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“Its not what it's looks like”

Restaurante Puerto Cristal
Ranked #45 of 5,228 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Puerto Madero
Description: Puerto Cristal, the best proposalin Puerto Madero. International Cuisine, specialities in fish, sea food, home made pasta and argetninian classics meats cuts. Menu translated to englis and portuguese. Prize- winnings wine list, dishes from celiacs, Braille system menu. Wi-fi. Open all day.
Reviewed February 2, 2012

It's expensive and fon't worth the price. In Puerto Madero you haver other better options

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Reviewed November 23, 2011

“Puerto Cristal”: A very large restaurant, with seating capabilities of 350 persons, “never closed” and open till 1:00 A.M. Owned by a Spanish family from (Lugo in Galicia) since 1995. The “Lunch Special” can be only around US$ 15.00. Among the best specialties: *Frittata Puerto Cristal
Octopus, shrimps, mussels, squid, squid rings, baby squid rings, prawns and onion rings – for 2 persons. *Sole broiled with garnish green leafs. *Selection of fish
Variety of broiled fish, Chilean salmon, sole, haddock, baby squids, trout, squid, octopus, king prawns, with garlic sauce, olive oil, octopus, button mushrooms, capers and fine herbs
– for 2Persons. *Patagonian tooth fish in Company With grilled octopus, baby squids, mussels, prawns and mushrooms, and black and Greek-style rice – for 2 Persons *Patagonian lamb – Served with red wine and rosemary, garnished with andinian potatoes. *Alligator in cheese tuile
Sautéed with vegetables, with white wine and soybean sauce. *Llama tenderloin – Served with shitake mushroom and tarragon sauce, garnished with barley risotto. The Creole desserts
*Mar del Plata Cheese, Fresh cheese, sweet potatoes and quince pastes, fig and pumpkin in syrup (To share) Puerto Cristal – (Price for two with wine around US$110.00) Alicia Moreau de Justo 1082 – Tel: +54 (011) 4331-3669

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Thank fredmarcom
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Reviewed November 19, 2011

This restaurant is OK if you want a break from eating beef or at the local parillas...

The vegetables were appalling - microwaved - and soggy... could not be cut with a knife... the fish was average - we had salmon and I had the octopus.

When we got the bill we nearly died... drinks were a horrendous price and for an average restaurant they are charging fine dining prices.

If you want to eat fish, then give it a try, but prepare yourself for a very expensive night out... we would not return...

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Thank Geoff and Jenni G
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Its a cliche of sorts... visitors spending a few days in Buenos Aires get an overload of beef and decide they need some seafood. In comes the well connected marketing staff at Puerto Cristal, with their good links to the top 5 star hotel concierge desks. The result is a just barely average restaurant with inflated prices that serves OK seafood (thats mostly frozen, rarely fresh). I was dragged here by a group of clients that in the end agreed that the food served was not worth the price paid.... bottom line, spend about the same and go to Oviedo instead, this place is best avoided unless you have to stay in Puerto Madero.

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2  Thank Gaucho100K
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Reviewed April 28, 2011

Came in for an early dinner on a slightly rainy night. That said, we elected to dine inside rather than outdoors along the water. The decor strives to be high-end but is a little dated.

For appetizers, we ordered the Puerto Cristal platter, and aside from the prawns, the seafood was unremarkable and rather pricey. Our entrees consisted of the trout and the Valencia paella, and both were tasty, though my wife's paella was overly salty. To be frank, it was a fine meal, but the restaurant's reputation and prices in comparison to our meals left me wanting more.

The service was excellent, if a bit over the top, and the champagne at the end of the meal was a nice touch. Still, it was easily the most expensive dinner we had in Buenos Aires, yet it was the least fulfilling. Don't get me wrong, we ate well and enjoyed ourselves but in a city teeming with great restaurants, there are other choices.

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Thank MKB1701
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