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“Not good but the best in its class”
Review of Garufa

Garufa
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Argentinian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We had not been back to Garufa in a couple of years. The steaks here are exceptional. They are well prepared and tasty. The sides including sliced tomatoes and a couple of kinds of potatoes and creamed spinach are a great complement to the steaks. The service is attentive but not intrusive.

San Miguel used to have a couple of steakhouses but all of them for one reason or another have gone by the wayside - not Garufa.

This is not an inexpensive restaurant - expect to pay premium prices - but you will get premium food and service.

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Thank Jonathan B
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Visited on Wednesday. Brought a bottle of wine. The restaurant is a participant of VIP. Under the VIP website Garufa advertises that on Wednesday and Thursday nights their corkage fee is one peso. Upon our arrival I confirmed with the waitress that the corkage fee would be 1 peso.
We ordered tenderloin (medium) steak, chopped salad and a baked potato which we would split. The steak was served but was undercooked and very rare. We asked that it be put it back on the grill. Asked if we could have the salad and was advised that it was on its way. It finally arrived along with the baked potato but no steak. When the steak (cooked very well done) arrived the potato was cold. The service was very disorganized and very poor.
When we received the bill, we were charged a 250 peso corkage fee. We protested to the waitress without any satisfaction. We asked to speak to the manager but without again any satisfaction or resolution. The waitress continued to argue that the corkage fee was correct regardless of the VIP advertising. We will not return to this establishment.

Thank johnmichael183
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Wonderful Argentinian beef dining experience with top service and decor. Portions are very generous, making extra meals essential. The beef was perfectly cooked to order.

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Thank jeffrey401
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

I have never had a worse piece of meat and I am 72 and have traveled the world...97 % bone, gristle and fat. I ordered it med came out red asked them to put it back on the flame and make it well done...came back red...340 p for just the beef...the rest of the food was good the waitress was fine...but to go to a place that is primarily meat, it was hugely disappointing...will never return...in excusable ....

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Thank Sandy V
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I split a national tenderloin. They are huge and neither one of us could have eaten a whole one. We added a couple of sides to round off the dinner. Others at the table had equally delicious entrees. The venue is beautiful and service was perfect. All of this was expensive by San Miguel standards.

Thank JudgeT
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