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Mala Cara

Marcelo T. Alvear 1500 - Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good25%
  • Average40%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible12%
16 Mar 2015
“Excellent set menu”
13 May 2014
“Very good, but a little expensive”
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Marcelo T. Alvear 1500 - Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

We had the 3 course set menu which includes a glass of wine for a very good price. The waiter was friendly and spoke English. The food was excellent quality (we had the steak). Will probably go back tomorrow and try the garlic chicken.

Thank JonathanRB
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I went there with my family the first night we after we arrived. The empanadas are awesome. I try the empanada de carne (beef empanada) and it was great. The food in general is great.

Thank Bernii
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We chose Mala Cara because it was within walking distance of our hotel and it looked like a quintessential bistro - subdued lighting, leather upholstery, gleaming cutlery and glassware on dark tables, crisp linen, and lovely awnings on the front of the building. We arrived...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

The food was OK! but the service was really poor! they took their time for everything! even to collect the bill! and the place was nearly empty!

Thank Everlast30
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We passed this restaurant since it is near where we are staying in BAires, and had to pop in for dinner. Loved the chill atmosphere.the service was great, the clientele was all local. It just felt right. My daughter and zi shared the grilled vegetables...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2012

It is a tipical resturant, nothing special but good for coffee and media lunas

Thank Charlie S
Reviewed 1 January 2012

Awesome vegetable skewers. If you don't already know, vegetables are hard to find in BA. Here, they are awesome! Steaks and sausage are very good as well. Definitely something to try.

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Reviewed 2 December 2009

A very attractive neighborhood restaurant. The steaks were only fair. They did not ask how we wanted them cooked, and mine arrived medium and my husband's was medium well. We traded. We had a nice Mendoza malbec at a reasonable price. The service was excellent.

Thank nvtribefan
Characterised by the French-style mansions which are
the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the
true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this
neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos
Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment
buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions
turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude
an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marcelo T. Alvear 1500 - Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta
  • Neighbourhood: Recoleta
  • Phone Number: 4812-7462
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