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La Cabrera Sur

Steakhouses 92 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Located in the trendy Palermo Soho district, this restaurant serves super-sized portions of Argentine steak to an often-packed house. — Travel + Leisure

At this popular parrilla (one of the best in town), the tender, not to mention enormous, cuts of top-grade beef come (unusually) with a myriad of tapas-style side dishes. — Insight Guides

On an attractive Palermo corner site that used to be a general store, professional staff serve extra-large portions of expertly prepared beef, grilled with a few sprigs of rosemary or sage. — Time Out

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

La Cabrera suffers from its own success... But there's a reason that folks keep coming: an above-average array of savory side dishes and some of the best beef in Buenos Aires. — Concierge

Cafe San Juan

South American 87 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

The menu here is on a chalkboard that the waiter brings to your table, and you’ll have to quickly select from a variety of bold, flavorful dishes with inventive combinations (like rabbit... — Frommer's

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

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

Having studied in Milan, Paris and Barcelona, celebrity TV-chef Leandro Cristóbal now runs the kitchen at this renowned San Telmo bistro. — Lonely Planet

Oviedo

Seafood 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

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

Famed chef Martin Rebaudino brings a contemporary Spanish flair to seafood (the fish is shipped daily from Mar del Plata) and serves up melt-in-your-mouth cochinillo (suckling pig) dishes. — Lonely Planet

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

Tomo I

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

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 meat dishes are exemplary, prepared with ingredients like water buffalo from the Entre Rios province, Patagonian lamb, and suckling pig. — Travel + Leisure

Considered best restaurant in Argentina for longest time running. Passion fruit parfait, mushroom ravioli, avocado with gravlax all superb. — BlackBook

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

Tegui

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

It's an especially romantic option for couples visiting Buenos Aires. — Frommer's

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

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

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

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

Don Julio

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

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

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

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

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

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Aramburu

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

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

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

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

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

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El Sanjuanino

South American 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

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

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... — Frommer's

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

This long-running, cozy little joint probably has the cheapest food in Recoleta, attracting both penny-pinching locals and thrifty tourists. — Lonely Planet

La Bourgogne

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cabana Las Lilas

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

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

Widely considered the best parrilla in Buenos Aires, the 400-seat Cabaña Las Lilas is always packed. — Frommer's

For a superbly gluttonous experience visit Cabana Las Lilas in Puerto Moderno. This popular, busy, touristy and well respected establishment is pricey, but good. The evening starts the... — Afar Magazine

This place is a tourist trap, but a good one. It's probably the most famous steak house in all of Argentina, and has become wildly popular with foreigners. — Fodor's

Milion

South American 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

Open since the last millennium, Milíon appears immortal and it’s easy to see why. Simply put, this is one of the world’s most beautiful bars, sprawling over three levels of a gorgeous old... — Travel + Leisure

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

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

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

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Olsen

Scandinavian 78 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A bit of Scandinavia has landed in Argentina... fish is the focal point of this place, and a few of the meat dishes, though flavorful, tend to be on the dry side. — Frommer's

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

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

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

El Obrero

Steakhouses 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

This is an ideal destination for old-time porteño fare, including the usual meaty parrilla offerings and the wondrous Argentine pot-au-feu known as puchero, a stew of brisket, sausage, calabaza, potatoes, and sliced corn cobs. — Concierge

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

The same family has been running El Obrero since 1954, and a number of famous people have passed through over the years, including Bono and Robert Duvall. — Lonely Planet

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

Plaza Asturias

International 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

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

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

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Chila

Pizza 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

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

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

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

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Las Pizarras Bistro

South American 77 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 77 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

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

There are few places as delightful to spend a long lunch in San Telmo as Petanque, an honest-to-goodness French brasserie with a marvellously light and airy atmosphere. — Time Out

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

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

filo

Italian 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The fanciful decor reflects the creativity of this pizzeria with signature pies outnumbered only by the salad combos. FILO also rotates painting exhibitions through its space. — DK Eyewitness

Filo has managed to keep its prices in check despite inflation, and as a result has become a popular lunchtime restaurant. — Time Out

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

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

Bio Solo Organico

Vegan and Vegetarian 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

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

Exotic grains, vegetables as mains, other Buenos Aires rarities abound at this sunny organic restaurant. — BlackBook

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

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

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

La Brigada

Steakhouses 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This classic San Telmo parrilla will almost certainly lose some of its neighborhood-style charm when it expands to include a much larger space next door. — Lonely Planet

If you've ever had dinner in San Telmo, you know what it's like to be packed in tightly with eager patrons awaiting their steak and papas fritas. — Time Out

Amid elaborate decor, including scores of soccer mementos, a courtly staff will treat you to unimpeachable mollejas (sweetbreads) and chinchulines de chivito (kid intestines). — Fodor's

Steaks as good as owner Hugo's rags to riches story. Former shoe shine boy made grill god hooks some of the most delicious, juiciest steaks around - plus all the trimmings. — BlackBook

The waiters are exceedingly nice and professional. For a period of time, management seemed unhappy that tourists had flooded this venue, driving locals away from this San Telmo favorite. — Frommer's

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