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El Baqueano

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San Telmo
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Chile 499 | Monserrat, Buenos Aires 1066, Argentina
+54 11 4342-0802
19:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great tasting menu, partially with wine pairing. It was a very well composed and varied menu. Beautiful as well as surprising at parts. Perfect service as well.

Thank Karle99
Arlington, Virginia
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We made a reservation as we passed by the restaurant but that night it was not fully booked. Our meal was memorable because it was a labor of love by the owner-chef and his wife who was in charge of the sitting, setting, wines, and served as our guide through every pairing and every type of food. Facts that only... More 

1 Thank Arlingtonian2011
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We ate here last night and loved it... The service was fantastic and the food was 5 stars for quality and creativity. The wines were beautiful and matched nicely with the food. We didn't think it was expensive compared to back home and other places we ate at in BA that weren't anywhere near as good!

1 Thank simoney007
Austin, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Two years ago we found El Baqueno while visiting Argentina. When we arrived, the owner unlocked the door then relocked it. For the rest of the evening, the 6 of us enjoyed a food and wine tour of Argentina. Each course and wine pairing was explained and the region associated. I have great dishes at other restaurants, but nothing to... More 

1 Thank kcauthern
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We went to the El Baqueano because of several good ratings we have found on the internet. And the rankings were totally right, we had a very tasty experience. However, we went there for dinner and had the 8 course tasting menu with wine pairing. The service was very friendly and we got a warm welcome. First, they told us... More 

1 Thank Philipp S
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150 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

El Baqueano is worth a visit. Their set menu is interesting and delicious (apparently, it changes often). The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. The service is attentive and well done.

1 Thank Roberto G
New Delhi, India
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Poor guys ... Had jackhammers next door (but we dined very early evening). Very Nuevo and taking risks! Well done! Whinging pretentious ***northern continent nationality withheld*** beside us complained about every course so choose wisely if you aren't a risk taker. We loved it and placed it equally with I Latino.

2 Thank DocStigmergy
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

This was a very enjoyable restaurant. The chef is evidently passionate and skilled and the tasting menu was generous without being too much to each. A couple of courses were a bit similar, and not every combination worked 100% (very close though!) from a personal point of view but is was interesting and accomplished cooking and a very memorable and... More 

1 Thank Tradingplaces
Courbevoie, France
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214 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

You have to book but if you get it early (8PM), you don't have to eat during 3-4hours like told in other comments. We left the restaurant after 1h50, for 8 plates, that's pretty quick. The food was EXCELLENT, the wine and the advices about it too. There was molecular food, distructured food, and always with local ingredients. We REALLY... More 

1 Thank Louis-Guillaume M
São Paulo, SP
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

I had the best restaurant experience in El Baqueano while in Buenos Aires. Go for it if you like to experience Argentinian cousine with a touch of art and modern/contemporary food. they have 8 course menu for about 800 pesos/person plus the option of wine pairing. really recommend this restaurant, it is not cheap but definitely worth the price. Its... More 

Thank PaoloBoscolo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Argentinian, South American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chile 499 | Monserrat, Buenos Aires 1066, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Telmo
  • Neighbourhood: San Telmo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4342-0802

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Staying in San Telmo

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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 shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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