Asado

Argentinean restaurant with extraordinary steak 35 Reviews

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There aren’t many places in Dubai where you can feast outside on a whole roasted goat (if in a group of five to eight people) and look up at the mighty Burj Dubai tower. Goat is a bit of a speciality in Argentinean cuisine, but Asado also specialises in grilling, with a fine selection of steaks on offer. Knowledgeable waiters let you see the cuts first, so you have an idea of what you’re getting. Slabs of pampered wagyu are present and correct, and there’s an array of sauces to try with your meat.

There are a number of starters that come highly recommended, such as the sweetcorn stew or smoked cold cuts, but it’s your steak that you’ll remember – accompanied by thick-cut garlic fries stacked Jenga-style next to roasted veggies. Chicken and fish are present as alternatives.

When the Burj Dubai is complete this will be an excellent place to marvel at it – its setting at the base of the tower also makes it the ideal place to come for that all important business meeting, even if you do decide to conduct it with a roasted goat leg in hand.

By Daisy Carrington
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: The Palace Downtown Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 428 7888
  • Travel: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

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Posted by: DeKo on 25 Jun ' 13 at 09:58
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

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Afraid I have to concur with some of the negative reviews here: this restaurant is way to overpriced for what it offers. My overall feeling after I dined at Asado's earlier this month is that staff tried to rush me and my partner by bringing the main course. Sure, they apologized but for a restaurant in this price category one's tolerance for a number of avoidable mistakes is obviously lower. Waiters were also too pushy -either by continously asking to refill my glassor by asking about a million times during my meal whether everything was ok. To be fair, my steak was very tender and tasty so perhaps there's hope if they can get their act together on all other fronts.

Posted by: Natasha on 15 Apr ' 13 at 19:23
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

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Didn't live up to the prices nor did it meet my expectation. I read the reviews and despite the negative comments I decided to go and try it out for myself. The king crab bisque soup was horrible, empanadas was ok but not the south American way as I wished it to be, steak was good, mixed grill big no no, I like a little fat on my meat but every bite felt like fat filled my mouth. Waiters were nice and friendly. Ambience was perfect but no way will I come back here.

Posted by: Christie on 07 Feb ' 13 at 21:19
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I was excited about our visit to Asado as it is a TimeoutDubai award winner. In the end I was a little dissapointed. The place is nicely laid out and the ambience is warm and soft. We ordered the fish platter and lobster. I though the food was quite ordinary. Nothing to be excited about although it wasn't bad or in any way something to complain about.

I think the place is simply overated. Nice but not as nice as the hype suggests. Too expensive for a generally good restaurant masquerading as an excellent premium one.

Posted by: Manuel on 13 Oct ' 12 at 18:10
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Meat Parrilada a chewy, fattynans uneatable mixed of meat at 295aed. Worst place i have ever been in 5 years in Dubai. I had to trust most of the reviews that say the same thing. Any meat meal in a mall foodcourt is better. I suggest all readers to go to Rib Room if they want to taste the best meat ever.

Posted by: diana on 20 Jul ' 12 at 22:39
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Posted by: silvina on 03 Jul ' 12 at 09:05
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Fantastic Argentinean meet, this place is a piece of Argentina,
I am felling at home in Asado, service is great and the food awesome,
dulce de leche ice cream was heaven!!!
Expensive but it worth it.

Posted by: deepak kalwani on 16 Jun ' 12 at 08:09
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Even with the 30% discount on the total bill (visa infinite card promotion) this restaurant is completely overrated. The food is average at best (meat was almost impossible to chew and tasteless). Our guests kept mentioning that they recently had great meat at the butcher's shop and grill restaurant ! Was embarrassing for us, as we were the ones that selected the restaurant. NEVER again....

Posted by: jiji on 08 Feb ' 12 at 14:46
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

A bit too expensive but fantastic food, steaks are amazing!

Service is not consistent, sometimes good, sometimes slow but friendly staff.

Overall great experience

Posted by: Dr. Raji Mathew on 27 Aug ' 11 at 17:07
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Having returned hungry the night before, as it had run out of goat meat, I returned last night having secured the dish with the assistance of the affable and able Asst. Manager Rodrigo Cabral. The roasted baby goat meat is a much sought after dish on the menu and one is advised to reach there by 9pm to hope to sink their teeth into it. Bread and other nibbles brought with goat stew. Tried 2 of their small sized empanadas- a king crab with mushroom and shallots and the other a ricotta cheese and spinach empanada. The latter appealed to me more. The roasted baby goat leg was enjoyed with Quilmes, an Argentinian beer.

The bill

2 Empanadas: Dhs 50
Baby goat(Main): Dhs. 210
Quilmes: Dhs 42

Total: Dhs 302

Posted by: Dr. Raji Mathew on 21 Aug ' 11 at 15:14
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Wow! Very polite and well drilled professional staff. I had gone on Aug 18th without prior reservation. After taking down my name, I was escorted to my seat. Cavernous restaurant with soft leather chairs and wooden table. Burj Khalifa looming out the window. Some seats offer better view than others. Glass enclosure with baby goat being grilled bang in the middle of the restaurant with the waiter encouraging me to go in and take a look.
I ordered for baby goat starter which I had just viewed. Bread and other nibbles served along with goat stew and 2 types of butter- salted and truffle. The goat meat had good flavour which I thoroughly enjoyed. 200gm tenderloin served with 5 different types of sauces. Sides have to be ordered separately and here I went for the sautéed spinach which was a bowlful. It was nice but a tad too salty. The meat, which is flown in from Argentina, was done medium rare and was pink and soft on the inside and well presented. Juices didn’t just ooze but rather gushed out with each cut so much so that I had to use bread to mop it up. This was probably the best tenderloin I’ve ever had.
Great allround experience and would love to come visiting again. Paid Dhs 325 for the pleasure.

Posted by: iah on 07 Aug ' 11 at 18:09
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

everything was perfect!!!

Posted by: Moza on 15 May ' 11 at 13:51
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Though I didnt like the grilled platter that I had, meet was actually chewy !!!!! But, the steak my friend had was absolutely fantastic, crab soup was good and the salad was so fresh, though mojito's were a disaster!!! On the other hand, service is perfect, staff are so friendly and always around.

Posted by: Debbie on 28 Apr ' 11 at 08:43
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Sorry did not think it lived up to the prices - there are so many other good places to eat in Dubai so the prices are too high....

Posted by: Markus on 08 Dec ' 10 at 19:57
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

This used to be one of my favourite restaurants in Dubai, but unfortunately the hotel and management have let go. One of the worst dining experiences in a very long time, as a regular it is a shame to see such a great place spiral down. Was the best steaks in town bar none now cutting too many corners not worth the effort

Posted by: Matt on 21 Nov ' 10 at 12:18
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I have absolutely no complaints about this restaurant.
Everything from the service, the food, the views and the music (i had to look round to realize it was live) was top draw.
The friendly staff even invited us inside the kitchen for a tour with the chef, who insisted we sample the goat....
This is my one of my favorite Dubai restaurants, I'm just disappointed it took me so long to discover it!

Posted by: mazen nabulsi on 15 Aug ' 10 at 11:13
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I would advise my friends to have their business meeting there ... be aware the outdoor table would distract your intentions ... or your clients ... good place in over all ... and nice food..

Posted by: momto2 on 06 Aug ' 10 at 13:01
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Had a fantastic meal! The waiter was great and friendly. My husband had a delicious tenderloin while I opted for the grilled lobster, which was to die for! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone! Worth every penny!

Posted by: Talalayla on 02 Aug ' 10 at 06:17
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I took my wife there for our wedding anniversary. The lady on the door welcomed us warmly and seated us on our table right next to the dancefloor.(Each sunday they have Tango performing from the Dubai Tango Club which is very lovely to watch). The service is excellent and the ambience as well. The pumpkin soup was great so was their steak served with 5 sauces. I really recommend this restaurant for a romanctic dinner.

Posted by: SD on 22 Jul ' 10 at 10:21
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We dined at Asado in May for my dad's birthday and I must say we had a lovely time. We got a table on the terrace flanking the Burj Khalifa with spectacular views.
The food was delicious, we ordered a lot of finger foods - cheese, meats, bread etc and the mains were mainly grilled chicken, fish and the star dish - grilled baby goat was succulent! The meat was tender, cooked to perfection.
The service was very warm and the staff freindly and knew the what they were serving.
Delicious food, great wine and atmosphere - all in all a lovely dining experience

Posted by: silvina on 16 Jul ' 10 at 09:29
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I WAS THERE FOR THE 9 OF JULY (INDEPENDANCE DAY OF ARGENTINA) AS AN ARGENTINEAN I HAVE TO BE PROD OF THIS RESTAURANT.
THE STEAKS ARE AMAZING, BIFE THE CHORIZO WITH THE PERFECT CRISPY FAT AS AN ARGENTINEAN STEAK NEED.
DULCE DE LECHE PANCAKE WAS OUTSTANDING, I LOVE IT.
THANK YOU aSADO SERVICE AND KITCHEN STAFF FOR AN AMAZING DINER, KEEP IT UP, CHEF!!!!!

Posted by: Stephen on 02 Jul ' 10 at 21:23
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Restaurant has a great quality feel and and look about it and of course the location.... Such a shame that the same can't be said of the food. Starters of mixed seafood platter and crab soup were ok. For mains, all four of us ordered steaks, none of us enjoyed them at all. Fatty (half of the steak was fat!!) and chewy steaks are not what I would expect for a restaurant of this stature. Staff were inattentive and when I complained about the quality of the food, all the server could do was shrug her shoulders! There are many quality steak restaurants in Dubai....so stay clear of this one!

Posted by: marsh on 21 Mar ' 10 at 21:26
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its would b more nice if the foods are priced equal to street restaurants...


Posted by: silvina on 18 Mar ' 10 at 17:15
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Asado is a great restaurant, with great staff and great chef.
Baby goat is amazing and the Argentinian Staeak a master piece!!!
I'm from Argentina and I'm very happy to have a restaurant like asado in Dubai

Posted by: Jennifer VR on 08 Mar ' 10 at 13:12
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

it is in deed one of the best restaurants here in Dubai, everything.. since the welcome with 2 Latin girls and one Romanian, (very warm and friendly lady's) the Argentinean band, staff is quite nice,and the important the foodmmmmmm... very good steaks, totally worth it!!! very cool place, you can actually enjoy mate, on the mate pots..you can see that is a bit expensive, but is worth it......

Posted by: obaid on 11 Feb ' 10 at 12:40
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Great food, very live Latin band, superb Argentinean meat, partial view of the fountains, but service is horrible, very very bad service.

Posted by: Sandy on 19 Jan ' 10 at 06:31
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Very ymmy food and nice view..love it

Posted by: Penny Fischer on 07 Dec ' 09 at 07:19
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Atilio Malave on 16 Sep ' 09 at 09:46
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

One of the best restaurants in Dubai. The steaks are amazing. An autentic Argentinian restaurant.

Just a hint: Although not in the menu, after finishing your meal, ask for one "terere" and enjoy this typical drink ;)

Cheers!

Posted by: Viviana Akerlund on 13 Sep ' 09 at 20:53
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Horrible experience! Coming from Buenos Aires I must say that you can eat a lot better in any street restaurant in that city that in this fancy one. This is not argentine food!!! Keep away! High prices for very low quality!

Posted by: Theo and Nikita van Houten on 26 Aug ' 09 at 04:59
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i had the best meal there with my husband and daughter of 20 months! i ordered the tenderloin which was amazing while my hubby ordered a grill platter which was waaaay to much for him to handle and it was definately worth the value! They even gave us a nice small tiramisu cake since it was my birthday and a card with writings from all the staff. truly amazing! ;-) the only thing i can say we didnt find so invigorating was when the "manager " am not so sure, came to introduce us and it was a lil bit suffocating and my husband showed frustration! hahahaha... but overall it wsa truly a lovely restaurant! expensive too!!! but def worth it! it was my birthday!!! hehe

Posted by: Lelia on 23 Apr ' 09 at 07:22
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

If you are looking for a decent steak, this is definitely the place for you. With two choices of settings - outside (casual) and inside (romantic) - there is something for everyone. The live band created a very authentic ambiance and the staff were knowledgable and very attentive. Unfortunately, we were slow to get off the ground with a 20 minute wait to order our food and a 1 hour wait between starter and main. The prices were on the steep side so save this place for special occasions. A must for any meat lover!

Posted by: Gioqui Capria on 01 Apr ' 09 at 17:22
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I am from Argentina , and I can tell : this is an authentic Argentinean restaurant.
Food, decoration , music, service, everything is outsanding!

Posted by: Charles Madoff on 17 Mar ' 09 at 02:13
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: neetu kalra on 16 Mar ' 09 at 21:07
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I loved Asado.Great service,exellent steak and very entertaining live band.

Posted by: Sara on 18 Feb ' 09 at 11:07
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The meat here is simply amazing! there is big selection and the personnel is really helpful in making the best choice.
Dining at Asado is just a pleasure.

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