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El Baqueano

Chile 499 | Monserrat, Buenos Aires 1066, Argentina
+54 11 4342-0802
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Chile 499 | Monserrat, Buenos Aires 1066, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anyone looking to get a taste of Argentina beyond sausages, enormous steaks, and dulce de leche needs to experience El Baqueano. Some of the more experimental dishes bordered on appearance over taste, but that can happen when chefs try to innovate.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank olivercorey
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

It’s widely known that Buenos Aires is the place to go to find the world’s best bife de chorizo, asado and empanadas. A lesser-known fact, however, is that visitors to Argentina’s capital city can achieve pure gastronomical nirvana by visiting “El Baqueano.” El Baqueano, Buenos...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Martin C
Reviewed 28 November 2018

The tasting menu was perfect from A to Z: a friendly atmosphere and a well composed dinner. The authentic Argentinian dishes and wines all represented perfect marriages. Every dish was a piece of art, every taste carefully taken to perfection. Umami! The sommelier and co-owner...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AsafromCH
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came here for dinner (reservation is a must) during a recent trip to Buenos Aires after reading about the restaurant online. We were not disappointed! The food was delicious, beautifully presented, and the service was excellent. The 10 course meal was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Safari62617121218
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We had the opportunity to have dinner at the kitchen counter with a view of the staff in action. The food presentation was awesome and as were flavors. The service by Constanza and Daniel was great as well. I would rate it 5 stars but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rubenp_sd619
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

I read the reviews about what good value this was for a ten course tasting menu and believed the hype, but left thinking I wasn’t happy paying for a single course. The service was great, the wine pairing was amazing, but sadly the chef didn’t...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fiona E
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We arrived a few minutes prior to our booking at 20:00 and were quite rudely shooed away by, I assume, the owner. The evening continued on a downhill course. We had the 12 course tasting menu with wines. Each course was unpleasantly presented and was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jeremy w
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The place looks so cold, without an identity for a wonderful city where it is located. There are some plates in the courses menu that are good (I remembered Indonesia taste, but nobody in the restaurant knew that the plate has an Asian mixture). The...More

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank Cigmus
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Great creativity, unusual local ingredients, perfet execution, but some of the dishes, left an unpleasent taste residue. The duck and the lagostin were, however out of this world.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Fabio S
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The place is spectacular, quiet, few tables, the illumination is incredible. You can see the magic trick because is a open kitchen. The restaurant serves non traditional meat. All the products are local from Argentina, they work with small producers looking for the quality first....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Eduardo P
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6 January 2019|
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Response from AsafromCH | Reviewed this property |
Online on their website. Just register, book and wait for their (fast) confirmation. Enjoy!
28 September 2017|
Response from costasm468 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is better to contact the restaurant directly to find out.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$77 - US$116
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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>  > El Centro (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: El Centro (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4342-0802
  • E-mail
The Baqueano comes from its etymological root baquía, which means the practical knowledge of the paths, shortcuts, roads and rivers of a particular territory, also the skill and dexterity for manual works and the fact of being a veteran, experienced in particular subjects. Sometimes the figure is a man, in opportunities he seeks, others he traces, accompanies, knows, understands, mimics with the earth, leaves walking or riding his horse, leaves traces, and recognizes them, finds food and channels water, see the stars and constellations, eat, nourish, respect the earth.
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