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“Unhelpful staff, terrible food and warm beer”
Review of Krakow Cafe Bar

Krakow Cafe Bar
Ranked #28 of 211 Nightlife in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Came in on friday night, we were not seated, so we set down. The place was full but not completely. We ordered beers and cuba libre after a long time of waiting. The beers came in warm and cuba libre made with the cheapest rum possible as you could taste. After a while of arguing on the bar, we got a new beer.

As the meal went, we ordered Pierogi with cheese filling and mushroom sauce as one shared meal and sausage with potatoes. We waited for more than hour and half to get our food. As the food was delivered, we were amazed by disgusting smell of vinegar that was so strong. As we digged in the pierogi, you couldnt feel any other taste than the vinegar, not the mashrooms, nor the taste of cheese in pierogi. As we asked for the food to be returned to the kitchen, the waitress said that it is what we ordered and unwillingly took it back to the kitchen where they told her that it is supposed to be that way and that the strong taste will fate away.
as we came in already hungry, and since we waited for another hour, we digged in again, but we ate only 2-3 pierogy hoping that the real taste is somewhere there.

As the sausage was decent, potatoes cooked without salt, they were overcooked too.

We ordered another beer that too came in way too warm, (room temperature) and we were about to pay, since we didnt like the pierogi so much we didnt feel like we should pay for them as we fought with the manager and the waitress (who told us that the taste needs to settle) that if we didnt wanna pay for it we shouldnt have eaten it. as we ate only like a third of the meal.

The place is not cheap, we paid for food that was seriously disgusting and service that was unwilling to help and very rude.

Also both of us were sick off the pierogy the whole night.

Two of us are Slovak, I grew up on boarders with Poland and the only thing this Krakow have in common with Poland is the name.

I will not recomend this place to anyone ever visiting.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 23 December 2014

We were impressed with the Polish menu items at Krakow - Tad, the owner, uses authentic Polish recipes and is the "hands on" creator of several classic Polish dishes. Great happy hour prices and drink options and a friendly staff. A young professional crowd comes for the french fries and drink specials - we came twice for the delicious Polish food. If Tad is at the bar - be sure and say hello - he is super friendly and a great host - Muchos gracias, Tad!

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank PolAm
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Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

We went there to quickly check this place out since we heard good things about it. It was just a quick visit in a middle afternoon to have a few beers without having any food. Place look really nice inside and staff is friendly even if we did not speak decent Spanish.
Worth checking out at least once, probably bit later than us since it starts to get crowded in the evening (during our visit we were only guests there).

2  Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

Good to be back in BsAs and in Krakow Bar. This place has evolved tremendously since my last visit. The bar is a welcome respite after u had all obligatory steaks. It has countless tapas and main dishes of European origin, very unusual for a full bar with artisanal taps, countless whiskeys and vodkas. It's very popular between the locals and foreigners and is hard to get in on the weekends. I'm going to check their new place called Krakow Resto Palermo because I'm intrigued by their cooking. Great job, gents!

Date of experience: September 2014
4  Thank Snickuz
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

We went there with some friends. The atmosphere was great and the staff very friendly. The are Palermo is also super cool.

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank Laugom
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