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Plaza Mayor

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Venezuela 1399, Buenos Aires, Argentina
12:00 - 02:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nostalgic photos on walls,liked decor and ambience. Great paella, wine selection,good service. Nice place to visit, but pricey ,especially being in Buenos Aires where you have a great selection of places to eat.

Thank David C
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit pricey but well worth the visit for the ambience and the tortillas españoles. Right across the street from BABikes so a great place to stop for lunch after a morning ride.

Thank agrking
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I've been going to Plaza Mayor since I can remember (early nineties) and it never disappoints. Food is superb, even if pricey. My only complain (if any) could be that on some occasions they didn't have all the fish they offer on the menu, but the waiter always knows a good second option to offer. The mussels and the tapas... More 

Thank Mariano G
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Well, we should have known. There were some dismal reviews on TA but they were from a few years ago, so we thought it was worth a try. However: 1. English menu had no prices, prices were only on a hard-to-read fan-shaped separate menu, and correspondence was unclear. 2. Waiter tried to push paella, cost was ~4x other menu items.... More 

Thank jdvicto
Liphook, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

As it was New Year's Day a lot of restarants were shut and after some careful research and trip advisor-ing we came across plaza mayor and I must say it was exactly what we were after. A traditional Spanish restaurant and food! The service was very very good until it got that little bit busier then you were kind of... More 

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Buenos Aires
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The place is always full. The food is great, the service not quite so. I specially recommend the "Tortilla a la Española" (potato and onion fritatta with chorizo and peppers). They make a DELICIOUS "pannetonne", that can be had for dessert or bought whole to take home.

Thank kg_ce
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

great spanish food in BA do not skip pan dulce and islas flotantes ( desserts). sea food is their specialty.

Thank CACHA2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We went for dinner and had the paella, it was good but I definitely expected better. For dessert I had "zapallo en almibar" with whipped cream, that was excellent.

Thank MamushkaTropical
Provo, Utah
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129 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We visited the Plaza Mayor twice during our stay in Buenos Aires. It is a fun place to stroll through. We were told it is perfectly safe during the day, but not so at night.

Thank travelinpretzel
Copenhagen, Denmark
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

We went on a walk and passed this plaza. It is so lively and it is amusing to see all the things happening around and all the different persons passing by.

Thank ErikB1945

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Venezuela 1399, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Montserrat
  • Neighbourhood: Montserrat
  • Phone Number: 43830788

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Montserrat

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As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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