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Feb 11, 2009 12:35 PM

Aramburu: yet another place in Buenos Aires to stay away from.

I emailed Aramburu restaurant ( ) one full month in advance, based on the recommendations in this board.
Keep in mind this is a "reservations only" place.
My email remained unanswered.
I called 2 weeks prior to my trip, spoke with the owner Gonzalo Aramburu, who personally took the reservations.
Once in Buenos Aires I emailed to confirm.
As usual, email unanswered.
I called to confirm.
Phone off-line.
Friend keeps trying.
Finally, an answer : we're close for remodelling.
Friend insists: "but you took the reservations...?"
Answer: hung up.
Sorry folks, but this guy has no idea how to run a place.
His food might be fantastic, but as far as I'm concerned I won't retry.
Plenty of (serious and) excellent places in town.

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  1. That's really disappointing to hear... I had a wonderful meal at Aramburu last March. Gonzalo and the rest of the staff couldn't have been nicer and the food was fantastic. Hopefully this was just a result of the remodelling, but it sounds like Gonzalo needs to take some night classes at business school...

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