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El Baqueano

Certificate of Excellence
San Telmo
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Chile 499 | Monserrat, Buenos Aires 1066, Argentina
+54 11 4342-0802
19:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had high hopes for our final nights dinner of our holiday after a few disappointing experiences at other places. From the moment we walked in this place didn't disappoint. The service was warm and very professional. The food was one surprise after another. The layers of flavours that came through in each mouthful was incredible. subtle, layering that just... More 

Thank MillyWants
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Approaching dinner with quite some trepidation and expecting the worst after some really dismal 'Top 50' efforts, the very first course dispelled any misgivings. Who knew you could do that with just a tomato? The following courses stroked our taste buds, with tantalizing taste & texture combinations and a few completely unexpected surprises, along with subtle wine / sidra combinations... More 

Thank livinitup2015
Geelong, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a group of three to the restaurant run by this husband (chef) and wife (front of house) team. The menu was a tasting menu with a plethora of courses that include some very interesting and very delicious offerings. Llama, alligator dishes as well as brilliantly presented seafood and vegetarian dishes. The restaurant ethos is to present locally... More 

Thank duane_1974
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner a couple of days ago at El Baqueano with my wife. It was a pleasant experience. Creative cusine based on typical Argentinean ingredients. I'd recommended it to a friend. The price AR$1300 (about US$80) for the 9 step dinner seemed to be a little less to what you'd pay in Atlanta for a similar restaurant. Very good... More 

Thank Riccida
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High quality service, exciting dishes, good wine pairings. Local, and if possible ecological, ingredients. Guide Michelin is not rating Buenos Aires, but my experience is that this place is on the level of one star. Good value for money, especially on the wine pairing. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank AdamWa
Montevideo, Uruguay
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My work has taken me to over 45 countries, and within time (36 years), I would say I have become sort of a sybarite. That said, I think, without doubts, that I can strongly recommend this place. The food and service are quite unique. I will keep coming every time I visit Buenos Aires. Gonza

Thank Smooth-Palate
The Netherlands
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small cozy restaurant, pleasant owners and staf, good-looking dishes featuring some unusual autochthonous ingredients (carpaccio de llama, cola de iguana,...). All in all a very pleasant and memorable experience.

Thank RuPhi
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend & I booked here on the first night of a trip to Buenos Aires, and both of us agreed this was the best meal we have ever eaten. We've been fortunate to eat at some very good restaurants across Europe and the quality of the food and service was really exceptional. There was a slight error on the... More 

Thank MLP1403
Stockholm, Sweden
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We enjoyed a great tasting menu, partially with wine pairing. It was a very well composed and varied menu. Beautiful as well as surprising at parts. Perfect service as well.

Thank Karle99
Arlington, Virginia
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We made a reservation as we passed by the restaurant but that night it was not fully booked. Our meal was memorable because it was a labor of love by the owner-chef and his wife who was in charge of the sitting, setting, wines, and served as our guide through every pairing and every type of food. Facts that only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, Argentinian, Spanish, South American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chile 499 | Monserrat, Buenos Aires 1066, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighbourhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4342-0802

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Telmo

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San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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