Buenos Aires Restaurant - Maidstone

4.5
406 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Argentinian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
On Maidstone’s bustling High Street, local foodies can discover the bold flavours and prime steaks that Argentina is famous for at Buenos Aires Restaurant. This popular eatery is well known for its friendly service and tasty Spanish tapas menu, which is ideal for sharing with friends and family. There are plenty of traditional Argentines dishes on offer, including empanadas, chorizo and succulent chargrilled fillet steaks with blue cheese or black pepper sauce. Diners can enjoy fine wines from the restaurants hand-picked list and for dessert there are home-made pancakes. If you’re having lunch with friends, dinner with a date, or feeding the whole family, Buenos Aires guarantees great food and good times.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Argentinian
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Tuesday: 6pm - 9.45pm

Wednesday - Thursday: 6pm - 10.45pm

Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

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Phone number
01622 688655
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Maria Palacios Cocconi
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Parking Details
We are in Maidstone Town Center, where you can find lots of car park, Between 6.30pm and 8am there is an overnight charge of £1.50.
for more info please visit this website:
http://www.maidstone.gov.uk/visitors/car-parks2
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 406 People Are Saying
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K
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked a table to be told we had the last table available. By the toilets in a draught.
Couldn't hear ourselves think due to the noise and awful language used by another table.
No apology when we walked out, will not be reserving a table again if we will be treated like this, especially when it was a special occasion

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LH
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A well presented and lovely restaurant serving superb food, staff were fantastic offering first class service.

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JC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak I’ve ever tasted, not just the steak but the chips, mushrooms and sauce too!!

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TB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Absolutely fab food,as always. Waitresses are polite and have a great interface with customers. Only one criticism... need another ladies toilet.

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D
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, great service will definitely return soon!

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BG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and quality of food is ALWAYS on point. Best steaks for miles

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BG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The restaurant was nice and tables not on top of each other which was nice but it was a lot noisier than expected, which seems part of the course these days. Main course was served hot and was tasty but dessert was very disappointing. Pancake was not fresh and served cold! Waitress didn't seem bothered that it went back untouched. I certainly did not expect to be called 'love' or 'lady' by the waitress - this has marked my rating down considerably.

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f
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Was worried as reviews stated poor but found it fine.
Waitress tried hard to please.

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ZA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Myself and partner were geeeted swiftly on arrival and given the option of 2 tables of which I had booked the week before. The place was busy but the staff were quick to take our drinks and food order.
The starter was the bread board and the oil was lush! My partner had the 18oz sirloin and it was cooked to perfection, I had the spinach and ricotta tortellini which was also lovely. I tried out a Buenos Aires cocktail which was lush !!
Overall a lovely place and worth a visit but a tad expensive but you get what you pay for!

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, really good service. Love this restaurant,best steak and lovely ambiance. Would definitely recommend!

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JB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Coud not have been better pleased with the steaks. My husband and I both had sirloins and my sons rib-eye. Each one was perfectly cooked, succulent and juicy; and so good we all wished we had detatchable stomachs so we eat them all over again once we had finished. The side dishes were also delicious as were the desserts. Highly recommended.

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CW
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food!
Went on a deal night so was quite busy but service was still good.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing waitress Jessica who was so helpful and lovely. Great place great find defo worth every penny. Did I mention great food???

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DF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit and won’t be the last.
Food and service faultless, eine was on the expensive side.

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CC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We felt more than welcome from the moment we arrived. Jessica was very kind and friendly. We had excelent food, the stakes were amazing, as well as the sides. The prices are a little high, but they always have a special discount. I would love to go back another time!

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GD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would definitely go again Strongly recommend
I would not normally bother writing a review but in this case the boys and girls deserve all the praise .
Food excellent, service excellent.
Very well done

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M
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, good food, pleasant ambience. Wine also very good.

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V
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect stakes! Excellent wines! Friendly and professional service

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RT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and good service — our table however on the night was squeezed in a gap it was too big for. Meant people couldn’t walk by and we couldn’t move our chairs out to sit in comfort.

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BK
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing quality food. Great staff. Have been many times and will go many times more.

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SJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here on Saturday night. Was absolutely gorgeous. Frasier was our server and he was brilliant. Only Critism that I would give was that I didn’t like the fact that 10% gratuity was automatically put into our bill. I would have left a tip anyway and I thought that the gratuity on the bill was in bad taste.

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TP
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely steak cooked to perfection, and great friendly service

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meat and nice staff. We were a group of 25 and they handled it well.

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IB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A Saturday night with some large parties. We were a table of 6 but there were some bigger. Ordered food around 7.45, starters arrived in a reasonable time but the mains were well after 9. A couple of the rare steaks were overdone but they didn't get sent back as my guests were starving and they would have had to wait another hour to be fed.

Some people who were there before us hadn't got their main course when we left at nearly 10. I'm surprised people didn't walk out. There were no apologies for the delays, they clearly couldn't cope in the kitchen. Why stretch yourself at the expense of making money? Pointless. And the bill for our table was £296, including a hefty already added service charge of £26. I really couldn't be bothered to argue it in front of my family but that's steep. Not much alcohol in that either.

Be prepared for a long wait if you visit, alternatively try Brettingtons in nearby Rochester, so much better all round.

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M
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always outstanding, lovely atmosphere and friendly service.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Steak was cooked Medium rare and had plenty of flavour whilst remaining tender. Staff were friendly and accomodating.

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A
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Visited midweek on a work night out. Nine of us in total. Good service, great food. I thoroughly recommend

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MA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak and fine service. We enjoyed the steak tasting selection so much, we had the churrasco as dessert!

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ML
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was great but unfortunately, the service is not at the highest level. We waited 15 min for our drinks because apparently, they "forgot" about our table but I want to mention that it was only a few clients in the restaurant so wasn't that busy.

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BM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We booked for Father's Day but sadly were not able to use the special offer advertised, however the staff brought my father and brother-in-law (also a Dad) a free large bottle of beer to celebrate. The starters were great, we really enjoyed the chorizo in wine and empanadas. My meal was huge (chicken Milanese) but everyone else had steak for which there was plenty of choice. The only criticism was that the salad came with an oily dressing which would have been nicer without.

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d
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

first time here and we thought it was fantastic the food was to die for and you couldn't fault the service the staff were friendly and were always on hand if you needed anything but what I like most of all is that you were left alone to enjoy your meal there is nothing worse than a waiter asking how your meal is when you have a mouthful of food,i would recommend this restaurant and will be going back there again,the only minor fault was that it is a bit expensive but you get what you pay for I suppose

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OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

friendly young team.
Excellent food.
Perfect cooking to your liking
Great experience

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OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the wife and boys birthday, another fantastic meal with excellent service. Thank you for a wonderful evening

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B
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant: the staff were really friendly and knew the food menu and drinks menus well so were able to make suggestions.

The rib eye steak was lovely. I had this with creamed spinach as I don't eat potatoes. It cost me an extra £1.

The steaks only come with potatoes: chips or chunky chips - so you need to order sides, such as peppercorn sauce, vegetables or salads. This bumps up the cost.

The good wine is very expensive - but for a special occasion worth the money. It was really good.

The average food bill was £47.00 per person - including gratuities as we had a large party. Most drank soft drinks. We had one bottle of wine and 4 beers. The rest were Cokes, sparkling water, etc. The restaurant provided jugs of iced water with lemon for the table.

One of the party was vegetarian - and had the pasta.

Another had the fish as they don't eat red meat.

There is something for everyone on the menu even though its a steak restaurant.

If I could have changed anything it would have been to position the tables into a square - as it was difficult to get to speak with everybody on a long table. Also as it was a Sunday it wasn't busy so this could have been done.

Will be going back with our friends in a couple of weeks' time.

Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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CR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this online for the Maidstone restaurant and when we arrived the welcome was very friendly and we were expected. We were given a choice of where to sit and the service given was excellent. The food was amazing and I would definitely recommend this to others.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent, made for a great night

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LR
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I’ve had in a long time.
Fantastic customer service. I arranged a surprise birthday party and they were very catering.
Quality of the food is second to none!

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DB
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks and service were exceptionally good. Good value and the steaks are soooo good.
We had the sharing sampler.

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JE
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is the second time we have visited this restaurant and it is without doubt the best steak meal around. Rivalled only by another well known chain, this is quality beef from well chosen stock. It’s not the cheapest meals you’ll ever have, but certainly one of the best. Highly recommended this for steak lovers.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal

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