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Discover one of Buenos Aires' coveted closed-door restaurants in the trendy Palermo Soho district. The 3-hour evening experience includes a five-course traditional Argentine meal inside a private loft area. Participate in an authentic 'asado,' hosted by a local chef with more than three decades of culinary experience, and enjoy wine pairings as you eat. It’s a great way to learn about the cultural rituals that Argentinians have formed around sharing food.


  • 5-course steak dinner in a modern loft in Palermo Soho
  • Take part in Buenos Aires' closed-door restaurant craze
  • Discover the tradition of asado, part of Argentina's culture that many visitors miss
  • Feast on a 12-ounce steak, plus traditional starters and side dishes like cheese and grilled chorizo
  • Watch the chef in action and ask questions about technique as you stand by the grill
  • Boutique Argentine wines paired with each course
  • This small-group dinner is limited to 20 people, providing an intimate experience in a private location

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What You Can Expect

Closed-Door Restaurant in Buenos Aires: Dining Experience at Steaks by Luis

Private Closed-Door Dining Experience

Explore Buenos Aires' fondness for puertas cerradas (closed-door restaurants) during an evening at this private loft in Palermo Soho. Arrive at an address given to you upon booking to find an unmarked door. Ring the bell, give the name on your reservation, and the staff will buzz you in. Step into a modern loft and be seated with an intimate group of fellow travelers for your asado experience.

Meet your host, Chef Luis, and learn about asado, an important Argentine cultural tradition of eating barbecued meat, sipping wine and socializing with friends. Check out the parrilla, or grill, and hear about the carefully chosen ingredients and dishes from Chef Luis. Ask questions of your host or step onto the loft's deck to sip wine and admire the stunning views of Buenos Aires.

Start your meal with the traditional picada, a meat and cheese platter, before moving on to the salad course. Next, enjoy achudas, another type of grilled appetizer that typically includes chorizo. Cut into your juicy 12-ounce (350-gram) Argentine steak, cooked to your liking, with a side of garlic mashed potatoes. Save room for a decadent dessert. Each course is paired with Argentine wine like Mevi, Familio Blanco, Richardi Fazio Menegazzo and Carinae.

  • Picada: salami, bread and cheese
  • Mixed salad
  • Achuras: sweetbreads, cheese, pork flank steak, blood sausage and chorizo
  • Steak and garlic mashed potatoes
  • Dessert (varies daily)

Customer Reviews

Angela L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

One of the highlights of our Buenos Aires stay! We had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed our food, wines, the company and an authentic Argentine experience!

Janice G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We absolutely loved our experience with Steaks by Luis. Everything was very organized, and we had a great dinner with other Americans and Europeans. The food specifically meat was some of the best I have ever had in my life. I highly recommend this experience. It is totally worth the money for something different in Buenos Aires!! It was one of my favorite things that we did in Argentina.

Paul Hopkins

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent evening with great food and wine and enjoyable company. Highly recommend.

Martha T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The venue was very nice. The food was delicious, but more than you could possibly eat. The wine complimented the food perfectly.

jill l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The best steaks in south america in a relaxing and beautiful apartment with great company.
We walked from our hotel in Palermo Soho and the area is safe at night.

Patrick M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Real good experience!
Be sure to come hungry as they serve you a lot of terrific food and wine.
Maybe should have started a little earlier as we didn't finish until 1 am.
Would definately do again and highly recommend to others!

Paul C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We were treated like close friends the entire evening. Great place, staff, food, and wine. We enjoyed the company of our fellow guests from around the world. The staff even called a radio taxi at our request at the end of the evening. This is an experience not to be missed.

Sally Jo C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

What a fantastic evening! The food was stunningly good, the company and conversation was pleasant, the hosts did a great job, and the venue is gorgeous. A wonderful event!

Angela L L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a culinary highlight of our recent South America trip. The food was excellent and the wine pairings were of high quality. It is worth spending the money on this unique experience.

Kimberly T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The food was amazing and our hosts were knowledgeable and friendly - they made us feel welcome and comfortable. The setting was beautiful. Our group had a wonderful time and we would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Buenos Aires.

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