Top things to do

Top Choice Italian in Bariloche

La Trattoria de la Famiglia Bianchi

Finally, an Italian restaurant that offers something different. Excellent, creative pastas, a good range of meat dishes and some wonderful risottos, with ingredients such as seafood and wild mushrooms.
Top Choice Food in Bariloche


Quite simply, the best chocolate in town. Don’t skip it. Seriously.
Steak in Bariloche


Built entirely of Patagonian cypress, this esteemed restaurant resembles a hobbit house with its wood stairway, carved wooden doorway, fireplace and troll-like architecture. The small menu is almost entirely parrill…
Parrilla in Bariloche

Los Tehuelches

The best-value parrilla in town, this no-frills place attracts a lot more locals than tourists. The range of set meals is impressive and a bife de chorizo (sirloin) with salad for AR$40 is nothing to be sneered at i…
Parrilla in Bariloche

Alto El Fuego

The most frequently recommended parrilla in town, featuring the killer combination of great cuts of meat and a well-chosen wine list. It's a small place – if you're coming for dinner, make a reservation. Or (if weat…
International in Bariloche

La Marca

Upscale parrilla (steak restaurant) with reasonable (for Bariloche) prices. Choose from the impressive range of brochettes (shasliks) – beef, chicken, venison, lamb and salmon. On a sunny day, grab a garden table at…
Parrilla in Bariloche

El Boliche de Alberto

It’s worth dining at this esteemed parrilla simply to see the astonished look on tourists’ faces when a slab of beef the size of a football lands on the table; it’s the AR$100 bife de chorizo (the AR$80 portion is p…
Pub Food in Bariloche

Map Room

A cozy little pub-restaurant with a good range of beers and some interesting menu items. The American breakfast (AR$28) is the real thing – a real belly-buster. Check out the ‘after work’ happy hours, when beers are…
Buffet in Bariloche

Cerros Nevados

Every Argentine town has at least one gut-busting tenedor libre (all-you-can-eat restaurant); Bariloche’s lays it on thick, with plenty of parrilla items, pastas, salads and fiambres (cold meats).
Bar in Bariloche


This bar gets packed on weekends, though it's open nightly with live music on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Get in there early if you want to snag one of the comfy wooden booths (and bring your best pickup line).