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La Crespo

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Calle Thames 612 | Esquina Vera, Buenos Aires C1414DCN, Argentina
+54 11 4856-9770
11:30 - 18:00
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 18:00
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Llegue a este lugar por recomendación de una amiga, el lugar es simple y muy limpio, se nota que el propietario tiene las cosas claras y sabe que la gente va a "comer". El menú mezcla con exito la comida judia de distintos orígenes. Al recibirlo y leerlo, me dieron ganas de pedir todo, sin poder hacer lo anterior pedí... More 

Thank Sergio B
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Located in a “real” BA neighborhood (outside downtown). You can easily get there by subway (B line). This place is so very nice to have a lunch break on an easy Saturday noon. A word of warning: don’t eat too much at breakfast. You have to go to La Crespo kind of hungry. The dishes are very generous and it... More 

Thank Scorch62
South Florida, Florida
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

La Crespo serves authentic Eastern European & Russian cuisine of Jewish heritage. This place is as authentic as my memories can tell. It's a freshener for your palate in a city with an abundance of restaurants focused on meats and breads. The potato latkes were perfectly cooked and plated. The pastrami meat served here offers a leaner and thicker take... More 

Thank Eytan S
Ravensburg, Germany
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Need a change from your beef-based tourist's diet? Try La Crespo! This is a friendly lunchtime café in Villa Crespo on the corner of c/Thames and c/Vera. Interior is simple, spacious and bright. Staff are extremely friendly and service is fast. Menu consists of Jewish, Eastern-European specialities, which are delicious and very reasonably priced. Perfect for a stop-over for a... More 

Thank vonzett
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

The best pastrami sandwich and the best knishes!!!! Strongly recommended Prices are very affordable and the portions are very big!

Thank Julia L
Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

You don't have to be Jewish to love really good Jewish deli food. I've lived for years in NY and LA, home of great delis. I never thought I'd have to come to BA to find the real thing. I found it . Really home made, and the secret is Clarita, the charming owner, chef, maitre 'd, and manager who... More 

1 Thank Alan P
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

The one thing we really miss not living in Melbourne is not getting our fix of our old Jewish favourite foods and La Crespa certainly fulfilled our cravings. We now live in Rio de Janeiro, but there is no Jewish deli like this one! We started with chopped liver and herring salad, both excellent. Then had potato latkes with sour... More 

1 Thank Ram1314
Boulder, Colorado
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500 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

Since we are one month into our 2 month stay in BA.....and we had a stop at Uriate and Gorriti today, it was the perfect opportunity to meander down to Thames 612 and try the Hot Pastrami Sandwich. The interior is not as small as i expected, but after trying a high table with a stool (the stool was SO... More 

Thank morewierd
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

The place is small with just a few tables. You can eat in or take away. As the title states it is with no doubt the best hot pastrami sandwich in the city. Excellent quality in the ingredients. Everything is home made. The restaurant is not in a very central or touristic area but you can get there easily on... More 

Thank nikko1974UK
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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161 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Small Deli with great variety of Jewish food (both european and some middle eastern). We had the Hot Pastrami and some Knishes (try the blue cheese. Awesome) and were not dissapointed at all. The only con: Cash only

Thank sbrusi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Eastern European, Israeli, Delicatessen, Kosher
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Thames 612 | Esquina Vera, Buenos Aires C1414DCN, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4856-9770
Its like a new york style jewish "fast food" restaurant. They have Kniches ands Boios and Hot pastrami sandwiches...But it is very local in its fashion and decoration. Quite interesting!

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