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La Biela

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Avenida Pte Manuel Quintana 600 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1129ABO, Argentina
+54 11 4804-0449
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sit outdoors in a wonderful setting by the park. It is across from the Recolleta cemetery where Eva Peron is buried. Lovely lunch cafe type menu. Sit and have a coffee or coke and watch all the people. You will see locals and tourist both. Look how beautiful and sophisticated the women are dressed Just a great place to sit... More 

Thank CaptainMo1
Great Falls, Montana
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

La Biela is a very old classic in Recoleta Buenos Aires. This restaurant is 70 years old, located in the corner of avenida Quintana with the best outside sitting in the city under spectacular gigantic trees. This place is visited by locals, famous people and tourist alike. If you are in Recoleta you must stop here for a coffe or... More 

Thank roberto a
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came across this cafe on the first day in Buenos Aires and enjoyed the experience and service. We returned, another day after visiting the famous cemetery, near by, on a hot Saturday. A cold Imperial beer was very enjoyable and a member of our party concurred that the coffee was also good. It was, so relaxing to just sit... More 

Thank aquiva
Rome, Italy
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recoleta is probably one of the nicest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, if you want to stop for an aperitif of a quick meal, don't miss La Biela, with its "old style" feeling, yet cozy and familiar. Recommended

Thank LuckySere
Clyde, North Carolina
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127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to go and meet with friends have a coffee with croissants, have lunch and enjoy seating outside under umbrellas and majestic rubber trees. It gives you a good look at the portenos lifestyle. The atmosphere is wonderful specially on weekends, food not that great.

Thank chefricardo3553
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located across the street from the main entrance of another iconic landmark, the Recoleta Cemetery, this a place not to miss. Good sandwiches, and on weekends a window to the parade of all sorts of people. For some, worth the high prices; for others, at least worth walking around on the way to see the EVITA burial site.

Thank Mario V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate and drank at La Biela twice during our recent stay in BA. This has a great location with plenty of outdoor seating with tables that have umbrellas for shade. This is a wonderful place to eat, have a drink, and people watch in the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires. Actually, our breakfast was great and better than our... More 

Thank jaywstern
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Pleasant location. We sat outside and ordered a beer and a sandwich. Don't bother. Beer was flat when poured into the glass The sandwich was an inch thick slab of turkey with a red pepper on top on dry bread. Disappointing.

Thank Deonne S
Sao Paulo, SP
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Really traditional coffee shop in the heart of Recoleta. Themed by a car part (La biela) has impeccable service, with higher price then regular places but it is worth the Visit. If you sit outside price are higher (😒).

Thank teobf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The hot chocolate is delicious. The place is nice. Perfect to have a nice talk with friends or family.

Thank Claudia P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Argentinian, South American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Pte Manuel Quintana 600 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1129ABO, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta
  • Neighbourhood: Recoleta
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4804-0449

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Recoleta

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Characterised by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centred on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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