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“Good food, overpriced, inconsistent service.”

Buenos Aires Brasserie
Ranked #925 of 1,597 Restaurants in Adelaide
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Geelong Victoria
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208 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Good food, overpriced, inconsistent service.”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Visited during the Clipsal 500 Motorsport event. Expected the restaurant to be full but at best was only half full.
Waitstaff were all over us explaining the menu, the specials, topping up wine and water on a regular basis.
An interesting wine list, not huge but theres something for all tastes.
Once we placed the order, our table seemed to be forgotten. Extra-ordinary long wait for entre and no-one bothered to top up our wine or ask if we would like more. We actually had a bill put on our table as soon as we finished entree which belonged to a different table.
Entree of Scallops in half shell with prawn, dijon mustard and parmesan cheese was superb. One main of beef on skewers was tasty but didnt live up to the quantity of meat one expects from an Argentinean restaurant. The lamb chops dish was typical Argentinean, five juicy lamb chops. (more than adequate).
Both mains were presented on a wooden board and we opted for the side of veges. The roast potatoes were superb but the stir fry veges were very oily.
Took ages to pay the bill as there was someone before us with a complicated bill which took some sorting out. I was offered a complimentary port while waiting.
The food and drinks were good but overpriced for the service and location. wines were all $12 per glass and an average bottle was $60. Much better value can be found across the road at the hotel.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Decent, honest steak place”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

We ordered 3 different cuts and degrees of "done-ness" - they arrived just as we asked.

It's a casual, relaxed place for normal people.

On a Monday night there were several tables of family groups, all of whom appeared to be having a nice time.

True to the Argentinian theme, the wine list contained several intruguing Malbecs we'd not seen before.

  • Visited December 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“could only damn it with faint praise”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

The steak was really good, as were the potatoes that came with them. But, the stirfried chinese(ish) vegetables seemed a bit unsuited. The raw garlic on the steak seemed also a bit odd. The price was high enough to stop me returning.

  • Visited November 2012
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“Food service excellent good family restaurant highly recommend”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Great friendly service and the best food I've had .
Unreal steak will be back for sure.g.
Can't speak highly enough of staff clean efficient.
Relay good taste. Great local produce topped of th night.

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Adelaide, Australia
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Not bad”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

We went to dinner during the week with 4 friends.

The good - the food was good but a bit expensive for what you get.. The setting is lovely and the food was presented well.

The bad -I found our waitress (a larger woman) to be very over the top and unprofessional. Calling us names (sweetie, darling and something else??) and she was a little touchy feely.

Well enjoyed the food but found the waitress ruined the experience for us.

Visited July 2012
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