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Al Carbon

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Neighbourhood:
Retiro
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Reconquista 875, Buenos Aires, Argentina
011-4312-5603
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Fife, Scotland
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131 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Argentina is known for its beef – nothing new there – and unless you’re a vegetarian you will no doubt want to sample (at least one) Argentine steak. Well our two weeks in Argentina was not entirely fuelled on steak, but not far off;) For our last night in Argentina we wanted that one last steak, and for some time... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food. Mouth-wateringly tender and well seasoned, perfectly cooked ribeye steak. Good key lime pie. Wine list comprehensive and the waiter recommendation reasonably priced and delicious

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Weinheim, Germany
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our visit in Buenos Aires in December 2016 we went to that restaurant 5 (!) times with 5 adults ... and we had 25 superb pieces of meat. Bife de Lomo cooked to perfection (medium rare), good food in general, reasonably priced including the wines. Very friendly to our grandson (2 years old); all staff friendly. To be recommended... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this resturant as we were walking down a side and popped in. Great food and welcomed in English, the waiters we're friendly, helpful and the Malbec cheap. What more could you want from a steak house! Lastly a very reasonably priced menu

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Anthem, Arizona
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523 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at four very good parrilla type restaurants in central Buenos Aires over a three full day visit. They were all very good, I think that Al Carbon was rated highest of our choices in Trip Advisor and it was good. It is recommended. But, the proverbial but, Al Carbon was not tops in our four chosen.,,that has got... More 

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Thank Robert A
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waiter was very attentive and food was delicious. The steak was excellent, the wine was maintained chilled in ice bucket, and they had a fabulous desert selection. Overall worth every dollar.

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Thank Susan N
New York City, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely service, đelicious steak, no rush! It is more expensive, but will worth the cost for a delicious steak and great wine list.

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Thank Madeline D
California
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560 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The beef items on the menu are incredible, so tender and tasty. We had a few appetizers like the cheese plate, and some salads which were very standard. They were out of fresh veggies which was kind of strange. Go here if you want a fancy meal!!

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Dublin
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Having visited a number of Argentine steak house over the last week I was far from impressed, too much hype and nothing particularly special, until that is I visited La Carbon this evening. An absolute gem, the food staff and ambience were exactly what I had expected from Argentina and more. Had the plain rib eye and have to say... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Warm welcome. Menu in English....for us idiots who don't read spanish that well. Wonderful waiter looking after us. Huge portions steak was perfect i had salmon which at home would have been 3 portions. We over ordered sides. All finished off with lovely petit fours and coffee Bill was £50 for 2 people Would definitely recommend and will certainly go... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Reconquista 875, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighbourhood: Retiro
  • Phone Number: 011-4312-5603

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Staying in Retiro

Neighbourhood Profile
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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