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La Brigada

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La Brigada Review

Amid elaborate decor, including scores of soccer mementos, a courtly staff will treat you to unimpeachable mollejas (sweetbreads) and chinchulines de chivito (kid intestines), plus a brilliant array of grilled steaks. The baby beef is tender enough to cut with a spoon, which the waiters insist on doing, to much fanfare. This place is definitely on the tourist map, so be prepared pay a bit more and listen to several different languages at a time. Reservations are recommended.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Estados Unidos 465, between Bolívar and Defensa, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 1101 | Map It
  • Phone: 11/4361–5557
  • Subway: C or E to Independencia
  • Location: San Telmo

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Mon.
Updated: 03-31-2011

Fodorite Reviews

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    Gem in San Telmo for Carne

    There is no shortgage of parilla/steakhouses in Bs As and in San Telmo, particularly so close to charming, but touristy/touristed Plaza Dorrego La Brigada is a great find. Although I always get anxious when I see english on a menu, this is not a tourtist restaurant though they do accomodate toursists/non-Spanish speakers quice nicely and not condescendingly. On a recent Saturday Portions are generous and the grill work excellent. Good wine list with several good value choices...

    by bostondavid, 10/6/07
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    ah, steak from the pampas

    Grass fed beef straight from the pampas, sans growth hormones or the grain used to fatten cattle in the United States, coupled with grill masters who spend their lives perfecting the art of cooking "carne", courteous and knowledgeable waiters, in a country where no one hurries through a meal..taking time to enjoy the food and the company....are the essential ingredients for a meal to remember at La Brigada...(The second location in Recoleta is actually far better than the orignial and better known location in San Telmo). Oh, and no steak dinner in Argentina is complete without a grilled provolone appetizer, puree to calabza as a side dish, flan with dulce de leche for dessert...all washed down with a full bodies Argentine Malbec wine. Perfection!

    by drdawggy, 4/4/08
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    Great Ending to Buenos Aires Visit

    We visited La Brigada on our last day in Buenos Aires. The food was the best we had during our week long visit. The service could not have been better. Jose was fantasic and made my experience great. He recommend the best steaks and wine. We had the opportunity to meet the owner and he enjoyed joking with us. I suggest anyone visit this lovely restaurant and they had the best chorizo. Wonderful

    by indytraveler99, 6/9/08
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    Just OK

    Food is over rated and expensive compared to other steakhouses. Service is mediocre at best.

    by cmaior, 7/2/08
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    one of the worst experience in buenos aires

    we have been there in April 2009. The filet was soft, but very small and you could hardly chew the beefe de chorizo.

    by Tillmann, 5/31/09
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    La Brigada Review

    I guess is time for Fodors to take La Brigada off your Fodors choices.Even though it was a great "parrilla" in the early ninetie's it has long become a tourist trap.

    by remar45, 7/18/10
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    Never waste your money or time here!!

    This nis our story of our worst meal and service on our whole trip. We usually chalk up every glitch of our trips to an expeirence or an adventure. This i call an insult to the very existance of our beings. We ordered a bottle on Pinot Noir RFeserve from the wine list. The waiter said I think you would prefer the House Shiraz. He said it was the same price. I said I would prefer the Pinot. He said this was better so rather than argue we said ok. As the waiter was popping the cork, I saw how slowley and carefully he was doing it, I noticed the airator and carafe sitting on the table than I saw the cork breaking. I should have left right there, the evening of Hell

    by Mitchell_Baratz, 9/26/12

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