Smack in the middle of the touristy Village Recoleta strip, Buller is the city's first microbrewery. Turning out an impressive seven different styles (don't miss the Oktoberfest or the Porter), the friendly place also offers a sampler of the whole range that's worth a try. Great sandwiches and one of the better burgers in the neighborhood are more reasons to drop in. The service can seem a bit slow, at least until you get your first beer in hand, but it's worth the wait.
R. M. Ortíz 1827, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 1113, Argentina
May 8, 2009
I stopped by this place today and really enjoyed the larger and Indian Pale ale, but if you sit outside be warned: you will have to literally share your table with pigeons! Really disgusting and annoying.
Mar 28, 2008
I've given Buller at least 4 decent chances. And each time I could not simply believe how this place is managed. It's horrible. I'm convinced that the only reason it still attracts a crowd is because they are all tourists, visiting Buller for the first time. Lucky Buller...they can treat their customers like crap and still book a ton of business because word of mouth about how crappy their service is doesn't seem to get around. So this
feedback is my due diligence and my contribution to my fellow Buenos Aires tourists. First of all, you're right, I'm probably foolish for trying a bad place 4 times. The thing is, Buller has a great atmosphere. It's located in the heart of the Recoleta dining district, and it's outdoor and indoor set up is pretty darn cool. And their menu is pretty darn good too, because it's the only place I've been in Buenos Aires where I can get chicken wings. That said, Buller could very well be my favorite place to go to chill out with some good eats if it weren't for the people working there. Unfortunately, they completely ruin the experience -- and I will not make the same mistake a fifth time to visit them unless they get some friendly, intelligent people running that place. Here are two brief examples: 1) My sister-in-law's chicken sandwich was disgusting. It must have been 2 weeks old. We looked for our waiter, but apparently his shift had ended immediately after serving us and he just left without saying anything. So we found the "manager." This dirt bag looked at the chicken, noticed my sister-in-law had a bite taken out of it, and said in Castellano: "I don't see anything wrong with it. It's fine." And he refused to give us a replacement and he didn't comp the sandwich! 2) My boss and I went to lunch at Buller. He paid the bill and ran upstairs to the rest room. When he came down, our waiter snapped at my boss, telling him that he can't leave a tip on his credit card (even though the receipt allowed for a tip). I can see if he asked nicely, but this waiter's approach was completely inappropriate. So long story short, Buller looks cool but until they get new people working there that understand the meaning of Customer Service I'm boycotting that place. -Greg Patrick Buenos Aires Tourist Tips