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Cafe des Art

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Figueroa Alcorta, Av. 3415 - Palermo Chico | @ Malba Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4808-6500
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Chester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Great food in a great location. Decent wines and wonderful service in a crowded but calm setting. One of the best places we ate in BA, and there were many wonderful ones we went to. The local baby squid simply fried are a delight, along with the perfect polenta. Not the cheapest but worth the money.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We arrived a half hour before closing time and were greeted by a snarly waiter reminding us of this fact. As we were in a rush, we asked for something that would be quick so he suggested ham and cheese sandwiches. They came - white bread with cheese spread and cheap grocery store ham. The two sandwiches came to @$25.00... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Although we lacked reservations, we were seated immediately. The food and service were very good and the design and decor of the restaurant is quite elegant and fully integrates with the beauty of the art museum, MALBA, that it is a part of. The fish course was plentiful and delicious and I saw others enjoying a wide range of items.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

The MALBA museum Café is really a sophisticated restaurant with a sophisticated design [metal and wood] and ambiance. The restaurant is located in the museum on the ground floor [to your left as you enter the museum] and extends to a patio to the side of the museum. On several occasions, my wife and I sat in the patio for... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

This restaurant is located adjacent to the MALBA museum, but also accessible from the street. It was surprisingly full, as the museum was quiet, but later we understood that this place is also frequented by the locals for a lunch, or drinks and snacks. And well deserved. We were surprised by the quality of the choice of dished and the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

If I lived here I would have lunch here all the time. Very nice spot outdoors over looking a park. The staff was very friendly, the atmosphere perfectly relaxed. I had the baby octopus and it was delicious. The bread is served with a very interesting whipped cream cheese and plenty to keep you happy while waiting for your lunch... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

I had real Croissants here! Nicely layered (feuilletage). Whereas the vast majority of "Medialunas" I have eaten during my trip in Argentina lacked that layering. I also had an excellent almond tarte. Waiter said it was typical of Argentina. The crust was crumbly & fragrant. The filling loaded with almonds. In a way, it was very similar to Pecan pie.

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

My husband and I had lunch before visiting the museum. Our waiter was very nice and apologized for the length of time it took for our order to arrive. I'm not sure why it took so long but it appeared that the kitchen was exceedingly slow. The prices were high: $51. (USD) for 1 shrimp salad, 1 glass of wine,... More 

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Buenos Aires
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

A very nice place to eat outdoors (look for the tables that are in the shade!). Prices are very high, for Argentine standards. Food is OK, abundant, though everywhere else in Buenos Aires you can find a better quality/price deal. So, if money is not your problem, and you are visiting Malba, just go for it.

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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

After a wonderful visit to the Malba, (a definite must see in BA) we decided to have what we thought would be just a simple cafe style meal. The food was so much better than expected. It was very busy, but we lucked into an outdoor table in the shade of a lovely bamboo grove. In a city where it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Figueroa Alcorta, Av. 3415 - Palermo Chico | @ Malba Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Almagro
  • Neighbourhood: Almagro
  • Phone Number: 4808-6500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?