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Rio Alba

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Calle Cervino 4499, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4773-9508
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, the best "ojo de bife I've ever tried , the service was very good and the ambience too

Thank javier g
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

About 2-3 blocks from the American Embassy, a favorite with the diplomats. Packed for dinner and on weekends not so much at weekday lunches. Has charm, great steaks and old school waiters. We had the rehearsal dinner for our son's wedding here a few years ago and rented out half the Restsurant. It was memorable. Even though the guide books... More 

Thank Chinapjs
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The French fríes with garlic and parsley was amazing! And not talking about the meat! Best I've ever tried. ❤️

Thank Nina A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I was here for dinner , I had a huge 400gr Bife and was excellent , the staff is ok and the price also is not so high. Love this place near the Hotel Colombo.

Thank Mauro1972
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Classic BA place with true atmosphere and verry Nice menu. The steak is served to perfection and service is top class

Thank Peter J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Had our best steaks of the trip here and the service was amazing as well. Highly recommended! Also the neighborhood it's in is a great spot

Thank Dan M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Excellent local restaurant and Parilla. Not a tourist destination. Very good neighborhood place with a large number of local loyal clients. It is not a small place. Limited hours. Good food.

Thank C-View E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We went there to meet a family friend. Meet very good, as often in Argentina. Good wine. Papas fritas also tasty. Price reasonable. The place is nice and the waiters are friendly.

Thank andrea a
Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I had a lovely dinner here of a goat cheese and avocado salad to start followed by a large steak cooked to perfection - the waiter literally cut it with a spoon! My fiancé is not a big salad guy, but he actually asked them what portion of vinegar to olive oil they used for the vinaigrette... More 

Thank Kelly F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Fantastic steaks and great side dishes, a roaring grill in the kitchen and we had a friendly, funny waiter who was very attentive.

Thank JonGoWest

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cervino 4499, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Palermo
  • Neighbourhood: Palermo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4773-9508

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Palermo

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Best known as the largest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favourite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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