San Telmo . Buenos Aires
- Ambience 80%
- Service 80%
- Food (Execution) 80%
- Creativity 80%
- Value 80%
Address: Avenida Caseros 438
Telephone: +54 911 4307-1919
Restaurant Type: Casual Dining
Hours: Mon - Tue - Noon to 5 pm[/types] Wed - 6pm to midnight / Thu - Sat - Noon to 2am[/types] Sun - Noon to 6pm[/types]
Summary of Review
Restaurant Review for Club Social
Rating: 4.0 stars
I know I talk a lot of trash about San Telmo. I think it’s warranted and deserved. It’s the most overhyped and overrated place in Buenos Aires. There is a single block on Caseras, between Defensa and Bolivar, where five or six of the nicest little restaurants and ice creams shops in the entire city are located. In our review of Hierbabuena we had commented about how pleasant the location was and how different this neighborhood was than the remainder of San Telmo. Well, after looking at the map today, I came to the realization that everything located on the south side of Caseras, is, in fact, in Barracas, not in San Telmo. Maybe that explains it.
But that’s the end of the geography lesson for today.
Club Social, located in that pleasant little neighborhood, bridges the gap between what “used to be” and what “is” in Buenos Aires. It has a touch of the feel of those traditional bodegones, but with a cleaner, more contemporary feel, and a well-executed modern menu with touches of traditional French cooking.
We’ve only partaken of the more contemporary (non-French) items on the menu. The burger, a salad, the pork sandwich, and the Eggs Benedict. We have plans to have dinner and sample the French peasant dishes very soon.
The burger was very good. Enough fat content in the beef to make it juicy. A big, fresh, poppy-seed bun. Fresh lettuce and tomatoes. Serves with crisp, hot French Fries.
The Club Social Salad was also good. Nicely dressed with a tasty vinaigrette. Topped with crisp fried nuggets of cheese and salmon.
The Pork BBQ sandwich was bathed in a delicious barbecue sauce, accompanied by French fries. A good enough sandwich to make out Top Picks list for sandwiches.
On weekends, they have brunch with an assortment of egg dishes, including Eggs Benedict. You can read our review of our visit brunch at Club Social here.
Service has always been stellar on every visit. It can get very busy mid-day on weekends so be prepared to wait for a table.
Prices are about what you’d expect for this style of restaurant in a pleasant location like this one.
Club Social remains one of the best casual dining options in Buenos Aires.
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