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Since 1962 is the most traditional Asador Criollo in Buenos Aires ... Steps from the Obelisk. It also offers the best grilled meats in a pleasant country setting. Declared "Tourist Interest and Culinary" by the Secretary of the Nation of Argentina and Buenos Aires City.
US$20 - US$30
Barbecue, Grill, Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian
Takeout, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
All reviews beef salad empanadas ribs t bone bread argentinian steak potatoes hot coals meat cooked front window traditional restaurant big steak portions are huge our waiter bottle of malbec food and wine
Great value for money
We dined here a couple of times followed by spending New Year's Eve here during Christmas 2018. The experience will stay with us forever; brilliant place !
My wife and I dined there by accident in late February before the world locked down due to a mix-up with another reservation. Our hotel recommended it and it was just several blocks from our hotel. The meat hanging in the front window is a...great photo opt and the chief cooks everything there. You could constantly hear his meat clever in action.
Since we are only English speakers we did some “point and shoot” at the menu with our waiter. We both ordered a filet/beef tenderloin steak medium rare, salad and several other sides. That piece of meat was arguably the best I have ever had in the world! You could cut it with a butter knife and it also had a buttery taste.
The total bill with beers came to less than $50 for two which is a great bargain for meat of this quality. I will try to return there sometime in the future and order the same piece of meat!More
Wonderful food, good service and great photo opportunities. Portion are large. We ordered the provolone and sausage appetizers ( we should have stopped there!). Fortunately, we only ordered the half orders of lamb and flank steak as well as a huge salad. Even the beers...were huge total bill was app $40 US. Great value.More
We ate here in early February. The ambiance was great, the food and wine excellent, the service was very good and the price reasonable.. We had the rib eye cut and a delicious salad and a glass of Malbec. Complimentary empanadas and bread were also...served. I highly recommend this restaurant and I would definitely returnMore
I stayed at the Panamericano Hotel and this restaurant was just around the corner. It's on a pedestrian street, and I was expecting it to be a tourist restaurant. But I was very pleasantly surprised. We were a tourist table, but most everyone else appeared...to be locals. The food was astonishing - huge cuts of beautiful beef - and it was plentiful. Other people have mentioned the complimentary empanadas, and we also had salads that could easily have served two people. The steaks and ribs were well-cooked and plentiful. One salad and one order of ribs is plenty for two people! The waiters are dressed in gaucho ensembles, which looks authentic rather than cheesy. We were a party of eight, and had one waiter who spoke English and one waiter who spoke Spanish. They were attentive throughout the meal, and explained anything we asked about the style of cooking and the cuts of beef. We also had a vegetarian with us, and she found plenty on the menu to satisfy her hunger (although she didn't enjoy seeing the raw beef selections at the table).More
I go to Buenos Aires every year in February. As many of you know, Argentina has the very best beef in the world, and this restaurant, La Estancia is just amazing. They have every kind or cut of steak imaginable along with sausages, chicken, goat....Everything is cooked in the open and to perfection. Since the US dollar is SO strong, a fabulous dinner, from soup to nuts will cost perhaps $35.00/American.This includes a bottle of Malbec wine, salad, steak, potato or pasta and vegetables, and a dessert. Champagne or Limoncello are served gratis after the meal too. La Estancia is the real deal! the waiters are great too.More
La Estancia was the first parilla restaurant I ever visited, on my first visit to Buenos Aires about 15 years ago and I was delighted to find that nothing has changed all these years later.
The fire at the entrance of the restaurant, over which...whole sides of meat (beef, lamb, etc.) are cooked is said to have been lit when the restaurant first opened its doors and the idea is never to extinguish the flames.
La Estancia is a very traditional restaurant with wooden floors and lots of wood panelling. There are two floors of dining and upstairs there is regularly a local show to compliment your meal.
The food is almost all meat, all cooked over the aforementioned flames. Beef is the most popular and widely represented beef, but I had rib of beef with what I understood to be the knee of a goat. Both were delicious. I had no idea what the goat's knee would taste like and that turned out to be the best part. On the side I had a large salad with the freshest of ingredients including slices of the reddest and most flavoursome of tomatoes.
Argentinian red wine is cheap, delicious and the most obvious accompaniment for meat cooked in a traditional parilla.
La Estancia is an institution that I hope will last for many years to come. The food, service and wine were all superb. Thank you.More
So let’s deal with the food first.
It’s fabulous. Great steaks and roasts and super yummy chips!
You get complimentary beef empanadas with your meal which are off the scale "yummy".
If you order a steak, you need to order chips with it. If your...partner orders a meal that comes with chips you don’t need to order extra as the portions are huge!
Go for 1/4 chicken too, as the portions are huge.
They have a multi-meat 3-course meal as a special. But make sure you are hungry if you get that as, again, the portions, are huge. We saw one man put his head in his hands as his main course was delivered as it was huge and he and his partner had just finished the huge starters grill!
So food great. Service “interesting”.
I cannot work out if the waiters are really well paid and so don’t need the tips, or if they are poorly paid and need the tips. If so, they don’t do a lot to make you want to tip them. So, the service OK. But don’t expect it to be super friendly. We went three times and went from OK to just about OK.More
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