El Francés

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El Francés review 1 Users say 2/5 Rate it

This unpretentious Palermo bistro, which operates as a café during the day, serves up generous portions of excellent food at reasonable prices - a good start. The menu is long, not pedantically French, and covers everything from snacks and (creative) sandwiches to cocktails and full-blown evening meals.

Some recommendations: the house pâté, coarse and meaty, served with fresh dill and a piquant tomato relish; the lomo bourguinon, which involves chunks of tender fillet steak in an oregano pastry basket; the bondiola de cerdo in a citrus fruits sauce (a literally refreshing change from the tediously ubiquitous pork in a 'pool of malbec'); and, because vegetarians are people too, the raviolis de queso de cabra (goat's cheese). Pudding picks itself; the crème brûlée de Bailey's is a creamy, boozy delight which, being big enough for Nicolas Sarkozy to swim in, can easily be shared between two.

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El Francés details

Address
Gorriti 5099,
y Thames

Area Palermo

Transport Bus 15, 55, 57, 151

Telephone 011 5833 0022

Open 9am-1am daily

Main courses AR$19-$40

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Comments & ratings 2/5 (Average of 1 rating)