for a table for at least 10 with more tables towards the front of the restaurant (and a few more outside).

We started with a couple of appetizer samplers - which were excellent and provided variety for everyone. The wine list was very foreign to us, but we had both a terrific red and white (and of course I forgot to write down the wine labels!).

Even though we were looking for a place for steaks, we had two vegetarians in the group. They felt well accommodated with pasta and vegetables (there are a number of seafood options as well). The steaks were huge and perfectly cooked. We had one issue of a mis-order - which was quickly corrected - but overall the service was quick, but then we were left alone to talk and enjoy the evening.

We had a great time with our group, had terrific service and food, and would go back again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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