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El Refuerzo

Chacabuco 872, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4361-3013
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (5 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
“ravioli” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Argentinian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Chacabuco 872, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We arrived late on the Saturday night from Iguazu. We arrived in this tiny restaurant for dinner around 11.15pm. My friend took the bife the chorizo with criolla sauce, I took the cordero (lamb) sorrentinas (raviolis). Both were served in a cast iron wok pan....More

Thank Droen
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Went here for a lunch and they offer a great almuerzo (lunch) deal for a good price which is a very big dish that is tasteful and also typical local food. Lots of locals also go here for lunch, which is always a good sign...More

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service plus great value for money. Popular spot for locals in San Telmo, small cozy and traditional.

Thank gordybaird
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very informal with a small number of covers and 6 tables on the street. Great food and wine in a friendly environment. Had a wonderful lunch despite not fully understanding the menu blackboards on the wall.

Thank Nick_From_Manchester
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I was looking for something different for our last night in B.A., final dinner in Argentina, and this was PERFECT. As described, it's a very small restaurant with its menu written on chalkboards on the walls or verbalized by the waiter. Reservation definitely recommended. Everything...More

Thank 567Cindy
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I stay in San Telmo every year for one month, so over time I have tried virtually all the restaurant options in the area, many of them repeatedly. This place is one of my favourites (the other being the Origen Cafe). BTW, my local Argentinian...More

Thank Travel-Cocoloco
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Always a good sign when there are only locals and a very small menu that changes every day (we know it does because we went back so often). Great pastas and meats, amazing flavours and very generous portions. Super friendly staff too, but get there...More

Thank aimeegladish
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Bueno meal. Had a steak and also a pasta dish. Had to guess a little as the waiter spoke no English. Kinda expect that a little bit. But we got there about 830 and the place was at capacity at 915. Delish food. Good price....More

Thank 918guyw
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Title says it all. I walked away from this place with a big smile. The food is niothing short of 10/10. And its a cute little place. Cheap too, 200p per main (which are huge). The quality of the ingredients you could very much tell....More

Thank TheoA201
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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Gillian G
1 April 2017|
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Response from Nick_From_Manchester | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure. I always carry cash just in case so one thing less to worry about
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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