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El Baqueano

Certificate of Excellence
San Telmo
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Chile 499 | Monserrat, Buenos Aires 1066, Argentina
+54 11 4342-0802
19:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 7 course tasting with wine. The service was great and was able to accommodate our food allergies (fish, dairy). Would definitely go back!

Thank Jacob M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read that this restaurant was #13 in Latin America last year. Having eaten all over the world and in several places in Argentina, I was really surprised by El Baqueano. From the moment I stepped into the place, it felt wrong. The air was heavy and thick and needed refreshing. You could smell oil and not food. The lighting... More 

Thank MeDashA
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

La Baqueano in San Telmo is a must visit. I was drawn to the exotic meats on offer and this time there was Llama and buffalo. On offer was a contemporary 8-course degustation menu comprising: 1/Organic tomato in Goats cheese yoghurt 2/Yellow eggplant 3/Raw llama and crispy multicoloured chia seeds 4/"Pil pil" shrimp with crunchy garlic flakes - a Spanish... More 

Thank Trinbagonian
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is an incredible experience. On a level with the best food we've had anywhere in the world. Incredible local produce turned into utterly unique dishes. Thoroughly recommend the wine pairing and if you wonder about Argentina's ability to make world class white wine this will answer your question. And extraordinary value for money if you are from El Norte.

Thank Astronomer61
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We had high hopes for our final nights dinner of our holiday after a few disappointing experiences at other places. From the moment we walked in this place didn't disappoint. The service was warm and very professional. The food was one surprise after another. The layers of flavours that came through in each mouthful was incredible. subtle, layering that just... More 

Thank MillyWants
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Approaching dinner with quite some trepidation and expecting the worst after some really dismal 'Top 50' efforts, the very first course dispelled any misgivings. Who knew you could do that with just a tomato? The following courses stroked our taste buds, with tantalizing taste & texture combinations and a few completely unexpected surprises, along with subtle wine / sidra combinations... More 

Thank livinitup2015
Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I went with a group of three to the restaurant run by this husband (chef) and wife (front of house) team. The menu was a tasting menu with a plethora of courses that include some very interesting and very delicious offerings. Llama, alligator dishes as well as brilliantly presented seafood and vegetarian dishes. The restaurant ethos is to present locally... More 

Thank duane_1974
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I had dinner a couple of days ago at El Baqueano with my wife. It was a pleasant experience. Creative cusine based on typical Argentinean ingredients. I'd recommended it to a friend. The price AR$1300 (about US$80) for the 9 step dinner seemed to be a little less to what you'd pay in Atlanta for a similar restaurant. Very good... More 

Thank Riccida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

High quality service, exciting dishes, good wine pairings. Local, and if possible ecological, ingredients. Guide Michelin is not rating Buenos Aires, but my experience is that this place is on the level of one star. Good value for money, especially on the wine pairing. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank AdamWa
Montevideo, Uruguay
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

My work has taken me to over 45 countries, and within time (36 years), I would say I have become sort of a sybarite. That said, I think, without doubts, that I can strongly recommend this place. The food and service are quite unique. I will keep coming every time I visit Buenos Aires. Gonza

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Argentinian, South American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chile 499 | Monserrat, Buenos Aires 1066, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighbourhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4342-0802

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Telmo

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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 shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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