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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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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Good for a Date (43)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
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Fit for Foodies (36)
Romantic (31)
Notable Wine List (29)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Good for Groups (25)
Authentic (24)
Tapas (22)
Live Music (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Business Meals (19)
Hot Spot (17)
Fun (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Cozy (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Healthy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Savannah)·Dined 3 days ago

Bar Vasquez has good food, but not GREAT food. If that is really important, if you are looking for great steak or seafood, look somewhere else (just being honest). HOWEVER, if you are looking for great ambiance and service, Bar Vasquez is second to none. It's an amazing restaurant with great live music. It's a great place for any date night or special occasion.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service, beautiful space and great atmosphere. Had live guitar players. The food was very good. The menu was pretty meat-heavy but they were very accommodating in making vegan options for me, which I greatly appreciated. I highly recommend this place for a date or special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Tapas
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

While expensive, this was great for our special occasion (late Thanksgiving Dinner with our oldest son). Bread basket was very nice. I had their cheese Empanada; great flavor and flaky tender crust. My husband and our son had filet mignon, which were very good. I had the New York Strip Steak, which for medical reasons, I had to have medium-well plus to well done. Flavor was good; however, there was a lot of grizzle in my steak. You can have your choice of several sauces for your meat entree; I had their homemade steak sauce, which I liked. My husband had the lime chimichurri and son had the Merlot butter sauce. For sides, we had the wild mushrooms (chanterelles) over homemade polenta and wilted spinach. The spinach was tasty and a very generous serving; mushrooms and polenta were very tasty, but a very small serving, especially for price. We had their sundae with roasted pistachio ice cream and a very fudgey chocolate with candied nuts and a dark chocolate syrup (several toppings available). Great dessert. Service was good and staff members were very accommodating to me, (in a wheelchair)(note building has a ramp and elevator). We would return often except for the pricing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great live music!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food and cozy atmosphere!! Elegant surroundings!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Could have used some seasoning in the food. A little salt and pepper would go a long way.

Tags: Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants especially for special occasions

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is a very special place, indeed. The food is excellent, service is impeccable. The sommelier was also our server, and he made it a spectacular evening — including a perfect wine selection! My duck breast was luscious; others at the table were equally happy with their choices.

It is quite expensive, but if you’re up for that, go for it!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I'm just sorry we waited so long to Bar Vasquez. Everything--from the service to the food to the ambiance--was practically perfect. Ask for Kiaya, who took great care of us.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

High quality cuts of meat with lots of flavor. Very well made drinks from the bar. Overall amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It took 30 min to get seated for an 8pm reservation. They had a nice lounge that you could wait and get drinks at by the bar. We were really hungry so it was a little disappointing but they had live music that was great. Our table was designed for 5 (we were 6) so it was a little cozy but not the end of the world. Food was excellent. Highly recommend the Cheese Croquets and the Mixed Grill. Food got cold pretty quickly which was disappointing as well. Server was nice and knowledgeable but I think there was quite a bit miscommunication between him and some of the other staff in bringing out the food and drinks (dessert was finished before coffee came out, then came out cold and then took forever to get new hot coffee). Manager was very nice, apologized, took the coffees off the check. Despite all the little inconveniences, I will definitely go back. Music, atmosphere, and food were all great!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I’m really glad to have gone to this restaurant. i enjoyed the ambiance just as much as i enjoyed the meal and my company. There was a wonderful band playing on Saturday night and it really made me feel like like we were in another country. The only complaint i had was that the food was very slow coming out but the server gave us a free dessert to make up for it. i enjoyed this restaurant a lot and would definitely return

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Unmatched service, great food. Our server was one of the most knowledgeable I have ever encountered. All the staff, from the servers to the young lady that filled our water glasses were professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. What a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This decor and building are truly breathtaking. The food was no comparison. Extremely overpriced, miniscule portions. Argentines are minimalists on seasoning but the quality makes up for it. The fact that I just returned from Buenos Aires 3 weeks prior and was very well fed probably left me with higher than average expectations. They did get the chimichurri right but I won't be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great time there. Overall food was great. The only tricky thing is the bathroom access but since it's near the harbor, it seems standard to only have single uni-sex stalls.

Loved the live guitar music and the overall decor. It hit the balance between fancy without overbearing.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Being a first generation Argentine, and having the fortune too live in Buneos Aires brings back wonderful, memories with great food defiantly will come back and experience wonderful dishes.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Formerly Pazo, Bar Vasquez follows the tradition of excellence established under its previous name. Vasquez upholds the high standards of Argentinean fare with a healthy selection of meat dishes and fresh seafood.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and service was great. Just one issue, asked for my steak to be medium well, and it came out still bleeding. Issue was resolved quickly!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

They had a duet playing guitars which was nice background music but didn't interfere with conversations. Food was good and so was the service.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Bar Vazquez for our anniversary. The atmosphere was great. A beautiful space with flamenco guitarists on Friday nights after 7 PM. The wine was affordable, the bottle prices ranged from $22 a bottle to about $50 a bottle which was very reasonable. The food was amazing! We each got a small cut of meat and split the grilled octopus. We also ordered the papas fritas as a side. Fair warning, the papas fritas come with A LOT of food. you could have easily split it between 4 or 5 people.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent service. Staff was polite, lively and accommodating. Food was great! the Guava Margarita was also great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Staff made us feel so welcome. Great dining experience, other than our table being too close to the band. Music was well done, but it was difficult to hear our dining companions. Would suggest requesting a table on the upper level if you want a quieter spot for dinner. The food is outstanding, as well as the wine and cocktails. Just a terrific spot!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Tapas
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fabulous filet. Outstanding service!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

very expensive for good but not great food. ambience very nice.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Ambiance is beautiful but went down hill from there. Got a drink at the bar. More limited selection of beer and non whiskey than I would have expected. At table had a question and when asked the "wandering" waitress she said the steak with the Asado Mixed Grill was from Uraguay where when the regular waiter returned he said was United States. We were allow to substitute the Uruguay Ojo De Bife Rib but that turned out to be a major mistake. I would say it was the worst trimmed steak I ever had. Connective tissue and fat all over the place. Also although the menu says you get a choice of chimmichurri we were not allowed any choice. When we asked for the leftovers to be boxed we wanted all the extra fat and gristle for the dogs and they did not include it. Overall extremely disappointing especially for the price.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a delicious experience all around, thanks to GM Charisse Nichols who treated us like rocks stars. Exceptional service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Service was superb, food was very good but not outstanding (especially for the price).

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent ! Great atmosphere ! Fun was had by all !

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Breads, appetizers and wine were all amazing, but the rib eye I ordered left a little to be desired. I usually buy high-quality dry-aged rib eye at home and rarely get steaks in restaurants because they're usually not better; I thought because this was a steak place and they source high-quality meats that I'd get a great steak.

My wife's main course of chicken wasn't the best either. Overall, great vibe and great restaurant, just a bit left to be desired on the main courses.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Bar Vasquez was really great. It was a quiet Tuesday, so it may be different when they are very busy, but I felt like we got so much attention. We felt well taken care of and they bought us dessert for our wedding anniversary which was so nice and unexpected. The menu is full of great food and the chimichurri salsas are really great. The only thing I would mention is that it is very pricey. So be prepared to spend over $100-$150 for two people for dinner easily. Otherwise, it was fantastic and I would definitely go there again.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We really enjoyed the setting/ambiance of the restaurant as well as the selection of food and wine. We were pleasantly surprised to enjoy live music during our meal. Overall we loved it. We had salmon and steak and both were perfect. The appetizers were also delicious! Would definitely recommend and hope to go back when we're in town again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and wonderful ambiance. Love the decor and the wine was excellent.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with a great, authentic Argentinian menu. The staff was very knowledgeable about the food and beverage options. Went on a Friday night and there was a live band playing Argentinian music. If going for a special occasion for two or on a date, would highly recommend requesting a table upstairs along the railing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I used to love Pazo (same owners and location), but it was dark and noisy. Bar Vasquez is brighter and the food is even better

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This is the best Argentinean steak house I've ever been to. The sauces were fabulous! The waitress was hilarious!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food, service and ambiance was simply outstanding, Our waiter was Paul the GM and his service was flawless.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was amazing- we had dietary restrictions and Paul G was so knowledgeable about all the ingredients in every dish! Great food and atmosphere- highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent service very good food! However the service was 5 star+!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food, service and awesome atmosphere! You feel like you are in Argentina as soon as you step into the place!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Live Music, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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