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“Such a disappointment.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Social Paraiso

Social Paraiso
Ranked #425 of 4,739 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Palermo
Vancouver
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Such a disappointment.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We have always loved this little spot and make it our first stop on arrival, plus we usually make several subsequent visits. It is intimate, serves creative food and has a great vibe, with good non intrusive music. That hasn't changed. Unfortunately, the food and service has. We were excited to take two local friends out for dinner on Saturday night. We arrived at 8.30, which is very early by Argentine standards, there were only two other parties in the room. The restaurant was staffed by two chefs and one server, who already seemed harried. Three of our appetizers, two egg cocottes and one hongos, And the base of the egg dishes were hard. It took at least an hour and a half for our entrees to arrive, all on cold plates. The evening's pork special was dry and the bife de chorizo special very underwhelming. however, one of our party reported that her sorrentinos were really good. We shared an apple/passion fruit dessert, which was great, just as I remember. But overall, it was a disappointing evening. As the restaurant filled up, it was impossible to get the server's attention and one of the chefs had to come out of the kitchen to help her. As a result, our meal dragged out to over 3 hours. They were woefully understaffed for a Saturday night. Having said that, this little place still has tremendous promise. They have the perfect ambience and you get real value for your money. If the food and service had been as expected, it would have been a great meal for four, including wine etc. for under $100. I sincerely hope we can one day again count Social Paraiso among our favourite restaurants in Buenos Aires.

Visited March 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great value, interesting food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

This is a great value for this neighborhood. We ate here our last night in BA.

We enjoyed the bread, as well as the wine and cocktails very much.

The appetizers and main dishes are small portions, but very artistic and delicious. I felt the pairing of flavors in the dishes was a little less sophisticated than at the very highest top notch restaurants, but still very good and interesting. We enjoyed the vegetarian offerings and eating something besides beef.

The service was also very good, and the variety of wine that can be ordered by the glass was nice.

  • Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Tasty food, I had the morcilla balls and ossobuco. Really enjoyed my meal. The waitress was lovely and really attentive. One of the best meals on buenos aires (been here for 5 weeks).

  • Visited September 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Simple and casual but great menu and good wine advice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Simple and casual but great menu and good wine advice. I come here every time I come to Buenos Aires. I first discovered it in 2006 in the book "Restaurantes de Buenos Aires - los recomendados". It is important to make a reservation to be sure to get a table. There are a few options for each course and sometimes the menu changes. You can get good advice on what wine by the glass you want for each course in case you don't order a bottle. Service is casual and friendly. It is always full. Guests are mostly Argentinians and sometimes foreigners who seem to live in Buenos Aires.

  • Visited December 2012
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Nice, simple but great food in a minimalistic environment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

The attention was great ad food was very nice. I had chicken with passion fruit sauce, that was delicious. The wine list by glass is simple with the best garage wines at low prices.
We did not have the menu, but they have a 3 course menu for on 75 pesos. This is a great deal in BA.

Visited June 2013
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