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El Pobre Luis

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Arribenos 2393 y Blanco Encalada | Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4780-5847
Mon - Sat 20:00 - 01:00
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98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with a big group of 15-18 people. It was a mess getting all the tables but the wait was worth it. The food is very good and the service implacable. Of course you must have meat! The Mollejas are great to start with followed by some meat selection (3 different cuts in one plate). That's what I... More 

Thank Luis C
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490 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a classic Argentinean restaurant. good meat and grilled dishes, professional service and reasonable prices. recommended!

Thank SabaOmer
Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very nice, the decoration with the futebol players is very cosy, the service is very good the waiter is very kind and the food is very good. We were 4 and we ate bife chouriço and was very nice we drank red wine. We paid near 500AP each

Thank Edgar P
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Based on the rating in TripAdvisor I thought that El Pobre Luis would be the best parrilla ever. I couldn't be more ambitious. The fact that they proclaim a parrilla Argentina and they don't offer Vacio, oh man. If they are clever they should close their business right away. And I didn't forgot to talk about the price. This is... More 

Thank Martin I
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

El Pobre Luis is a typical Argentinian "parrilla", with a good prestige, always full (if you plan to go make reservations). Our experience with my family this week was in general terms good, but I expected more. The "provoleta" (traditional grilled cheese) had no taste, my daughter asked for grilled salmon and they were our of salmon. The "asado de... More 

Thank gabrieldilelle
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Decorated with fútbol stuff, the atmosphere here is unique and the food is GREAT! Hosts make you feel at home so you want to come back. I hope I do, because I really enjoyed it!

Thank sunflower126
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This restaurant was highly rated and we found out why. It wasn't easy to make a booking (as we don't speak Spanish), but we turned up anyway at 8pm and were given a table, and we weren't disappointed. In fact it was outstanding. We had an excellent meal, with really great service, in a very enjoyable environment, and for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I make an effort to stop here every time I am in Buenos Aires. The ribeye steak is amazing. Nice atmosphere and you can watch the meat on the grill as you eat.

Thank rdean150
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130 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

... sounds like a strange combination - but it works. There are many football lovers coming to Buenos Aires to see the Bombonera or River Plates. Why not going after a good match to place where football is number one together with the food they offer ... ? On certain evenings you must make a reservation, otherwise you have to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

It is the best in Argentina? I dont think so, but it is very good. My second visit was not as good as the first one. Second time beef was less than juicy..almost raw inside and the medium was more than that. Chorizo (sausage) was overcooked but still good. Sweetbreads were excellent. Wine is expensive and expect to pay around... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arribenos 2393 y Blanco Encalada | Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Belgrano
  • Neighbourhood: Belgrano
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4780-5847

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Staying in Belgrano

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As one of the main commercial hubs of Buenos Aires, Belgrano has something for everyone. The myriad of shop windows in Cabildo Ave. will draw you in, but it is Chinatown — an area of no more than two square blocks — which will keep you hooked. Crowned by an ornate arch marking its entrance and filled with small stores packed to the brim, it is a place where colour and scent emanate from every corner, particularly during the Chinese New Year when they spill over to surrounding areas. But if you prefer a quieter atmosphere, the residential quarter of Belgrano is the perfect destination. This section of town features some of the most magnificent mansions in the city, spread out on cobbled streets lined by tall, majestic trees: a true feast for the eyes.
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