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“not a big surprise.”
Review of Aramburu

Aramburu
Ranked #6 of 5,633 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$90 - US$150
Cuisines: Argentinian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Aramburu bets on the guest experience. The proprietary chef, Gonzalo Aramburu, experiments with sophisticated dishes that reflect his gastronomic philosophy, highlighting techniques of molecular gastronomy, such as: introduction of chemical elements (liquid nitrogen, for example); Foams, air, vacuum production among others. After visiting different restaurants and gastronomic schools of the world, Gonzalo designs daily a space of vanguard. Aramburu Restaurant presents a tasting menu by steps. The creative vision of the author combines Buenos Aires cuisine with national roots and a renewed menu every season.
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We called to book a table and were told there was as a special set menu. They asked beforehand if we had any special requirements, allergies etc which was my case. They prepared specific dishes for me while everyone else had the "normal" dishes from the set menu. The food is very creative and there were a few courses that we liked a lot such as the tartare with mustard ice cream, the cerdo with durazno and ice cream. They play with different textures and presentations which is interesting, but the menu had three dishes which all used the liquid nitrogen technique, therefore repeating the way the food is prepared/presented and undermining the surprise factor.
We thougt that not all the courses had the wow factor. They offer a wine pairing with the menu based on local Argentine producers. The wines matched the food perfectly but they were not outstanding. We thought that the wines somehow were not at the same level of the food.
Service was great and very attentive.
Although it was a nice evening, we would probably not go back but prefer to explore other places in BA.

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3  Thank swiss_mamacita2
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Everything was excellent, the waitress perfectly explained us every dish. Superb flavor and presentation. The sommelier recommended a very nice wine at a very fair price.

A must in Buenos Aires

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Thank Luis O
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

This was the best dinner we have ever had in Buenos Aires. The prices are high, compare to other restaurants, but its worth it! Not only the food was special, but the presentation, super pro! We recommedn this place as a "must" of the modern culinary.

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Thank Lili M
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

I lost track of how many courses it was. Somewhere just south of 100. Well more around 10 but all delicious and different then your typical food experience. It felt like every 10 minutes we were surprised with another savory treat. They were small so didn't leave fully too full. Atmosphere is great for a group of friends wanting to sit down for a nicer meal or a romantic dinner date for two. The wine selection was incredible (but typical for BA) Prices were on the higher for Bueno Aires. Service was very good and friendly.

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Thank Alb_05
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Having read all the glowing reviews here on Tripadvisor, I had to try this place. You walk in straight from a very busy Street into a very nicely decorated resto, but don`t select a table by the window, there is an awfull lot of traffic, including buses passing by constantly, which really rather ruins a romantic evening, we could hear some nice classical music at the other end of the restaurant where the kitchen is, in full view of allmost all the tables, but we were not able to really enjoy that because of the traffic outside.

Now the food is weird and inventive, which is fully what you expect in the segment of cousine, but ome of the dishes, well most of them actually, was not to our liking, 1 exception was a miniscule piece of trout, which was superb, the low was shrimps in a pastry, and a sauce poured unto it, to chewy, and just did not taste very well.

Now the food is ofcourse always the centerpiece, but very good service, is so rare to come by, so I simply must commend the staff, all of them, on doing really a great job.

And considering Argentina is a large wineproducing country, the wines that we received, having opted for the winemenu, was disappointing, the whites were 2 fruity for my palate, Baron B, Brut Nature is really really common here, I would expect something better, much lesser known, as for the reds, well there was only one... a Malbec, can`t remember the name, from 2011, it was the only one available, why ? if a guest does not like such a centerpiece wine, you must have a plan B !

So high expectations, which were not fullfilled.

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2  Thank Leslie C
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