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San Nicolas
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Calle Sarmiento 1599 | Esq. Montevideo, Buenos Aires C1042ABC, Argentina
+54 11 4373-5163
12:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chiquilin because is a well rated medium priced Italian restaurant that was less than a block from our hotel.Our salad of baby arugula was the freshest and tastiest I've eaten just about anywhere. The other salad was also fresh, but pretty basic. My ravioli with cheese was very tasty and there was a lot of it. Elena had 'cuerdas de... More 

Thank fractaldragon
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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525 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the Caprese Salad and then Pasta with a lovely shrimp and cream sauce. Rutini Malbec was fantastic to accompany the meal. Our waiter was "Tigre" who is a real character and we had a great chat with him about everything from politics to football. This was the first restaurant I visited on my first trip to Argentina in... More 

Thank Doug G
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Business traveling is hard and you don't get to experience much. Step into this place and you instantly feel the ambiance and immersion into every day Argentinian life. The food is wonderful. Everything. Meats, fried cheese, offals (yes), desserts, wines. Prices are reasonable and, if you go with some locals, the hours go by slow and sweet. They certainly know... More 

Thank notatourist7614
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's about our 10th time in Chiquilin. We always go there for the meat, which is very good. Prices are fair, nothing fancy. Real Argentinians place to go for lunch or dinner. Always good, with limited chat with waiters, since they are running around the restaurant all the time.

Thank Alessandra D
Newcastle, Australia
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133 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this as a good mearby restaurant for steak and we are so glad she did. From the moment we entered to the moment we left the service was as good as I have experienced anywhere in the world. The steak was cooked perfectly and the flavour and tenderness of the meat top class. Flowery words I know... More 

Thank baj2300
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a very nice dinner with excellent service. Steak was very good. My wife,s salad and pasta dish were way to much for her to eat and could easily be shared. Red wine came out at perfect temperature and had a very good wine list.

Thank Davesuz
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The best steak & the service is incredible - quick, detailed & friendly. The restaurant is beautiful. Great wine list - everything was perfect.

Thank Diane R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We get recommending this place from our tour guide so we give a try. The food is excellent the service even much better. The waitress that we had, she's very high hospitality. We went with a group of people, everyone is happy.

Thank TheTipTip
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

After a week of steak it was time for pasta. The raviolis were perfect served with a delicous sauce. The waiting staff are very professional. This place is quality.

Thank Leigh S
Grapevine, Texas
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Went to dinner with fellow workers and this place is an excellent little gem of a steakhouse. It looked like we were the only "tourists" and the place quickly filled up shortly after we got there at about 830pm. All the different cuts of meat that we ordered were reported as excellent. I had the bife de chorizo medium rare... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Sarmiento 1599 | Esq. Montevideo, Buenos Aires C1042ABC, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Nicolas
  • Neighbourhood: San Nicolas
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4373-5163

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Nicolas

Neighbourhood Profile
San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theatre lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
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