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tancat

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$$ - $$$
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Retiro
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Paraguay 645, Buenos Aires 1067, Argentina
+54 43125442
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Asuncion, Paraguay
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A delicious Spanish environment combined with sea food and other Spanish style dishes! A beer is good choice to drink here. We had the Spanish "tortilla" stuffed with salmon (UNIQUE!) + fried squid and "pescaitos" + stuffed mushrooms with cheese and salmon (again!). Dessert was difficult to pick: chocolate mousse or rice pudding? Well...the rice pudding had a touch of... More 

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Thank Roberto E
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent place to dine very tasty Spanish food. I recommend especially the omelette of potatoes and the squid. There are good tapas too. The place is small but it has its appeal. At noon usually is always full so maybe the best is to go at night. The average price is a bit high but definitely worth it.

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Thank Gonzalo S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Current assessments are better than the cuisine in fact is. The service cannot communicate in English, which might cause problems for foreigners during ordering. Although the service is very nice and helpful. The atmoshpere of this place is nice and it might be a good spot for a dinner with friends.

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Thank Adam R
Montreal, Canada
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121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fun place for dinner that you can choose something other than beef! The tapas plate we ordered was a nice selection of cold and room temperature tapas! Nothing outstanding .....the Black Risotto was fabulous!! The have a nice wine list. I do recommend that you make a reservation as you could end up sitting at the bar, or worse... More 

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Thank michael_cruises
Sao Paulo, SP
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133 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant from the outside doesn't look too fine, inside it's a bit tight, not very bright... But the food is amazing. All we asked on the table was great tasting. Totally worth the visit for the food (forgetting about the furniture and the place appearance). We could tell it has its frequent customers Spanish Food lovers, we wen't on... More 

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Thank Juliana J
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting Catalan influences Resto I was drawn to in an effort to avoid yet more beef. I arrived early and even though the restaurant was less than half full the frumpy maitre d'elle insisted I sit at the very uncomfortable bar. The waiter at the bar was in love with himself and the restaurant and made it very clear that... More 

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Puerto Montt, Chile
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent Spanish food! Good service despite how busy it is. I came for lunch ans I tried the baby calamars with potatoes, very recommended!. You feel like in Spain in a Tapas place with your caña de cerveza.

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Thank Jorge H
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had lunch here and asked the waiter to order 3 dishes for us, he did and they were great. Nice small beers also.

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Thank Dons12345
San Jose, California
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Went trusting yelp reviews, place didn't disappoint! They have an english menu, seating is very spanish and the bar is awesome. They have some great wines and the food is just amazing. I ordered the black risotto with octopus, squid and shrimp in it. It was delicious, really look me back to Spain. I ordered a glass of Malbec and... More 

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Thank Roma M
San Ramon, California
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106 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Tancat is a very busy Spanish Restaurant near St Martin Square in the busy part of the city. The price of dishes are reasonable and the cooking is exceptional. We especially liked the Risotto with octupus and black ink squid sauce. The portions are also very generous. A good place to go for a casual meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paraguay 645, Buenos Aires 1067, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighbourhood: Retiro
  • Phone Number: +54 43125442

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Staying in Retiro

Neighbourhood Profile
Retiro
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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