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Humberto Primo 517, Buenos Aires 1103, Argentina
20:00 - 01:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

Really disappointed... Expensive... 69 pesos for 4 tiny falafel balls?!? Food was just OK... Service really good

Thank Martin B
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

Of course, you need to visit Habibi. Buenos Aires is a very european city. You won't find turkish food or asian food. There a lot of chinese restos. That's all. Habibi is a place where I can order my favourite arabian dishes. Shawarma, babaganush. I love it & I recommend this resto. In san telmo.

Thank Linda M
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

While the place itself was kind of cute with kitchy decor and water pipes which can be smoked outside, the food was not at all authentic middle eastern and sadly extremely bland. Fatouche salad didn't remotely resemble the real deal but was instead a poor imitation of a greek salad. The raw Kibbe had no flavour at all and the... More 

1 Thank VictoriaHazou
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I'm used to go to arabic restaurants and this is far from being good. Either we were very unlucky that day or others have a random taste. It's pricy in comparison with gastronomic prices around the city. For salad, they served us half onion in slices with slices of tomato and 5 olives (45pesos). We starting laughing. But then we... More 

1 Thank natxo1982
Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We spent five days in San Telmo, a charming neighborhood. On our last night we ate at Habibi, which was close to our apartment. The ambience was excellent, our waiter spoke excellent English, our entrees--stuffed eggplant in a lovely broth and falafel on a bed of marinated cabbage-- were well-flavored and delicious. It was our best dinner in San Telmo.

Thank Teresa R
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

Nice restaurant on a good location in San Telmo. Very friendly people. Also, they speak good English which is nice with a Spanish menu of Arab dishes :-). Food was really good, I had a Greek salad and a musaka, both tasted perfect. It's a shame they are not open for lunch during the week, otherwise we would definitely go... More 

Thank jorisbreda
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

This place isn't all that much to look at, but the food is really good and it's close to the Plaza Dorrego without being right in the middle of it. The kebabs and stuffed grape leaves were both excellent, particularly the beef on the kebabs which was generously portioned, very tender, well-flavored and done perfectly. The service was attentive but... More 

1 Thank ViajeraTK
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2012 via mobile

They have zero experience in making a decent hookah, me and my friend started to teach them how to make it, but still they are confused.

Thank RodyMetal
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2012 via mobile

the falafel and tabouleh I had were great. refreshing, loads of different flavours and smth completly different than all te good meat one mostly eat in BA. price-quality rate = excellent. The owner of the place is friendly and curious and curious about yr opinion, which is always a good sign. Habibi!!!

Thank tallure
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2012

My Husband and I were looking for a place out of the pizza ,pasta scene since we are Vegetarians and love Armenian foods and the perk of this resturant is it has Hooka, and my husband is a bit of a fan of it, but unfortunately if you want smoke Hooka you have sit outside to do it, so in... More 

Thank Payal P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$56 - US$112
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Armenian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations
Open Hours
00:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Humberto Primo 517, Buenos Aires 1103, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighbourhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: 5491143007172

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

Staying in San Telmo

Neighbourhood Profile
San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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