Cafe Buenos Aires

Price guide: Mid-range

Calçada Escadinhas do Duque 31, Lisbon

Price guide: Mid-range

Cafe Buenos Aires

By Guyan Mitra, your Lisbon expert

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#25 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Lisbon
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.2
4.2
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Singles, Great views / scenery, Nightlife, Romance

Expert review of Cafe Buenos Aires

A charming and traditional Argentine steak house.

I always feel as if I’ve tangoed into Buenos Aires’s boho district of San Telmo when I come here. Cluttered like an Argentine bric-a-brac shop, this steakhouse positively cackles under a candle-lit buzz to the strum-and-chime rhythm of tango music.

Food and drink: 

Steak is the main order of the day but there are also delicious veggie options such as endive and pear salad and tartines.

Recommended dishes: 

I always plump for the Argentine fillet steak with a side of chimichurri (garlic and parsley sauce).

Ambience: 

There’s a really fun buzz in this ramshackle café. As the evening wears on and the Malbec flows things can get quite boisterous.

Service: 

Run by two local sisters, the service is friendly and personal.

Location: 

At the top of the Calçada Escadinhas do Duque stone staircase.

Price advice: 

Last time I ate there, two of us ran up a bill of around 70 euros, including a couple of bottles of wine.

Tables to book: 

The view over the city-centre from the wobbly seats and tables outside is lovely in the summer.

More information on Cafe Buenos Aires:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Argentinian, Steak
Address:
Calçada Escadinhas do Duque 31, Lisbon
Telephone:
021 342 0739
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 6pm–1am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Argentine

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