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Dora Restaurant

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Avenida Leandro N Alem 1016, Buenos Aires C1001AAS, Argentina
4311 2891
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11:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dora is the traditional downtown restaurant specializing in Spanish / Seafood food. Great service by experienced waitresses, the way it used to be 20-30 years ago

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Thank Daniel B
Nashville, Tennessee
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Had dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed the food. It is however a very brightly lit old cafe style restaurant. No romance to be found. Large portions, we split the entree. Had garlic shrimp appetizer, sole entree, broccoli and spinach, finished with strawberries and cream. Great meal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a fancy restaurant this is not the place as it remains old style. If you instead are looking for Spanish food or good fish, you will also find great service a very decent wine list and great value for the experience. Do not hesitate to recommend it and look forward to going again. Most of... More 

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is an old fashioned restaurant specialising in steaks. The night we went there was no music, which was a blessing compared to the boom boom stuff in some. This is not a hip hop joint but a friendly family style establishment. The room was quite large and bright which dampened the atmosphere a little; so not necessarily a romantic... More 

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Thank Wayne_Auckland
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We fortuitously came across this restaurant one evening, and it was truly a fantastic experience. The service was impeccable, food was of high quality, portions were large, and there was ample selection for everyone. We would highly recommend this restaurant for all guests - family or otherwise.

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Stavanger, Norway
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Choice for dinner of a colleague so met him there with another associate. From the outside nothing special at all. Inside as well basic decor and on the night (Friday) a bit crowded. But upon being seated service was efficient and not obtrusive. Had roasted peppers as a starter, colleagues had the seafood salad. They indicated their choice as very... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here and the food was tasty - unlike a lot of food in Argentina. Nice seafood menu which was great as the country is beef-oriented and we don't eat beef . Ordered a half portion of the seafood stew and it was too much for 2 of us. Excellent flavour Got really excited with a... More 

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Thank Nadine B
Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Ate steak, chips, cream spinach & red wine here. Excellent food, friendly staff & lovely ambiance. Only a short distance from my hotel, The Sheraton.

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Thank LeeSki450
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We found this place after being told by someone to go here ! Great muscles in garlic we had as entre- the muscles are black and small but taste great!! We then had the chicken and potatoes with garlic sauce - no faults tasted great; we had the paella half sized absolutely delicious and the goat - this was tasty... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous restaurant in a traditional Buenos Aires style, famous for its fish, steak and ham. Our waiter has been here for 25 years, starting as a bus boy rising to his current position, impeccable service and attitude. Prices were very reasonable, food excellent, a great experience highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Argentinian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Leandro N Alem 1016, Buenos Aires C1001AAS, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighbourhood: Retiro
  • Phone Number: 4311 2891

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Staying in Retiro

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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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