La Esquina de Buenos Aires

restaurants / Argentine

Lonely Planet review

Spanish-tile floors, bright white linens and the sound of old tangos evoke the atmospheric bistros of San Telmo – making this one of the top spots in the city for a steak and a glass of Malbec. Also tasty are the house-made empanadas and the extensive selection of fresh pastas, including vegetarian options such as tender raviolis stuffed with mozzarella and fresh basil. There’s a good South American–centric wine list, attentive service and flickering candlelight, making this an ideal place for a date. Reservations recommended; credit cards accepted.