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Malabia 1378 | Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:00
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

If you went to a good Arab restaurant you won't want to come and eat here. The bread was cold, the taboulleh salad had lettuce and the hummus was not good

Thank boteresa66
Rome, Italy
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223 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I think it is one of best Arabic restaurants ( Lebanese cousin ) in Buenos Aires. They have a wide range of dishes to pick from and it is very fresh.The service and atmosphere are also very good. Price wise it is reasonable and worth the money.

Thank Maj S
Buenos Aires
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138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

The hummus and moutabal were very good. The bread was so-so. The tabouli had way too much lettuce. (Yes, lettuce isn't in the recipe!) The plate of shawarma we had for a main was OK. Warning here: even though the food did not taste salty, I was up 3 times in the night for a glass of water. Having lived... More 

Thank TravelBeaucoup
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Excellent food, correct prices, good attention. The ambient is not very good, but is comfortable. It is a very good options to go with family or friends.

Thank Ale_Sequeira
Adelaide, Australia
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166 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

This unassuming 70's style restaurant produces consistently delicious and plentiful Lebanese meals. Probably the best way of tasting the extensive array of entree and main course options is going as a group and sharing. Be warned: small entree dishes are very generous. The Shawarma al plato is excellent! Wine mark-up is somewhat dearer than elsewhere.

Thank PatPandBobY
Boulder, Colorado
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494 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

We dined here last night(Friday April 24,2015) and never would have found this restaurant if it weren't for our local friends who live nearby. The restaurant opened at 8 and we there at that time.....by 9 PM all the tables in both rooms were occupied. When we left.....after 10:30 PM, there were people waiting for a table. All locals.....no tourists.... More 

Thank morewierd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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114 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

We went for dinner with friends. We order some appetizers and some main dishes to share, the problem is that they brought everything together and it was impossible to eat at the same time before it got cold. Big service failure. The hummus was good, but the tabouleh was just OK. The kebabs were excellent, but the rice was not.... More 

Thank Dan P
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Cheff Iusef was a nice reprieve from all of the huge steak meals enjoyed at many parillas around B.A. My group had the shwarma and another dish that were both delightful. The service was a little slow, but the restaurant had a lovely ambience. If you're looking for something a bit different from the usual parillas around Palermo Soho, then... More 

Thank Jeremy H
Coconut Grove - FL
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

just around the corner I found this arabian food. Nice and tasty. Not expensive at all. Try the samnbusec

Thank TommMellos
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

Nice lebanese food. Very similar to the one serve in Lebanon... Not much expensive... Just avoid coming late.

Thank Andrea_Sepul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malabia 1378 | Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Palermo
  • Neighbourhood: Palermo
  • Phone Number: 4773-0450

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • 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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