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La Farola

Avenida Santa Fe 1857, Buenos Aires C1123AAA, Argentina
+54 11 4813-4067
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good50%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
11 Dec 2016
“Big food, low quality”
15 Feb 2017
“Cold food”
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Italian, Argentinian
££ - £££
Avenida Santa Fe 1857, Buenos Aires C1123AAA, Argentina
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The two times I´ve been there the food was cold and tasted like it was microwaved and not made on the actual day.

Thank Roberta C
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The strongest point of this restaurant is the service. Our waiter was attentive and professional. The food itself was just so-so. My wife got the Milanese. It covered the whole (10") plate. Mashed potatoes that came with the meal was probably two cups or more....More

Thank Kegan36604
Reviewed 25 November 2016

No problem with the service, just absolutely gross food. My friend and I booked it out of there after barely touching our meals because they were downright disgusting. Skip.

Thank TSolomon311
Reviewed 5 May 2016

It's a traditional and affordable restaurante from the area. Last time I went was very disappointed; we ordered simple and standard plates but they weren't at all good. The "milanesas" for example were dry, and with much more bread crumbs than beef.

Thank Saúl G
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Good food in a good location. Varied menu, good portions. Not popular with tourists, great place to dine with friends. Relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Thom L
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Across form the famous El Ataneo Splendid bookstore is La Farola. This is a very reasonably priced venerable Italian restaurant on Santa Fe. They have a very good and low priced menu del dia. This is a nice place with attentive waiters , white table...More

Thank Hugh B
Reviewed 3 August 2015

I've been here twice, I tried ravioli and pasta, but they taste very average and the sauce is not good at all. so don't try pasta.

Thank Momo Jinjun M
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Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

We went there based on a local recommendation! The service was excellent, I had Lomo ( as usual) it was very good, my friend had fish, like the milanases they serve, the fish portion was enough to feed a family of 4, very well prepared...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Looking for a late-night place (which seems to be the norm for dinner in Buenos Aires) I stumbled onto this place. Service was inattentive - perhaps because I looked like the tourist I am. Got an English menu (Italian would have done fine too) and...More

Thank AnotherHasher
Reviewed 8 August 2013

nothing more to say, ask for the most simple pizza you have in mind and they make it delicious, crust is well cooked, toppings are simple but great and fresh, cheese is awesome! milanesas in all kinds are great here (breaded slice of meat, deepfried)

Thank mhernan
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the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the
true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this
neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos
Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment
buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions
turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude
an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Santa Fe 1857, Buenos Aires C1123AAA, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta
  • Neighbourhood: Recoleta
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4813-4067
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