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El Refuerzo

Chacabuco 872, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4361-3013
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta dishes” (3 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Chacabuco 872, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was recommended this restaurant by staff at my hotel. I wanted somewhere close by. I enjoyed it so much I ate there 3 nights running, twice by myself and once with 4 other travellers, and they enjoyed it as much. Good food, good value,...More

Thank Rosie C
Reviewed April 22, 2018

I hadn’t been back to El Refuerzo for a year or so. It used to be a charming and welcoming little find. Unfortunately, they now treat foreigners, or at least those from the U.S, like dirt. We made a reservation, arrived on time, and were...More

2  Thank Sleat19
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

You get a lot for a little $$. This tiny restaurant offers a mix of Argentine/French fusion cuisine, and the generous, delicious portions will leave you more than satisfied. All for a bargain price. We came here for dinner and had a meat dish ,...More

Thank The_Prism
Reviewed January 22, 2018

famous place in santelmo, and they deserve it, they're nice, food is excellent, prices are moderate, no wonder it's always full...

Thank Ugo J
Reviewed January 12, 2018

Stumbled on this restaurant near our hotel. It's a small place but looked interesting so we grabbed a table on the narrow sidewalk. The food was excellent -- a handful of offerings primarily Italian. The house wine was excellent and the waiter was an old...More

Thank TJH-DC_01
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

Authentic Argentinian restaurant in San Telmo. You can go there for lunch or dinner and enjoy a nice glass of wine. Feel free to ask the waitor for some suggestions and there plate of the day may be really worth it. I highly recommend this...More

Thank Yashiv N
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

We were living around the corner for 3 weeks, and ate in El Refuerzo 3 times. The food was delicious, the service was very nice and the price quite fair in comparison to other restaurants in the neighbourhood. Really recommended!

Thank honigmelonemond
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is really cute, San Telmo vintage style, nice big portions, i advice to share one dish in two. It’s great to go as well for aperitivo before dinner, they have 2x1 offers on cocktails. Go early for dinner or be. Prepared to queue

Thank Va L
Reviewed October 14, 2017

While the food was good, they took advantage of the fact that our Spanish was not the best and totally ripped us off, we ended up paying way above what we thought and after we had left, got bailed up by the waiter on the...More

Thank GypsyGirl40
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

This place is tiny. It is in a quiet street in San Telmo. It seems to be frequented by locals. Our food was excellent. Service was great. The biggest AND cheapest sirloin I had in BA.

Thank gman2103
San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San
Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made
Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many
different cultures: a true child of immigration, much
like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after
dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both
locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee
hours of the morning. During the day, the antique
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chacabuco 872, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighbourhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4361-3013
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