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El Palacio de la Papa Frita

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Lavalle 735, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 43935849
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08:00 - 00:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 00:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 01:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to bypass the first approach of the server as it may seem a bit harsh but once your order is in for the " Menu del Palacio" you do not want to leave!! Recommended.

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Thank Marc A G
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Have been to this restaurant many times and it never disappoints. Excellent service and prices reasonable. Food is very good. No credit cards accepted. Centrally located, couple blocks from Florida.

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Thank nlitli
Walnut Creek, California
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124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I traveled to Buenos Aires many times in the 70's and 80's while working for a large multinational bank. Every trip I would eat steak one day and Italian food the next. I always enjoyed El Palacio de la Papa Frita. It is a classic dining hall. It isn't fancy, but the steaks and papas are absolutely to die for.... More 

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Thank Woodpecker48
Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

My local friends had taken me to this restaurant at the original location on Calle Corrientes. They featured the best fried calamari I've ever had in my life! They told me the secret is they marinade the calamari in milk for a day which makes it melt-in-your-mouth tender. As it happened, I was across town and saw they had another... More 

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Thank WILLIAM L
Toronto
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This place is known for its fried potatoes "souffle" and that's what went there to try. We also had a milanesa napolitana (veal schnitzel with tomato sauce, ham and cheese), and a salad. The food was as expected, normal home-cooked argentinean food. The prices are according to what you get so no complaints.

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Thank canch06
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this place and it was picked on a Sunday afternoon. Totally old school, friendly service. The mixed potato chips / potato soufflé were great and very unique.

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Thank sashabee1
Magalia, California
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129 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

El Palacio de Papas Fritas on Avenido Corriente in Buenos Aires is an excellent place to dine. Great steaks served with their grandesque papas fritas, a serving you will never forget! The landmark restaurant adds native dishes with mixed success. I recommend keeping to an order of tender steak and papas fritas!

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Thank gordonrlangford
Abilene, Texas
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I've loved this restaurant since I was a kid and came here for special occasions ever since. The bife de lomo is large and tender, but the papas fritas (papas souffles) are what the restaurant is named for--puffy and tasty. Wide variety on the menu, and the waiters are friendly, some of whom have been here for years

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Thank slaustin2016
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We ordered the Palacio Menu and it had empanadas as a starter and Bife de Chorizo as the main dish. Empanadas were cold and we asked for them to be heated again. Bife was meh, I've had much better. Papas had a stinking taste. Not recommendable.

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Thank SarmadSaad
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Incredible but a restaurant frequented by foreigners does not take credit cards in the 21st century. Be aware or you may have a terrible experience. Meat was average, service average

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 01:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:30
Thursday
08:00 - 00:30
Friday
08:00 - 00:30
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lavalle 735, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Nicolas
  • Neighbourhood: San Nicolas
  • Phone Number: +54 43935849

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Nicolas

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San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theatre lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
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