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Parrilla La Cabrera

Parrilla La Cabrera (Cabrera 5099, Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires) – this is a carnivore’s paradise. This parrilla (grilled meat) restaurant is reputed to be the best in Buenos Aires, offering patrons the best cuts of beef. The buzz around this restaurant often means that one must reserve a table to guarantee a place there (especially […]

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Oviedo

Oviedo (Luis Antonio Beruti 2602, Buenos Aires) – in a city filled with restaurants fixated on meat dishes, the owners of Oviedo broke away from that, and serves its patrons mainly seafood dishes. Combined with Iberian influences, among the items served here are: Tortilla la espanola, goat’s cheese croquettes, grilled chipirones, baked clams, and oven-baked […]

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Osaka

Osaka (Soler 5608, Buenos Aires) – this is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Buenos Aires (if not all of Argentina). Although it’s Japanese, there’s some Peruvian influences, too. This explains the presence of ceviche on the menu (available in various types of servings), as well as sushi. Although the menu is dominated by […]

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Ølsen

Ølsen (5870 Gorriti, Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires) – something different in Argentina: Scandinavian dining. The restaurant, located in a one-time warehouse (which explains the soaring 12-metre ceilings), serves dishes like blini, smoked herring and salmon, and red tuna. Drinkers will be happy to know that vodka is plentiful there. Along with its interior, the restaurant […]

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Me Leva Brasil

Me Leva Brasil (Costa Rica 4488, Palermo, Buenos Aires) – this modestly-sized Brazilian restaurant is for those who miss rice & beans-based tropical Latin cuisine (which tends to dominate not only Brazil, but Latin countries within the Caribbean Basin (from Cuba to Venezuela). A Brazilian dish commonly served here is feijoada (black beans in a […]

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Madero Tango

Madero Tango (Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 2060, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires) – located in the revitalized old port area of Buenos Aires, this is a local variety of supper shows done elsewhere (in this case, a meal and a tango show!). With meals ranging from Grilled Patagonian Salmon (on purple onions, leek caramel, homegrown […]

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Lotus Neo Thai

Lotus Neo Thai (Ortega y Gasset 1782, Barrio Chino, Buenos Aires) – a rarity in Argentina – a Thai restaurant. This is one place where diners feel like trading in their obligatory steak knives for chop sticks. Items such as chicken served with sweet and sour cucumber sauce; stir-fried prawns with shiitake mushrooms and baby […]

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Little Rose

Little Rose (Armenia 1672, Palermo, Buenos Aires) – this Japanese restaurant makes its sushi with different types of fish (as opposed to those that only use salmon). Aside from that, its interior of black-paneled walls and dim lighting makes this Japanese restaurant stand out (from other sushi palaces that typically use minimalist décor). Great for […]

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La Parolaccia

La Parolaccia (Alicia Moreau de Justo 276, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires) – offering patrons a view of the water, this restaurant serves a wide variety of gourmet Italian dishes prepared with fresh pasta and sea food. Specialties found there include: Calamaretti Lyonesa (sauteed calamari in a fresh tomato base with onions, scallions, potatoes and herbs), […]

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La Bourgogne

La Bourgogne (Ayacucho 2027, Recoleta, Buenos Aires) – located within the Alvear Palace Hotel, this is considered the best French restaurant in Buenos Aires, serving dishes such as the carré de veau, filet de boeuf, suprême de volaille, and poisson en coûte de sel. The service is also very good. Diners are warned that this […]