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About Bar Vasquez

This New World Argentine bar, lounge and restaurant will be celebrating the holy trinity of Argentine cooking: meat, fire, and seasonal ingredients. Our menu is complimented by our expansive wine list. Expect fabulous seasonal cocktails offered and at the upstairs bar, we will have a certified bourbon master to help you navigate our extensive whiskey menu.

1425 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Argentinean, Steak, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am; Sunday: Closed. Bar Hours: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am; Sunday: Closed.

Cross Street:
Caroline St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 534-7296

Website:
http://www.barvasquez.com/

Parking Details:
Valet available 6 nights a week. Metered street parking is also available. Parking garages are within a 2-block walk.

Executive Chef:
Mario Cano-Catalán

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Bar Vasquez has a variety of private dining options for business entertaining, social gatherings, family celebrations, presentations and more. Our cuisine features the holy trinity of Argentine cooking: meat, fire and seasonal ingredients.

Bar Vasquez Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (47)
Special Occasion (42)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
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Romantic (33)
Notable Wine List (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Live Music (21)
Authentic (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Fun (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Business Meals (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Tapas (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Cozy (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

So this was my birthday dinner and was looking forward to the reimagined Pazo space and all in all it was a nice evening. The food especially the Chilean Tri Tip and Grilled Octopus were amazing. The Uruguayan Steak Tartare was the best I have ever had. And the hostess very sweetly ensured we had a table with a spectacular view. The issue I had with Bar Vasquez is that at this price point is having to deal with missteps. One appetizer was over done and chef agreed and it was taken off the check and then the sides for our entrees were completely forgotten. We were given dessert on the house which was very nice. Maybe I am picky but when missteps start to happen it makes the dinner awkward

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

What a beautiful and atmospheric restaurant, and really professional staff at every level. You forget sometimes how good a restaurant really can be when you haven’t been to one of this caliber in a while. The meal was astonishingly good, every individual element prepared to perfection. We had the Camarones y Palmitos (Poached Shrimp, Hearts of Palm, Avocado, Butter Lettuce, Chive, Marie Rose Sauce) - incredibly tender shrimp on the best hearts of palm salad we’d ever had, bar none; Wood Grilled Foie Gras (Pinenut, Baby Arugula, Pear, Apricot Sauce) - rustic, rich; Almond Crusted Merluza a la Plancha (on large lightly browned rounds of Yukon Gold Potato, pea shoots, Bearnaise Sauce) - more of a golden delicious deconstructed crust crumble on top of a thick filet perfectly seared on one side, separating into huge moist delectable flakes; Wood Grilled Lamb Chops from Elysian Fields Farm, Pennsylvania (Charred Cauliflower, Roasted Tomatoes, Lemon Caper Chimichurri) - the large slices of charred cauliflower almost stole the show but the lamb chops (tomahawk style- full rib bone) were so flavorful they won the night! The desserts were equally delicious but I’ve run out of words...

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s s Day dinner was amazing. Adam and the rest of the waitstaff were outstanding!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Had a lovely date night here with the wife. A bit of a mixed experience.

The interior is charming.

Drinks - a very extensive menu with solid cocktails and wines. My wife enjoyed her Manhattan and I the Don Ernesto with its sour citrus flavors over crushed ice. I also enjoyed some tasty wines; our waitress was happy to offer her personal favorites of all the drinks.

Appetizers - The tamales are great, definitely recommended. Solid corn flavor with accompanying vegetables and a spicy but not overbearing yogurt sauce make this a fantastic appetizer. The cheese empanadas were also great, as much (if not more so) for the sauce and sliced endive with spiced onion. I was a little underwhelmed by the calamari a la plancha, whose name suggested to me a nice caramelized, slightly charred, squid. This was more of a calamares a la parrilla. Still good, but not quite what I was expecting. A hefty dose of tomato flavor overtook most of the promised orange flavor and even capers.

Main - Got the Asado mixed grill. The ribeye was cooked and sliced nicely and topped with chimichurri sauce. I happen to really enjoy morcilla, but if blood sausage isn't your thing, maybe steer clear. The other pork sausage was quite nice. As for sweetbreads... I must thank food editor Gail Simmons for describing their flavor as a chicken nugget, 'cause it's kind of accurate, especially the crispy outer edge. The inner part is thick and fatty. The corn was delicious, but feel like I wanted more.

Service - A couple of items were forgotten. The attempted team effort falls flat, resulting in a "left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing situation." Our main waitress was friendly, but often absent for long periods of time. To her credit, she often apologized and tried to make things right when it took a long time for items to come out. It was a Monday night; only about 1/5 of the tables had been filled, so I'm curious how backed up things could get on a weekend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our first visit to Bar Vasquez--a Saturday night--having already been to Charleston, Cingiale, and Petite Louis (and then we visited Johnny's the next day for lunch), the other high-end Wolf-Foreman restaurants. Bar Vasquez grabs you the minute you enter. It's a wild happening place with a great bar, a large lounge and live music. Upstairs is a more romantic dining atmosphere. The service is very good--attentive, knowledgeable and personable. The GM stopped by our table multiple times. The food is outstanding. We shared the calamari and corn appetizer. For entrees we each had the fowl two ways (grilled breast and leg confit), served with hedgehog mushrooms and Brussels sprouts. For a side we shared the classic papas fritas with Malbec aioli for dipping. These are the Argentine version of French fries and were hands down the best we'd ever had. CAUTION: this is a very large portion more suitable for sharing amongst four people. We loved it, but clearly ate too much for two people:). We also enjoyed a wonderful bottle of Malbec with the meal. Our only complaint is a common one with the Wolf-Foreman establishments: very anemic pours of spirits. We drink our whiskeys neat, so this stingy approach to the bar really jumps out. It's the only consistent complaint we have with their restaurants, which otherwise are fabulous.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great interior and vibe. Unfortunately it is overpriced for the portion size.
Restaurant is smoky from the grill.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Delicious food and excellent service. Empanadas are a must have!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were seated in the balcony with a great view of the restaurant. Our server was pleasant and engaging. The food was excellent and they have a great wine list with affordable prices. This restaurant is fairly priced and is a gem.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious food (as always).... Attentive and well-paced service (as always)... lively scene with the live music they have on the weekends...a bit pricey for everyday dining, but certainly appropriate for a special night out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was in a word outstanding, service was impeccable, and the wine selection is fantastically curated/paired with the menu. A shout out to our server Melanie for making our evening special. Can highly recommend.

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious food with great service - doesn't get any better

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic, perfectly prepared beef. Complete joy to eat!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our table, suggested by the hos

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This restaurant exceeded expectations in atmosphere, food quality and service. The live music set the perfect scene. I would like there to be live music during the week, but alas, you can only enjoy it on the very busy weekend times. Perhaps if there was the same quality musicians during the week, those days would also see increased business. It is very pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was great, had a small issue with the chicken dish for restaurant week. Overall nice experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Such an elegant place, and we were excited that the Restaurant Week menu had been extended and was available. It was so good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went for restaurant week and had a really nice time. Portions were not huge but the quality was excellent. Paired wines were also very good (they complemented the food well). Our server was kind and unpretentious- we really liked her. The talented musicians playing tango music was a nice surprise. All in all - a great experience. Not sure we can afford the menu on a regular basis though-- seems pretty pricey for Baltimore. I think they may need to modify this and have broader choices and wider price range to stay popular. But would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Superb. Gracious host and wait staff. Best beef empanadas we've ever eaten. My young son and I loved the orecchiete pasta appetizer consisting of a spicy tomato sauce with shrimp and calamari. it. We all had the NY strip steak which was beautifully marbled throughout. My glass of Bonarda, recommended after I asked for a low acid wine, was spot on. All the food I've described was delicious, but the strawberry mousse was the star. We thought this was one of the most memorable dessert we've had almost ever (no hyperbole) My boy described how he enjoyed the specks of white chocolate accented the citrusy flavor of the mousse. Recommend Saturday night for the music.
We'll be coming back very soon, ready to eat some excellent Argentinian beef.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Tried Bar Vasquez for the first time during restaurant week. The food ranged from good ( ceviche was too salty) to excellent (saffron potato soup was wonderful) and the service and ambiance were fine as well with an Argentine inspired tango band playing Saturdays. A nice Argentine Malbec was reasonably priced and delicious. We looked at the regular menu; however, and thought that from what we could tell it was overpriced for regular dining.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My daughter my granddaughter and myself went during restaurant week, and it was absolutely amazing!! It’s now on our list of favorite restaurants!! Love everything about this place!❤️

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Everything at this restaurant was fantastic from the food to the wine to the service.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This place was such a pleasant surprise! Hip, swanky atmosphere, creative menu, knowledgeable and attentive waitstaff and the food was amazing. You could almost cut my grass fed beef with a fork it was so tender. Loved the Flamenco guitarists. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My boyfriend and I tried Bar Vasquez for the first time on Friday for a little date night. The space was awesome, the staff was attentive, the food was delicious, and the live music was lovely! We will be back to dine again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Wonderful dinner menu selection, our meals were delicious and cooked to perfection with impeccable presentation. Great wine list. service was really good. Beautiful decor setting for this location.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Went during restaurant week. Course selections were wonderful. Service was amazing. The only negative comment I have is that there was a DJ playing music and while it wasn't too loud it wasn't music that I routinely enjoy -- seems like music caters more to the younger folks which is fine but would like to hear a mixture that appeals to all age groups.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 18, 2018

we came to the restaurant for a double birthday celebration. The staff was amazing with recommendations as it was our first time there. We chose the restaurant week menu but we added the empanada from the à la cart. It was a wonderful dinner and we will definitely go back.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Awesome restaurant week experience!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Loved everything about Bar Vasquez! The food, ambiance, drinks, and service were all excellent! I will definitely be going back for their happy hours.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This has to be one of the best values for Restaurant Week. The steak was amazing and the paired Chilean Carmenere was delicious. In addition, the staff were very helpful accommodating my husband and his walker

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Getting a reservation at Bar Vasquez isn't always easy, and getting one during Baltimore Restaurant week was a stroke of luck. OK, it was a Monday, but I'm so glad we grabbed it. The food was everything we had heard and could have hoped for, flavorful and chili-spicy, beautifully presented, and cooked to perfection. The bread would have been excellent by itself, but we were sold at the first taste of malbec-reduction herb butter -- pure genius! The orechietti pasta appetizer with sauteed shrinp and calamari was simple but very tasty, and the saffron potato soup with leeks and smoked chili oil was out of this world. Our main courses (one dorado, the other fried green tomatoes) were beautiful and perfectly prepared), and the raspberry mousse and dark chocolate tart were the perfect finish. But what may be even more memorable than the perfect food was the wait staff, attentive, unobtrusive, and seamlessly handing off to each other . Our hat's off to chef and management. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing restaurant-I had steak and my wife had the octopus we both loved our food. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I went here for date night. We were both very excited about the restaurant itself, very beautifully done. The food and service were amazing. The bar scene was hopping as we were leaving dinner and we both thought it would be great to come back and have a cocktail at the bar before dinner next time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Disappointed!

I wanted to try Bar Vasquez and Restaurant Week was the perfect time to do so. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed in the service and the meal. The restaurant was very busy but I expected it to be that way for a Saturday night. We were seated right away and the restaurant looks great. Great atmosphere! But, sadly this is when things started going downhill. After sitting at our table for 20 minutes (+) and not seeing a waiter/waitress... I finally waved someone down and had to ask... Who is our waiter as we wanted to order some drinks. This other waiter was kind enough to track him down and we finally ordered drinks. Waited another 20 minutes for our drinks to be served by someone other than our waiter. Almost an hour into sitting at the table our waiter appears again. Didn't give us his name ... didn't ask if this was our first time at the restaurant.... didn't mention any specials.. just pointed to the two menus we were given and said... "I guess you've seen the one menu is the Restaurant Week menu and we have our regular menu. We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. I had the steak as did my son. My husband had the chicken. Waited... and waited... an waited... no sign of our waiter asking if we wanted another drink. We were served our meal, again not by our waiter, and the plates looked so unappetizing and boring. Just a piece of steak with what looked like twice baked potato that had been made into a potato pancake with a plop of butter on it. No green, no concern about presentation. Steak was undercooked even though I had asked for medium and there were VERY rare parts in the steak! Hmm why didn't I send it back..? Well, when you don't see your waiter again until the end when he is handing you the bill... hard to do! Dessert was terrible and in fact after one bite... I left it. What a disappointment! I would think Restaurant Week is to showcase your food and restaurant to entice new people. I won't be back!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Calamari appetizer was excellent. Main courses of Octopus and Duck Breast were very tasty but duck had too much fat.

Atmosphere was wonderful, server was great as was the deserts.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I love it!!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The hangar steak with chimichurri was to die for! There was nothing not absolutely incredible that we tried! Highly recommend

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent overall from the reservations, service, food, parking!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great service and amazing food! Can’t wait to go back in the future! Highly recommend for anyone interested in a great dining experience and delicious food and drinks

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great Argentinian food the empanadas are delicious and wine is very reasonably priced and the place nice and service is great !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were there for New Years eve. Advertised live music was a live DJ. Food was excellent. Veal, duck, and tuna cerviche were delicious. Service was very good overall. Their pace was a bit faster than we wanted to go at. Staff did take plates with food on it twice without asking if we were done. Second time we reported it to sever and she got us new dish. So it worked out. Definitely will go back and recommend to my foodie friends.

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