Eating

  • Café San Juan Tattooed celebrity chef serves up fabulously tasty dishes.
  • Proper Innovative dishes cooked in a wood-fired oven.
  • La Carnicería BA's first boutique parrilla.
  • i Latina Exquisitely prepared dishes from across South America.

By Budget

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  • Chan Chan Colorful, casual Peruvian eatery with great ceviche (seafood cured in citrus).
  • Chori New gourmet choripan joint lifting the humble sausage to new heights.
  • NoLa Cajun cuisine in a casual gastro-pub setting.

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  • Aramburu Molecular gastronomy – not for everyone, but for some it's a peak experience.
  • Proper Flavorsome plates cooked in a wood-fired oven.
  • Elena One of the best meals you'll have in BA.

By Cuisine

Steak

  • Don Julio Great traditional steakhouse with classy service.
  • La Carnicería Quality meat in a butcher-themed dining room.
  • La Cabrera Overly popular and touristy – but worth the wait.
  • Parrilla Peña No-nonsense, well-priced, excellent meats.
  • El Desnivel Long-running, touristy and still reasonably priced.

Seafood

Italian

  • Siamo nel Forno Awesome Naples-style, thin-crust pizza.
  • Il Matterello Famous for its exceptional pastas and sauces.
  • Filo Trendy restaurant with a variety of Italian specialties.

Asian

  • Sunae Asian Cantina Dishes from all over Asia prepared by chef Christina Sunae.
  • Sudestada Consistently good, Asian-fusion cuisine that can be spicy.
  • Green Bamboo Vietnamese-style foods in BA-trendy dining room.
  • Furaibo Japanese ramen and other delicacies in authentic surroundings.
  • Comedor Nikkai A good place for sushi, tempura and teriyaki.

Vegetarian

  • Artemisia Airy corner restaurant serving a variety of vegetarian meals.
  • Hierbabuena Popular San Telmo eatery on beautiful Av Caseros.
  • Bio Sophisticated and very tasty vegetarian dishes.
  • Granix Modern cafeteria catering to meat-weary office workers.

Closed-Doors Restaurants

  • i Latina Colombian cuisine in Villa Crespo.
  • Casa Coupage Tasting menus with expertly paired wines.
  • Casa Felix Creative dishes made utilising home-grown herbs and vegetables.
  • Casa Saltshaker Shared meals at Chef Dan Perlman's home.

Burgers

  • Burger Joint The original and the best, located in Palermo.
  • Big Sur Juicy burgers and a range of street-food-style alternatives.
  • 180 Burger Bar Downtown burger joint that's busy at lunch.