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El Preferido de Palermo

Jorge Luis Borges 2108 | Borges Esquina Guatemala, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4774-6585
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Jorge Luis Borges 2108 | Borges Esquina Guatemala, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

We were in Palermo looking for an hamburguesa, a typical meal in Buenos Aires found everywhere. This is best I ever had, very crispy. The place is something! It looks like an old small market, with high tables. I have not seen any tourist there...More

Thank Pianta
Reviewed 23 May 2017

No frills, no fanciness just laid back atmosphere and authentic food. It was all very basic but delicious and fun nevertheless!

Thank Jameson V
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It worth only to get inside for the atmosphere and the decorations; it reminds me of an old "osteria" the one you can find in Italy. The food is good and taste homemade. Get a Fernet after the meal!

Thank Mattia G
Reviewed 9 March 2017

+ Rude Staff + Bad food - They served us expired meatballs. + Expensive Definitely one of the worst places I've ever eaten in BsAs. Never again.

Thank Fustagueras
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Poor food, not fresh. Poor service, very slow. Not clean. Furniture feels authentic, but nothing particularly attractive. I do not reccomend.

1  Thank AlessandraMatilde67
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I did not try the food, or buy anything from the store. But I did go there on purpose purely for its literary value. "El Preferido de Palermo" was immortalised in one of Borges's poems: "A general store pink as the back of a playing...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had a terrible experience with rude waiter. He did not bring what we asked. He worked with reluctance. Besides the food is good. Nothing special. We do not recomend this restaurant.

Reviewed 5 October 2016

A non-tourist trap, this is a place which is frequented by the locals. Good value for money but keep in mind that they do not accept cards and only want to be paid in Argentinean Pesos so put those US dollars away as it won't...More

Thank AnureetR
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This quaint restaurant was about a 4 minute walk from our hotel in Palermo Soho. The style reminds you of an old grocery store with canned and bottled goods on display on shelves on the walls. The waiter was excellent and the food was very...More

1  Thank Smoltman
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Fun atmosphere with grocery store setting. Food was really tasty. Tried the white and red sauces and both were great.

Thank Suzie B
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jorge Luis Borges 2108 | Borges Esquina Guatemala, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Palermo
  • Neighbourhood: Palermo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4774-6585
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