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Marini: "A restaurant where locals eat, and it is excellent" Buenos Aires Restaurant Tip by wadekorzan

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by wadekorzan

This restaurant has a great atmosphere, great food, a great price, and a great location. I don't think it will be listed in any guidebooks, but if you are looking to go to a good place where you will find locals in a nice, safe neighborhood, this place is great. I only know about it in fact because it is a couple of blocks from my house.

The restaurant is sort of a buffet, but with a real nice restaurant atmosphere. It is not actually a buffet line, rather, you have different food stations located in the area where you get your food. There is a sushi station, a pasta station, a fish station, dessert station, etc. And of course you will find the meat, being cooked right on the grill. This is great because if you don't speak Spanish, just point to what yu want. The restaurant has a huge wine selection, and best of all, dinner costs just 18 pesos (about $7 US), not including your drink. You can't beat the quality orr the price for what you get.

The restaurant is located right on Avenida Santa Fe, the major thoroughfare of the district of Palermo, which is safe, clean, and nice, but not as touristy as the areas like Puerto Madero or Recoleta.

Address: Avenida Santa Fe 3666
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Take the green line subway (D) from the city center to the subway stop Scalabrini Ortiz. When you come out of the subway, you are on Santa Fe, and the restaurant is on Santa Fe about 2 minutes from the subway stop. Very easy to find.
Phone: +54 11 4831 5277
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Buffet

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 11, 2004
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