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El Frances

Gorriti 5099 y Thames | Palermo Viejo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 5833-0022
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good50%
  • Average29%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
15 Feb 2015
“Did not respect restorando reservation!”
26 Jan 2015
“humph”
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CUISINES
French, Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Gorriti 5099 y Thames | Palermo Viejo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1 - 10 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 15 February 2015

I had a reservation, confirmed and printed, with 20% discount. The Attendant at the desk said my name was not on the list, that due to a limited menu she could not respect the 20% discount, and gave us a table out of pity. Many...More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 26 January 2015

They don't bother to open on time. The service and food is incredibly slow, however, they make a great omelette!

Thank SashSA
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Here's the skinny on this attractive little corner café. I told my group that this place is way to cute and authentic-loking to pass up so there for breakfast we went. I swear it took 45 minutes for our food but you know how we...More

1  Thank D_in_DC20005
Reviewed 14 September 2014

This place may be better in the afternoons for pastries etc but for breakfast it lacks just a little something. Perhaps menu options. Staff are friendly and it has a reasonable feel but there are better choices close by for breakfast. That wont stop me...More

Thank EggChen
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Reminiscent of a French corner store, this unpretentious Palermo bistro, operates as a café during the day, serves up excellent genuine French food at reasonable prices. The menu is long, French, and covers everything from snacks and (creative) sandwiches to cocktails and specialty coffees. Typically...More

1  Thank TravellerRoy
Reviewed 4 January 2014

El Frances was a few blocks away from our hotel, and we were recommended there for breakfast. We went several times (including on Christmas Day, when they were magically open.) It's like stepping into a French Cafe from 50 years ago; newspapers on racks to...More

1  Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We went for dinner. To start with, the lady behind the bar that opened the door with the buzzer hurried back inside behind her counter instead of pointing us to a table. Even though she looked like the person running things there. I ordered the...More

Thank Maxime D
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Poor, terrible service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! El frances sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1  Thank Dbarbati
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We ate dinner here late at night, and it was okay. The salads were fine -- nothing special, just average and overpriced (about $10 depending on the exchange rate of the day for a dinner salad). We tried to eat breakfast here as it was...More

Thank gatos-del-mundo
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Ate here for breakfast 2 days whilst staying in BA. The value for what you get is really good, we payed $42 pesos p/person and got an orange juice, coffee, scrambled eggs and your choice of french toast or croissants. The staff were friendly and...More

1  Thank Kira T
Nearby
Palermo
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
...More
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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gorriti 5099 y Thames | Palermo Viejo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Palermo
  • Neighbourhood: Palermo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 5833-0022
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