By Jessica Russo
If you've heard that Buenos Aires is a foodie city, you've heard right. From rustic bakeries to upscale steakhouses, this exciting city is sizzling with flavor. Head to these restaurants to know you're trying the best of the best.
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Calle Guatemala 4699 | Palermo Viejo
If you ask any local where to eat, they'll say "go to Don Julio." Known as one of the most popular "parillas" in Buenos Aires, Don Julio serves up some of the best classic steaks and local dishes in the city. Did we mention the wine list? Because it is long. One piece of advice: make reservations!
Calle Gascon 1401 | Esquina Honduras
This homey cafe is all the rage. Whether you satisfy your sweet tooth with a coffee and the salted chocolate tart, or you curb your savory craving with homemade goat cheese and pea ravioli, La Alacena is a local go-to spot for brunch, dinner, or a quick pastry. Fun fact: the owners of this lovely eatery are best friends, and you can feel the love in every bite.
Avenida Dorrego 1829
Breads, sandwiches, pastries, salads - Salvaje has it all. Hip and cozy, this tiny bakery-cafe boasts mouthwatering bites and an Instagram-worthy atmosphere. Don't be surprised if you have to wait a few minutes; Salvaje is extremely popular among the locals, and we can see why.
Jose Antonio Cabrera 5099 | Palermo
This parilla has sizzled its way up to the status of one of the most popular steakhouses in Buenos Aires. Savor the scrumptious flavors of spicy chorizo, tender meat, and tons of traditional side dishes. With unique chandeliers and chic decor, La Cabrera is the whole package.
Los Molinos Building, Juana Manso | Palermo
This glamorous restaurant offers impeccable service, outrageous food, and a buzzing bar scene. Serving up a unique mix of modern Japanese fusion, the chefs at Osaka mix Asian flavors with Peruvian touches. With its first location in Lima, this upscale chain now boasts two Buenos Aires locations: one in Palermo, and one in Puerto Madero.
Calle Pena 2300
Known for its fresh seafood and extensive wine list, Roux is a quaint corner bistro near the Recoleta Cemetery. While the neighborhood is elegant and upscale, Roux remains casual and trendy. Slurp up locally sourced oysters, nosh on grilled shrimp, or try griviche, a seafood salad comprised of baby squid, mussels, prawns, and cured trout. Be sure to ask the knowledgeable staff about perfect wine pairings!
Calle Thames 1653 | Thames Y Pasaje Santa Rosa
Looking for a traditional Chori? Look no further. There's a reason this local hot spot is the go-to place for a good ole' sausage sandwich. Chori oozes with cool, as its decor consists of bright colors and funky designs. Order the classic sandwich, or switch it up with flavorful toppings. No matter what you get, be sure to slather some fresh chimichurri sauce over the top. Just a little warning: this place is addictive. Don't be surprised if you find yourself here a few times before you head home.
Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre 676
This chic, trendy restaurant takes Argentinian cuisine and adds a creative, modern twist. Sucre hits the mark on ambiance, food, and of course, wine selection. Feast on innovative appetizers then indulge in the melt-in-your-mouth Patagonian lamb or the roasted pork shoulder. Whether you order fish, meat, or veggies, anything cooked on Sucre's parilla (wood-fired grill) is a sure winner.