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“top notch Spanish food in Buenos Aires”
Review of Oviedo

Oviedo
Ranked #109 of 4,798 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Recoleta
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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782 reviews
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“top notch Spanish food in Buenos Aires”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Thinking of top-notch Spanish food and fish dishes in Buenos Aires has always meant thinking of Oviedo, in my humble opinion, one of the best restaurants in the city – an impression that has been recently ratified by the fact that Oviedo has just taken a spot in the ranking of the top 50 restaurants in Latin America published by British food magazine Restaurant.

A great deal of the merit for almost 20 years of excellence is in the capable hands of Oviedo’s chef Martín Rebaudino, who was trained in Spain and rubs shoulders with the cream of the crop in today’s food scene. Martín has put all of his expertise to the service of renewing the restaurant’s menu, which is evolving without losing its rich tradition. The result is a fusion of Spanish cuisine, Mediterranean trends and the best seasonal products the market has to offer.

He prepared a 6-course tasting menu for us to feast on: Galician style fish pie; trout gravlax with tabbouleh; Gaston’s ceviche (named to honor the creator of the recipe, Gastón Acurio, owner of Astrid & Gastón, Peru); pan-seared shrimp with linguini (probably my favorite dish, though it is almost impossible to chose the best course in this group); saffron rice with hake, and for dessert a pavlova with berries and a raspberry sorbet. The whole thing was wonderfully matched with Rutini wines (first a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, and then a glass of red –a Cabernet/ Merlot blend).

It is worth mentioning that this restaurant has a unique wine cellar and three wine lists: one shows local wines from Salta to Patagonia (from AR$120 to AR$500), another one lists wines imported from Spain, France, Italy, Australia, Chile, Uruguay, Portugal, South Africa, Hungary and the USA, and the third one includes high-end and special vintage bottles that go from AR$500 to AR$10,000.

In summary, Oviedo offers a unique, luxurious food experience, well worth enjoying if you are visiting Buenos Aires.

  • Visited August 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Great for couples. Excellent food”
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Great service, awesome food, and very classy. Will definately return. Spanish them. Try the stonebass fish and shrimp. Excellent. Great for couples or celebrating an occasion,

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Tampere, Finland
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36 restaurant reviews
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“Old Spain in Americas”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

It is just so Spanish that you forget that you are not in Europe. Unpretentious, quality conscientious and friendly. We had boquerones, pimientos rellenos, grilled baby squids but the best was their couscous. Crowded place, knolegeable staff- what can you say: a good Spanish restaurant should be like this.

Writing this and thinking back makes me hungry again....

  • Visited December 2012
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Brasil
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168 reviews
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“maybe a bad day”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

I went late after theatre and maybe that's why only I enjoyed the food,every time I go to B.A. I go to Oviedo and felt the menu has schrunken,I hope this is only temporary since it always was a good and cozy restaurant

  • Visited August 2013
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“Seafood done right in a wonderful atmosphere”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

I dined here on the recommendation of fellow tripadvisors and it did not disappoint! The seafood is excellent here! After they served us complimentary amuse bouche, we had 2 orders of seabass (with different sauces) and shrimp risotto. Everything was absolutely fantastic! The seabass was cooked perfectly and the flavor was superb. The risotto had plenty of shrimp in it too and tasted great. The bread basket was also so good that we had thirds. The pours of wine here are quite generous as well. The staff was attentive but not obtrusive. We would highly recommend this place! Don't miss it!

  • Visited June 2013
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