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“Enjoyed the outdoor seating”
Review of Primafila - CLOSED

Primafila
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Recoleta
Reviewed 24 February 2014

We ate at Primafila, a rather nice place with a large open patio overlooking the parks along Avenida Liberdad, one of the city's main ceremonial avenues. Surprisingly the wine was good and the food very nice.

We began with a small selection of squid tempura with zucchini and a relish of sliced cucumbers and radishes. Then my husband moved on to a risotto of langoustine and shrimp that was loaded with essence of shellfish and was light and good. I had what was called "Four-hour braised rib roast" after I found out they were out of sweetbreads. This turned out to be a lush pot roast that fairly oozed gravy and good spicing. Very well matched with what the Argentines call creamy potatoes. The wine was a nice Malbec from Mendoza, a 2012 Niente Senentiner. Quite luscious.

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Thank Lanxlad
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

We got there early (by Argentina standards), about 7:30 pm, so we had the restaurant to ourselves. We had amazing service with a young lady that spoke enough English to make ordering quite easy, and she took very good care of us for the duration of our visit. We were a group of four, and we all loved our appetizers, our meals (3 different beef plates, 1 chicken) and the wine. All four of us honestly felt that it was not just the best meal we have had in Buenos Aires, but maybe the best meal we had enjoyed in years. It was that good! The ambiance was lovely, the music was perfect, nice easy listening, not too loud. I can't think of one thing that could have been improved! It was perfect!!

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Thank JodeeKelowna
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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

You're walking and then you see a really nice and attractive place. You ask for a table to enjoy but the food and the service makes your stay pretty bad. They do not care about good food. I was not asking for an excellent food just descent.

Thank roluro
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Ana G, Área de Comunicación Digital at Primafila, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2014
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Hola,
Lamentamos que haya tenido esta experiencia en Primafila. Trataremos los aspectos que nos ha marcado para mejorar.
Esperamos su visita nuevamente.
Gracias por su opinión.

Atentamente.
Primafila.

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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Best restaurant so far in BA. Had antipasto, salmon salad, and bottle of wine for dinner. Plenty for the two of us. In great location, clean, and with servers trying their best communicate with our limited Spanish.

Thank charlottemimi
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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

I wish my data connection was working so I could have read the bad reviews about this place as saved not only a few hundred pesos (yes, despite being bad, it is expensive) but also a chance to enjoy some good food and service instead of whatever else we had there.

Thank rlimagon
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Ana G, Área de Comunicación Digital at Primafila, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2014
Google Translation

Hola,
Lamentamos que haya tenido esta experiencia en Primafila. Trataremos los aspectos que nos ha marcado para mejorar.
Esperamos su visita nuevamente.
Gracias por su opinión.

Atentamente.
Primafila.

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