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Costumbres Criollas

Calle Libertador, 308 | Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4393-3202
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“caprese” (3 reviews)
“empanadas” (18 reviews)
“esmeralda” (2 reviews)
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Argentinian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Calle Libertador, 308 | Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 7 and it was closed. After a few attempts a guy came out and told is to enter by another door around the corner. He was paying more attention the his phone than to us. We went to the other door and...More

Thank Juan T
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Came here for a little bite and was excited to find that they had like 6 different varieties of vegetarian empanadas. :-) They also had plenty with ham, chicken, etc. Service was a bit slow but the price was right. I had 2 empanadas (one...More

Thank Margarita G
Reviewed 26 February 2017

From the flaky crust to the wonderfully seasoned fillings, the empanadas at this humble little place are fantastic. Popular with locals. The friendly waitstaff was highly tolerant of non-Spanish-speaking tourists. Fill up on empanadas, but save room for at least one tamale.

Thank Stuart W
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Went here on the recommendation of this website. Its not fine dining (reflected in the price) but I've been to Buenos Aires a few times (BRIT travelling) and I can honestly say this place have some of the best Empanadas I've ever tasted for the...More

Thank Voyager321
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Great empanadas,,,not fried,,,Good quality traditional food. Only I wish the place could accept credit cards to pay.

Thank MonicaNepomnaschy
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Charming small restaurant with a great selection of empanadas -- along with a few other Argentine favorites. It's open from 11:30 am, so it's convenient for a snack,too.

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Things like meat pies, lentil soup, corn soup (locro) are the fare. The place is small, has entrances on Libertador and Esmeralda streets. The service is poor, at t1mes aggressive, and the portions small and of poor quality. It was, under previous management MUCH better....More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Good luck finding this place and finding a place to park. A little hole in the wall restaurant with a nice menu of Empanadas and beer. Place seemed to be doing a great delivery business but had a few tables for sit down dining. Bathrooms...More

Thank coopervanning
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Argentina offers wonderful empanadas. We have been traveling to Argentina for the past 15 years and enjoy a variety of foods, including empanadas. They're abundant, inexpensive, and many restaurants offer them (most of them very good). Costumbres offers a "down home" variety that are very,...More

Thank LovetheBigIsland
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Was told about this place by collegue - staying at a hotel just around the corner. Restaurant seats may be 15 people, sevice was pleasant but not a lot smiles or interaction but then my Spanish is not confident and neither was their English -...More

Thank Kim B
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings
combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to
make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy
sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to
and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied
by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the
port, mean this neighbourhood is never truly at rest.
One minute you are walking down a street dotted with
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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09:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Libertador, 308 | Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighbourhood: Retiro
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4393-3202
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