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“Ripped us off and mediocre food”
Review of El Rincon

El Rincon
Ranked #1 572 of 5 582 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Cuisines: Argentinian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Recoleta
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Food was mediocre and nothing special. Wouldn't have bothered with a review, but felt obliged after they charged us an additional 40% for a "table charge", and to switch fries for salads on the menu del dia, even though they are the same price when ordered a la carte. We spoke to the waiter in Spanish, and this was the first time we've been ripped off during 2+ months of travel in Argentina and Chile. Would recommend taking your business elsewhere.

Thank David E
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent bodegón right in the middle of a rather soulless area, delicious food , old school service and more than affordable prices.

Thank Justo B
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Love this authentic place frequented by locals in Recoleta. Food was excellent - we had the ribeye steak and the arroz con mariscoes (rice with seafood, which is their version of paella for one person). Our server was great and also very patient despite the fact we couldn't speak English! Highly recommended.

1  Thank sarahy333
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I had the chorizo which must be a Spanish name for great big porterhouse. It was magnificent. My wife had the T bone and it was just as good. We added fries and a simple salad for a great meal. The house red and white wines were both very good and I also had one beer. The bill was US$60 which I think was awesome.

2  Thank tony g
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

At El Rincon you are very unlikely to run into other tourists. The restaurant is on a side street and it is visited mostly by locals. It helps if you can speak some Spanish.
You can trust the waiter to help you make good choices.
The wine list is good and the prices are 'very' good.
We shared a wonderful steak, which they call 'Chorizo', but I would identify as a very good New York Strip. They don't ask you how you want it cooked, so if you don't want it rare you would have to ask. (Personally, I would advise you to accept it the way they cook it or choose something else.)
The wine to drink with this steak is Malbec from Argentina. No question about that, and there are plenty of good Malbecs offered on the menu.

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