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La Estancia

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$$ - $$$
San Nicolas
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Calle Lavalle 941 | Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires C1047AAS, Argentina
+54 11 4326-0330
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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457 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our last night purely because this style of restaurant does not exist back home. Again, we overlooked that you need to order one piece of meat for two to share as quantity seems always to prevail in Argentina. We had a good meal and wine having discussed with the waiter prior to ordering. Enjoyable evening overall... More 

Thank Michael C
Miami, Florida, United States
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Meat was good, but felt like I was dining at a cafeteria and not a steakhouse. Better values to be had elsewhere

Thank Bryan D
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regretfully we were told by our hotel to eat at La Estancia close to the Obelisko. We wanted to try a good Argentinian steak. My friend and I ordered a petit filet (250 oz). What the waiter brought for us instead was a 500 oz very tough sirloin. The waiter said they made a mistake and grilled a double portion... More 

Thank Mary N
Saratoga, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want authentic Argentinian food, you have to try La Estancia. This is the place where locals eat. They serve all kinds of grilled meat and the price is very reasonable. Be sure to order the meat rare or medium rare; otherwise, they tend to be overcooked. The restaurant is located on Lavalle, a few blocks from main boulevard... More 

Thank sanfrancisco201025
Arlington, Virginia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice restaurant with local cuisine, meat. There is a lot of grilled meat on the menus, meat, chicken, lamb and pork. My fiend and I orders a small mixed grill with a lot of different meat, keep warm by coals. Way more food than we could eat! Not very expensive at all. Great time. Highly recommended. Our hotel, park silver... More 

Thank Donnie S
Everett, Washington
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife had the Asado beef and I had the kid goat. It was all good. They serve Pepsi rather than Coke and Pepsi was my preference. We went there at 7:00 o'clock which is early by Argentine standards. There was one other Mom and child there so we had the place to ourselves.

Thank Michael_Keller
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

great local food with authentic feel. short walk from main hotels, Beef and more beef. empanadas were awesome.

Thank Robrmi
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Good goat and lamb meat. Right in the city center. Always full of people. The staff is also nice. However, the prices of these meals are not so cheap. Actually the same as everywhere.

Thank Jovan S
New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Incredibly delicious! Furnishings, decoration, attentive staff great! Interesting little barbecue on the table to ensure a longer hot delicious meat lamb. Being a tourist a few days in Buenos Aires, we have specially come to this restaurant twice. We recommend.

Thank swiftana88
Province of Alicante, Spain
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90 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The beef here was good. I had the Asado (beef ribs roasted) and they were good and the portion was large. Mashed potatoes were decent as well. My wife had the sirloin (bife de chorizo) which was good. No cover charge here, which makes a nice change, but you still get the bread and empanadas free. Very good and friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Barbecue, Grill, Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lavalle 941 | Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires C1047AAS, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Nicolas
  • Neighbourhood: San Nicolas
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4326-0330
Since 1962 is the most traditional Asador Criollo in Buenos Aires ... Steps from the Obelisk. It also offers the best grilled meats in a pleasant country setting. Declared "Tourist Interest and Culinary" by the Secretary of the Nation of Argentina and Buenos Aires City.

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Staying in San Nicolas

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San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theatre lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
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