Are you going to Buenos Aires and need some tips on where to eat? You’ve come to the right place 🙂
Last time we visited Buenos Aires (2016) we looked around for ideas on where to eat in the city. We wanted a mix of porteño (typical Argentinean) places to eat but modern places as well. We left home with quite an extensive list, not to go to all of them, but, in case we where in the vicinity, we knew where to go.
Let’s take a look?
Palermo Café: our first breakfast in Buenos Aires was very typical: medialunas and coffee – and our daughter had a huge plate of scrambled eggs with ham and cheese (that we end up eating with her). Beat up floor, dark and heavy furniture and a huge counter where medialunas came from. Really porteño. We ran into it while looking for somewhere to eat near “our” subway station (Av. Santa Fe 4599 esquina Godoy Cruz, Palermo).
Confiteria Malvon: we also had breakfast there, this place is a great mix of modern and traditional. Isabella again had some scrambled eggs and the adults shared some scones with jam, and coffee, of course. The scones were much smaller than we expected and Isabella’s choice was big, so we ended up eating with her as well 🙂 (Lafinur 3275, Palermo – the one we went to, or Serrano 789, Villa Crespo – http://www.malvonba.com.ar)
El Club de la Milanesa: milanesa is a type of breaded and fried thin steak, very common in South America and this restaurant in speciallized on them. We orded a beef milanesa, large, half classic and half patagônica (with arugula, parma ham and tomatoes). It was huge so the 3 of us could not eat the whole dish! But it was so good! (we went to the one at 1077 Av. Callao almost on the corner of Santa Fe, Barrio Norte – on Recoleta there is one at 1898 Azcuenaga – for more locations check their website http://www.elclubdelamilanesa.com).
i Central Market: if you are in Puerto Mandero and looking for a light and quick snack, this is a nice place to go. We actually stopped there because Isabella was famished so she had a salad and a brownie. Good salad but just ok brownie, but in general, it was a nice experience. If you are staying in an apartment there are some nice to go treats. (Pierrina Dealessi on the corner of Macacha Güemes, Puerto Madero – http://www.icentralmarket.com.ar).
La Panera Rosa: we ended up here after looking for a place that was actually closed (for good). On our way to La Panera Rosa we shared a sandwich at Starbucks (we were so hungry!) so when we arrived we were kind of confused on what to order. We had a waffle with omelete (just ok) and two great desserts: a brownie pie and a sundae. The sweets were huge so we took most of the pie to our apartment. The place is charming and with some great decor but it was a little pricey. (http://www.lapanerarosa.com.ar).– and other locations –
Juana de Oro: after visiting the Japanese Garden and Rosedal (Rose Garden) we were hungry. We looked for restaurants near the American Embassy but couldn’t find anything. So we stopped by a newstand and asked the gentleman that was working there if he recommended some place to eat nearby. He gave us a suggestion and there we went! Isabella and I ordered the same dish – mini chorizo steak with fries and a fruit salad for dessert. Luciano had the sorrentino and flan for dessert. Everything was delicious. (Fray Justo Sta. Maria de Oro 2899, Palermo).
El Rey del Vino: the owner of the apartment we rented suggested this restaurant that is very Argentinean. We ordered a chorizo steak with papas fritas (french fries) and it was yummy. (Paraguay 5001 esquina Juan B Justo).
Burguer Joint: when we passed in front of Burger Joint all we could see was a dark place with loud music, a lot of people and a sign saying “one of the best burgers in the world”. We love hamburgers so we thought that if we didn’t find anyhting elese we liked we would go back. And we did go back! We checked the menu and decided to stay. We even got a table (difficult to get one)! And they are right, this was one of the best burgers we have ever had! At the end of the meal Isabella said: “this place has nothing to do with us, but it’s cool”. We had to agree 🙂 Dark place, loud music, unconventional decoration and amazing burgers! (Jorge Luis Borges 1776, Palermo – Facebook).
El Trapiche: this was another suggestion from the apartament owner, and also, very typical. Lots of meat and pasta. We ordered the milanesa with creamy corn sauce (crema de choclo) and gnochi. (Paraguay 5099 on the corner of Humboldt).
What about you? What restaurants in Buenos Aires do you recommend?