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Buenos Aires Restaurants

Tomo I

  • Carlos Pellegrini 521 Map It
  • Argentine

Updated 07/10/2014

Fodor's Review

Despite being one of the more sophisticated dining rooms in the city, being a hotel restaurant means that Tomo I will have a mix of couples dressed to the nines and groups of backpackers in T-shirts. Don't let that put you off, as the fare at this bastion of modern French-Argentine cooking is some of the best in the city. The room was renovated a couple of years ago, and now features a full wall of windows looking out over the city's widest avenue. The food tends toward

the lighter side, even when considering meat dishes, and truly shines with its updated versions of classic French dishes.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

Hotel Panamericano, Carlos Pellegrini 521, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 1009, Argentina

Map It

Phone:

11-4326–6695

Website: www.tomo1.com.ar

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun. No lunch Sat.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 07/10/2014

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Dec 28, 2008

What a farewell to Argentina

On the recommendation of a fellow traveller we visited Tomo I. Although the weather was poor the restaurant was superb.

By Marilyn

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Jun 8, 2006

And the Winner is.... .

What others saw as a bland dining room, I saw as understated elegance-simplicity of style. There is an outside door from the street. A hostess swishes you directly up to the restaurant in an elevator. You don't need to go into the hotel at all. We took the menu, a prix fixe meal with a choice of 3 entrees, 3 main courses and 3 desserts, followed by petits fours and coffee (Havana espresso) The menu included a half bottle of wine each. Several

amuse-bouches do arrive together (as noted elsewhere) but I think this is a sort of tapas custom and we certainly weren't rushed to finish them. We both started with eggplant and pimento confit in olive oil with cream cheese and salad greens. The cream cheese was wrapped in the eggplants and pimentos - an unusual and spectacular starter beautifully executed. I had marinated pork loin with corn cream and sweet potato as my main course, my husband had rabbit au chardonnay with little onions, champignons and rice. (this is quoted exactly from the menu.) Mine was excellent but my husbands was absolutely outstanding - the chardonnay sauce in particular was memorable. We both had a speciality of the house for dessert, "sphere of choclate mousse" and it was formidable. The wine - a chardonnay to start and a cabernet with the main course was poured very generously. I estimate we drank more than a half bottle of both. The service was unobstrusive and attentive, truly impeccable. And how much did all this cost? How about $58 total for both of us! This is slightly less than we paid the next day at Las Lilas for one course. This was a quite different style from Las Lilas however. This is refined cuisine, elegant and understated like the surroundings, but also unusual and creative. Only after you are half way through the course do you really appreciate just how good it is. Certainly the best meal I've ever eaten in South America.

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By Sammie

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Mar 22, 2005

Four Star elegance

This is a hotel restaurant to be sure (and you can tell from the prices and fluent English of the staff). At lunch, try the fixed price menu for good value. The food is beautifully plated and prepared. Loved the pasta and the quail dish! Great desserts and lots of little "somethings" from the chef!

By Frank

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Feb 24, 2004

Nice food, shame about the space

It's difficult to integrate an intimate restaurant into a large, corporate hotel - and Crowne Plaza don;t pull it off. Tomo I is difficult to find (Mezzanine, unsignposted) and the vast, ultra-bland lobby leads to a roomy, bland restaurant that affords little privacy and is over lit. But the staff are charming and attentive and the food - though a little oversauced at times - is imaginative, well presented and delicate

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May 31, 2003

If you're looking for AVERAGE, come here

Buenos Aires is one of the greatest cities to eat out in. If you're willing to sacrifice the opportunity to go somewhere truly excellent and want to settle for average and easy, come to Tomo Uno. Tomo Uno is nice enough and the food is okay but it has all the charm of a corporate convention. Big round tables. Too much light. It scores high on value but so does everything else in B.A. You can do better than this place.

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