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El Desnivel

Calle Defensa 855, Buenos Aires C1065AAO, Argentina
+54 11 4300-9081
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“bife de chorizo” (46 reviews)
“steak” (209 reviews)
“salad” (50 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Defensa 855, Buenos Aires C1065AAO, Argentina
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This isn't your high end, swish, five star dining experience ...but it is your passport to the quintessential dining experience in this part of town, a parilla so typical to the neighbourhood that you can't help but feel like being a little Porteno when you...More

Thank Helisher075
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't live up to our expectations. Quite crowded canteen like place with lots of noise and stink from the inside grill. Prices are moderate but well matching food quality. We had entrana and flank steak that were disappointing. There are muxh better options. 

Thank Jan V
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed very much my asado de tira they offered a good wine at a reasonable price the whole experience was very nice...!!! Priced right too

Thank Fernand0EC
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We were told about this unassuming restaurant by some locals. We arrived at 1.00 pm and there was hardly anyone there.... by 1.30 pm it was heaving and by 2.00 pm they were queueing out the door. It looks quite small, but it is deceptively...More

Thank swanny02
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We came here twice during our visit to the city. to this large parrilla (grill). Came in very handy on a Saturday night when we had no booking for anywhere in the city. Very popular with locals. Great fare at fantastic prices. Loved the kidneys...More

Thank chepaddy
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We were four adults and went there with four children, all under 9. Everyone was pleased. The place is unpretentious, busy, noisy, but the food was amazing. Fairly priced and absolutely delicious. We ordered Ojo de bife and entraña (lean bit tasty) along with wine...More

1  Thank Roberta V
Reviewed 20 April 2018

If you wander into San Telmo, the oldest part of the city which attests to its colonial background, do not miss this restaurant. We had dinner for five for about $ 25 per person which included starters, wine, main courses, salads and desserts. Beef steaks...More

Thank Eduardo P
Reviewed 19 April 2018

We had a free night and went with our tour guide's recommendation for a great steak dinner where "locals" eat - not disappointed. Not only was the steak cooked to perfection, but the salads and other dishes were all wonderful. We wanted to order steaks...More

Thank Travel715
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Our last night in BA and our best steak in an informal and friendly setting. Chose the Malbec by pot luck and it was the best we had in. BA- la paz. The steak with pepper sauce was at least as good as Brigada. Service...More

Thank Julianfin
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

A very simple local restaurant. Looking around on a busy Friday evening, we seemed to be the only tourists. Good sign. Ordered palm salad with two slabs of meat. When I say slabs, I mean as thick as paving stones. Medium rare (one erring too...More

1  Thank krys_k
San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San
Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made
Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many
different cultures: a true child of immigration, much
like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after
dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both
locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee
hours of the morning. During the day, the antique
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4 February 2017|
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Response from Jeff D | Reviewed this property |
About 35 pesos from the food trailers in the park at Porto Madero.
17 December 2014|
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Response from Cesare R | Reviewed this property |
Ha! Just show up. It's not the kind of place you make a reservation to go ;) It's a "bodegón" (untranslatable)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Defensa 855, Buenos Aires C1065AAO, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighbourhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4300-9081
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