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Brasserie Petanque

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$$ - $$$
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Calle Defensa 596 | Defensa and Mexico street, Buenos Aires C1065AAJ, Argentina
+54 11 4342-7930
12:30 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:30 - 17:00
Tue - Sun 20:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 16:00
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

wondergin throught the san telmo market, me and my friend decided to get some food in this beautiful, old fashioned french restaurant. the owner is a nice friendly french speaking guy from near lausanne, very welcoming to us. the place is nice, cozy, very high columns from probably 100 to 150 years agom and plenty of cute french adv and... More 

Thank Davide A
Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a buenos aires resident, i found Petanque a little pricey. I went with a group of 5+ 2 children. The kids got a plate of beef slices and french fries and they ate everything. Everyone else was happy with their meal, although portions were a little on the light side. We had dessert, and any appetites left wanting after... More 

Thank walosomaloso
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw Petanque during a Sunday stroll through S.Telmo- a most attractive room with high ceilings, Greek columns and tile work, giving an airy impression. Tables were immaculately set with white linen and sparkling glasses. Even if the food had been average, it would have been a pleasurable experience, but the food was a real delight after so many heavy... More 

Thank TheDecameron
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242 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, it is a nice change to have a choice of nice typical french dishes after a few weeks of grilled meat and potatoes and yes, the menu offers something for every taste. The decor and atmoshpere, though not really "brasserie" type is nice and the service ok. Alas, the food, well presented, was rather bland and tasteless. Our party... More 

Thank Michael W
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been annual visitors to Buenos Aires for a few years now, and the first time my husband and I happened upon this restaurant we were charmed. We found ourselves transported to a Parisian bistro with great food and a wonderful atmosphere and the whole experience was kind of magical. Petanque quickly became our go-to-favorite restaurant, until a year ago... More 

1 Thank Mimiblue2015
Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We enjoyed this Parisienne style restaurant. The service, the food and the service were excellent. Great combination of excellent Argentinian meats, done in French style.

Thank Brian D
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Gorgeous food at affordable prices, not super cheap but not crazy expensive either. A great fine dine experience to be had in the heart of San Telmo. The food was divine, you seriously don't know what to choose from the menu as everything sound delicious, and whatever you choose I am sure it will. I had the steak tartare with... More 

Thank Gon F
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I decided to go all alone to visit the place, so I focused in looking, tasting, listening and enjoying. Everything is enjoyable there: the ambient, the other clients, the people at service, every object inside, every detail and, of course, the food.

Thank Alexis C
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Been in Buenos Aires a few days and found this restaurant on our last night. Wish we had found it earlier so we could go again. Made very welcome. Very friendly and helpful waiters. Wonderful food - I had mushroom risotto which was damn near perfect. Chocolate volcano for pudding ...just yummy. Definitely would recommend this place - especially as... More 

1 Thank Keren555
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Whilst wandering around the markets of San Telmo we came by Brasserie Pétanque which I had seen on tripadvisor. The restaurant certainly makes you feel like you've arrived in France with its Parisian chic. We sat outside and ordered our lunch of cordon bleu and a vol-au-vent. My chicken cordon bleu was tasty, if a little dry. The coating was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
French, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Defensa 596 | Defensa and Mexico street, Buenos Aires C1065AAJ, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Montserrat
  • Neighbourhood: Montserrat
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4342-7930
Authentic French Brasserie with traditional French cuisine, onion soup, steak tartar, duck confit, beef bourguignon, salmon tartar, profiteroles, tatin tart and of course the best creme brulee in Buenos Aires. You can find Brasserie Petanque in Santiago of Chile too..

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As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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