Southern Pampas restaurants

Top Choice Argentine in Tandil

Época de Quesos

An essential, exquisite stop, and the most romantic restaurant in Tandil. It's got rustic style to spare, but the food is the thing, thanks to piles of succulent picadas, craft beer and wine. The shop in front prese…
Parrilla in Tandil

Parrilla El Trébol

Fun and flavorful, this simple parrilla, specializing in perfectly grilled steaks and top-notch salads, is a locals' favorite. The sausage and blood sausage are wonderful, as is the short rib. There's a reason local…
Vegetarian in Tandil


Tandil's little health-food hut offers vegetarian fare, bulk foods, and a range of natural health and beauty products. Its superb deli offers assorted flatbreads, Spanish tortillas and salads for take away. It also …
Spanish in Tandil

Bar Firpo

An atmospheric, locally loved, Spanish-themed brick house-bar with tasty, affordable bites. You'll love the memorabilia mounted on the walls and displayed on the built-in bookcases behind the bar, which stocks a kil…
Argentine in Sierra de la Ventana

El Molino de la Casa Azul

A slightly progressive kitchen set in a gorgeous, historic blue house with a windmill (hence the name). The interior is alive with art and the menu offers creative takes on Argentine classics. It's not cheap, but it…
Argentine in Tandil

Ladran Sancho

An attractive cafe on the plaza serving classic chicken, beef, lamb and even some roast fish meals. Vegetarians might choose from their range of pastas or opt for a veggie stir fry. Lunch specials can be had for AR$…
Argentine in Tandil

Bodegón del Fuerte

A popular, upscale dinner haunt thanks to that exquisite back patio. It serves more of that mixed grill típica and local picada platters made to order. Lunch specials are offered for under AR$140.
Cafe in Santa Rosa

La Capital

Santa Rosa's oldest cafe (est. 1941), located in a cool modernist corner building on the main plaza, is basic but still a classic. Busy for breakfast and lunch, the menu includes empanadas (pastries), pizza, salads …
Argentine in Sierra de la Ventana


This upscale kitchen serves roast trout and salmon, chicken and beef dinners. The leather table cloths aren't what you might choose but we think you'll admit the soundtrack of classic '80s hits arranged for smooth j…
International in Tandil

Tierra de Azafranes

This popular and smartly decorated restaurant is known for its seafood paella and risotto with lamb ragout, but they grill steaks, too. It's got an upscale vibe and there's a good wine list. It's located between the…