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“Go for the food, not for the place”
Review of La Crespo

La Crespo
Ranked #246 of 4,933 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Its like a new york style jewish "fast food" restaurant. They have Kniches ands Boios and Hot pastrami sandwiches...But it is very local in its fashion and decoration. Quite interesting!
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Go for the food, not for the place”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is a tiny place with high chairs and communal tables. Not comfortable, the idea is you eat and go. But the food is great, all home-made by its owner Clarisa.
The hot pastrami sandwich is very good (but not up to the New York's Kat's standard), but the taste is great and it's big, the bread was great. The knishes are great, however a bit big so the stuffing overwhelms the pastry, which is delicious on its own.
The latkes reminded me of my own bobe's, so they were definitely good.
So, go for the food, there are not many places for eating this kind of food, apart from your jewish grandma home.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Lovecraft
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Terrific lean pastrami sandwiches at La Crespo”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

After a week in Buenos Aires, we decided to try La Crespo , a small Jewish-style deli located in Villa Crespo, just at the northern fringe of Palermo Soho .It is a small attractively decorated take-out store with some wooden tables and high stools as well as a few outdoor tables. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the hot pastrami sandwiches - lean meat served on delicious whole wheat kimmel break with pickle, hot mustard and caramelized onions. One sandwich was really enough for two to share. We also tried the potato knishes -filling was great though the dough was a bit dry. There were many other offerings listed on the blackboard and on display in the cooler -potato latkes, hummos, desserts. all looked delicious. Very welcoming service and a nice treat if you want a change from Argentinean traditional fare.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Karen S
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Miami, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great Pastrami!”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We have been recommended to taste the pastrami sandwich as it was the most similar to the American Deli' s pastrami ..and wow we really loved it not only the pastrami but also the bread , onions , mustard and pickles , just perfect.
The hummus is also good , just the coffee they have to get an expresso machine cause the coffee spoils the great taste of the pastrami and all the rest ...

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Diane C
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Smoked salmon bagel and latkes”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Split latkes, a smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese, capers and pickled onions (ask for it toasted!) and berry-topped cheesecake with a friend while we sat and studied there on wifi. It was lovely and the older man who helped us was really sweet! I'd love to go back.

Visited October 2013
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Thank alliex4311
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Charming little place for jewish food”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We came across this restaurant a couple of months ago and we fell in love with it. Not only will you find quality food but also a personalized service. You must try the hot pastrami sandwich that, although it's not yet up to Katz's, it will leave you with some NY air. Kreplaj and knishes are also great.
Please be patient because it's not easy to find a table.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Diego_Z
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