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Defensa 1665 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lomo” (5 reviews)
“parrilla” (7 reviews)
“salads” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, Argentinian, Barbecue
££ - £££
Defensa 1665 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Neighbourhood: San Telmo
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

fantastic place to eat mainly meat but it has nice salads too and some options for light plates !! We have a lovely lunch, price was balance with the service and good quality the have !! For sure if you love grilled food, meat you...More

Thank Javier N
Reviewed 5 April 2017

From a parilla, I expect tender, flavoursome beef. But 1880 didn't quite deliver. First, the pluses: this is a lovely space with interesting decor; the menu is extensive (although staples like bife de lomo were not available when we visited); attention from the waiting staff...More

Thank stephenjtwist
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was highly recommended by locals and they are totally right. Good Pricing, the quality of the food and service are excellent. They offer parrilla and also pasta. You will experience a good atmosphere with a nice decoration and tango music.

Thank alexzafra
Reviewed 8 December 2016

1880 is a nice local restaurant where you can eat traditional plates. Be sure you always make a reservation! (tel. 00 54 11 4307 2748) Eating in Argentina means that you have to try the steaks. These are better than anywhere else. In 1880 we...More

Thank JoopOTheHague
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Loved it. Great asado for half the price of Puerto Madero restaurants but with the same quality. The salads are probably not the most sophisticated but the meat is delicious, the neighborhood lovely and the service quite good. It's a place that it's more likely...More

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Never disappoints. We have been there various times and always get excellent food and service. Best parrilla in San telmo.

Thank Alejandra G
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Stopped for lunch while walking to Boca. Happy local business lunch crowd. By 1:30 all the tables were full. It's a parilla so expect good grilled steaks, sausage, etc. Grill is on the left on the way in. Restaurant has been open 23 years but...More

Thank ronron007
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

The moment you walk in the door the ambiance and the 40s music playing its like stepping back in time.I last visited the restaurant in September 2012 and it' hasn't changed,still the best Parrilla.I started with a nice cold beer and ordered the black pudding...More

Thank tonynewtown
Reviewed 16 June 2015

The food was really good and the price worth. We eat "ojo de bife" and "vacio", the meat tastes very good and were cooked "medium rare".

Thank RegianeS
Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Not the tourist trap I try to stay away from... Wonderful parrilla, a hidden gem close to Puerto Madero. Unpretentious, yet exquisite! Great wine selection, friendly waiters, nice old-time ambiance. Tried to go back, but it was closed on Sunday night. Will be back again,...More

2  Thank celiarecinos
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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enrique julio c
Querría saber, que opciones de estacionamiento hay en la zona. Al mediodía y a la noche. Muchas gracias.
30 November 2016|
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Response from Isabel V | Reviewed this property |
Hola, podés estacionar frente al restaurante, o del mismo lado de la calle en la que está, o en las calles aledañas, en las que han proliferado otros restaurantes. Normalmente hay lugar, sobre todo a la noche. Espero que... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Defensa 1665 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighbourhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: 4307-2746