La Vineria de Gualterio Bolívar

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La Vineria de Gualterio Bolívar review 4 Users say 3/5 Rate it

You could be unlucky and walk right past this place over and over and never register it as anything other than another low-key discreet eaterie. But don't be misled: head chef and owner Alejandro Digilio earned his strips at the Michelin-starred Catalan restaurant El Bulli, vanguard of the molecular gastronomy movement. Hypermodern touches like foams, poweders and airs dot the menu, as do Lewis Carroll-esque dishes like nitrogen-sealed scallops with butternut squash, mango, lamb's tongue, 'sea-stock', and seaweed salad.

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La Vineria de Gualterio Bolívar details

Bolívar 865,
entre Independencia y Estados Unidos

Area San Telmo

Transport Subte C, Independencia

Telephone 011 4361 4709

Open 1-4pm, 9pm-midnight Tue-Sun

Set menu 16 courses $$$

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Comments & ratings 3/5 (Average of 4 ratings)

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By Ben Drury - Sep 1 2012

Travelling alone in Buenos Aires, I had time to think about where I wanted to eat and drink without compromise. I had done a few searches for great places to eat, and I have not found a better place than this. Speaking little Spanish, the waiter took full control of the taster menu and recommended appropriate wines for each succession of dishes. Handling several other tables in tandem, in Spanish, I was impressed on the level of hospitality and the time given to me.

The array of dishes were executed well and in a timely fashion, giving me time to enjoy the growing atmosphere as tables arrived.

Stand outs were the Bay Leaf smoke and veal, Squid and Paprika mayonnaise, the most fitting Chocolate dessert I think I've ever tasted and Red Halibut with Pak Choi.

From a London Diner's perspective, it's ludicrously cheap, with wine included for $150 alongside 16 courses.

Will be returning before my two weeks are up.

By Ana Teresa londres - Sep 5 2011

I went diner at this restaurant by some friend' s indication and I was completly disappointed. The wasn't good, also the wines and the service. I don ' t recommend.

By albert - Nov 27 2010

Had dinner (Wednesday 24 November 2010) for fifth time in two years in this place. My first two experiences where great, the third good and the last two disappointing.

I think the biggest problem is that chef Alejandro Digilio got a bit spoilt with all the attention he got with his restaurant. Forelast visit he was very busy entertaining his boyfriend at a table instead of being in the kitchen. Last visit although i was told he was going to be there he finally didn't show up.

Kitchen was sloppy (too many noises of falling kitchen material and a lots of laughing). I don't mind that people who work in the kitchen are having a good time but the dinner tasted as the atmosphere in the kitchen: sloppy not concentrated on their work. On this level of cooking it's all about discipline and concentration.

Serving staff very uptight and cold. Although I come to Buenos Aires already for 23 years and speak fluently Spanish they came with very stupid information about the wine. "this is wine from mendoza this is in the middle region, this is wine from cafayate it is in the north"

I had informed them that i had been to most wine regions and had visited a number of the fincas/wine houses they offer.
I like always to experiment new tastes of wine but they left me blank and couldn't advise me properly. On this (price) level you may expect more knowledge.

It seems that the staff/ Alejandro is not concentrated / sharp anymore because most visitors are foreigners who maybe will come once in their live time to this restaurant.
Next to this i had informed them 8 hours on forehand that i have a low sodium diet ( i went to the restaurant to make the reservation) that was noted in the reservation book. But i got completely the same food as my table partner, Some of the courses really salty. Which i couldn't eat.

Not worth going anymore.

Other fact: I made reservation at 2pm for dinner at 9 pm. At two pm the 16 step dinner was offered for 230 pesos in the evening it was 250 pesos.(50 euro) I asked what the reason was. Just a stupid smile from serving staff. They didn't give any reaction. Just smiled like sheep.

It's proofs again that if you really want to have a top restaurant you never can get easy, at vinoteca it's clear that they think that they have arrived and that they don't have to proof themselves anymore. A pity but fortunately there are many other very nice restaurants in Buenos Aires, which are also much more balanced according price and quality!!

November 27, 2010 3:26 PM
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