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“Not impressed at all.”
Review of El Historico

El Historico
Ranked #1,667 of 5,179 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Price range: $20 - $45
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Montserrat
Reviewed February 19, 2012

We visited this restaurant on a Sunday afternoon as we were spending time in San Telmo. It is a lovely building but the ambience is ruined by a TV set in the dining room. No-one was and the sound was off but the pictures were flashing. Very strange. The food is simply prepared, much like rural Italy or an Argentine parrilla. We chose the house antipasto for 2, which was a plate of prosciutto, a couple of bits of cheese, some tomatoes and arugula, dressed by the waiter with a glop of olive oil. It was only OK. We then shared a very dull caprese, which was thick cut and came swimming in oil, standard Argentina style. Our final course was local fish, simply grilled. The server got the order wrong but we didn't want to make a fuss. However, we had to send the fish back as it was under-cooked. It came back exactly as it should have been served. Our side was another boring plate of arugula. I think if you go to this restaurant you might avoid the fish and opt for pasta, which we understand is well done. But frankly I would not bet on it. Quite a disappointment. They also offered us a very poor exchange rate, which left with a sour taste. In total we spent more than $100, with a bottle of wine and sparkling water. Not worth it.

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Reviewed August 12, 2011

We had a very nice surprise when looking for an alternative for dinner near our hotel in San Telmo. Looking at a local web site, we have found El Historico. Place is very nice, in a kind of patio inside an old house. They have a very good menu, for all tastes, specially Italian and seafood, but also other international options. But be careful: everything is quite big. Most of the pastas are for up to 3 people. That gives you the impression that the restaurant is expensive, but that's because in general, each option is more than enough for 2 people. Wine selection is very good also. Friendly and warm staff.

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