One last chance to sample my favourite cafe in BsAs

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Cafe Bar Paulin, Sarmiento 635

If you go to BsAs, you should drop in to the Bar Paulin for a quick lunch. A real "local" place, just a tiny hole in a wall place, but the most amazing service you'll ever see anywhere. These guys are so fast they will make your head spin. Don't try and catch the plates as they skitter down the foot wide bar, yours will arrive right in front of you eventually. You are given a ticket when you go in, there are no tables, only a bar and you may have to wait to be seated. Then you just order your meal from quite a selection of lunch time fare, and when you've finished, get the person that served you (he won't be far away as you'll see) to mark your ticket which you then take to the caja at the door to pay as you go out.

Sarmiento 635 (between Maipú & Florida) - Mon to Sat from 06:00 AM to 09:00 PM

New York had its Soup Nazi, and Buenos Aires has Paulin, a tiny but jumping restaurant downtown.

A Parilla restaurant in full lunchtime swing
You can barely move in this constantly busy joint, but the traditional lunch menu is served steaming hot and practically flying. Yes, these waiters don't do as much waiting as they do incredible execution of taking orders, plating food, and sending it sliding down both sides of an oval-shaped counter. Fight for a seat or shout out your order to the lightning-fast head waiter—watch carefully to see what look s like eight arms wrapping, writing, and clearing your plates all at once. Worth the wait for a seat, but don't expect to dillydally! - Claire Pelletreau

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Cafe Bar Paulin, Sarmiento 635
Cafe Bar Paulin, Sarmiento 635
A Parilla restaurant in full lunch…
A Parilla restaurant in full lunc…
Bar PaulĂ­n