Restaurants in Buenos Aires

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Beef is usually the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Buenos Aires restaurants, and with good reason: Argentina’s prairies produce some... Read More

Beef is usually the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Buenos Aires restaurants, and with good reason: Argentina’s prairies produce some of the best cuts in the world. But local cuisine also boasts European influences, and modern, inventive twists. While tackling huge steaks at a parrilla like Don Julio is an absolute must, and pizza and pasta dominate the typical Argentine diet, options are ample once that wheat-heavy, high-protein diet takes its toll. T+L scouted out a wide range of diverse options to help you make the best selections when choosing the best restaurants in Buenos Aires.

Look out for Peruvian fare at La Mar Cebicheria and Chan Chan, Asian/Latin American fusion at Gran Dabbang, and tapas at El Preferido de Palermo, where Borges used to hang out. Don’t forget to soak up the city’s literary legacy over hot chocolate and churros at Café Tortoni.

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  • Aramburu Bis Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of Aramburu Bis
    Aramburu Bis

    A smart bistro with a market-to-table approach, this is renowned chef Gonzalo Aramburu's second, more casual dining project. Lunch at the communal table... Read More

  • Café Tortoni Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of Café Tortoni
    Café Tortoni

    A traditional and emblematic café that's attracted the literati since its 1858 opening, Tortoni still offers visitors a glimpse of the past. Also a... Read More

  • Chan Chan Restaurant in Buenos Aires Getty Images
    Chan Chan

    For authentic, cheap, and cheerful Peruvian fare look to Chan Chan. Abundant fresh ceviche and enormous rice dishes, all made for sharing, have kept... Read More

  • Cocina Sunae Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of Cocina Sunae
    Cocina Sunae

    One of a handful of southeast Asian eateries in town, American-born, Asia-raised Christina Sunae opened this closed-door restaurant five years ago. Now... Read More

  • El Baqueano Restaurant in Buenos Aires Pablo Baracat
    El Baqueano

    By actively sourcing products from small producers around Argentina, El Baqueano (the gatherer) chef Fernando Rivarola creates a wholly unique tasting... Read More

  • El Cuartito Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of El Cuartito
    El Cuartito

    Grab a single slice of gooey pie at El Cuartito's standing-room only bar or go the whole hog with an entire muzza and make the most of this unique... Read More

  • El Obrero Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of El Obrero
    El Obrero

    The epitome of a bodegón or old school diner, El Obrero is a porteño classic thanks to its abundant Spanish-style dishes and parrilla, friendly service,... Read More

  • El Preferido de Palermo Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of El Preferido de Palermo
    El Preferido de Palermo

    Given that literary hero Jorge Luis Borges grew up around the corner, this bar/store was naturally his local. An old-school neighborhood classic bodegón... Read More

  • Gran Dabbang Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of Gran Dabbang
    Gran Dabbang

    Service is fast and furious at this casual Asian/Latin American eatery. Led by an Anglo-Argentine couple who previously worked with local celebrity... Read More

  • iLatina Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of iLatina
    i Latina

    Founded by Colombian siblings in San Carlos de Bariloche, i Latina moved to the Argentine capital four years ago and hasn't looked back. Chef Santiago... Read More

  • La Alacena Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of La Alacena
    La Alacena

    Love oozes out of every pressata sandwich and chocolate mousse tartlette topped off with sea salt at La Alacena. And every bite is totally... Read More

  • La Carnicería Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of La Carnicería
    La Carnicería

    A new breed of hipster steak house, the hottest parrilla on the block is La Carnicería, literally meaning the Butcher, which has been wowing diners with... Read More

  • La Mar Cebichería Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of La Mar Cebichería
    La Mar Cebichería

    One of the best seafood eateries in the city, La Mar whips out impeccable Peruvian fare designed for sharing. Opened in March 2015, it's already become... Read More

  • LAB Tostadores de Café Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of LAB: Tostadores de Café
    LAB: Tostadores de Café

    Caffeine and its byproducts are taken very seriously at LAB, which does a fantastic job toasting house Colombian and Ethiopian blends. This is one of... Read More

  • Nola Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of Nola
    Nola

    Besides serving the city's best southern fried chicken, NOLA also has superb craft beers on tap. Pay at the bar and await your order; sweetbreads with... Read More

  • Perón Perón Resto Bar Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of Perón Perón Resto Bar
    Perón Perón Resto Bar

    For an unforgettable meal that's also politically charged, this is the ultimate culinary tribute to former Argentine president Juan and his wife Eva.... Read More

  • Roux Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of Roux
    Roux

    A new project from Martín Rebaudino, Oviedo's culinary maestro for 18 years, Roux's market-to-table concept ensures flavors are fresh while the look is... Read More

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