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“Awful service”

La Popular del Soho
Ranked #1,603 of 6,865 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Cuisines: Argentinean
Neighborhood: Palermo
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Neighborhood: Palermo
Reviewed February 11, 2019

This restaurant looks so nice from the outside and the interior is nicely themed with football shirts and memorabilia throughout.

When we arrived we were told: no payments by debit or credit card, unless it was an Argentinian one. Thankfully we had USD on us which were acceptable.

The service was appalling throughout. We were shown to our table and given a menu, however we waited ages to be served a drink and to order the food, even though the restaurant was not very busy.

To be fair when the food eventually came to our table it was really nice, but unfortunately the service was frustratingly slow. We asked for our bill at least 3 times before we were finally given it.

The staff looked miserable and were also arguing between themselves. We also
witnessed a couple of gentleman practically being ignored and in the end they just walked out, so perhaps we were just unfortunate on the night with the service we were given.

Needless to say we did not return for a second visit. It was such a shame as the experience could have been so much nicer.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank louandrick
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Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

Couldn’t get in to the very highly rated place across the road, so tried “la popular”. Should have stayed home as meat was tough, and parilla brought to the table had no embers to keep food warm. Service staff ok, but they can’t fix the food. Toilets poor and overall place dingy.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MarcoPoloTwo
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

The worst chorizo I’ve ever had in my life, we tried empanada de carne and was also really bad, Service is ok but they can’t improve your experience only with service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Natalia I
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

This is a really nice sporting themed restaurant right across the road from one of the most popular restaurants in Palermo. The queue was too long across the road so we decided to give this one a go and we were very glad that we did. The food was excellent (I had a great steak), the ambience very pleasant and the waiter found us an excellent bottle of reasonably priced Malbec. All in all "a winner".

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Neil B
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

The environment here is unusual, mainly decorated with football memorabilia. The service is casual and friendly but not very slick, we needed to wait quite a while for the food. However, when it arrived it was really excellent. I ordered a fillet steak sandwich with cheese, caramelized onions and rocket. Each element of it was perfect, from the toastedness of the bread, the quality of the meat, the texture of the cheese, the seasoning and the home made chips. The malbec was also delicious and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank lukec474
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