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“Well Done” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Viejo Balcon

El Viejo Balcon
Ranked #14 of 528 Restaurants in Rosario
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Rafael, California
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84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Well Done”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Classic parrilla with well-prepared dishes, enormous portions and an emphasis on service. We shared a tortilla española and matambre de cerdo, and were unable to continue. The tortilla was delicious, as was the matambre, which was around .5 kilo and perfectly grilled.
Our waiter was entertaining and attentive, and it appeared all of the others were as well. Everything observed going to other tables made us want to come back for more!
Oh, and people complain about the prices!? I'm baffled - it was a bargain in dollars OR pesos.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Malbec and Parrillada”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

I was invited to dinner twice during my recent visit to Rosario for business purposes. The service was excellent considering our large group. The appetizer was a parrillda combination and a arugula and tomato salad. Both were delicious. The entrées where other meat cuts including pork, beef tenderloin and "bife chorizo" which was magnificent. We accompany this with several bottles of Ruttinni Malbec. Both visits were very delightful. It certainly can get very vibrant late at night after all your Latin America. Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rodrigo M
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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“a great traditional grill restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We are beef lovers and we had our own feast in this traditional "parrilla". Vacio (flank) and creamy potatoes were amazing.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Paula L
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New York City, New York
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617 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
“Excellent! A local favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

No need to spend too much time looking for an excellent Parrillada in Rosario, go to El Viejo Balcon. I had dinner there with an Argentinian colleague from Buenos Aires who also loved the restaurant. The mollejas and the ribs in particular were outstanding. The place itself is warm and welcoming and loved by the locals - I must have been the only non-argentine in the restaurant that night. The location is very nice too, just a few steps away from the park alongside the Parana river

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Laurent G
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Eat among Argentinians”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

An authentic Argentinian place, immensely popular with the locals. Professional staff and great food.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom R
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