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La Cabrera Sur

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

Hugely popular for grilling up BA’s most sublime meats. Come at 7pm for 'happy hour,' when everything is 40% off. — Lonely Planet

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

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

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

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

Cafe San Juan

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

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

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

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

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

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 →

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

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

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

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

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

Tomo I

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don Julio

Steakhouses 83 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The only Relais Gourmand in Argentina, Chef Jean Paul Bondoux serves the finest French and international food in the city here. — Frommer's

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

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

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

Olsen

Scandinavian 82 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

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

Olsen transports diners from Palermo Viejo to Scandinavia with its seafood-heavy menu and impressive selection of more than 60 vodkas. — Travel + Leisure

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

Cabana Las Lilas

Steakhouses 82 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

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

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

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

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

Milion

South American 81 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

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

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

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

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

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El Obrero

Steakhouses 80 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 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

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

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

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. — Concierge

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

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

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

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

Plaza Asturias

International 80 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

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

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

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Chila

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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 →

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

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

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

Osaka

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

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

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 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

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

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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 →

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

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

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

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

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