Places to eat in Buenos Aires

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    Carlos and the wine on the terrace
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    Mostacho`s: GREAT Pizza

    by sof76 Updated Sep 22, 2014

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    This is a very nice restaurant in Palermo Soho.
    There you can taste excellent food with really nice attention.
    I've celebrated my birthday there and was perfect!!!

    Es un muy lindo resto en Palermo Soho
    Se puede comer buena comida y tiene una excelente atencion.
    Celebre mi cumpleaños ahi y fue perfecto!!!

    Favorite Dish: Todo estaba muy rico.
    Para empezar recomiendo las papas bravas y de postre el brownie con helado!

    Everything was nice.
    As starter i sugest papas bravas and as a dessert brownie con helado (brownie with ice cream)

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    Tupe Parrilla Urbana

    by sof76 Updated Sep 22, 2014

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    The owner is a friend of mine.
    The meat is amazing and they have a very good price.
    If you like potatoes, please try "papas por H o por B" or "papas Tupe". They ara GREAT.
    You may tell them that you were recommended by Sofi (hope that increases the good attention!!).

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    Another nice restaurant: Morena Beach

    by sof76 Updated Sep 22, 2014

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    It's on a quay in the middle of River Plate.
    I really LOVE this restaurant!!! It's my favourite!
    No es barato, pero tampoco es de los mas caros.

    Esta ubicado en un muelle en el Rio de La Plata. AMO este restaurante, es mi favorito!!

    Favorite Dish: All I tasted there was very nice!

    Todo lo que probe era muy rico.

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    LA ESTANCIA: THE REAL GAUCHO PLACE

    by DAO Updated Oct 13, 2012

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    The wonderful people who work here serve your steaks on a coal fired grill - on your own table. Order a little on the rare side and just let it cook for a while on your table. Argentine restaurants have the biggest, juiciest steaks on the planet. La Estancia is probably the best steak house in Argentina. One steak is probably enough to fill up 2 people. You can watch the chefs prepare your meat and/or fish in the window and you get to enjoy their absolutely wonderful creations. It’s always busy here, but there are always tables and plenty of room. A real dinning pleasure for carnivores. La Estancia has been feeding people very well for over 50 years (since 1962).

    They also serve delicious fresh salads and have a fantastic wine list. Everything is good here! Everything.

    They have a great Tango & Folklore Show every night except Sunday with a set meal.

    Please feel free to add this to your "Custom Travel Guide" and print it off before you go!

    I have eaten here twice, in different years, and they are always fantastic.

    Favorite Dish:

    Steak! Any steak!

    LA ESTANCIA LA ESTANCIA LA ESTANCIA LA ESTANCIA LA ESTANCIA
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    La Reina Kunti: Indian food: a trendy but quiet place

    by sabrina_florida Updated Mar 18, 2012

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    What makes me like this place so much is the decoration, the quiet music, the fact that it may be full but never crowded, the low lights... and still, a trendy place. Plus: very good prices!
    I always orden a tray with different dishes to try and share with my friends, none of them contain meat.

    Favorite Dish: I don't remember the name but they had this Indian tea with milk and cinnamon that I loved!
    For dessert: "Simplemente Maravillosas", translation: "Simply Marvellous", these are sweet balls made with some sort of milky thing.

    At night there are low lights

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    Bistrot Tokio: Sushi and Tempura

    by sabrina_florida Updated Mar 18, 2012

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    Many people ask in the forum about places to eat sushi in Buenos Aires. There are the classics like Dashi or Sushi Club, but this one, despite its not being famous, is my favourite, along with the one in the Japanese Gardens.
    When a Japanese wants to get a taste of his motherland, this is where he goes! There are not many tables, perhaps 8 or 10 but the service is very friendly, although it can be a bit slow as everything is prepared as ordered. The sushi is really good, as well as the tempura and other typical dishes.
    The decoration is minimalist and the lights are soft.
    A good place to go with few friends (no loud people here please!) or with your partner.

    Favorite Dish: Apart from the sushi and the tempura, do try the home-made ice creams! My favourite is the sesame seeds one, mmmhhhh.... reaaaaally good. Then there's green tea and ginger flavours too.

    Bistrot Tokio

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    Antigua Munich: A mixture of Spanish and Argentine cuisine

    by sabrina_florida Updated Mar 18, 2012

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    Anything that you order here is really good. I remember the black hake as one of my favourite dishes (merluza negra), it comes along with a boiled potato.
    The dishes in general are either Argentine (although there's no barbecue here) or Spanish, or
    a mixture of both.
    I would describe the ambiance as a classic Buenos Aires restaurant: the decoration and the waiters! :)

    Old restaurant logo

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    Cielito Lindo: Mexican food!

    by sabrina_florida Updated Mar 18, 2012

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    If you're craving for some burritos, nachos or tortillas, then try this place! The ambiance is 100% Mexican, with ornaments brought from that country in every single place.
    Make sure you make a reservation beforehand cos if not there's little chance you will get a table, believe me.

    Favorite Dish: I loved the desserts! Specially Torrejas. I had wanted to try these since I read the book "Como agua para chocolate". Mmmhhh... as I ate them I could picture that chapter from the book in my mind!

    At Cielito Lindo with my siter and friends

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    Spettus: All you can eat!

    by sabrina_florida Updated Mar 18, 2012

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    Most of "All you can eat" places don't serve good quality food, right? Now this one does.
    There is a choice of cold and hot dishes for people to help themselves as many times as they want of course, and then the waiters go from table to table offering different cuts of meats.
    Dessert is included in the price, but not the drinks.

    Spettus, in Puerto Madero

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    Lai Lai: Chinatown

    by sabrina_florida Updated Mar 18, 2012

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    There are at least 8 different restaurants to choose from in the Chinatown. Having been to no less than 5, I definitely choose Lai Lai as the best one due to the taste of their food.
    So far they've never let me down. I think their secret is the freshness of their products.

    Favorite Dish: Last time I had Fried sweet chicken, it was one of the chef's recommendations. Absolutely GREAT! My mouth is melting already just thinking about it! Really well cooked: the chicken was crispy outside and soft inside and it comes with a ginger and spring onions sauce... wow!

    Lai Lai, in Chinatown

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    La Parolaccia: Mamma mia pasta!

    by sabrina_florida Updated Mar 18, 2012

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    This is definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Buenos Aires. I love pasta and the one you get here is really worth trying.
    On Friday and Saturday nights as well as Sunday at lunchtime, it usually gets rather busy, so you may have to wait for around 20 minutes to get a table.
    Try to get a table next to the window which overlooks the river (canal), the view there is gorgeous.
    There are two Parolaccias: Parolaccia and Parolaccia di Mare. In the latter they have pasta as well as seafood.

    Favorite Dish: "Raviol neri al salmone" is awesome! This is black ravioli filled with salmon mousse and it's covered in a spring onions sauce with caviar... two thumbs up!
    Also merluza negra (black hake) is another good dish... it just melts in your mouth!

    La Parolaccia del Mare

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    El amanecer de Carlitos (best place in BA): Pancakes by an icon!

    by sabrina_florida Updated Mar 18, 2012

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    This place is by far the best, nobody would disagree with me here, believe me.
    The story is this: there's a seaside resort in Buenos Aires called Villa Gesell (part of my summer memories from childhood come from there) where Carlitos (the owner of this place) started his business many many years ago. At the beginning the place was called "Carlitos" but some years later his brother, I think, opened a pancake place with the same name AND using the SAME recipe (bastard!!!!) so Carlitos changed the name of the place and called it "El amanecer de Carlitos". Why? 'Cos "El amanecer" is the brand of milk he uses to make the pancakes. In Buenos Aires there are pancakes places called Carlitos, so be careful! that's the competition!
    Now when you go to the one in V. Gesell or sometimes the one on Libertador ave. you will see Carlitos, a small old man ALWAYS wearing a red sailor hat. He's always either peeling potatoes or making pancakes
    Update: Unfortunately Carlitos died in 2010. Since then his children have opened many more El Amanecer de Carlitos restaurants in different parts of the city.

    Favorite Dish: Well, there are more than 100 combinations of pancakes (salty and sweet ones).
    Also you can eat hamburgers and fries. But make sure you have a dulce de leche pancake, if not you will never be able to say you've been there! That's THE one to eat. And if it's "quemado al rum"... much better!
    I would kill to get the recipe for the dough, it's so soft and foamy!!!

    Carlitos and us!

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    El Cuartito: The authentic and traditional pizza porteña!

    by sabrina_florida Updated Mar 18, 2012

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    This place was opened in 1934. Its walls are covered with photographs of popular sportsmen, musicians, singers, actors and actresses; box posters, drawings, maps, and football clubs' pennants.
    The atmosphere you get there is the same as the one from the 1930s: the chairs, the price list over the counter, the wine served in a jar, the waiters...
    Pizza is definitely one of our specialties due to the Italian immigrants who came here in the last century.
    If you're up for pizza... DO go to this place! It's a must!

    Favorite Dish: Specialties: pizza with fainá and moscato (a sweet wine).

    El Cuartito

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    Güerrin: A typical Buenos Aires restaurant

    by sabrina_florida Updated Mar 18, 2012

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    If you're looking for a classic place (this is typical ambiance, food, waiters and tables) then this is THE place!
    One con: I'm afraid your clothes will be rather smelly when you leave...

    Favorite Dish: Hhhmmm... so many to name! The pizza is very good but if you want to go for a local dish then try "milanesa a caballo." This is schnitzel (thin piece of beef covered in breadcrumbs) with fries and a fried egg on top.
    As for dessert, flan with dulce de leche would be the most typical one. Also budín de pan, panqueque de dulce de leche, etc, etc, etc.
    Visit their webpage and check out the pizzas! (pics and prices)

    Guerrin restaurant

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    El Imparcial: Traditional Spanish food with an argentinian twist

    by Matravel Updated Apr 4, 2011

    This restaurant is 140 years old. Since 1860, the restaurant has been serving Spanish food and Argentinian selections. And it is a good place to eat if you want to take a little break from meat .

    The decor is simple, the place is clean and well lighted. Service is good and provided by experimented waiters (all male) that reminded me of classic Italian waiters.

    Weekends are very busy, especially Sunday. Local diners come in after 10 and things can get hectic, but don’t worry as I said before, the waiters know what they’re doing.

    Since Argentina doesn’t have a law against smoking in public closed spaces, the restaurant has a very relaxed non-smoking section..actually it’s non existent. So be prepared for some second hand smoking.

    Favorite Dish: As soon as you sit down, you will be treated to a complementary glass of sherry.
    Gran Paella a la Valenciana is one of the specialties. It is very fresh and comes with a decent selection of seafood, however I would add some pieces of chorizo and artichokes.
    Fish is also a good choice in this restaurant. The Merluza Negra Grillet or the Gran Parana a la Parrilla are both safe and yummy choices.
    But if you want to try Spanish classics, have a big appettite and don’t have to work afterwards, try the Fabada Asturiana or the Caldo Gallego.
    The wine list is first-rate and prices are reasonable.

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