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La Estancia

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$$ - $$$
San Nicolas
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Calle Lavalle 941 | Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires C1047AAS, Argentina
+54 11 4326-0330
12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What I want to highlight from this restaurant is the service. From the moment we stepped in they treated us very well. They served us some delicious empanadas, then we ordered a parrillada for two, which was ok, it came with chorizo, green saldad and desert. Even though the parrillada was for 2 it is more than enough for 3... More 

Thank Mary G
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, moderate price, big menu. Many different cuts of meats, salads, pastas...etc. Open pit at the entrance of restaurant makes it look very appealing. Waiter don't speak much English .

Thank cgalow
Klaksvik, Faroe Islands
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my 2nd visit to "La Estancia" and it was as good as the first one. The meat (lomo) was awesome - tender, tasty and cooked exactly the way we wanted. Good, efficient service. Convenient location - close to our hotel. Highly recommended!

Thank eysturland
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vegetarians should keep well away as this restaurant is all about meat. To the left of the main entrance is a huge grill while to the right all sorts of meats are barbequed round a charcoal fire. We chose a Turística mixed grill for two and were presented with a mini barbeque piled with enough meat to feed at least... More 

Thank Mike-Bucks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This wasn't the best place we went to in BA but it was fine. The service was great but we got there early. It's a huge place so I wonder what it would be like when full. The food was good but as with so many BA BBQ places only pumpkin as a veg.

Thank Fabsterabster
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was awesome. The sirloin steak (rare) was so tasty and tender. The waiter was the friendliest we have seen in BA. The surroundings were authentic. Would recommend This place. My husband wanted a good steak in Argentina and here you get it. Excellent value for money.

Thank TRRSurrey
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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457 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We ate here on our last night purely because this style of restaurant does not exist back home. Again, we overlooked that you need to order one piece of meat for two to share as quantity seems always to prevail in Argentina. We had a good meal and wine having discussed with the waiter prior to ordering. Enjoyable evening overall... More 

Thank Michael C
Miami, Florida, United States
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Meat was good, but felt like I was dining at a cafeteria and not a steakhouse. Better values to be had elsewhere

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Regretfully we were told by our hotel to eat at La Estancia close to the Obelisko. We wanted to try a good Argentinian steak. My friend and I ordered a petit filet (250 oz). What the waiter brought for us instead was a 500 oz very tough sirloin. The waiter said they made a mistake and grilled a double portion... More 

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Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

If you want authentic Argentinian food, you have to try La Estancia. This is the place where locals eat. They serve all kinds of grilled meat and the price is very reasonable. Be sure to order the meat rare or medium rare; otherwise, they tend to be overcooked. The restaurant is located on Lavalle, a few blocks from main boulevard... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Barbecue, Grill, Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lavalle 941 | Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires C1047AAS, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Nicolas
  • Neighbourhood: San Nicolas
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4326-0330
Since 1962 is the most traditional Asador Criollo in Buenos Aires ... Steps from the Obelisk. It also offers the best grilled meats in a pleasant country setting. Declared "Tourist Interest and Culinary" by the Secretary of the Nation of Argentina and Buenos Aires City.

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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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