Top Choice International in Santa Fe

La Boutique del Cocinero

This innovative, welcoming shop has an open kitchen that hosts sociable weekly workshops (normally Thursday or Friday: check the page) where you cook a meal – perhaps French, sushi or Lebanese – then sit down to eat…
Bakery in Santa Fe


In 1851, Merengo stuck two biscuits together with dulce de leche (milk caramel) and invented the alfajor, now Argentina’s favorite snack. It's still going strong: this cute little shop on the plaza is one of several…
Argentine in Santa Fe

Restaurante España

This hotel restaurant on the pedestrian street is a lovely space, with high ceilings, attentive waistcoat-and-tie staff and an old-fashioned feel. There's a huge menu that covers the range of fish (both locally caug…
Italian in Santa Fe

Círculo Italiano

Part of the Italian social club, Círculo Italiano prepares good, moderately priced lunch specials (AR$41 to AR$50 Monday to Friday) and tasty pasta. Come for the ritzy atmosphere, the waiters in linen jackets, the c…
Argentine in Santa Fe

El Quincho de Chiquito

This legendary local institution is the place for river fish, on the costanera 6km north of downtown. There are few frills and no choice: four or five courses of delicious surubí, sábalo or pacú are brought out; you…
Middle Eastern in Santa Fe

Club Social Sirio Libanés

Hidden down a passageway leading to a gym, this offers tasty, well-prepared Middle Eastern–style dishes as well as river fish, pasta and parrilla options; it’s a pleasingly unusual place to eat. There's outdoor seat…
Argentine in Santa Fe

La Estaca

A cheap, traditional, hearty parrilla, with outdoor seating under a high awning. If you're not a vegetarian, it's mighty difficult to walk past when you can smell the grill going.
Cafe in Santa Fe

Las Delicias

Delightfully old-fashioned and elegant, with a great shady terrace, this bakery offers some of the most sinful pastries and cakes imaginable; it also does breakfast, afternoon tea and sandwiches. Service is traditio…
Argentine in Santa Fe

El Brigadier

Half a block from Plaza 25 de Mayo, this refurbished restaurant offers an elegant interior and tasty cuts of meat and river fish that win out, despite a few strange quirks in the service department.
Argentine in Santa Fe


The nostalgic decor of this handsome house in a quiet leafy barrio makes a welcome evening retreat. A small menu of pizzas, vegetarian options and a couple of well-prepared meat dishes is accompanied by reggae or ch…