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#1,188 of 4,095 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
San Telmo
Argentinian, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, South American
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Calle Peru 858 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1068AAH, Argentina
+54 11 4300-2887
08:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 08:30 - 00:00
Fri 08:30 - 02:00
Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Camano Island, Washington
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We had good service and a good lunch at the Nacional tapas restaurant. This place is just off of Indepencia on Peru with both outside and inside seating. We tried 3 different dishes and were pleased with each of them enough to go back another time.

Thank Gordy425
Susana F, Gerente at Nacional, responded to this review

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Geneva, Switzerland
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679 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

I’d like to have been able to tell about the food of this small restaurant with an attractive terrasse off Peru in San Telmo… unfortunately after over 20 minutes looking at the highly inefficient waitresse(s) coming and going without even giving us the menu, we deciced that is was definitely not needing our business… Unprofessional, there are enough other places... More 

Thank JMGeneva
Susana F, Gerente at Nacional, responded to this review
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Buenas noches le cuento que hemos comprado el restaurante hace dos meses. Nos gustaria que vuelva y verifique como ha... More 

Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

I had been in Buenos Aires for 5 days and it was the bestmeal I had up to this point. I could've cut the pork with a spoon as it was so tender. The staff was tremendous... They had a special group menu the night I went, but they went out of their way to accomodate me because I was... More 

Thank GuillaumeL3
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

We are stay just a few doors away and saw the menu. The menu looked great so we decided to give it a try. Often, the actual foods don't live up to the idea in my head of how delicious the food will be with interesting menus like theirs. We were blown away by how good it was. My husband... More 

Thank dxdcurtis
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is really good, the steaks we have ordered were delicious, with great wine and all reasonably priced and presented really well. I would go back and recommend.

Thank Tasteitallnow
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Llevamos a dos amigos extranjeros a cenar, no nos conocíamos fisicamente, pero si por skype, el lugar super tranquilo, amigable y el ambiente propicio para poedr hablar tranquilos de todo, un poco en español y un poco en inglés. La comida exquisita ! GRACIAS !!!!! We took two foreign friends for dinner, we had never met physically, but by skype,... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

Lovely location and the menu looked interesting, so we decided to give it a try. Entrees and dessert were ok, but main dishes were bland. The "homemade" pasta was far from homemade and the only accompaniment was some rucula and tomatoes. There were supposed to be olives, but they were missing. Tacos with chicken were full of bones and were... More 

Thank youryevna
Susana F, Gerente at Nacional, responded to this review
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Buenas noches le cuento que hemos comprado el restaurante hace dos meses. Nos gustaria que vuelva y verifique como ha... More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We had a great dinner in Nacional. The starters, an assortment of bruschettas, were delicious. Then I had a Bondiola with pears and smashed pumpking with ginger that was soft and full of flavour, I did not need at all a knife to cut the meat. Servings are generous. For dessert I had a mango and passion mousse that was... More 

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Reviewed 23 April 2013 via mobile

I had wonderfull lunch at Nacional today which I tried based on the TA reviews. Great food, location, services and value - what more could one want.

Thank steve w
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2013 via mobile

I had a novillo with potatoes and mushroom sauce. My friend had a chorizo thing. I can say this was the best meat of my life, service was excellent and the overall price was fair . loved it!!!!

Thank vphilot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Argentinian, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, South American
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Open Hours
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Peru 858 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1068AAH, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighbourhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4300-2887

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Telmo

Neighbourhood Profile
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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