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About Cafe Argentino

Welcome to Cafe Argentino, a restaurant which faithfully recreates the ambience and typical cuisine of Buenos Aires Argentina. Our menus are true to the spirit of our country and are characterized by an assorted selection of delicious meats and wines. We invite you to come in and experience our excellent service and great food.

499 Grand Street
New York, NY 11211
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Argentinean

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: 12:00pm - 1:00am, Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00am, Sunday: 11:30am - 11:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 782-9477

Website:
http://www.cafeargentinony.com/

Additional:
Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine

Cafe Argentino Ratings and Reviews

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3
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1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (3)
Live Music (2)
Bar Seating (2)
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Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Cozy (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great good good staff

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great food and music. Great for meat eaters. Owner is usually there and great guy. Usually loud. Fun too.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Live Music
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food5
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service4
value3

 
·Dined on August 11, 2017

I loved it and it was the perfect place to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. I will definitely comeback to Cafe Argentino!!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Cozy
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food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The staff was very warm and welcoming, our server Oscar was excellent. The food was phenomenal! Check out the champagne sangria!!

I'll be back soon!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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food5
ambience4
service5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Nice place to enjoy good music and real Argentine food, live music on Sunday afternoon, so if you want a quiet dinner go on Saturday, the service is excellent!

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food5
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service5
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

My niece's college graduation. Family in from Chicago and PA. Pefect setting for a perfect celebration. Oscar, our server was amazing and the food was spot on. Thank you all so much for our fun family gathering.

Tags: Good for Groups
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We warmly greeted at the door and assured the table would be ready soon for a Mother's Day dinner for 12 people. The service was great all around and the food was very good. Even my family who is very resistant to trying new restaurants loved the food and wants to go back.

My only complaint is that the food took about an hour to come out and it wasn't all that busy at the time. The restaurant might just have a small kitchen. They totally redeemed themselves for the lateness with the great tasting food and round of beers and wine on the house at the end of the meal.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Casual, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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food4
ambience3
service3
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The staff was very attentive and the food was very delicious. The menu had a little of everything for everyone in our group...and their sangria was AMAZING! Was so nice that I went back the next day for brunch with my husband. Definitely recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Friendly and convenient place for good steak at a reasonable price. Setting was nice and with friendly staff. It was a great place to unwind after a busy week. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the place is well appointed.

Tags: Casual
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food4
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service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Great food, great service! The meat platter was over the top! Salads and other dishes we're phenomenal!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great service and great food. We wanted a restaurant for 8 people that offered a variety. The options are plentiful. ..meat, seafood, pasta, and salad. Something for everyone.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The restaurant looks very simple but the food was outstanding. I had the Filet Mignon and it was one of the best I've ever had. The Chorizio appetizer was also excellent and the wine, recommended by our waiter, was very good. He was also extremely accommodating for my gluten and dairy allergy and I had a wonderful meal! We are definitely going back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly
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food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

My daughter and I chose this for a late (10pm) dinner before going to a local bar. The food was awesome, authentic Argentinian fare. A very nice ribeye steak for me, chicken with a light gravy and mushrooms for my daughter, and I also had morcilla (blood sausage). The service was wonderful, attentive, friendly, well paced. The person who took our order answered our questions knowledgably before we ordered, and showed a real passion and pride for the food. There was a family from the neighborhood seated next to us, and the atmosphere was casual and homey. It's a smallish place, with a nice little bar in a very pleasant neighborhood in Williamsburg. As I mentioned, we went initially because of its proximity to another bar, but we would go back again just to enjoy it on its own merits; a true "find".

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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food4
ambience5
service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2017

I am from Buenos Aires, and I can say that this restaurant has very good, authentic, reasonably priced Argentinian food and wine. Their $25 prix fixe dinner is a great value. I've been there before, and definitely going back. They have a milonga once a week.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Great place! Meat is excellent so as the Wine! My favorite place !

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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Cafe Argentino was a great place for a casual get together for a group dinner.

Tags: Live Sports, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Order two steaks mid rare. One was well done and one was raw. We left.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2016

What makes this place stand out is the food, particularly compared to the price. It is one of the tastiest restaurants I have been to in the area, no doubt, and the steaks will keep me coming back.

In regards to what I thought could be improved: add more wines to the menu! The wine I had was indeed delicious, but it was one of about 4 options total they had by the bottle. Add a slightly more high end option for those picky drinkers to go with your amazing and underrated steaks and you won't regret it.

Service was above average - only wish was a little more attentiveness to when the wine glasses were empty, but only because I couldn't be spared the time from stuffing my face with delicious steak to fill my glass on my own!

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food5
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service4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Café Argentino has all the hallmarks of a small family run restaurant. it's friendly, but very casual, and maybe a little ramshackle, but the food is solid with good portions. There's nothing fancy or gourmet, but a nice place to hang.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service4
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Food was great wait time was horrible book a 5:30 didn't get seated till 6:00 other then that it was a great experience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2016

staff is fantastic and very friendly, great recommendations! had the chorizo sandwich and the beef sandwich, both were good, although the beef was a little bit tough. i really enjoyed the fries with garlic. very relaxed atmosphere, never rushed. great place to stop by with friends to hang out and chat

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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service5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2015

My wife and I used to dine at (or order delivery from) Cafe Argentino all the time when we lived in the neighborhood years ago. We were with a group recently that was unable to get a seat at a very popular (but no reservation) spot a few blocks up on Metropolitan. Glad we came here. It had been years but the sweetbreads, entrana, mixed grill, fried cheese and other items were just as we remembered. And the friendly staff even remembered us these years later. Plus, the wine is all served at very affordable prices. Such a great spot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2015

Great ambiance. The food was good but not the same as buenos aires... Still a great experience !

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2015

Everything was very good (empanadas, chorizo and provoleta for starters, we shared skirt steak and ribeye amongst 4 of us). The steaks were good, perfectly prepared but the provoleta and the sauteed spinach were exceptional. great place with a friendly, attentive staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2015

The place was a great find. Food and service was great.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2015

The food and service at Cafe Argentino was absolutely spot on. Very relaxed and chilled manner. Would definitely eat here again if ever in New York/Brooklyn.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2015

The empanadas were great the (ñoquis) in the other hand wasn't that good taste like nothing expect the pesto was ok and the steak my friend said was great I can't tell you that since I'm vegetarian the service was kind of slow we have to be looking for them all the time they took long time to take a other and it wasn't a busy night it was a nice place to try

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2015

Steak was great, some of the italian food was a bit mediocre.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2015

Brought my mother here for her birthday we had a great time food was good the wine was good definitely good spot would would come back again

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2014

Good experience in a nice, neighborhood cafe. The service was good and very comfortable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2013

What a pleasant surprise this place was. The food was great and our waiter, Juan was fabulous. He made sure that my gluten-free friend did not have any dishes with gluten or flour. The fish was wonderful and my steak was great. We will definitely return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2013

Thye did not have our reservation from open table. By luck we got a table. Otherwise good local place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 30, 2013

This place was pretty good, definitely worth a stop in; the sweetbreads were excellent and the wine delightful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2012

We were hoping this to be a good place for having steak. Unfortunately, half of our meat platter was inedible. The steak and ribs were both tough and overdone. Empanadas were ok, but not great. The chimmichurri was watery and bland, no spicy sauce like you usually get at an Argentinian restaurant. Service overall was friendly, but spotty. Bottle of white wine came without ice bucket, no refills from the waiter. We had to ask for everything like salt, napkins etc. We will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2012

food was delicious service was great but would not recommend for little children

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2012

Cafe Argentino was a great find. The people that work there are the best at their jobs. Very attentive. I dealt with Christian (I believe that's his name)and he really knows how to make u feel like family. The place reminds me of Cheers. I had chicken with a mushroom sauce that was delicious. I skipped the usual meat entree to try something different and was very pleased. My husband is from Argentina so if we say we would go back to Cafe Argentino that means something.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2012

The food here is too bland to be Latin food. The service is not the best as well. We wont be back.

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