Top ChoiceInternational in San Telmo

Café San Juan

After studying in Milan, Paris and Barcelona, chef Leandro Cristóbal took the helm at this renowned San Telmo bistro. Start with tapas, then delve into the grilled Spanish octopus and pork bondiola (deliciously...

Top ChoicePeruvian in Palermo

La Mar Cebicheria

This gorgeous Peruvian-style cebicheria, located inside a smartly refurbished historic building with a large patio, is a welcome addition to the meat-dominated local food scene. The team at La Mar traveled across...

Top ChoiceLatin American in Villa Crespo, Almagro & Abasto

i Latina

Located in a lovely antique house on a residential block, i Latina is one of the city's best restaurants. The set menu consists of seven courses, all exquisitely prepared and presented, inspired by Latin American...

Top ChoicePeruvian in Congreso & Tribunales

Chan Chan

Thanks to fair prices and quick service, this colorful Peruvian eatery is usually packed with people devouring plates of ceviche (seafood cured in citrus) and ajiaco de conejo (rabbit and potato stew). Try arroz...

Top ChoiceModern Argentine in Puerto Madero

Chila

Some of Buenos Aires’ best and most original cuisine is created by chef Pedro Bargero. His six-course, haute-cuisine dishes utilize only the best seasonal ingredients, and the restaurant also works closely with...

Top ChoiceParrilla in Palermo

Don Julio

Classy service and a great wine list add an upscale bent to this traditional – and very popular – corner steakhouse. The bife de chorizo (sirloin steak) is the main attraction here, but the baked goat cheese...

Top ChoiceItalian in La Boca

Il Matterello

This Genovese trattoria serves up some of the best pasta in town, including perfectly al dente tagliatelle alla rúcola (tagliatelle with arugula), and tortelli bianchi con burro foso al aglio (pasta pillows...

Top ChoiceArgentine in Palermo

Proper

At this rustic eatery in a former car-repair shop, youthful chefs cook excellent meats and local produce in a wood-fired oven. Order several small plates to share and delight in dishes like lamb chops and sweet...

Top ChoiceArgentine in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Elena

Elena

If you’re looking to splurge on a night out, Elena is a great destination. Located at the Four Seasons hotel, this highly rated restaurant uses the best-quality ingredients to create exquisite dishes. Order the...

Top ChoiceInternational in San Telmo

El Banco Rojo

A San Telmo youth magnet, this trendy joint serves up sandwiches, falafels, burgers and tacos, as well as a range of beers and spirits. Try the empanada de cordero (lamb turnover) if they have it. This place,...

Top ChoiceFrench in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

L’Orangerie

Afternoon tea at the Alvear Palace Hotel's flower-filled tea room is a classic Recoleta experience for a special occasion. The formal tea, served from 4:30pm (from 5pm on Sunday), offers an array of exquisite...

Top ChoiceModern Argentine in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

Aramburu

Chef Gonzalo Aramburu’s seasonal 17-course dinner is astounding; each artistically created plate is just a few bites of gastronomic delight. Expect enlightening tastes, textures and smells, plus unique...

Top ChoiceIce Cream in Congreso & Tribunales

Cadore

Cadore, one of BA's classic heladerías (ice-cream parlors), was founded by the Italian Olivotti family in 1957. Famous for its version of dulce de leche (milk caramel) ice cream, the place gets busy with theater...

Top ChoicePizza in Palermo

Cosi Mi Piace

It's tough to top the gourmet thin-crust pies at this stylish pizzeria near Plaza Armenia in Palermo Soho. Grab a seat at the bar or sit with locals at a communal wooden table. There's a great wine list, too.

Top ChoicePizza in Congreso & Tribunales

Pizzería Güerrín

This much-loved pizza joint on Av Corrientes has been feeding the masses since 1932. For a quick pit stop (and the cheapest prices), order a slice of thick muzzarella at the counter and eat standing up at the...

Top ChoiceArgentine in Palermo

Chori

Elevating the humble Argentine chori (sausage) to new heights is this hip joint, its bright yellow walls decorated with smiling cartoon sausages. The quality, 100% pork choris and morcillas (blood sausages) hang...

Top ChoiceAsian in Palermo

Sunae Asian Cantina

After honing her skills at her popular closed-door restaurant, chef Christina Sunae opened this colorful Asian-inspired eatery in Palermo Hollywood. The menu spans Southeast Asia, featuring Malaysian rendang...

Top ChoiceCajun in Palermo

Nola

Come for a cold beer and spicy gumbo at Nola, a casual and wildly popular New Orleans-style gastropub run by a chef from the US. Her Cajun cuisine is gourmet, from the fried chicken sandwich to red beans and...

Top ChoiceFusion in Palermo

Gran Dabbang

The rule-breaking, experimental fusion food conjured up by Mariano Ramón, one of the rising stars of the BA food scene, can be sampled in the small, packed dining room of this unassuming restaurant. Choose three...

Top ChoiceArgentine in Recoleta & Barrio Norte

El Sanjuanino

This long-running, cozy little joint has some of the cheapest food in Recoleta, attracting both penny-pinching locals and thrifty tourists. Order spicy empanadas, tamales or locro (a spicy stew of maize, beans,...