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El Preferido de Palermo

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Jorge Luis Borges 2108 | Borges Esquina Guatemala, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4774-6585
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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A non-tourist trap, this is a place which is frequented by the locals. Good value for money but keep in mind that they do not accept cards and only want to be paid in Argentinean Pesos so put those US dollars away as it won't get you far here.

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Thank AnureetR
Courtenay, Canada
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567 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This quaint restaurant was about a 4 minute walk from our hotel in Palermo Soho. The style reminds you of an old grocery store with canned and bottled goods on display on shelves on the walls. The waiter was excellent and the food was very good. I would describe it as home cooked style. The portions were generous and the... More 

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Fun atmosphere with grocery store setting. Food was really tasty. Tried the white and red sauces and both were great.

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Thank Suzie B
Texas
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have to confess to liking this place more for the traditional ambiance than the Italian/Argentine food. You can sit in the corner front grocery on bar stools or you can sit in the main restaurant with regular chairs and red/white checkered table cloths. We sat in the main restaurant which invoked memories of my childhood when restaurants like this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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195 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Had dinner here twice. Really liked it. Quality (non-parrilla) food at an affordable price in dining room that is pretty much a deli. Wifi works too. GO HERE !

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Thank TheoA201
Montevideo, Uruguay
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

The place is great! An old grocery refurbished as a restaurant, very well located at the heart of PALERMO. Traditional argentine and Spanish food, at affordable prices.

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Thank Federico U
Geneva
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

I really liked this charming bodega in Palermo Soho where you can have some good Argentinian comfort food. The fried calamari rings were delicious! Film director, Scorcese, seems to come here when visiting the city. They have a nice interior with an old style interior full of shelfs lined with food tins and pickled food. They also have a terrace... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Good interior, feels authentic. But the food is just not good. Very cheap ham and sausage for the cold cut platter. Grilled chicken tasted stale.

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Thank Sverre B
Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I felt great here from the very beginning. I tasted all types of Argentinian wine and had a great dinner with my friends from Oaxaca. Thanks

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

El Preferido was right down the street from our hotel, The Bobo, and we stopped in there for a great lunch and a few day later went with friends for dinner. El Preferido's is the perfect blend of tasty Aregentine cuisine and an informal, Palermo sensibility.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Spanish, Argentinian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jorge Luis Borges 2108 | Borges Esquina Guatemala, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Palermo
  • Neighbourhood: Palermo
  • Phone Number: +54 11 4774-6585

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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

Neighbourhood Profile
Palermo
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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