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The Burgers at Duarte Bar - Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Palermo Soho

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Overall Rating

  • Meat 55%
  • Bun 90%
  • Condiments 85%
  • French Fries 90%
  • Ambience 75%
  • Service 75%
  • Value 75%

Details for Location Reviewed
The Burgers at Duarte Bar - Buenos Aires

Locale: Buenos Aires, Palermo Soho Address: Godoy Cruz 1725

Telephone: +54 11 2072-4178
Restaurant Type: Casual Dining, Hamburger Restaurant
Cuisine: Burgers
Service Type: Table Service
Price: $$$
Menu items offered: Hamburgers
Hours: Sun-Wed: 7pm to 1am Thu: 7pm to 3am Fri: 7pm to 4am & Sat: 7pm to 5am

Restaurant Details
The Burgers at Duarte Bar - Buenos Aires

Locale: Buenos Aires, Palermo Soho Address: Godoy Cruz 1725

Telephone: +54 11 2072-4178

Restaurant Type: Casual Dining, Hamburger Restaurant
Cuisine: Burgers Service Type: Table Service Price: $$$ Menu items offered: Hamburgers

Hours: Sun-Wed: 7pm to 1am Thu: 7pm to 3am Fri: 7pm to 4am & Sat: 7pm to 5am

Summary

Bar that has a varied menu including burgers. We went to sample the burger for our Burger Joint Face-off. It was too lean and overcooked. Barely average.

Resumen del crítica

Bar that has a varied menu including burgers. We went to sample the burger for our Burger Joint Face-off. It was too lean and overcooked. Barely average.

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Restaurant Review for The Burgers at Duarte Bar - Buenos Aires

 

Review by: Ollie O
Rating: 3.2 stars
Review Date: 05/05/2015

Our quest for finding the best burgers in Buenos Aires led us to Duarte Bar in Palermo Soho based on the favorable comments by Allie Lazar at PickUpTheFork.com. We had experienced a few disappointments over the past few weeks in our mission but were determined to find a restaurant, bar or side street parilla that served up a bun enveloped patty worthy of being called a burger.

You can read about our latest disappointments here and here and here.

But we were optimistic that Duarte would be the salvation we were seeking.

Duarte is a classic neighborhood bar. Dark, seedy, with old Rolling Stones classics bellowing through the speakers. What better atmosphere to eat a burger, right?

We were eating burgers so naturally we had to have a couple of beers, the only appropriate beverage to consume with a burger.

They had some nasty Warsteiner on tap. That stuff looks and tastes and smells like ... well you know. It’s not good. But they had some bottles of craft beer available so we ordered up a Tres Picos stout and a Morrigan’s Sofia (something she said was similar to a Scottish Ale). Darn good beer, it was.

Manny M and I each ordered up a classic burger. Pretty much a standard burger, with the addition of a fried egg on top, poor man’s style. We grabbed the barmaid and looked her straight in the eye and said “JUGOSO POR FAVOR!” She scampered off to the kitchen to convey the message and the order to the cook.

A few minutes later after downing half a beer, the burgers were placed in front of us along with some salt, pepper, and at our request a few packets of ketchup for the fries. Let’s talk about those fries. They were big thick horizontal slices of skin-on potatoes. The real McCoy. Seasoned and soft and creamy in the middle. Some of them were a bit short on the desired crispiness that a fry should have. But still, a pretty good plate of fries.

How about the burger. The egg was fried perfectly, with the yolk oozing out when piereced. The condiments were all fresh, as they should be. The burger was served on an onion roll. It was flavorful, moist and spongy, but didn’t fall apart. This was the best bun we’ve seen and tasted in BA on a burger.

But, the meat patty was not jugoso (medium rare in Buenos Aires). It wasn’t even a punto (medium, in thery). It was OVERCOOKED, bordering on burnt. When confronted with the error, we were provided some lame excuse about the health risks of undercooked meat. Hey. Wake up Argentina. You have about a 100 times better chance of experiencing injury walking across one of those intersections with no stop signs than you do contracting some illness from undercooked meat! Quit burning the burgers! And for that matter, quit burning my steaks too!

I add that the meat was under seasoned and although hard to ascertain on my dry patty, was way short of the fat content a burger deserves.

Bottom line. Another disappointment in our quest. We’re not giving up though. We have a few more stops before we throw in the towel on our search for the Best Burgers in Buenos Aires.

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