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Rio Cafe

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Honduras 4772, Buenos Aires 1428, Argentina
+54 11 4833-4194
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Excellent place for a drink on wednesday. Friendly atmosphere, many great people and a fancy bar. Go for the mojito.

Thank Tamada_Club
Sao Paulo, SP
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We had lunch there. The food was great. We ordered a steak with brown sauce. Very tasty. The pomelo juice also a must order!

Thank Iza H
London, United Kingdom
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739 reviews
606 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Stopped over after dinner for a few drinks, desserts, coffee etc. Worth a stop if you are in the Palermo area because the outdoor area is very cute and the staff are good too.

Thank Sidji
Puerto Piramides, Argentina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Music too loud, and it was pretty caotic! but drinks there are very good! So , if you can bear to hear some Dolly Parton song... go for it!

Thank AgustoRanvo
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

After dinner with some excellent wine we wanted to go for a drink. The waiter at our restaurant told us about this place. I liked the look of the place and it seemed to have a nice, maybe some what young, crowd on a friday night. We took a seat at the bar and wanted to order some wine. The... More 

Thank LizzyN
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2013 via mobile

Had an enjoyable reasonabbly priced lunch. 300 pesos for four. The Thai salad was tasty as was baked Brie. There is an outside courtyard off the street that is quiet.service was pleasant and efficient. Would definetly return.

Thank Bkatzfamily
Buenos Aires
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013

I have lived in Buenos Aires for seven years and during that time I have never been treated as rudely by a server as I was tonight having dinner at the Rio Cafe. I speak passable spanish and, to start off with, he brought me an english menu. I started to joke that I spoke spanish and before I uttered... More 

Thank BuenosAiresSailor
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2013

The staff were great, the food was good and diverse - we had a really good Thai salad and Argentine mains. There is not a huge menu, but it is well put together. I liked the quiet atmosphere, a DJ started setting up at 10pm just before we left, so I don't think it was going to stay quiet for... More 

Thank LaSpaniel
Sao Paulo, SP
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

We just stop by to have a coffee, don't be intimated to go in when you get to the door, they have an unusual coffee look and people just think its a club, go in and get a seat, they have a nice place to relax and also an amazing patio in the back, coffee was great and the desserts... More 

Thank Lubonini
Capri, Italy
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Music was too loud. Drinks were perfect (you must try their Marakusha Caipiroska). Order took too much time to arrive. Service is something that the should improve!

Thank Roberto O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 19
Bar, Pub, Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Honduras 4772, Buenos Aires 1428, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Palermo
  • Neighbourhood: Palermo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4833-4194
Located in the trendy area of Palermo, this hip restaurant has it all: great signature cuisine, and a cool and friendly atmosphere. Among the interesting variety in the menu, the passion fruit mousse with white chocolate sauce is a must.
Open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10.30am to 2 am, and Sundays from 10.30 am to 8 pm, this great new place is really worth a visit.

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

Staying in Palermo

Neighbourhood Profile
Best known as the largest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favourite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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