Cocina purista porteña, an Argentinian restaurant that brings to the present the old food tradition of Buenos Aires, but without meat. The place is nice, has wi-fi. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Argentinian


First Review by andicano
  • vegetarian


2 Posted on 01 / 17 / 2013

This was the worst eating experience we have had in a long time. We were worried from the second we walked in , as the whole place smelled very strongly of toilet cleaner.

The menu is very limited, food is almost all cheese (we asked for a pasta with no cheese, got a cannenoli that was roughly 80% cheese-filled). Only juice is orange juice, everything else is in a can etc. Vegetable pie was burnt - sent it back, and the replacement was frozen inside. Salad was AWFUL - lettuce doused in commercial island dressing that was so bad it reminded me of those games where the loser has to eat a tube of wasabi. Service and menu in spanish only. No idea what makes it so 'authentic Argentinean', as the only choices involved pastas, risottos and pies... same as everywhere else. We made a run for it very quickly and won't be back in a hurry.

Oh yes, and the location is dark and out of the way, so not convenient to anywhere either. We waited ages just to find a taxi (we headed to another restaurant, to start afresh).

Pros: none
Cons: nothing vegan, terrible tastes, terrible smells
  • vegetarian

Very nice place

5 Posted on 03 / 04 / 2012

We went here our first night in Buenos Aires. The staff were super friendly and helpful and the food and wine were delicious.

Pros: Friendly staff, Delicious food, Beautiful space
  • vegetarian


5 Posted on 06 / 07 / 2011

El purismo es una doctrina que defiende lo autentico, lo original, la esencia de las cosas.
Ese es el concepto del Almacen Purista, volver a lo basico, a lo mas puro de nuestra cocina tradicional porteña.
Super recomendado!

Pros: excellent food, friendly staff, healthy cuisine


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Last updated: 2011/06/07


Added: 2011/06/07


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