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Buenos Aires Restaurants

El Imparcial

  • Hipólito Yrigoyen 1201 Map It
  • Spanish

Updated 07/10/2014

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This is the city's oldest restaurant, dating back to the 1860s. The name, which translates as "impartial," was meant to offer up neutral territory for various Spanish and Basque factions that emigrated to the city during the mid-19th century. The menu is a mix of local Argentine fare and classic Spanish dishes. You're not necessarily going to be wowed by anything, but you're also never going to be disappointed. The paella and other rice dishes, particularly those with

seafood, are the way to go. At lunchtime there's a three-course prix-fixe menu that comes in at less than the price of an à la carte appetizer. Don't miss the natilla madrileña (custard with caramel) for dessert.

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Hipólito Yrigoyen 1201, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 1086, Argentina

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  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 07/10/2014


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By Julian

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Dec 21, 2004

Great paella, super bargain!

So the place looks like a giant cafeteria and the waiter was as old as the restaurant! He was super efficient and super friendly. The salads are huge...and when they say beet salad they mean a huge bowl of delicious sliced beets. The paella was delicious if not visually appealing....have had prettier and flavourless ones for 10 times the price in New York! The wine inexpensive. Desert fine. And then the check comes and it's all remarkably inexpensive.

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