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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (50)
Special Occasion (49)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
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Fit for Foodies (37)
Romantic (33)
Notable Wine List (31)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Live Music (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Authentic (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Tapas (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Bar Seating (15)
Fun (15)
Business Meals (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Cozy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
People Watching (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Healthy (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

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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·Dined on January 14, 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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 (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 7, 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 6, 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 January 1, 2018

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for prefix dinner event for NYE. Food was good and staff excellent. DJ for the event was mediocre and tad disappointing and didn’t even do a count down for midnight. None of us really cared for desert options with dinner but 1st and 2nd course were good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My boyfriend and I had a reservation for New Year's Eve at 8:30pm. We booked something fairly early because we wanted to be back in our Harbor view hotel room for midnight. We got to the restaurant about 15 minutes early so headed to the bar for a drink. The whole environment at Bar Vasquez was stunning and eloquently decorated for the holiday. The space is beautifully laid out with a bar section, an open middle section with comfy chairs and couches and then a back section with tables. And there is also an upstairs section where you can look out over the first floor. If you prefer a lower noise level, there are tables around the outside of the upstairs too. The wait staff was attentive without being pushy. We wanted to linger for a few hours (we left around 11:15pm) and that was no problem. The food was excellent. Even though this is an Argentine place probably serving awesome beef, we got duck and tuna for our entrees, both of which were incredibly prepared and simply melted in our mouths. I highly recommend Bar Vasquez for a great night out in Baltimore!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The entire evening was spot on, from the perfect manhattans to start, great steaks and fantastic service and a nice wine list.

A fun place to have a meal and listen to the band playing a variety of music.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Second time dining here...very disappointed. We arrived on a very cold evening. We were greeted at the door, but no one offered to check our coats. We had to do that ourselves. While hanging the coats they took two from our party upstairs without waiting to escort all of us. What was the rush? After being seated and drinks ordered, we had to ask for bread three times. Why three? It wasn't busy. Time to order starters. What? They ran out of calamari at 7:30? A restaurant that claims they are high end runs out of squid? Time for entrees. A shrimp salad was ordered, but what came out was not. Another 10 minutes to get her order correct. Our final comment is that our initial waiter really didn't service our table. He was too busy socializing with two other tables of two leaving the service of our table of five to whoever we could wave down to help. We had four servers throughout the night. So...there are plenty of choices in Harbor East. We will be exercising our options and will choose another establishment next time.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Dinner was fantastic. Perfectly cooked and seasoned.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Delicious meal. Every dish and course was presented beautifully. The food was excellent with very large selection of entrees. The vegetables were outstanding. The server was attentive and professional. The whole experience was a delight. We will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Steaks were delicious, but menu should include more fish selections and non-meat selections. The salad with shrimp was mediocre and disappointing

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Only okay. I expected so much more. Food was uninspiring and rather bland. Way overpriced for the quality of food and service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was ok...I would not spend that much money for the food. The ambiance was great.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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 (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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