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“Not as good as it used to be.”
Review of Buenos Aires Restaurant - CLOSED

Buenos Aires Restaurant
Cuisines: Argentinean, Steakhouse
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Description: THIS RESTAURANT IS NOW CLOSED. THERE WILL BE A NEW RESTAURANT OPENING SOON IN HORSHAM!!
London
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not as good as it used to be.”
Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Preferred Buenos Aires when it was in Purley, the atmosphere in the restaurant was better than it is now as was the food. I can see why they would want to move closer to the centre of Croydon compared to their old site but some of the magic has been lost in the process. The meats are great but the menu seems more simple and bland somehow, they need to jazz things up a bit!

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very disappointing. Very poor customer service.”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Had a flyer from this restaurant it said:

Tuesdays
2x1 Meals
(Cheapest one for free.
For every 2 starters / 2 mains from our main menu)

Booked a table for 5 and asked how the special offer would apply. They said and I quote "the fifth person would have to pay full price, what more do you want, it's a good deal"

Not the response I would expect and a little mean I thought. It's a shame as the steaks are nice.

  • Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Perfect steak”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We had originally intended to eat elsewhere but fortunately ended up here instead!

After an amuse bouche of bread and oil infused with oregano, we shared a starter of Chicken Empanadas. These were very good but not as good as the steaks which were superb - cooked exactly as they should be, moist and full of flavour, certainly the best steak either of us can remember eating. Obviously focusing on what they're good at, the menu is limited and mainly consists of steak that aren't cheap but, if you love steak, worth the price. There is a chicken, a burger and a vegetarian option too for anyone in your party who isn't a steak lover.

This place is well worth a visit but as it's a small restaurant, you may want to book in advance.

  • Visited February 2013
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Santa Rosa, California
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Red Meat as it should be!”
Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

When I was in Rome for a while I found B'aires restaurants there to get some real (i.e. US style) steaks. When I saw an Argentina steakhouse when visiting family in Croydon over the New Year there was no way I was going to miss out. The steaks are first rate; we had the fillet and the ribeye. They were cooked exactly as we wanted and side-dishes were perfect. The wine is first rate too--I had an Argentinian red, of course. The restaurant is very cozy (=tiny!) but you don't feel like you're on top of each other. The staff is great, especially our Peruvian waitress. Prices are about right for what you get and for the locale. Great for any Yank looking for USDA-esque red meat!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A gem in Croydon”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

One of our local favourites. Romantic atmosphere and good steak and red wine options. Friendly staff.

Visited August 2012
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