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Clasica y Moderna

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Address: Avenida Callao 892, Buenos Aires C1023AAO, Argentina
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My sister and I stumbled upon this place on our first night in Buenos Aires as we were searching for dinner. I'm a bit of a bibliophile so was immediately captured by all the... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2013
New York, NY / Johannesburg, SA
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

While this wasn't the best food we had in BA, it was by far the best dining experience. The food is good. Go for the ambiance. We went around 9p for dinner and had an amazing time.There's a bookstore in the middle of the restaurant that carries titles in both English and Spanish. I loved browsing while waiting for our... More 

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Perfect place for music lovers. Cosy, exclusive, romantic and charming atmosphere. Good food, specially the tapas. Don't go there if you're looking for a touristic, broadway-style night. Been there several times, and always leave looking foward the next one. Once the place is very small and intimist, it's recommended to make a reservation on weekends.

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New York, NY / Johannesburg, SA
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Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

My sister and I stumbled upon this place on our first night in Buenos Aires as we were searching for dinner. I'm a bit of a bibliophile so was immediately captured by all the books. Our waiter was very helpful despite our ineptness in Spanish. He recommended and brought us an excellent Malbec :) The food was rather pricey, which... More 

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Reviewed 4 August 2012

The title of my review sums it up... Shows here for the 'big names' can be very expensive (and on more than one occasion one of these 'big names' for which tickets were expensive could be seen free of charge at another nearby venue such as the excellent Casa del Bicentenario on Riobamba), and if tickets seem more reasonably priced... More 

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Reviewed 29 October 2011

It is a library, but as you enter in, you don't see the books... You see the tables, the cafe, and the bar... In the end of the room, there are another space with the books... We went there at night, had a nice dinner, with a good price, and watch a show of two old and famous argentinian singers... More 

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Reviewed 28 September 2011

I've been visiting BA for 6 years now, and this time a friend introduced me to this local institution. The restaurant includes an art gallery and bookshop and is located in an area with many universities, so it draws on the professional staffs/faculties of them. Wonderful welcoming ambiance and graceful service are a highlight as is the pianist performing in... More 

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