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La Cabrera Sur

Steakhouses 94 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This restaurant has become so well known among tourists visiting Buenos Aires that the owners have also opened another branch up the street for spillover patrons. — Frommer's

Palermo's best parrilla is on the quiet corner of Cabrera and Thames. Fun paraphernalia hangs everywhere, giving the feel of an old grocery store. — Fodor's

Bife de chorizo a punto the size of a medium-sized brick, but oh so tender, and comes with all these nifty sauces in little plates. — BlackBook

La Cabrera, situated in beautiful Palermo Viejo, will serve you the best steak of your life. — Afar Magazine

Reserve, or arrive early for Palermo’s best meat, served in a cozy, classic street-corner bistro or under the sidewalk awning. — DK Eyewitness

Cafe San Juan

South American 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A small, good-value, family-run joint whose huge portions and fresh-from-the-market meals mean it’s always full. — Rough Guide

During the daily lunch rush, chef Leandro Cristobal fashions inventive tapas and pastas from the likes of sun-dried tomatoes, brie and seasonal vegetables, while his mother pours the wine. — Time Out

When famed "anti-chef" Leandro Cristóbal decided to return to his roots, he dropped his trademark modern cuisine in favor of huge platters of rustic traditional dishes. — Fodor's

Family-run restaurant with an open kitchen that's always packed with a mixture of locals and visitors. — BlackBook

The short menu is listed on a chalkboard, with tapas-style starters followed by hearty mains like the terrific rabbit stew. — Insight Guides

Oviedo

Seafood 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

For 20 years, Oviedo has been the prime destination for Old World Spanish eats in Buenos Aires. — Concierge

The best high-end Spanish restaurant in the city, Recoleta’s Oviedo offers professional service, a refined and relaxed setting and the freshest fish–brought in up to twice a day. — Frommer's

Oviedo has something of a clubbish atmosphere and is a favourite with businessmen and political hacks. — Time Out

In a meat-centric city like Buenos Aires, beautifully cooked seafood is a welcome change, and Oviedo is the best in the city. — Fodor's

A refreshing alternative to the city’s ubiquitous steakhouses, Oviedo is a Spanish-inspired seafood restaurant in the Recoleta neighborhood. — Travel + Leisure

Tomo I

International 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

For a truly sublime dining experience, visit the recently renovated Tomo I, the consistently superb restaurant that's been run by the Concaro sisters since 1971. — Fodor's

Dinner at Tomo I, from its retro location in a grand hotel ot the moment you are led in to the old-fashioned dining room, is suffused with a sense of occasion. — Time Out

European-influenced Chef Federico Fialayre promotes a blend of Italian and Spanish cooking methods in dishes featuring seasonal produce, homemade pasta and fresh fish. — Lonely Planet

Delicate porteño cuisine is served in a dignified room here. — DK Eyewitness

The decor of Tomo I, B.A.'s storied temple of alta cocina, is a bit sterile—but don't let that fool you. The restaurant's ambrosial offerings remain impeccable. — Concierge

Tegui

South American 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A slick spot that gets high marks for its high-concept cuisine but disastrous grades for its snide service. — Fodor's

Germán Martitegui is one of Argentina’s leading chefs and restaurateurs, and this award-winning joint is his flagship. — Travel + Leisure

This swanky hideout is tucked discreetly behind a (deliberately) graffitied wall and unassuming black door. — Time Out

Star chef Germán Martitegui... entertains hip Palermistas with expertly executed, de autor dishes. — Concierge

Sizzling hot, ultra expensive (even in green bills) and stunning in every sense. — BlackBook

Don Julio

Steakhouses 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Behind an unassuming facade, and amid rows and rows of empty wine bottles that festoon every available surface, one of Palermo's best steak houses awaits you. — Fodor's

Classy service and a great wine list add an upscale bent to this traditional corner steakhouse. — Lonely Planet

A classical and traditonial parrilla, Don Julio ticks all the right boxes with an above-average meat selection and a huge and varied wine list, which you can view on an iPad. — Time Out

Pablo Rivero and his parents built Don Julio into a mainstay by presenting top-quality plates of classic parrilla steak-house fare. — Travel + Leisure

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Aramburu

83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

'Molecular' dining has taken Buenos Aires by storm, and Chef Gonzalo Aramburu is leading the pack. — Lonely Planet

This place has got quite a following, so be sure to book ahead or else you might miss out. — Time Out

Hidden away on a gritty, graffiti-covered street is one of the most beautiful, intimate, and romantic restaurants in the city. — Fodor's

The 10-course exceptionally intricate tasting menu at this San Telmo restaurant doesn’t come cheap, but it is among the best dining experiences in the city. — Frommer's

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El Sanjuanino

South American 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Easy to eat on the go, empanadas are a staple of the Argentine diet. There are hundreds of little empanada shops throughout the city, but this one in Recoleta arguably serves the best. — Frommer's

This cheerful restaurant, specialising in the kind of homely comfort food that warms the cockles of Argentinian hearts, is busy most nights both upstairs and down. — Time Out

Enrique Baudonet's inviting hole-in-the-wall brims with the rustic flavor of the Argentine outback. Its interior features sepia-toned photos of old San Juan and brawny hanging hams. — Concierge

The place to try empanadas, this inexpensive restaurant also has other regional fare such as locro and humitas, as well as more exotic dishes like pickled vizcacha. — Rough Guide

Mostly tourists from the nearby hotels flock to this Northern Argentine regional spot, but you'll spot some longtime locals, particularly at lunchtime. — Fodor's

La Bourgogne

French 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

White tablecloths, fresh roses, and slick red-leather chairs emphasize the restaurant's innate elegance, and it is consistently considered to be one of the city's very best restaurants. — Fodor's

La Bourgogne, the magnificent restaurant headed by chef Jean-Paul Bondoux, is universally regarded as the best French dining in South America. — Concierge

This is a French restaurant with a French chef, housed in a French-style building. — Time Out

In the city’s only relais gourmand restaurant, a superb wine list complements well- executed French cuisine. — DK Eyewitness

Chef Jean Paul Bondoux creates courses and set menus centered on caviar, fish and rabbit. The adjacent Taste Vins cellar also hosts wine tastings. — Lonely Planet

Milion

South American 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

While maintaining its original lavish form, the classic architecture is offset by cutting-edge art displays and projected visuals, bringing the space in line with its new, style-conscious clientele. — Time Out

Simply put, this is one of the world’s most beautiful bars, sprawling over three levels of a gorgeous old mansion and spilling out down a winding marble staircase to a garden lit by fairy lights. — Travel + Leisure

This is one of the most stunningly situated restaurants in Buenos Aires, and yet despite this and the fact that it's been around for a decade, it remains hard to find. — Frommer's

Cocktails and modern Argentine cuisine served, such as pacu river fish with orange and parsley sauce, or pasta with goats cheese and sweet pumpkin. — Rough Guide

French-style mansion turned bar/restaurant/spot where you're guarunteed to hear English. Worth going just for the terrace. — BlackBook

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Olsen

Scandinavian 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Calm, cool, collected Scandinavian eye candy for the design-o-phile crowd. Palermo veteran still top spot in the hood for weekend brunch. — BlackBook

With its hip, relaxed vibe, too-cool crowd and dramatic central fireplace, Olsen could easily be located in the frosty climes of Scandinavia. — Lonely Planet

Germán Martitegui, the bald, goateed visionary behind this mod Nordic bistro (who's also exec chef at Casa Cruz and Tegui), has become the city's chef of the moment. — Concierge

This large, modern restaurant serves exciting cuisine with a Scandinavian touch, such as salmon pizza or goat-cheese ravioli. — Rough Guide

Ølsen is a showcase for Nordic flavors and contemporary Scandinavian design. Past the walled sculpture garden and white lounge chairs is a cavern of exposed-brick walls. — Fodor's

Cabana Las Lilas

Steakhouses 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Porteños are evenly split as to whether this famous eatery is a fantastically overpriced display of hubris or an upmarket example of parrilla perfection. — Lonely Planet

The place to head if you want to splurge on just about the finest steak around. — Rough Guide

As a steakhouse, it should be ranked among the world's greatest. — Concierge

It's a tourist trap for sure, but it's got an atmospheric dockside location and a jumbo wine list. But what really matters is the meat. — Time Out

The shock of splurging at arguably the city’s best steak-house can be tempered at lunchtime when beef prices are more budget-friendly. — DK Eyewitness

El Obrero

Steakhouses 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

El Obrero... is one of the city's most famous restaurants, and celebrities from Bono to Wim Wenders have eaten at this living, thriving museum piece in the heart of the old port neighborhood. — Time Out

This 1954 stalwart on a hard-to-find street in La Boca serves up nostalgia alongside plump steaks, tortillas de papa, and shared tureens of homey soup. — Travel + Leisure

You'll half expect sawdust on the floor and a saloon fight to break out when you walk into this old-time steak house just off the docks of La Boca. — Fodor's

The atmosphere at the hugely popular and moderately priced El Obrero is as much a part of its appeal as the simple home-cooked food, including great milanesas. — Rough Guide

Two brothers from Barcelona, Marcelino and Francisco Castro, started this wonderful institution in 1954 in a remote, hard-to-find part of La Boca. — Frommer's

filo

Italian 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The oak-fueled ovens at Filo churn out wispy, chewy marvels in a nineties-kitsch space steps from Calle Florida. — Travel + Leisure

Crowded and lively, particularly at lunch, this is the hot spot for pizza and pasta in the downtown area. — Fodor's

Popular with the business lunch crowd, this large, pop art–style Italian pizzeria tosses great thin-crust pies with fresh toppings – try a pie piled high with prosciutto and arugula. — Lonely Planet

Some of the centre’s best salads, if not the cheapest, featuring less common ingredients such as rocket, radishes and sultanas soaked in wine. — Rough Guide

Filo presents its happy clients with pizzas, more kinds of pasta than you can imagine, salads with an Italian touch, and potent cocktails. — Frommer's

Plaza Asturias

International 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This is a sentimental (and smart) choice. — Travel + Leisure

This decades-old eatery on Avenida de Mayo is about as authentic as it gets, packed mostly with Porteños who want to keep this place to themselves. — Frommer's

This old-fashioned Spanish restaurant draws in a regular midday crowd with its set lunch... which includes a main dish plus coffee, dessert and a glass of wine. — Lonely Planet

The AR$26 lunch here kicks off with a complimentary pre-prandial sherry and a plate of tapas on the house - zingingly tasty anchovies or soft white octopus tentacles. — Time Out

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Chila

Pizza 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Some of Buenos Aires’ best and most original cuisine is created by award-winning chef Soledad Nardelli. — Lonely Planet

Chila remains an elegant (if slightly stiff) favorite of business types, big-spending locals, and special-occasion visitors. — Concierge

Where fat-walleted foreigners and locals can be spotted tucking into ambitiously plated new-school Argentine dishes. — BlackBook

Opt for the seven-course tasting menu that displays the best of the elaborate, local chef-driven style known as "cocina de autor," or signature cuisine. — Frommer's

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Las Pizarras Bistro

South American 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

At this simple and unpretentious yet excellent restaurant, Chef Rodrigo Castilla cooks up a changing rainbow of eclectic dishes such as grilled venison or rabbit stuffed with cherries. — Lonely Planet

If Las Pizarras's colourful, quirky decor doesn't draw you in, the constantly changing selection of gastronomic delights on its oversized blackboards (pizarras) will. — Time Out

Quirky and kitschy, this 40-seat hole-in-the-wall looks like any of hundreds of other neighorhood hangouts throughout the city. — Fodor's

Informal restaurant that’s all about the fabulous (and reasonably priced) food. — Rough Guide

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Brasserie Petanque

French 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

At this French-owned brasserie, the cuisine is straight off a Paris boulevard, the ambi- ence fabulous, and the menu is painted onto antique mirrors. — DK Eyewitness

Popular tourist alternative to parilla located close to the Sunday market in San Telmo. Ideal spot for aspiring tango dancers and those looking to bed them. — BlackBook

This bright Parisian-style brasserie is a lively spot for Sunday brunch or a leisurely evening meal. — Lonely Planet

Classic French food such as boeuf bourguignon, moules, steak tartare and crème brûlée, with a particularly good value lunch-time menu du jour; at times, slightly uppity classic French service to match. — Rough Guide

The Swiss-born owner of this restaurant, Pascal Meyer, is always on hand, personally seeing to his clients. — Frommer's

Osaka

Japanese 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Japanese Peruvian is BA's resto du jour. Tough reservation on popular nights, and always a scene. Tasty Tiraditos, creative rolls and fresh sushi, ceviches all delicious. — BlackBook

Osaka has long been considered one of the best Japanese restaurants in Buenos Aires. The restaurant has a tranquil feeling, with its intimate spaces and warm, neutral tones. — Frommer's

Sick of the same old cheap steaks? Then Osaka is your remedy, slicing up some of BA’s most exquisite cold, raw fish – and so much more. — Lonely Planet

Osaka blends tradition with innovation, fusing Peruvian and Asian cuisines for lofty results, making it one of the most exciting restaurants in the city. — Fodor's

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Bio Solo Organico

Vegan and Vegetarian 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The supremely health-conscious should make a beeline for this casual corner joint, which specializes in healthy, organic and vegetarian fare. — Lonely Planet

Stylish, moderately priced vegetarian restaurant, more inventive than most but still wholesome, with dishes incorporating ingredients such as quinoa and tofu, with of course lots of vegetables. — Rough Guide

Inventive, all-organic, all-vegetarian fare that champions local ingredients is prepared here. The atmosphere is casual, with bright wood furnishings and massive windows. — DK Eyewitness

In a nation where meat reigns supreme, finding an organic vegetarian restaurant is a near impossibility. — Frommer's

Feeling guilty after a week-long gorgefest of chorizo and fried cheese? There's hardly a finer locale for detoxifying than this hip organic bistro. — Time Out

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