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tancat

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Retiro
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Paraguay 645, Buenos Aires 1067, Argentina
+54 43125442
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting Catalan influences Resto I was drawn to in an effort to avoid yet more beef. I arrived early and even though the restaurant was less than half full the frumpy maitre d'elle insisted I sit at the very uncomfortable bar. The waiter at the bar was in love with himself and the restaurant and made it very clear that... More 

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Thank Jonathan C
Puerto Montt, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent Spanish food! Good service despite how busy it is. I came for lunch ans I tried the baby calamars with potatoes, very recommended!. You feel like in Spain in a Tapas place with your caña de cerveza.

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Thank Jorge H
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here and asked the waiter to order 3 dishes for us, he did and they were great. Nice small beers also.

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Thank Dons12345
San Jose, California
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went trusting yelp reviews, place didn't disappoint! They have an english menu, seating is very spanish and the bar is awesome. They have some great wines and the food is just amazing. I ordered the black risotto with octopus, squid and shrimp in it. It was delicious, really look me back to Spain. I ordered a glass of Malbec and... More 

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Thank Roma M
San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tancat is a very busy Spanish Restaurant near St Martin Square in the busy part of the city. The price of dishes are reasonable and the cooking is exceptional. We especially liked the Risotto with octupus and black ink squid sauce. The portions are also very generous. A good place to go for a casual meal.

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Suquamish, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with friends 2 nights ago. They had found it on Trip advisor . I enjoyed it so much I went back last night The food, service and atmosphere were all great. They have tapas and an interesting selection of other dishes. It's probably a good idea to get th ed re before 8pm unless you have a reservation.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stopped into this Spanish tapas restaurant for lunch and had a great meal. The food was delicious.The vibe was good. The service was good. We had been walking all morning and needed a break and we never felt rushed. I highly recommend.

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Thank rockymountainmamamia
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We made our first visit to Tancat on November 24. The place is beautifully decorated. It is also buzzes with customers, but you are able to hear. The menu features a wide array of Iberian-themed dishes, with a heavy emphasis on seafood. Everything we tried was very tasty. And the prices are quite reasonable. I will definitely try to get... More 

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Thank Thomas C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Good place to visit and taste a delicious parrilla Argentina. Good service level and good wine options with a fair price.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We first noticed Tancat passing by the leg of meat in its window display. Luckily we went for dinner early enough (for Argentinean dinner) to get a table without a reservation since it was a Friday night. We had the jambon and risotto negro which were really good. Was also a big fan of the white wine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paraguay 645, Buenos Aires 1067, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighbourhood: Retiro
  • Phone Number: +54 43125442

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Staying in Retiro

Neighbourhood Profile
Retiro
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighbourhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
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