I don’t know about you, but Paulo and I couldn’t even start planning a trip without thinking about our gastronomic itinerary. As simple as the food of the place is, we always like to take a look at what’s going on around the city we’re going to visit. Of course, it was no different with Buenos Aires!
The city has excellent restaurants and there is no shortage of options of all styles – from the most modern to the most classic and touristic. We made a selection with 10 of the best restaurants in the city and that we are dying to know!
The Bistro is not in a tourist district, but it still attracts a lot of people and it is worth making a reservation to not miss the trip. The use of fresh ingredients is the highest priority of the place that has nothing less than a vegetable garden in the back. The ingredients that do not come from there come from local producers and everything here is organic. Want more? The menu is seasonal and changes every three months, always prioritizing seasonal ingredients.
The place is much more stripped than the traditional restaurants in the center, but this does not diminish the dishes in any way. In fact, everyone is enchanted by the dishes and dishes. In addition, this is one of those restaurants that also pleases vegetarians 😉
NOTE: the place is undergoing a renovation and, temporarily, only opens from Wednesday to Saturday, from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
Address: Whitewashed 2120 | São Isidoro
Perfect for Sunday brunch, lunch or dinner. At Elena any meal is for eating well 😉 The award-winning restaurant is located at the Four Seasons and has an incredible decor that pleases right off the bat: marble b & b floors, leather furniture, double height ceilings, a part with a glass ceiling … There is no lack of adjectives ! This is also repeated in the dishes.
The big star is Argentine meat, but there you can also find dishes with fish and seafood. The starter, main course and dessert can be paired with wonderful wines. This is undoubtedly one of the most recommended restaurants in Buenos Aires and, therefore, it is worth booking in advance!
Address: Posadas 1086/88 | Retirement
Despite belonging to a Colombian family and the dishes have a strong influence from the country of origin, be sure to visit iLatina. For those who like a tasting menu, this is one of the best options in the city. There are 7 dishes served that change one ingredient or another depending on the season, after all, everything here is fresh.
The decor has a more modern feel that Paulo and I love and is super-sweet. In addition, they offer great wine and drink options. One of the positive points of the restaurant is that, when booking, you can inform if you are vegan, vegetarian or if you don’t want any ingredients in the dishes. That way, the chef knows in advance and makes changes if necessary 😉
Address: Murillo 725 | Villa Crespo
Don’t be fooled by the small door between the walls full of graffiti: the place surprises! A mix of Mediterranean cuisine and typical Argentine dishes defines Tegui’s cuisine. This is the only Argentine restaurant on the list of the 50 best in the world of 2017 – you can see it’s good, right? The menu is not fixed and changes weekly based on the available ingredients, so everything there is fresh.
The restaurant is an almost mandatory stop for anyone visiting Palermo. As you can imagine, be sure to make a reservation 😉
Address: Costa Rica 5852 | Palermo
You may never have thought of eating at a Jewish restaurant in Buenos Aires, but this is an excellent alternative. At Mishiguene you will find typical dishes recreated with modern techniques and full of personality. Chef Tomás Kalika was trained in Jerusalem and has a lot of influence on Israeli cuisine that you know I love, right?
Address: Lafinur 3368 | Palermo
There is no more unusual restaurant than this in a mechanics shop! That’s right, you did not misread! The restaurant is relatively new (2016) and is already one of the best known in Buenos Aires. In addition to the somewhat quirky location and the very rustic industrial decor, the steaks are great. The dulce de leche flan is one of the most requested. Be sure to try it!
It is worth mentioning that the restaurant does not make reservations and sells quickly, so better plan to arrive as soon as it opens, at 8pm.
Address: Araoz 1676
This is a restaurant that certainly prioritizes local ingredients. The place is not a good option for vegetarians, as meats are present in almost all dishes on the tasting menu that varies seasonally. However, there you will find dishes that are totally different from the traditional and certainly a unique experience in Buenos Aires.
To get an idea of the different dishes, it is common to find options with ostrich, llama and even wild boar. Meats are prepared with modern techniques and dinner is paired with wines.
Address: Chile 499 left Bolivar | San Telmo
Almost every tourist who goes to Buenos Aires does not give up eating an authentic Argentine grill, right? La Cabrera is one of the best places for those who want beautiful meat, many side dishes and very well served portions! Although crowded and very touristy, the meat here is one of the best. It is no accident that the restaurant has been in the top 50 in Latin America a few times.
The place is simple and really crowded. Do not panic! However, it seems to be one of those tourist places that are worth a visit and a reservation.
Address: Cabrera 5127 or 5099 | Palermo
The classic decor already shows that the restaurant is traditional in the city. For those who want to escape the barbecue at every meal, Oviedo is a great option. The Spanish restaurant has a huge wine list and many dishes with fish and seafood. The place may not be modern, but it is not for nothing that it has been in Buenos Aires for more than three decades and remains one of the most recommended places there.
Address: Antonio Beruti 2602 | Recoleta
Generous portions, good prices, authentic decor… What else? Anyone passing through La Boca needs to stop by this authentic still life. El Obrero is not at all exquisite, but it is one of the most famous places in the city – Maradona, Bono and Francis Ford Coppola were some of the big names who have eaten there. In addition to meats, the restaurant’s strong point, there you will also find many choices of pasta and other dishes of Italian origin.
It is definitely not the best restaurant in Buenos Aires, but I couldn’t leave such a historic and even folkloric place off the list, right?
Address: 64 Augustín Caffarena Street | The mouth
I confess that I was even lost with so many wonderful alternatives in the city! Do you have any other indications? Be sure to comment!