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La Cabrera Sur

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

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.com

This fabulous down-to- earth parrilla serves hard-to-beat bifes de chorizo (the half portion can feed two) with an array of delicious tapa garnishes. — Rough Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oviedo

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

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

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

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

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

Tomo I

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

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

Considered by many to be Buenos Aires’ best haute cuisine restaurant, this is an elegant but refreshingly unpretentious place. — Rough Guide

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

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

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

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

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.com

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

Don Julio

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

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

On your last night in Buenos Aires (or if you only have one night in Buenos Aires - the horror!) - treat yourself to a full-on Argentinian feast at Don Julio, one of the city's classiest... — Afar Magazine

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

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

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Aramburu

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

The unmarked door at an unremarkable address might have you thinking you're in the wrong place—but you're at Aramburu, one of the city's most talked-about dining venues, and the location... — Afar Magazine

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

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

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

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Olsen

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

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

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.com

The relatively light cuisine of Scandinavia has made a huge splash with meat-reared porteños, due almost entirely to Ølsen. — DK Eyewitness

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

El Sanjuanino

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

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

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.com

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

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

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

Cabana Las Lilas

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

Of the dozens of fine steak houses that line the picturesque docks of Puerto Madero, Las Lilas is arguably the best. — Travel + Leisure

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

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

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

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

El Obrero

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

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

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

Sure this neighborhood isn't the safest but wow this was some of the best food we had in Buenos Aires. It's cash only and oh so worth it. — Afar Magazine

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

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

La Bourgogne

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

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

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

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

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.com

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Milion

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

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

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

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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La Brigada

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

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

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

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

Of all the steak houses in this carnivorous city, La Brigada may have the most loyal following: members of the national soccer team are regulars. — Travel + Leisure

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

Plaza Asturias

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

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

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

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Chila

Pizza 77 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

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.com

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 →

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

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

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Brasserie Petanque

French 77 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

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

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

Petanque is a place to drop in, enjoy hearty French fare, and wash it all down with local wines. — Fodor's

filo

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bio Solo Organico

Vegan and Vegetarian 76 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

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

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

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

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