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“Great value home-cooked Italian food!!”
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Baires
Ranked #100 of 136 Restaurants in Monte-Carlo
Price range: US$29 - US$65
Cuisines: Argentinian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 15 May 2013

As mentioned in my prior review, Bajres has changed ownership (yet again!)...

Those who enjoyed it's Argentinian meats can mourn at the passing of the "ancienne regime".. but fear not as the new owners can certainly cook! It's the crew from Il Capitano in Cap D'Ail, which was a pretty good restaurant many moons ago..

This restaurant is now an unpretentious neighborhood gem.. home-cooked Italian food from Calabria! The menu is hand-written daily, depending on what fresh stuff they have received. There's always 2-3 steaks on board (so don't cry too much for the loss of the prior Argentinian steakhouse), another grilled meat, pasta and some fish dishes. The list is short but many favorites are there. I would personally recommend the Cote de Boeuf which has intense flavor, though it's only from Irelande. For starters, they give you a bunch of tasty snacks from anchovies to rice balls.. all yummy with a good Arneis white..

The wine list is non-existent and you choose it from their walls which are decked out with wine. Prices, like the food, are very reasonable and the advice of the owners are usually accurate.

So happy that the original Bajres hasn't disappeared and now though it's no longer Argentinian, the great flavors are still there..

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Please note that Bajres is under new ownership and is no longer Argentinian.. It is now pretty much Italian with a limited selection of dishes and a few cuts of Angus beef.. but at least it's buzzier than before and seems popular with the Italian crowd.. shame as I loved the old Bajres.. adieu l'ancienne regime..

The new owners were the prior owners of Il Capitano in Cap d"Ail.. Nice and friendly folks!

Food is basic & average but prices are low and good value. That's probably why it's usually full.

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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Some friends of mine wanted to go to dinner in a typical argentinian restaurant, so we all decided to go to Baires as it's the only one in Monaco!
We've been very warm-welcomed, the atmosphere was very nice with tango music and the meat and the wine were excellent!
We even tried the typical desert called "Panqueque de dulce de leche" which was delicious!!
We enjoyed it and we absolutely recommend it to everyone who likes to eat good meat ;)

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Reviewed 13 January 2012

Everyone on this website seems to slag off this Argentinian steakhouse but this isn't justified.. in reality, this is a quaint, warm, reasonably-priced, good restaurant (please note that "good" + "reasonably-priced" are very rare in the Riviera so this is a gem!)..

This place used to be packed every night when it first opened. But then one of the main partners, an Italian with his girlfriend, broke off and left. After that, business seems to have dwindled to only a couple of tables on weeknights. I never understood why this happened. Apart from a shortage of some wines on the menu, the food quality has been good, and ambiance hasn't changed. In fact, as it's more quieter, it's more peaceful!

I ate here the other night and had a really nice, juicy, tasty Argentinian entrecote steak. The side was some roast potatoes, a bit soggy but otherwise edible. But the steak was very good and for Euro 28, it was well-priced. We also ordered a side of grilled mixed vegetable which came diced and was also tasty. The Malbec recommended by the owner was reasonable and again, well-priced (Euro 26 a bottle). The place was pretty empty (this being a Wednesday night) but the atmosphere, with low lighting, was cosy. Most importantly, a bill of Euro 60 per person (both of us gulped down 2 bottles of Malbec) was comforting.

This is one of those nice, pleasant, individually owned restaurants which deserve to do well, especially as it offers good food at decent prices..something that is very rare in Monaco and the Riviera!

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Reviewed 24 April 2011

With all the great restaurants in the area it is a great shame that this one is such a letdown.
The restaurant was almost empty on arrival but we were still ignored for at least 15mins.
The speciality is steak but everyone's food came out rare. When it was sent back it came back out in 2 mins exactly the same.
The waiter then hid the back never to be seen.
The wine menu only listed Argentinian wine whilst the Walls are stacked with good Italian and French wines.
At the end of our meal we were asked if we enjoyed the food. We explained that we did not. We did not get an apology, only the bill.
Avoid this one
At the end of the meal we were asked if we had enjoyed our meal

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