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Maria Preta

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Av. Brasil 39 | Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
+54 3757 42-0441
19:00 - 03:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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94 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We ate here our first night in Puerto Iguazu. The food (steak) was OK, but not memorable. The bread basket was disappointing, and the service was not much better, The location was fine - in the middle of town - but we found more interesting options for the rest of our visit. I was also bummed they did not accept... More 

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Stone Harbor, New Jersey
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86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Whenever we are in a city that is new to us, we ask local people where to eat and where do they eat. Maria Preta was recommended by a local and we had filet mignon, french fries and salad for about $24 including the tip. Everything was nice including the service. Restaurants open about 8 p.m. in Argentina for dinner... More 

Thank soon2retire2012
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I should have gone with gut instinct and left immediately. This place is really grubby. The food was average at best and the service was poor. This was the worst place we have been to in Argentina, having now travelled for two weeks.

Thank tracy c
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Maria Preta is a central located restaurant. Wide range on the menu. We had river fish for a change to steak. Very pleasant. Got a bottle of torrontes for $6 which was very good. Good value place. At least one waiter speaks good English. Menu also has English translations. Opens about 7pm but not really going until about 8.

Thank ToTrebor
Belgrade, Serbia
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1,122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 748 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

We came at this restaurant on a local recommendation. During the night it became filled with both, tourist and locals. They have everything on a menu, but hey, you're in Argentina to eat steaks. The steak was excellent and big, but slightly more done than the medium I asked. The prices are very fair. The big Beef de chorizo (beef... More 

Thank B1714D
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

I had one meal here, dinner, on my last night. Being a vegetarian is not always easy in meat rich countries so I appreciated the good lasagna. Service was great and was able to have a single glass of wine.

Thank MsCicciaTO
Galway, Ireland
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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Really great food and wine at excellent prices everything was great and our server was really good and friendly. He was really helpful in explaining dishes and very attentive. The desserts were great too. One issue was that my steak was ordered medium and came out very well done - I'm actually not terribly fussy and will eat anything above... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

We stayed in Iguazu for 5 days and visited this restaurant 3 times. All the restaurants serve pretty much the same thing and we are not steak connoisseurs so decided on this slightly cheaper option that does a range of meat and pasta. We did enjoy the calamari rings and there is a good sauvignon blanc (yep found on in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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235 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

We actually wound up eating here twice because fish was available and fresh, and prices were cheap. I mean, we're talking cocktails that cost not much more than water. So all in all, it wasn't so bad. But not everything is good, and it's all served by pleasantly airheaded waitresses. The build-your-own-salad option is nice, though the canned tuna is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

Maria Preta opens at 7 pm for us early bird gringos. Restaurant was pleasant with seating that also faced outdoors. Food was good and reasonably priced. Had a Bife de Lomo on the executive menu. Note that for less than $5, you can usually get a half bottle or even a full bottle of very drinkable Argentinian wine. Friends in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Argentinian, South American, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
19:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Brasil 39 | Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Litoral  >  Province of Misiones
  • Phone Number: +54 3757 42-0441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?