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“Sweetbreads were the highlight ”
Review of La Carniceria

La Carniceria
Ranked #82 of 6,396 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Argentinian, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Grill
Neighbourhood: Palermo
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Neighbourhood: Palermo
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

As has been mentioned by previous reviewers, it is essential to make a reservation here, but what hasn’t been suggested is how difficult this can be! We eventually booked via Facebook and wrote to confirm on the day but got no response. We decided to show up early just to be sure but didn’t realise they do two “sittings” and therefore cannot accommodate early guests (not even to sit and the bar and have a drink while you wait). When we asked to sit at the bar the hostess rather rudely & abruptly turned us away and locked the door. We therefore had to wait in a nearby bar, but when it was time to return it was raining so heavily we were soaked through and had to eat most of our meal in cold, wet clothes! I know they can’t help the weather, but I think their customer service could be improved.

Aside from this somewhat turbulent beginning, we had a lovely meal and were so glad to have booked in advance as the queue outside the restaurant stretched well down the street and ppl were waiting in the rain !

The standout dish for me was the sweetbreads which were absolutely divine: salty and sweet and melt in the mouth. We tried various sweet bread dishes in Argentina and Uruguay and this was by far the best version of it.

Our waiter suggested that the mains were “per person” but believe me, they are not! Especially if you’re planning on having starters like the sweet breads. We didn’t listen to him and got 2 steaks to share between 4 which was more than meat to go round. We ordered one “smoked” boar on the waiters recommendation but this was my least favourite - the T- bone was better (and in hindsight I don’t think steak is much improved by smokiness).

If you’re coming from Europe be aware that Argentinians (and Brazilians) like to salt their meat before grilling and often leave the fat on steaks. I personally think meat cooked this way is delicious but it’s not to everyone’s taste. I also recommend the cabbage as a side : its sweet, pickleyness is a good compliment to the richness of the meat .

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

My first travel experience & first meal in Buenos Aires and it was incredible. You’ll need reservations but since we found out about the place when we arrived, they didn’t have any openings until late in the evening. We walked there at opening and lucked out in taking the spot of a no show. The Parilla Steak was massive but perfectly cooked despite the size, and the grilled provoleta cheese was an experience in itself. Fantastic & helpful staff as well.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Had to try this eatery since we only have a week left of our 9.5 week stay in BA. I DID make a reservation....and this small dining room filled almost immediately.
The menu is really small....and whether in Spanish or English it has to be explained what each of the 4 mains consist of. All the mains are 395 pesos at present.
We opted for the Corte Parilla.....a huge portion of Ojo on the bone.....muy jugoso....and it DID come very rare!....and lots of tendon besides. We also ordered the repollo w/brocoli and it was fabulous. The bread was good and we asked for more. I had a red beer.....and we had a bottle of agua con gas....that came in a small seltzer bottle.
Many tables ordered the chorizo or mollejas starter. We just had the two items above...no dessert either and walked out full.
Our bill was 685 pesos + a 70 pesos tip and we were happy campers.
When we return we would probably try the ribs...they looked wonderful!
Our waiter spoke English.....provided excellent service AND with a smile and friendly comments.
We had a great conversation with the couple next to us: she from Poland...he from Australia...regretting that they didn;t spend more time in BA. They'll be back!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Truly one of the best ojo de bife in the city. Perhaps overpriced and a bit gimmicky, but I can let that slide when the food is truly good.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Realizing everything would be closed on Christmas Eve, we snagged a last minute table for two without doing too much research. We could not have been more pleasantly surprised by the incredible tasting menu we had. Everything was cooked to perfection and served in a variety of inventive sauces and presentations. We're generally not huge fans of offal, but the brain was tempura'ed such that you didn't think much about the form and focused on the flavor - and it was incredible. The ribeye, for which the restaurant is known, melted in your mouth. And the wine pairings were fun and constantly refilled. In short, it was excellent, and I would go back there in a heart beat.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank Addie W
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