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El Imparcial

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Montserrat
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Hipolito Yrigoyen 1201, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4383-2919
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12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:30
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MISSISSAUGA
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really good food and great service, no English service. The waiter was very friendly and we manage to communicate well

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Thank JERRY M
Galion, Ohio
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Outstanding food. I had the best Callos madrilenos I ever ate outside of Spain. Service a bit slow, 3 big screen TV an unwelcome distraction ( at least for me ) this is after all not a sports bar. The service is...shall we say, lacking. But the food is worth it. BTW: There is no such thing as cheap eats... More 

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Thank jh22015
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Choose your day wisely. If you plan to have lunch on Sunday, you might have to wait a long time before having a seat. The place is crowded, so expect also a noisy environment (like many local restaurants). Nevertheless, it's worth the visit. It's a great opportunity to experience the taste of Spanish cuisine from the same family running the... More 

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1 Thank danieldotcom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant after seeing the positive reviews on Trip Advisor, but was very disappointed with our meal. Our server ignored us the entire meal, but was attentive to other tables. He was on his cell phone most of the time, so we had to work to flag him down for our check. The food was average, although my... More 

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Thank Elyse R
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner based on decent reviews and what we experienced was awful. Waiter just took our order and dropped of our food, never asked us if we wanted more water or even asked us if we liked our food. He intentionally skipped our table as he would go to make his rounds. Not sure what was his issue was... More 

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Thank Rafael R
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Not a fancy place but nobody is pushing you out. The food is very good being the Paella Valenciana and the Puchero my strongest recommendations.

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Thank Ajgomezato
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

El Imparcial is billed as the oldest restaurant in Buenos Aires (1860), and the first place to have washrooms for their customers! It specializes in pucheros, which are large dishes of meats and vegetables to be shared by 4 or 5 people. They also have a range of the more common local foods. I've only been once because the sopa... More 

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Thank Psycholinguist
Gevulot, Southern District, Israel
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Founded in 1860 by an Spanish Immigrant, moved to the actual site in 1933. For me is a one-dish-restaurant : Puchero , a casserole meal which includes different kind meats as beef, chicken , and a "Red chorizo",

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Thank Dario T
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

The varied food menu has, not surprisingly, a particular focus in seafood. The tuna steak "a la imperial" is to recommend and was fairly priced at 190 pesos. The ambience allows for comfortable conversations since tables are far from each other. The service is good. good and fairly priced at $190 pesos. The ample salon

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Thank Marcelo L
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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148 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

Great food and service. We went on a New Year's eve package that was expensive but good. It included more than we could eat or drink. They gave us a reasonably good exchange rate on our dollars, as we had just arrived and had not had a chance to exchange money.

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Thank David T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Argentinian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hipolito Yrigoyen 1201, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Montserrat
  • Neighbourhood: Montserrat
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4383-2919

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Montserrat

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Montserrat
As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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