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“Good food and service, the room is not special”
Review of Tomo I

Tomo I
Ranked #60 of 5,236 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: San Nicolas
Description: The style of our cuisine can be characterised as “porteña gourmet”, even though there is no formal school of cuisine with that name. “Porteño” is the word we use in Spanish to refer to the inhabitants of the City of Buenos Aires. Nevertheless, the concept “porteño gourmet”, is a little tricky, specially for those who believe that something belongs to a tradition only if it has been actually created – as opposed to adapted - by its inhabitants, as if the French had invented cheese and steak aux frites, or the Spanish tortillas; or, indeed, as if it were possible to find steak aux frites, cheese and tortillas in Argentina prepared in exactly the same way as they are in any of those countries To fully grasp the concept of “porteño gourmet”, it might be a good idea to take a look out of a window in Buenos Aires. What do you see? Renaissance-style palazzos and almighty skyscrapers? Parisian hotels? Precarious ranchos and the country houses of the great estancias? Nothing of the kind! Buenos Aires is a city whose architecture has been influenced by many different styles which combine in a wholly unique way. Its identity lies both in the combination of traditions and in the way these traditions have been adapted. Some people call that style “chaos”; to us it is just Buenos Aires. At Tomo 1, we are engaged in exploring our traditions in ways that reflect our own habits and our own tastes, because, after all we are both porteños and gourmets.
Reviewed January 15, 2012

After hearing reviews we had reservations at this restaurant. The food was very good and the service was excellent. However, the view and the room are average. It is NOT a place for small children and we had one table with their children which was distracting. Also, it is a place to dress "smart casual" and one table had on jeans/t-shirts, which I found inappropriate. Overall a nice dinner, but not the best one we had in Argentina.

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

if you are in Buenos Aires, and want to know what REAL perfect food tastes like, just avoid the snob fuzz in palermo or any other place, go to Tomo I and you'll know what I mean...PERFECTION at all levels

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Reviewed December 30, 2011

Best kitchen in Buenos Aires. Ada Cóncaro was a Master Cook.
the place does not have a consistent decoration, but the food is worth.

Thank elisbzk
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

We went there thinking about ordering the prix fixe menu, but to my surprise the choices were uninteresting. So, we took a deep breath, and paid the price. The ambiance is very classic, but too formal, and a bit too plain. Only the bar is interesting, but we didn't sit there. Our plane arrived late in Buenos Aires, but they happily held our table for us, which was very nice of them. Distance between tables is quite good. The service was attentive without being intrusive, but I thought it was very odd that there was no Sommelier in a restaurant of this category. My wife had the rabbit, and I had the magret de canard. Both were delicious, but the portions were a bit small. The wine was the Andeluna Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the cheapest on the list, but superb, and the only item that was actually priced right. The chef, Mr. Concaro, was very friendly, and chatted with us a bit as we were leaving. He is obviously very focused, because he knew by heart what we had ordered, and this left a very good impression.

All in all, a very good experience, although a little too expensive.

Fomos lá pensando em pedir o menu com preço fixo , mas para minha surpresa as opções não eram interessantes Então, nós respiramos fundo e pagamos o preço. O ambiente é muito clássico, mas demasiado formal, e um pouco sem graça, frio. Somente o bar é interessante, mas não nos sentamos lá. Nosso avião chegou tarde em Buenos Aires, mas felizmente seguraram a mesa para nós, que foi muito simpático da parte deles. A distância entre as mesas é muito boa. O serviço atencioso sem ser intrusivo, mas eu achei muito estranho que não havia Sommelier em um restaurante desta categoria. Minha esposa pediu o coelho, e eu pedi o magret de canard. Ambos foram deliciosos, mas as porções foram um pouco pequenas. O vinho foi o Andeluna Cabernet Sauvignon, um dos mais baratos da lista, mas soberbo, e o único item que tinha realmente preço justo. O chef, Sr. Concaro, foi muito simpático, e conversou conosco um pouco quando estávamos saindo. Ele é, obviamente, muito focado, porque sabia de cor o que tinhamos pedido, e isso deixou uma impressão muito boa.

Em resumo, uma experiência muito boa, embora um pouco caro demais.

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Reviewed November 16, 2011

It is in fact the better place to taste international food in Buenos Aires, where it is easy fo find frist class restaurants.
Probably, the place is a little bit old fashion decorated

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Thank ezini
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