Little more than a decade ago, basic steak, pasta and pizza were the extent of Buenos Aires’ cuisine. But now, BA is a gastronomic superstar. A generation of savvy restaurateurs and talented chefs have brought their know-how to the table, offering fresh takes on classic Argentine dishes. Factor in the supreme quality of Argentina’s meat and produce, and you’re in foodie heaven. Many of the city’s most stylish and adventurous restaurants are in Palermo Viejo. The barrio’s cobblestone streets are mobbed by well-dressed porteños sharing tapas at sidewalk tables and parading into bustling brasseries, seductively lit Thai eateries and high-class sushi bars. A few upmarket parillas (steakhouses) draw a discerning local crowd, though your best bet for steak with local character is in San Telmo, where classic restaurants feed the city’s soul with brilliant beef from the grill. The perfect accompaniment? A glass of outstanding Argentine Malbec, of course!