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“A Surprise Find!!”
Review of Paraje Arevalo

Paraje Arevalo
Ranked #999 of 5,325 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Palermo
Description: A small and comfy restaurant in the heart of Palermo Hollywood, surrounded by antiques houses and a flea market, which gives a calm and nostalgic atmosphere. During the day, a simple and delicious menu with starter, main course and dessert. From Thursday to Saturday, during night, 2 tasting menus (6 and 8 steps), selected argentinian wines from boutique wineries. Mondays closed. Booking is recommended.
Reviewed January 5, 2012

After having reservations at another restaurant that didn't work out, we hit the streets. Lucky for us. Paraje is not for everyone, but it was for us. The choices were between 6, 8 or 10 course meals. Which was fine as we love to discover what the chef does best. This rivaled any we've had in NYC or Paris, and we've been to them all. We chose the 6 courses and with out wine it averaged US $40 each. A BARGAIN!! It was romantic, genuine and truly a special experience.

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

We went for a six-course menu (they offer six or eight in the evening). First disappointment: no beer. I know Paraje Arevalo is supposed to be on the chic side and Argentina has excellent wines but come on! What's so hard about having two, three gourmet beers on offer? I can do without raised eyebrows from a waiter. The food was okay if a bit underspiced as common in Argentina. The fish was a bit dry. The braised pineapple a yummie and surprising desert. Personally, I prefer Parajes business lunch option where you choose three or five-course menu. The Ojo de Bife has always been excellent and the athmosphere is much more relaxed.

Thank frlcassandra
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

This place it's not bad but it's a sort of a intelectual distortion of the modern ccuisine. They pretend you'll adapt to their choice (6, 8 or 10 steps ...) and they also want you eat the singles dishes in the way the suggest...mmm...too pretenscious! I mean, the tempura was excellent, the final ice cream also, but the ravioli so-and-ao and the introductory fried pastel so hot to destroy the most iron-made palate. I would reccomend to the chef: c'mon guy, you know how to cook , stay on the tracks and let your client choose according to his taste! Prepare to pay at least 300 w/wine.

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Thank Dario S
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

We had a wonderful time here - the couple who run it are very friendly and knowledgeable. It is so charming and feels a bit like it should be in Paris. Almost all the dishes were excellent with a couple that were just a bit boring. They have an amazing tasting menu so don't have lunch before you go. I hope we go back before we leave BA.

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Thank wanderingworldwander
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Reviewed December 1, 2011

After enjoying a few other local restaurants, we decided to step it up a notch and visit Paraje Arevalo. We walked by one night around 8:30, but they didn't seem to be open yet so we had our hotel concierge make a reservation at 9:30 for us the following night. The restaurant has a "bouncer" outside, contributing to a feel of exclusivity, but they did take one table (out of 5 that we saw in there on the Thursday night) without a reservation. The service was impeccable; they were attentive without being overbearing, and explained each course and, when applicable, how it should be eaten (do mind the hipster moustaches, if they bother you). There some hits, and a few misses. My partner ordered the 6-course taster menu, and despite her vegetarian tendencies, could almost all of it. Her favorites included the goat cheese ravioli with eggplant puree as well as the mint ice cream, grilled pineapple and shortbread cookie dessert combo. I had the 8-course taster menu (with the wine pairing). Overall, I thought the 6-course taster was more inventive, but I did really enjoy the melon gel to start and the cranberry ice. The wine pairing included a bubbly to start, a rose, a sauvignon-blanc, a cab-malbec, and a port. All seemed to be reasonable pairings (I'm not knowledgable enough to say more). The cost seemed to be expensive for the neighborhood, but ridiculously cheap by North American standards (160 pesos for the 6-course taster, 180 pesos for the 8-course taster, and 160 for the wine pairing). We were looking for a special dinner in ba, and would visit again in a heartbeat.

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Thank AandE08
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