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La Payuca

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Arenales 3443 | Arenales, Buenos Aires C1425BGA, Argentina
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Hong Kong, China
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come to this restaurant for lunch. The staff is nice here and they have English menu as wells. Food is tasty and coffee is good!

Thank Jojofufu
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited La Payuca given recommendations from the hotel we stayed at and a knowledgable taxi driver. The location and service were good, but the food was a bit average. The cheese starter, chicken and salad were very enjoyable, but the steak was not amazing by any stretch. On receiving the steak, we made a quick cut and it was... More 

Thank Mitch T
Colchester, Connecticut
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Love this restaurant! The Parilla (barbeque meal) for 2 was mouth watering. Wonderful setting and very romantic!

Thank Dave9988
Vancouver, Canada
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113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

I was disappointed with both our meals. I had ravioli , the pasta was not cooked through. Service was marginal. The steak was okay , nothing to write home about. The restaurant was clean not much English spoken here. There was an English menu , but all the prices were erased and it was not exactly the same as the... More 

Thank rologo
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

I used to dine at this restaurant often and this time the service was really bad. Lack of attention, not being available, not asking the meat cooking point. Will not go back for a long time. I am referring of La Payuca in Arenales street.

Thank Daniel T
Red Sea and Sinai, Egypt
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

I make it a point of eating here every, yes every, time I pass through BA. The Bife de Lomo is fabulous, the various side orders delicious, and the atmosphere rather brick-wall Nuevo Trendy. If I lived in BA if probably eat here every week. Two of us can have a great meal and get out for under $50USD which... More 

Thank Dano K
Manhuacu, MG
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

The food is awful. I ordered a "milanesa a la pizza" or something similar, that comes with smashed potatos. Both terrible. I have no word to describe it. It seemed like frozen food, with no taste. Also the waiter was impolite talking to us with "Diga me", what it's really not nice. Also my friend who didn't eat a thing... More 

Thank Renata G
New York, New York, United States
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Our private guide had recommended this location as it was a Sunday evening and many places were not open. This was our final evening in B.A. so we wanted to have one final steak experience and the restaurant we had original wanted to try was closed. We went all out with this meal and started with a Caprese salad with... More 

Thank Michael D
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has a nice ambiance and an open charcoal grill. I had a steak done "jugoso" and my friend had brochette (skewered steak and chicken). We also ordered a side salad and fries. All was received quickly and smelled fantastic. The steak, while delicious, was fairly tough and chewy, even though it did arrive medium rare. Service was ambivalent.

1 Thank Captclam
Ghent, Belgium
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102 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

This Payuca has a good reputation among locals and indeed seems a bit of a locals place. There is a small are with toys for children so many families come here. Service was fine, food came quickly and was tasty. Nothing really fancy but fine quality.

1 Thank Patrick B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American, Spanish, Grill
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arenales 3443 | Arenales, Buenos Aires C1425BGA, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Palermo
  • Neighbourhood: Palermo
  • Phone Number: 5448255959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Palermo

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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 Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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