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Parrilla Pena

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$$ - $$$
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San Nicolas
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Calle Rodriguez Pena 682 | Rodriguez Peña 682, 1020, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District, Buenos Aires C1020ADN, Argentina
+54 11 4371-5643
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12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I tried this place on 7December2016 after reading several TripAdvisor reviews and travel guide recommendations, and we were NOT disappointed. I ordered grilled chicken and my wife had the sirloin steak ("Bife de Chorizo" – Sirloin Steaks. Typical, mouth-watering Argentine steak. And confusingly, nothing to do with the sausage!). Both meats were grilled to perfection in that... More 

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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lomo is really great and the garlic parsley pommie frites and even the mixed Salad is good. Beef is their specialty but I was told their. Hi keen was terrific as well. Make sure you eat the free empanadas brought as a nibbly. I suggest making sure the meat is medium rare to preserve its juiciness. Not much English... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate there for lunch, we ordered a tenderloin with mashed potatoes and a half bottle of house wine.They first brought us a bread basket, and then two beef empanadas,the steak was Excellent we shared it, with the mountain of mashed potatoes. service was very good( remember cash only)great place to eat steak,it was so good we... More 

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Thank fgolland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The best restaurant I had a dinner in Buenos Aires.Really, and I'm super picky when it comes to food. The perfect place to have real Argentinian asado.

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Japan
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133 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not fancy but world class food! The place was PACKED with at least a dozen people waiting ahead of us but it was well worth the wait. Décor: unremarkable. Area: unremarkable. Fancy: totally unpretentious. Service: Five Star. Food: BEST steak I have ever eaten! The waiter was kind, helpful and attentive. Kitchen staff posed for photos with my wife! Peaches... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here twice for dinner. It was the best bife de lomo I had in 3 weeks Argentina! Fries with garlic and parsley are great, so is the grilled cheese and the salad. Also the bife the chorizo is great! Prices are good, housewine is good. And empanadas and bread for free are really tasty! Service is great too.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was so much food and each bite melted in my mouth! Good to know that thy don't take credit cards, but prices were reasonable. Ordered empanadas, steak, caprese salad, and wine... best meal of my whole trip!

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Pleasant Valley, Canada
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301 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cancelled our high end restaurant on the advice of our guide to try a locally popular Parrilla; All star advice Marcello Cicerone. Best empanadas to date. Great rib eye. Best home cut fries to date. Best salsa to date. Super friendly and full of happy people. Worth the cash deal ...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very simple place with no ambience, good attention (that is according to the Argentine standard which means the waiter comes when we can and not when you call them) and medium price. ONLY CASH ACCEPTED. I am an Argentine who lived 17 years in the US, so I can compare to what an American would expect. The... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good, mid-ranged price, no-frills parrilla restaurant. Not your romantic restaurant, but if you are looking for good'old argentinean barbecue you wont miss. The restaurant is very simple, reminded me of bar-restaurants in Brazil. They have seveal options of cuts though. Price is a little bit higher then average in BA. Worth it with friends or during lunch!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Rodriguez Pena 682 | Rodriguez Peña 682, 1020, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District, Buenos Aires C1020ADN, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Nicolas
  • Neighbourhood: San Nicolas
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4371-5643

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Staying in San Nicolas

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San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theatre lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
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