Pampas Argentine Gastropub

4.2
126 Reviews
$30 and under
Argentinean
Experience a taste of the Argentine countryside, right here in the heart of Cincinnati, with carefully sourced meats and goods, with traditional Argentine flavors and methods of preparation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 126 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.5
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HeatherM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambience. Highly recommended.

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SusanM
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

So so experience. Very cute inside. Food was uneven: great salad and short rib, undercooked steak. Appetizer was just ok. Overall expensive for what it is!

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Slow
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chops melted in my mouth. Loved the Red Chimichurri sauce. Had the hard boiled eggs and and Caesar salad which were very good. Got the grilled vegetables and potatoes salad as sides. My friend had the beef short ribs which were quite the presentation!
My husband got the steak. All delicious!

I would recommend and will go back!

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vipPaulo123
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful time dining at Pampas last night with our friends. Kelsey was our server and while she was brand new she took good care of us. Granted we made it tough by splitting up couples and changing seats once but she coped very well. Bruschetta and melted cheese with chorizo appetizers were great, drinks cold and delicious, short ribs, burgers, salads and truffle fries all all yummy. All in all a great evening

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Eric
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibes. We had 4 cocktails. I recommend the sangria. We also shared the charcuterie, the grilled wedge salad and the lamb. The lamb in particular was delicious. Their chimichurri is smoked and delicious. I recommend trying out Pampas Argentine Gastro pub.

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vipSherrieD
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beautiful interior.

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JenF
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

After waiting an hour and twenty minutes for our food (it was not busy) ordered medium well and served rare - wondering what took so long, it wasn't cooking. 1 out of 4 meals was good 1 inedible and 1 barely edible. Also, with only a few entrees on the menu it was surprising they were out of some dishes. Would not go back.

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vipJJss
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great simple food. Friendly service

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CoryJ
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails we’re off the chart. Exceeded expectations. Server, even though first day on the job, it was great personable and learning the trade. Sat on lower level bar side and noise was a little bit aboveLow. Upstairs was much quieter. Definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful! She made great meal suggestions, and really contributed to our whole experience. The atmosphere was really neat & relaxing! We also felt the prices were very reasonable, and we actually split 1, 14 oz lamb entree. We also really enjoyed the charcuterie/wine pairing, as well as the corn side!

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vipRobertS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant for my wife and me. We had theProveleta Fundido for an appetizer. It was delicious. We both had the filet mignon which was tender and cooked just right. I had the wine that was recommended by the server and again, good choice. My wife is not a drinker but she decided to try the Blueberry Lemonade. She ended up having a second one. We had the cheesecake for dessert, which was not the typical cheesecake, and excellent. Overall we had a very good experience, with great food and service. Would highly recommend Pampas and we will certainly return.

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vipElizabeth
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

would love to have argentinian music instead of pop

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Eburto
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Entres are very expensive for what you get, however, snacks while drinking are reasonable.

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vipKevin5171
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad that there is such a nice restaurant within walking distance from my house. We had a great meal and wonderful service. Brittany our server was fantastic. The mussels and baked provolone were great appetizers and the flank steak was very tasty.

This was my second visit and I will be back for many more.

Cheers

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vipJNF1
Cincinnati
79 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and will defiantly go back. Very quaint atmosphere and great attention from the servers plus the food was delicious.

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vipLDP1
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this restaurant!! The food and ambience are so creative!!! A unique dining experience. We loved our skirt steak with chimichurri sauce , delicious chicken with pumpkin , broccoli rabbe and potatoes. The bread spreads and salads were great too. Our service by Max was perfect! Loved the wine selections and cocktails. We will be back and plan on bringing friends!! Such a great evening. Parking was easy too

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vipMrjackson77
Cincinnati
60 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food! Incredible flavors, everything was delicious. Sweet server but may need a busier. Our dirty plates with mussel shells that we had as an appetizer, were never picked up all dinner, even after the check, and we had to ask to have our dinner plates removed. Could be lack of staff which I know is a problem for every business right now. Will definitely come back though. Loved the menu!

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vipCarolineI
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

In our party of 5, the El Bife was the winner for the entree. We also tried the short rib special this past Saturday as well as the pollo (chicken). The appetizers were all great, we did one of each. The provolone was a hit with the group, the poutine all delicious. Upon getting our appetizers we did have to wait for a server to remind them we needed plates especially since our appetizers weren’t easily picked up since they all had gooey cheese. Once our plates arrived we did enjoy our appetizers. The mussels had a nice sauce. We typically dine more often in OTR or downtown. In comparison, the service could have been a little tighter and a touch more attentive. We missed our coffees entirely with our poached pear dessert. The previous restaurant at this location while they too had some good eats also had consistency issues with service. As a major upside, their cocktails are absolutely delicious as our party ordered a couple rounds of the mule.

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LianiD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place. The decoration was great and the service fantastic. We will be back for sure.

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NormanF
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, drink, and service are all fine here, and they've done a good job in terms of the ambiance of this space, which has in recent years has housed two other very good restaurants. I wish they had a somewhat bigger menu, at least in regard to main courses. There was hanger steak, chicken, and salmon, plus short ribs as an special. A couple more alternatives would have been welcome.

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vipJustinK
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We went for Mother’s Day and they were able to accommodate all of us. Our server was informative and attentive. The food, however, was overvalued for the taste and style. We ordered several appetizers (they ran out of mussels) which were just okay. The wagyu burger was good, the salads were mediocre, and the El Pollo entree was very under-seasoned. We also ordered a charcuterie board and were very disappointed by the quality put together.

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vipccurran
Cincinnati
360 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was our first time and we were most impressed with how the space has been redecorated. We thought the food and wine were very good.

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Mark
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great dining experience that we'll do again!
1. Unique atmosphere that was both comfortable & private.

2. Great food, great flavor & great presentation (plating).

3. Professional, polite service (well done Natalie).

4. Main course selection consisted of four options. (No paralysis by analysis!)

Overall Pampas was a great experience for us & we look forward to returning (next time with friends.)

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madalyn
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Had high expectations for the food but meals were cold, sandwich bread was like a brick, drinks took forever to come out, several menu items weren’t available, meals were delivered incomplete (sauce missing, sausage, egg, bread and more). I don’t usually leave poor reviews but was looking for more with the pricing for menu we expected more. Plates were smaller as well and some Bloody Mary drinks were half the size of others but same price and came without toppings. Hope this feedback helps the restaurant improve for their future in the industry, would love to see them do well.

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LaylaG
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch. It was lovely

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vipCheriR
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

My daughter took me there for mother's day. we wanted to try a new place. we ordered their Skillet de Desayuno- which is described as potatoes o'brien, topped with chorizo gravy two eggs served with a multigrain baguette. what we received was small round gold potatoes that were in various stages of doneness. I order over easy eggs and got over hard. We didn't receive the bread until we asked for it. We weren't asked what we wanted to drink so we chased down the waitress to order an iced tea that was so dark it looked like coke. When we commented she said she didn't make it. Chased her down for a refill and it was normal. The food was very disappointing as was the service.

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carach
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Expensive for the food and a really inexperienced server. Cocktails were good. I love the decor. Cozy.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went tonight to celebrate a friend graduating from her masters program and had a great time! Thanks for having us-the drinks were great!

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MaryW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and food was very good but menu was very limited. Could use a few more options in each category.

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TimM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great place to share a meal with that special person in your life. Great atmosphere. Limited menu, but great food with an unusual flair.

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SharonK
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine, food with friends....outstanding service....we’ll be back!

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jajk
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It all started with making the reservation. I put that we were celebrating a 30th bday and that I'd like them to do something special. That was a waste as the 2 different servers we had never really welcomed or greeted us, let alone acknowledge the birthday boy.
Our first waiter, the bartender, suggested some bottled wine and we chose one. He came back and said they were out of stock....he suggested a better bottle and said the price would be the same so we ordered it and were upcharged..... When pouring my wine, he spilled some in my water glass, removed my water glass and never replaced it. I had to go to the bar to get water. We had a lot of apps and they were good, at best. The overpriced entres...wagu burgers, steak with frites, steak tacos were all tasteless, overcooked or undercooked. Presentation on plates was nothing and cost was too high.
I was hoping for a complimentary bday dessert to acknowledge the bday and got nothing.
horrible experience in every way

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The worst dining experience I’ve had in the past 5 years. STAY AWAY!

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JasonL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I really wanted to like this place but our food was so bland. My salmon and couscous was very boring, and my wife's chicken dish wasn't very good. The cocktails were good, though. and the staff was very friendly.

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vipKathyW
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were eight of us. Everyone liked their food. Our server was very attentive. It was a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Drinks were great, food was under seasoned, service was so-so

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service is really slow .... also there is elevator to get 2nd floor since one of my older members had real hard time climbing stairs.

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vipMarkS
Cincinnati
75 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time here, 3 for dinner, went for Restaurant week. Great eclectic decor. Friendly staff. Good service except for our initial order from the bar, took a long time to get cocktails, subsequent drink orders came quickly, they may have been short handed. Over all we enjoyed it and expect to return.

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vipCarlS
Cincinnati
77 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was restaurant week so staff was slammed. Overall it was good.

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DavidB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried Pampas for the first time during Cincy Restaurant Week. Great atmosphere and food! We will definitely be back.

FAQs

Pampas Argentine Gastropub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 321-0863.

Pampas Argentine Gastropub is rated 4.2 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.