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

    This bistro, the more casual sibling to renowned chef Gonzalo Aramburu’s celebrated Aramburu, sits on the cusp of the edgy Constitución barrio. Have... Read More

  • Chori Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of Chori
    Chori

    Choripán, the humble sausage sandwich, is an Argentinean staple, but Chori is the first to come up with a gourmet version. Not only are the chorizos in... Read More

  • El Baqueano Restaurant in Buenos Aires Pablo Baracat
    El Baqueano

    By sourcing products from small producers around Argentina, Fernando Rivarola, the chef-owner of El Baqueano (the name translates to “the gatherer”),... 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 bring a group to tackle an entire pie—this old-school brick-oven pizzeria... Read More

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

    El Obrero, which translates to the worker, is a porteño classic thanks to its abundant steak and Spanish and Italian dishes, friendly service, and... Read More

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

    Literary icon Jorge Luis Borges grew up on the same block as this pink-hued bar and store, which was one of his haunts. El Preferido is an old-school... 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 restaurant. Led by an Anglo-Argentine couple that previously worked with local celebrity... Read More

  • iLatina Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of iLatina
    i Latina

    Two Colombian siblings opened this restaurant in San Carlos de Bariloche, and later decided to move the business to Buenos Aires. Here, chef Santiago... Read More

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

    Love oozes out of the pressed sandwiches and the chocolate mousse tartlets topped off with sea salt at La Alacena. Every bite is totally delicious at... Read More

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

    There’s a new breed of design-focused parrillas (steak houses) in Buenos Aires, and the hottest is La Carnicería, which has wowed diners with its... Read More

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

    La Mar turns out impeccable Peruvian-inspired seafood designed for sharing. Opened in March 2015, it’s become a firm local favorite; book two weeks... Read More

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

    The coffee experts at LAB started out roasting beans for other establishments before opening up their own shop. Aside from their wonderful house blends ... Read More

  • Nola Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of Nola
    Nola

    NOLA is known for serving the city's best southern fried chicken, as well as its superb craft beers on tap. At Buenos Aires’ first legit gastropub,... Read More

  • Parrilla Don Julio Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of Parrilla Don Julio
    Parrilla Don Julio

    This knockout, family-run parrilla run by a butcher is now a Palermo classic, thanks to its perfectly seared prime cuts sourced from grass-fed cattle,... Read More

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

    If you don’t mind a politically charged meal, come to Peron Peron—a culinary tribute to former Argentine president Juan and his wife Eva. Memorabilia... Read More

  • Proper Restaurant in Buenos Aires Courtesy of Proper
    Proper

    There is no sign at Proper, just a wooden bench and crates of soda bottles in the doorway of the former mechanic’s workshop. Led by a young and dynamic... Read More

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

    Sunae is one of a handful of Southeast Asian restaurants in town. American-born, Asia-raised Christina Sunae opened her first establishment, a closed... Read More

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