Went there in May 2012 during my last visit to Buenos Aires, since my friend I was going to dinner with recommended it.
Barbacoa is located on Pasaje Bollini ('Bollini Mews'), in the picturesque quarter of Recoleta, that happens to be the place where I was born. Pasaje Bollini is a colonial street, a trip back to the 1800s Buenos Aires. The waitress received me and gave me a nice table in the middle of the salon.
While waiting for my friend I had the Provoleta with dry tomatoes and opened a bottle of Trumpeter Cabernet Sauvignon. They serve a lovely home-made bread with the starters.
While deciding for the main course, we were recommended to go for one steak to share. I have to say that I eat quite well and I wasn't sure if just one steak with a portion of salad and chips would have been enough for me and my friend. So we went for the Bife Ancho (Rib-eye), that came already cut in two (you wouldn't have told that it was one steak, but two). We eat really well and ordered a bottle of the Rutini Malbec Cabernet, which is the greatest wine I had in Argentina.
With our coffees we were offered two glasses of champagne on them.
The service is casual but effective, it's true that I didn't go on the busiest days but the staff was always kind, I haven't waited an age for my food and I left the place rolling down the street.
For our two courses meal (provoleta + steak for two + salad + chips) plus two bottles of expensive wines (a bottle of Trumpeter + a bottle of Rutini) we paid AR$ 300.
I had a lovely experience by having dinner at this place that I knew just from outside. I went back a few weeks later, and I'm definitely visiting it again when I'm in Buenos Aires.
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