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“Not even average!”
Review of Marcelina & Garcia - CLOSED

Marcelina & Garcia
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Palermo
Reviewed October 25, 2011

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel, but they had not actually eaten there, some other hotel guest had and liked it. We didn't. The hostess seemed like she was from another planet. The restaurant was empty, but seated us in a table that was directly in the passage so every person coming by bumped into my chair. The waitress had odd opinions about very dish we asked about. We decided on a couple pastas, but they arrived over sauced, my wife's so much so, she had to give it back - it was also tasteless. The desert was just passable, overly sweet. At least they did not charge for the replaced main. A tree of lollipops comes with the bill, seems like something that would appeal to kids, not a sophisticated Italian restaurant.

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Thank tomshiff
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

This was just a great dining experience, I found this restaurant by pure chance, after a long walk checking out Palermo. Fantastically generous, lots of extras of all sorts were offered to me gratis (so many the mind boggles...), and very attentive service. I sat outside, a great place take in the atmosphere of the area. Probably the only downside was being on the receiving end of a few smoky vehicle exhausts - if I remember rightly, the pavement outside isn't that wide. Still, the experience was good enough to prompt me to write a review, when I happened to chance upon the restaurant's business card six months later !

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Thank Westralia
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

Fairly new, and by the same owners as La Cabrera steakhouse, this is their pasta joint. the pasta is great, fresh and delicious, the waiters are attentive. The complimentary tid bits and treats are a plus!

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Thank Maria C
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Marcelina&Garcia might be on the pricy end of the Buenos Aires restaurant scene, but it is well worth the price. The dishes are abundant and very very tasty and before you know it, you will be rolling out of the restaurant wishing you hadnt eaten that much. Take very seriously the suggestion on the menu that the dishes are big enough for two and for one person they recommend 1/2 of the dish.

Every detail about this restaurant is in place, from the complementary selection of appetizers to the lollypop tree upon getting the bill.

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1  Thank kaidakaida
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Reviewed June 9, 2011

We tried Marcelina and Garcia because it was highly rated in a local food guide (guiaoleo). We were looking for a nice, fairly inexpensive pizza dinner and were BLOWN AWAY!

The service is excellent, which is not always so easy to find here. We were attended to by several waiters - if it even looked like we needed something someone was at our table.

The atmosphere is clean, nicely decorated, warm, and cozy.

The appetizers are excellent; the pizza was wonderful-thin but not too crispy crust, not a pound of gross greasy cheese like a lot of places...perfect.

They brought us complimentary glasses of champagne as well as complimentary limoncellos.

I can’t recommend this place enough-it´s a MUST TRY!

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1  Thank Adastra05
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