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Buenos Aires Restaurants

Astrid & Gaston

  • Lafinur 3222 Map It
  • Palermo
  • Peruvian

Updated 07/10/2014

Fodor's Review

Its opening in early 2009 was marked by much hype by BA foodies, who had longed for famed Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio's cuisine in their city. As a whole, the food and atmosphere inside the beautifully recycled Palermo home is spirited, but in many cases style trumps service. The waitstaff look great in black suits and ties, but they don't offer consistent service, and non-Spanish speakers may have a hard time communicating with them. That said, the food is delicious and

imaginative: marinated boneless pork with sweet potatoes and red onions; white salmon with peas and scallop risotto; arroz con mariscos (rice and shellfish), and aji de gallina (chili chicken) are all top choices. Most of the food lacks the spice normally found in many Peruvian dishes, a regrettable trend that most ethnic restaurants in BA adhere to in order to cater to Porteños' weak palates.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

Lafinur 3222, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 1425, Argentina

Map It

Phone:

11-4802–2991

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 07/10/2014

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