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El Preferido de Palermo

Jorge Luis Borges 2108 | Borges Esquina Guatemala, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4774-6585
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“salad” (8 reviews)
“flan” (2 reviews)
“high tables” (4 reviews)
Spanish, Argentinian
$$ - $$$
Jorge Luis Borges 2108 | Borges Esquina Guatemala, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here. Service was good, food was marginal and beer/wine list was bad. I had kidneys in sherry sauce that were hard and overcooked. Not the worst meal I’ve ever had but I wouldn’t eat there again.

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was really bad. Chicken tasteless. Veal as tough and bland as cardboard. Salad 'add ons' like peas and corn tasted like they came straight out of a can. Waited 20 minutes to be served water and wine...only after flagging down a waiter..... and an...More

Thank peerywolf
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Went to this place 2 times during my week in Buenos Aires. The first time, me and my wife had 2 meat plates with beers. The food was good, nothing in special, but the service was terrible. The waiters never looked at your faces nor...More

Thank JaderIpa
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Loved this place! We sat in the dining area with the green high tops & stools, a classic bodegon, good food, good unassuming service, in the heart of Palermo Soho. NOT fancy but rather simple & straight forward. You'll love the interiors, felt like we...More

Thank plazeski
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We were in Palermo looking for an hamburguesa, a typical meal in Buenos Aires found everywhere. This is best I ever had, very crispy. The place is something! It looks like an old small market, with high tables. I have not seen any tourist there...More

Thank Ricardo P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

No frills, no fanciness just laid back atmosphere and authentic food. It was all very basic but delicious and fun nevertheless!

Thank Jameson V
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It worth only to get inside for the atmosphere and the decorations; it reminds me of an old "osteria" the one you can find in Italy. The food is good and taste homemade. Get a Fernet after the meal!

Thank Mattia G
Reviewed 9 March 2017

+ Rude Staff + Bad food - They served us expired meatballs. + Expensive Definitely one of the worst places I've ever eaten in BsAs. Never again.

Thank Fustagueras
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Poor food, not fresh. Poor service, very slow. Not clean. Furniture feels authentic, but nothing particularly attractive. I do not reccomend.

1  Thank AlessandraMatilde67
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I did not try the food, or buy anything from the store. But I did go there on purpose purely for its literary value. "El Preferido de Palermo" was immortalised in one of Borges's poems: "A general store pink as the back of a playing...More

Thank Sarah A
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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