While parrillas (steak houses) rule the roost in Córdoba's dining scene, there's been a boom in gastropub and resto-bar openings, mostly scattered around Güemes. Vegetarian-friendly options are on the rise too, and touches of global fusion are being added to menus.

Local Flavor

Looking to chow down with Córdoba’s student crowd? Pull up a stool at any of the following, where the empanadas, beer and locro (a spicy meat, beans and maize stew) flow freely.

La Alameda Sit on a bench and wash down your homemade empanadas with some ice-cold beer. Then write some graffiti on the wall.

La Candela Rustic and wonderfully atmospheric, run by three cranky but adorable señoras.

La Vieja Esquina A cozy little lunch spot with stools and window seating. Order at the bar.