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El Pobre Luis

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Belgrano
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Arribenos 2393 y Blanco Encalada | Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4780-5847
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20:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Sat 20:00 - 01:00
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think the best beef I had in Buenos Aires was in El Pobre Luis. The service was good, the waiters were kind, the wine was good and the price was ok. It was a great choice.

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Thank Nergis A
Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We payed a ridiculous amount of money for two steaks that were of average quality. The flan with dulce de leche tasted like cough medicine. Extremely expensive for what we got. Avoid this place!

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Thank WatashiMauro
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Ambience good as usual, service decent, food very weak! Provoleta, sausage, fries ok. But they brought wrong type of fries. Morcilla (blood sausage) was cold. Meat served was hard and the bife uruguayo that comes in 3 pieces had one that was way over cooked and hard... clearly they had a left over from another order and tried to stick... More 

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Thank Marcos G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

El Pobre Luis is an "always full"- classic Argentinean Grill Restaurant... It's fare to mention that Luis Acuña, the founder was originally from Uruguay!!!. The restaurant is located in Belgrano neighborhood and it's easy to park on the street. Sweetbreads, kidneys, and all of the main meet-based courses are really delicious. Price is average, ARS 700 (USD 45) per person... More 

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Ecuador
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We came here with a big group of 15-18 people. It was a mess getting all the tables but the wait was worth it. The food is very good and the service implacable. Of course you must have meat! The Mollejas are great to start with followed by some meat selection (3 different cuts in one plate). That's what I... More 

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Thank Luis C
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501 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

this is a classic Argentinean restaurant. good meat and grilled dishes, professional service and reasonable prices. recommended!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice, the decoration with the futebol players is very cosy, the service is very good the waiter is very kind and the food is very good. We were 4 and we ate bife chouriço and was very nice we drank red wine. We paid near 500AP each

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Thank Edgar P
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Based on the rating in TripAdvisor I thought that El Pobre Luis would be the best parrilla ever. I couldn't be more ambitious. The fact that they proclaim a parrilla Argentina and they don't offer Vacio, oh man. If they are clever they should close their business right away. And I didn't forgot to talk about the price. This is... More 

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Nyc
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

El Pobre Luis is a typical Argentinian "parrilla", with a good prestige, always full (if you plan to go make reservations). Our experience with my family this week was in general terms good, but I expected more. The "provoleta" (traditional grilled cheese) had no taste, my daughter asked for grilled salmon and they were our of salmon. The "asado de... More 

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Thank gabrieldilelle
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Decorated with fútbol stuff, the atmosphere here is unique and the food is GREAT! Hosts make you feel at home so you want to come back. I hope I do, because I really enjoyed it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
20:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
20:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
20:00 - 01:00
Thursday
20:00 - 01:00
Friday
20:00 - 01:00
Saturday
20:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arribenos 2393 y Blanco Encalada | Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Belgrano
  • Neighbourhood: Belgrano
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4780-5847

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Belgrano

Neighbourhood Profile
Belgrano
As one of the main commercial hubs of Buenos Aires, Belgrano has something for everyone. The myriad of shop windows in Cabildo Ave. will draw you in, but it is Chinatown — an area of no more than two square blocks — which will keep you hooked. Crowned by an ornate arch marking its entrance and filled with small stores packed to the brim, it is a place where colour and scent emanate from every corner, particularly during the Chinese New Year when they spill over to surrounding areas. But if you prefer a quieter atmosphere, the residential quarter of Belgrano is the perfect destination. This section of town features some of the most magnificent mansions in the city, spread out on cobbled streets lined by tall, majestic trees: a true feast for the eyes.
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