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Cantina Chinatown

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Calle Mendoza 1700, Buenos Aires C1428DJP, Argentina
+54 11 4783-4173
12:00 - 00:00
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Orange County, CA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is very small and had a 15 minute wait. Though there was a wait, it was good. The fried rice was my favorite, but everything was good.

Thank pronto1024
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very nice place, nice ambience, always full of happy people, excellent service and food quality. Prices are very reasonable. I strongly recommend this place, either for dining in or take away.

Thank Alejandro C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The 30 minutes waiting for a sunday lunch was worth, food is abundant served, excellent quality and reasonable prices. Attention very quick and kind. We enjoyed with our family an excellent meal. Is a must if you are arround.

Thank Gabriel A
Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Chinatown in Belgrano is a really awesome area to see, however, it is a must to eat at this restaurant. I came with my friend, and we both knew some Spanish but that did not become an issue ever. Typically there is a line waiting outside the door, and you just step inside and go up to the bar area... More 

Thank eglaser719
Portland, Oregon
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Some of the best, most consistent Chinese food I've had in Buenos Aires, or anywhere. The atmosphere is pretty simple, and the service spotty, but the food is always good. I have come for lunch at least a dozen times in the couple of years I have lived in BA. Highly recommended!

Thank BarnabyJ
Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Authentic Chinese food with Chinese staff serving you. If you know Chinese you can even customise how you want your food (vegetables / meat) to be cooked. Great food for its price - but don't expect any fancy decor. If you want true Chinese food with good price while travelling in Buenos Aires, this is definitely a top pick.

Thank Matthew C
Paris, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

I love this place! I go there since I came to live in Argentina about 15 years ago. It has kept the food quality throughout the years. The place is not pretty, the service is not amazing, because there are not many waiters, and although the place is small, it's usually full. But the food is worth every peso. It's... More 

Thank Marionette90
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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228 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is one of those places where you go, you order, you enjoy the food and you get out. The food is brought out expeditiously, it is hot and delicious. The place is small and noisy so this is the last place you go for romance. If you want romance and ambiance, you need to go to PF Chang´s and... More 

Thank gmokatz
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for peanut butter in Buenos Aries, indeed Argentina itself, it can be like trying to find flippin' Nemo in a game of hide and seek. Our quest ended in Barrio Chino; BA's half block Chinatown, in a little gem called Casa China. I almost cried with happiness!

Thank Jasmine W
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015

La comida es muy buena y no es caro. El lugar es chico, ambiente intimo, los platos abundantes y muy sabrosos! Altamente recomendable! My wife and I went to this restaurant today for the second time. The place is small, it has a cosy atmosphere, huge helpings and very tasty! Highly recommended!

Thank Patrick N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mendoza 1700, Buenos Aires C1428DJP, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Belgrano
  • Neighbourhood: Belgrano
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4783-4173

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Belgrano

Neighbourhood Profile
As one of the main commercial hubs of Buenos Aires, Belgrano has something for everyone. The myriad of shop windows in Cabildo Ave. will draw you in, but it is Chinatown — an area of no more than two square blocks — which will keep you hooked. Crowned by an ornate arch marking its entrance and filled with small stores packed to the brim, it is a place where colour and scent emanate from every corner, particularly during the Chinese New Year when they spill over to surrounding areas. But if you prefer a quieter atmosphere, the residential quarter of Belgrano is the perfect destination. This section of town features some of the most magnificent mansions in the city, spread out on cobbled streets lined by tall, majestic trees: a true feast for the eyes.
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