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Oliva y Limon

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Esmeralda 1290, Buenos Aires, Argentina
08:00 - 23:00
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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189 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Now sells unatrractive food by weght, to take away. There are 3 or 4 very small tables to eat there, Calles Happy Wok, or something similar, what is in sight is to me unattracve. I will not eat there!

Thank Joseph L
Boca Raton, Florida
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438 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

The Place is ok in a good location if you are walking thru Retiro. A bit noicy during our lunch there as lot´s of people coming and going. Not mch room between tables so look for comfortable place if posible. Menu is ok typical Argentina food with some mixed international. Over can´t complain but nothing that can´t be found elsewhere.

Thank alvimangles
London, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

I was staying in a hotel just round the corner and I ate an evening meal here twice in a week. It is nothing special, but convenient to Plaza San Martin and reasonably priced with good Mexican food. The toilets are clean and it has wifi. The first evening, I had "Antojitos Arrallados" which turned out to be a Mexican... More 

Thank John C
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

Basic place. Good attention. Good food. And good prices. Place to go when looking for some down-to-earth clean eatery in the Retiro neighborhood.

Thank Al G
Mildura, Australia
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281 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

The two of us shared a chicken and mashed potato dish very nice $17 US including tip and wine gave us just what we wanted. exchange rate was good. would go back again

Thank Ian M
Beverley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

The waiter was really rude. When I first arrived, it took him ages to come to the table. Even then he had no menu. When I asked for one, he gave me a dirty look. He then brought it to me, but the prices were completely different from what was displayed on the wall outside. When I asked about this,... More 

Thank HMK2013
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

The place is quiet at night. Food is nothing great but eatable. Prices are a bit to much for what you get.

Thank Pato272727
Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

Was looking for a place for I cream. Stopped in unexpectedly. The service and ice cream were great. Much better than just at a store on the street. Same price but more comfortable.

Thank peridot52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esmeralda 1290, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighbourhood: Retiro

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Retiro

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Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighbourhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
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