Argentina Restaurants

  • Soychú
    Those who say Argentines don't have an appreciation for vegetarian food have never stopped into Soychú. On any day, the carry-out line stretches from the front, through the dining hall, to the buffet in back where everybody is loading up on today's tasty entrées. This all began in the early 1980s
  • Shitake Comida Vegetariana
    Fernanado Ferro proves Argentines can cook vegetarian at his stylish restaurant, Shitake. After receiving his classical cuisine training, this chef went on to study vegetarian cooking with yogis. Shitake is a vegetarian's tenedor libre with dozens of dishes to choose from—all creatively
  • Mercado Armonía
    Not only can shoestring travelers pick up on fresh produce, cheese and other fixings at Mercado Armonía, but also sit down for delicious and cheap homemade meals. Over a dozen bar de paso and kiosko stands steam up tamales, fry up potatoes and milanesas, and bake tartas
  • Los Carros
    In an adobe ranchito house is the comfortable restaurant Los Carros. In this warm, candle-lit space, chamamé music plays low as diners take their tables. Some are couples settling in for a romantic repast. Dolly is putting the finishing touches on the first course of the night's meal
  • Il Buon Mangiare
    For years Don Tito ran a first-class restaurant in Buenos Aires. But the pace of the city tired him, so he decided to come to Caleta Olivia, looking for a slower, simpler life. He opened Il Buon Mangiare, where he continues to serve his superb homemade pastas. The delicious, affordable portions are
  • Gusto del Litoral
    Do not be put off by the incredibly low prices, an absolute genius lurks in the kitchen of this sidewalk café. One of the best meals to be had in Argentina-what a pleasure to taste food with such spice and flavor. Try the succulent pork with chutney or the vegetarian feast of Sopa Paraguay with gr
  • Restaurante Planeta Escuela
    A stone's throw from the boardwalk, Restaurante Planeta Escuela is a pleasant bistro that prepares pizza a la piedra (pizza baked on a stone slab) and homemade pastas. It also prepares rabas (deep-fried squid rings) and other seafood. Vegetarians have several choices on the menu. What
  • Comedor El Faro
    Imagine your typical truck stop-cum-diner and you have Comedor El Faro. This café along the seafront costanera is tremendously popular with truckers, port workers, and everyday locals. Expect to share a table in this small restaurant. Several entrées are prepared daily, and you choose how many co
  • Don Marcos
    Don Marcos is the typical Colonia Pellegrini restaurant. Its menu is simple: only milanesas, gilled steaks and pastas. Plates come to the table mounded with food. The French fries are perfectly crispy on the outside and tender inside. Along with the usual fare, Don Marcos also has a parri
  • Terra Wok Bar-restaurant
    Terra Wok prepares nine varieties of chow fan (fried rice) and eight of yaki soba (noodles) with meat or seafood. Also appearing are sweet and sour chicken (pollo acaramelado) and omurice (omelets). A meal here, though, is not a clean escape from Argentine fare. Terra Wo
  • Kelo
    Kelo doesn't offer a thing under the scorching Misionero sun for the vegetarian. This is a true carnivore's Eden. To begin, choose a side dish to accompany the espadines (rapier-like spits) and boards of meat the waiters will bring to your table. This is your chance to try the traditional cuts of th
  • La Bahía Che Retá
    La Bahía is just one of the slew of sidewalk cafés lining the broad pedestrian streets in downtown Posadas. This bistro near the plaza offers a few out-of-the ordinary dishes. Instead of having your sandwich on run-of-the-mill bread, what about it being wrapped in a pita? There's all sorts of tabl
  • Parrilla-restaurant Lo De Lenguaza
    E-yu-puráí-té, Willkommen, Bienvenue - Lo de Lenguaza welcomes its guests in eight languages. Lo de Lengueza may not have everything on the menu-it's painted on the windows -the day you come, but the friendly wait staff will tell you what's available, from regional dishes like fried manioc and f
  • El Buen Sabor
    In one of Perito Moreno's classic buildings along the main street is El Buen Sabor. Sunlight floods through the tall windows, making the small space bright. Glass cases display the day's offerings of homemade pastas, typical Argentine appetizers (daring diners may try the marinated cow tendons) and
  • Restaurant Habibi
    The Lebanese family of Restaurant Habibi allows their culture to permeate the entire space. Each of the five salons has a different theme: calligraphy, women's eyes, a traditional seating area. Arab music lures souls to sway into a delicious repast. The dishes have subtle undertones of mint and oth
  • Cabaña Las Lilas 2
    This is one of the heavyweights in the steak championships and these guys really pull out the punches. Meat comes from the restaurant's private ranch outside the city, and a huge selection of free appetizers is laid out to whet the appetite. Go for the bife de lomo or ojo de bife, which are expensiv
  • El Rey Del Mariscos
    If you're in the mood for seafood, you'll be served royally at El Rey de Mariscos. Fish, such as flounder, and red and white salmon, are prepared, as well as five styles of octopus, clams, giant mussels, scallops and prawns—try them whisky-braised. El Rey de los Mariscos is Las Grutas' exclusi
  • Bice
    You'd think that a city with so many people of Italian descent would be brimming with pasta options. And Buenos Aires is. But with the focus squarely on pizza (you can satisfy your craving for a tasty slice on practically every block of any major avenida), you're more likely to stumble across a Japa
  • La Parolaccia Trattoria
    Warmth, cordiality, personalized attention, along with a well taken care of kitchen of noble ingredients make La Parolaccia a unique place in which everything down to the smallest details are considered so that the flavor of the real "Cucina regionale tradizionale Italiana" and the "Nuova cucina med
  • Kansas
    For travelers yearning for good ol' BBQ pork ribs, Kansas is the place. One of the city's few restaurants specializing in North American fare, some say its BA's sole option for a decent Caesar salad. Huge and efficient, Kansas can seem a bit impersonal at times, but it does a good job of serving up
  • Asia De Cuba
    ENTREES: $15 - $30 Scruffy twenty-something backpackers will probably want to avoid Asia de Cuba, one of the most exclusive clubs in Puerto Madero. However, if you are older and have a bit more cash on hand, this lively, fashionable place makes a great spot for dinner or drinks. Asia de Cuba's c
  • El Desnivel
    Locals and tourists alike know this is one of the best parrillas in San Telmo. Greeted at the entrance by slabs of raw meat and smoke, you'll certainly eat well in this no-frills establishment. After 10 p.m., the crowded tables overflow with different cuts of pork, beef, and chorizo. Side orders of
  • La Luna
    La Luna is one of the favorite restaurants in town, both for its menu items and ambiance. The rustic interior is decorated with fun wall coverings and antiques. The staff seem like family to each other and work at a proficiency not common for Argentina. The restaurant, despite being an obvious favo
  • El Almacén - Ramos General
    Since 1906 the Salomón family, originally from Syria-Lebanon, has had a general store in this locale. It still sells a few things, but El Almacén is now a museum preserving the memory of those long-gone times and products. (Check out the bathroom â??signs.â?) It is also a comfy place to kick b
  • Morena Resto Bar
    Morena Resto Bar is a classy bar/restaurant that offers Patagonian dishes and tasty drinks. Its happy exterior and modern interior are both inviting. The menu is basic but includes all the Argentine favorites such as pastas, pizza and Patagonian specialties like trout ravioli. The house offers inte
  • Lomitos Crisol
    Lomitos Crisol is the best place for sandwich lovers to eat in Parque Sarmiento. The sandwiches are topped off with an egg, and served with a side of fries and a cola. Choose to eat at its outdoor patio area and let the kids play on the nearby swing set while relaxing with a beverage.
  • La Española
    La Española is a local favorite for parrilla (bbq) and standard Argentine fare. The local ma and pop feel is welcoming. They have a special meat dish that changes with each night of the week. The prices, in comparison to other restaurants in town, make a good value when combined with the portion si
  • Opiparo
    Opiparo is another Patagonia-centric restaurant that highlights the tastiness of the south; trout, smoked goods and goat being their specialties. The portions are ample and will not leave you hungry. The restaurant is warm, welcoming and children friendly. Staff is helpful and quick to acknowledge c
  • Don Pipo Pizzeria
    Don Pipo is a favorite for the Esquel locals as well as visitors. This cheerful restaurant serves up a thin crusted pizza that rivals other pizza joints in Argentina (though doesn't quite compare to New York or Italy). The interior of the establishment is clean and inviting and the employees are eag
  • Maria Castaña Confiteria
    Maria Castaña Confiteria is a popular meeting place for the who's who of Esquel. The tea house has a fairly large menu including desserts, coffees, sandwiches and other light items, though it is not a place to visit if looking for large portion sizes. It is also more appropriate for adults enjoying
  • Casa Grande
    Casa Grande is a cozy dining experience specializing in all regional delicacies. The variety of Patagonian dishes includes smoked fish, meats and cheeses as well as stuffed pastas. The menu also has a decent selection of desserts and wines. The food is freshly prepared and comes in decently-sized po
  • Zucchini
    Zucchini is a little corner spot offering organic Patagonian and international dishes. The space is bright and happy, with cute carved wood accents. Although the dishes are on the bland side, they are definitely freshly made. Despite the name most of the dishes have nothing to do with zucchini. The
  • Puesto Molino
    You know you're in Puesto Molino when you enter. On one golden-colored wall is an old windmill. This entire large restaurant is entirely decorated with farm instruments and other rustic touches. In one corner is a playroom for children. Puesto Molino is a popular with Riogallenses not only for its d
  • Ruca Cuyen
    A quante, log cabin- style restaurant, Ruca Cuyen has a small menu packed with Patagonian flavored dishes made with care. Owned by a middle-aged couple from Buenos Aires, they take pride in creating exquisite dishes that cater to the guest's specific tastes. The owners welcome interaction and feedba
  • Hueli
    This small, cozy restaurant set back behind the private gates of the Peñon del Lago hotel is a great Bariloche gourmet dining experience. Hueli offers the standard Patagonian fare, but mixes the menu choices up a bit by also offering some original fusion-style dishes. The owners continually change
  • El Fundo
    Fundo Colonia Suiza is Colonia Suiza's largest restaurant. Their specialty is their Patagonian Tabla, the fondue lunch special and desserts are recommended as well. The architecture is amazing. Large logs too big to wrap your arms around are carved, fitted and made into one of Bariloche's favorite s
  • El Lago
    Take a break from a stroll through Parque Sarmiento at this outdoor café found on the banks of the park's lake. Watch ducks splish-splash about while cooling off with an ice-cold soda. The empanadas and hot dogs topped with mayonnaise are served to order. The tables are equipped with sun umbrellas
  • Butterfly
    Owned by a German, Argentine and an Irish chef, Butterfly is one of the elite dining experiences in Bariloche. For first-time visitors the menu is a sampling table, itconsists of a rainbow of small entrees each paired with a wine, leading up to a seven to nine course meal. They also offer individua
  • Jauja
    Jauja is Patagonia's best choice for ice cream. All of the flavors are freshly made from local ingredients, and you can taste it. The establishment is a multiple0choice affair, with the ice cream parlor outside, an indoor chocolate store to the right and the main restaurant to the left. The
  • Arcimboldo
    Arcimboldo is another regular Argentine food restaurant, serving great renditions of Patagonian smoked cheeses and trout. However it does offer a basic salad bar, something not so common in these parts. Like its neighbor Sheffield, it is in a great location, directly across the street from the artis
  • Martin Sheffield
    Martin Sheffield is a regular Argentine fare restaurant serving pastas, pizza, steak and basic salads. It is a good choice for those who get hungry during off-eating hours (anything but one to four in the afternoon) as they are open straight through, from noon to 11 pm, except Sundays. It is also ac
  • Don Chiquino Pasta de Magico
    The family-owned Pasta de Magico pasta house creates their own crazy concoctions of sauces and pastas, to the delight of both adults and children. The ambiance is fun and a the walls are decorated with interesting items from the past There is often a magician putting on live skits. The tables have
  • Tante Sara Resto-Bar
    Tante Sara is a hopping bistro on Ushuaia's main street. It has an extensive wine and cocktail list, and a variety of coffees, straight up or with liqueurs. Get your fill with the desserts, appetizers and meals served here. In the words of owner Aunt Sara: "Di
  • Barbass La Buena Vida Café and Restaurant
    Barbass has a large menu covering all of the standard Argentina fares: parrilla, pastas, homemade sauces, trout, and basic salads. The restaurant is smack dab in the center of town on the main avenue, so it is a great meeting spot and people-watching hangout. The interior is welcoming. In the summer
  • La Oveja Negra
    La Oveja Negra is a regional cuisine restaurant tucked away in a backyard plaza. The dishes mainly consist of pastas, salads, and BBQ choices. The open-air seating is sometimes home to a large art and crafts fair. The food is well portioned and a good value in comparison to neighboring establishment
  • Eiscafe
    Eiscafe is a log cabin building that hosts a delicious ice creamery and tea house. The Patagonian ice cream, a specialty of the area, is a cross between Italian Gelato and United States-style ice cream. The price, atmosphere and flavorful food make Eiscafe a decent choice from the many local ice cre
  • Restaurant Aónikenk Chaltén
    Meals at Restaurant Aónikenk Chaltén are a gastronomic event that won't hit your wallet hard. Homemade pastas are prepared with interesting fillings like ricotta, nut and sweet pepper, and eggplant. Sauces are extra. Various types of milanesas are on the me
  • Los Troncos
    Los Troncos is a true Patagonian dining experience. The menu is an array of smoked meats, cheeses and fish, fresh trout, homemade pastas, and, of course, the Argentina BBQ. They also offer European desserts. Fresh bread and pate are served on-the-house. The desserts are all homemade and are a good r
  • Chichilo
    Amidst the smattering of seafood restaurants crammed together in a shared parking lot near the commercial area of the port, the one with a collection of stuffed deers and boars mounted on its dining room walls stands out. Don't let the antlers fool you; seafood is the specialty. On the ground floor
  • Tierra Bendita
    In Spanish, tenedor libre means “free fork.” So let your fork run wild as you hit the offerings of the all-you-can-eat buffet at Tierra Bendita. But this isn't your ordinary t
  • La Cervecería Brew Pub and Resto
    At La Cervecería Brew Pub and Resto you can try bräumeister Blanca's pilsner and bock beers made in-house. La Cervecería also serves homemade pastas. The raviolis have unusual fillings, like mediterraneo (eggplant, mozzarella, black olives and tomatoes),
  • Panadería Lo de Haydée
    The smell of fresh-baked bread wafts out the door of Panadería Lo de Haydée onto El Chaltén's main street. Beyond the white and whole-grain, Haydée also makes six different flavors of empanadas, served hot out of the oven. For the sweet tooth, there are facturas
  • Rotissería Isadoro Quemeiquipan
    Rotissería Isadoro Quemeiquipan is one of the cheapest places to eat in El Chaltén. This is a small hang-out with only two tables and several benches. But it doesn't stop budget travelers from stopping by to watch a movie from Juan's video library while he's in the kitchen preparing orders. Drop b
  • Natural Deli
    At Natural Deli, health food lovers will finally find refuge from the greasy pizzas and endless empanadas that define the streets of Buenos Aires. In a well-lit interior furnished with mahogany wood panels, organic alternatives abound: homemade granola and banana bread make it the perfect place for
  • The Shelter
    The Shelter doesn't have much on the menu, just pizza and empanadas. The empanadas are good, but people rave about the pizzas; locals say these are the best cheese pies in town. All are baked in a brick oven. A cornucopia of toppings are offered, guaranteeing meat eaters and vegetarians alike a fine
  • La Antonia de Areco
    Elegant, gleaming and sparse compared to its atmospheric competition, La Antonia provides a classy, romantic dinner site. Its relatively small menu holds pork, beef, chicken, pastas and wine from $3-7. The dining room is clean and sparkling with candles, elegant curtains, arcing lines of wineglass
  • Areco Express
    If you need to check e-mail and want a tasty bite to eat or a caffeine kick, head to the Areco Express, wherein can be found lines of fast computers and the best coffee in town. The café serves sandwiches and snacks along with specialty coffee drinks. Tables fill a sunny front room. Internet is
  • Bar Don Segundo
    Located at the bus stop, this is the place to grab a bite on your way in or out of town. The more the merrier at Don Segundo's; its copious tables, deck and large brick bar surround a pool table, big projection screen and disco ball. On weekends there is music and dancing at midnight, with a cover
  • Puesto la Lucheza en El Palomar
    When it's a Saturday night and you want to go out dancing, head to the Puesto la Lucheza, behind the Visitor's Office. The place has a cozy, fun, ranch atmosphere inside, and a patio surrounded by the riverside park. Music starts at 10:30 and runs into the night. Other regional activities are als
  • Almacen de Ramos Generales
    The Almacen also feels like a general store, but is more casual and less western than the Esquina de Merti. Its homey comfort gives the impression of a prairie kitchen. An old sewing machine and stove sit on a checked floor; a fiddle and shelves of milk bottles hang on the wall. Also featuring a
  • La Esquina de Merti
    Sitting on the central Plaza Arrellano, the Esquina de Merti feels like the kind of frontier general store/bar that would be the center of a 19th century Pampas town, where the occasional gaucho swaggers in for a drink. Aged brick walls, beat up metal posters, and barrels encircle rough wooden tabl
  • Boccato
    Boccato is yet another of El Chaltén's fast-food take-out joints. The selection here includes tortas (calzones), milanesas, sandwiches and empanadas. You can get pizza by the pie or slice. Boccato also has something n
  • Arco Iris
    In the crowded all-you-can-eat market along San Martín, Arco Iris stands apart. Not only does East meet West here, with a balance of Argentine parrilla and Chinese-style entrees, but it is also the least expensive. The buffet includes salads, appetizers and hot dishes. Of the over 40 offerings, onl
  • Pangaea
    Pangaea has a very refined setting. Pastas are the main headliner on this bistro's menu, starring stuffed varieties like sorrentino de cordero. Unlike other diners in El Chaltén, sauces are included in the price here. Beef, chicken parrilla restaurants all along San Martín, upright racks of lamb roast over a fire pit in the front window of La Rueda. This isn't your typical barbecue joint, though. La Rueda is an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes grilled lamb, beef and sausages,
  • Salsita
    The outdoor tables at Salsita offer an excellent opportunity to relax with a coffee or soda and people-watch locals as they rush about during their day. The plate of hot cheese and ham empanadas serve as a quick afternoon snack, while in typical Córdoba fashion, the pizzas are loaded with toppings
  • Altitud
    It may not look like much from the street, but inside this restaurant/peña delivers on all fronts. The backyard patio has a handful of tables with umbrellas, all in the sightline of the large outdoor grill. Inside the mood is a bit more sophisticated, with dressed-up tables and a small area where b
  • Goodbar
    Goodbar is an excellent place to score some pub grub. The empanadas are stuffed with cheese and chicken, or for a few more bucks get a plate of the tacos. There is an extensive drink list to continue the fun late into the night. Bartenders here make a strong bourbon and coke, and are quick with refi
  • Mariachi
    Mexican food is not abundant in Córdoba, but Mariachi does it right â??for a price. The shrimp, chicken, steak and pork fajitas are spicy and hot. The tacos and quesadillas are stuffed with peppers. The grilled chicken and side salad attract health-minded guests. For a cheaper meal, order a half
  • Il Noninno
    In a country that is seemingly oblivious about how to cook a proper pizza, Il Noninno offers somewhat of a reprieve. While a slice at this restaurant will never compete with the food in Rome, the staff does cook up a decent pizza. The dough is toasted and the cheese is gooey, but it does help to ord
  • La Esquina
    La Esquina is cluttered with night owls in search of food after some late drinking at one of the fashionable clubs or pubs in Salta's bar district. The restaurant quickly serves up grilled sandwiches or empanadas until the crowds die down. The tasty, albeit unhealthy, loma de pollo with lettuce, to
  • Finisterra
    You can get great delights at low prices in the warm and informal atmosphere of this classic Argentinean retro-bar.
  • Il Gabbiano
    Il Gabiano is a true replica of Italian elegance. The food is flavored with spices like garlic, thyme and rosemary, sauces are thick and rich. All ingredients are chosen fresh for the evenings meals. With the exterior of a charming cabin with flourishing gardens, Il Gabbiano could be your long lost
  • CUVEE
    This private wine bar has some of the best cocktails around. Plus, take time when choosing from the more than 2,000 wines stored in the specialty wine cellar.
  • K.G.B.
    This restaurant is a popular choice after a night of dancing. Locals flock to this bar around 7 or 8 a.m. after the clubs begin to shut down. K.G.B. serves strong coffee, large omelets and fluffy croissants to energy-starved night owls. The chocolate milkshakes in tall glasses are a welcome morning
  • Dublin South Pub
    A great, central location in San Martín, Dublin is a hot spot for early-evening drinks and late-morning coffee. There is a large menu that offers the basic pizza, burger and pasta choices. The drink menu is extensive and includes all the usual Irish favorites. In the summer they offer great outdoor
  • El Arrabal
    El Arrabal is one of the best deals for those in search of dinner and a tango show in Córdoba. The parrillita here is a three-course meal for an affordable price of $8. The meal starts with an empanada criolla, before it moves on to a tender chorizo, morcilla (blood sausage) and riñon (kidney), th
  • El Bar de Moe
    El Bar de Moe is a fun, lively bar that could be in San Fransicio, New York or Amsterdam. It is a popular pub for getting the late nights started or enjoying a few cocktails after dinner. The brick atmosphere is warm and welcoming. But what really draws the customers is a little different than your
  • Pizzeria La Nonna
    Located a bit off San Martín's central zone, this pizzeria creates tasty renditions of the world's most favored Italian cuisine. La Nonna serves a flavorful, square-shaped pizza with thin crust and fresh, hand-picked ingredients. The calzones and empanadas come recommended as well. The design of th
  • Mónica Due
    Móníca Due is a romantic, Italian eatery nestled into its own little world. All meals are made with loving care and special attention to details. Although its location is only a few blocks off the main San Martín square, when you step into this quaint stone house you feel as if you may very well
  • Doña Quela
    Doña Quela may have the largest variety of selections on their menu. Included in the rainbow of flavors are dishes like grilled trout and vegetables served wok-style, shrimp brochettes with a citric reduction and goulash with spatzle (a tasty German dish). They also have yummy salads including Gree
  • El Bolsón Brewery and Campground
    Possibly the most popular of breweries coming out of El Bolsón, El Bolsón microbrews are sold throughout the region. The real reason to visit the brewery is the campground connected to it. The sites, which fill up quickly during high season, are a mere stumble away from the restaurant. They also
  • El Quincho
    El Quincho is another one of those Argentine restaurants that is a BBQ dream. A full asado, everything and anything that the Argentine's like to put on a BBQ is available on the menu. The bife de lomo is exceptionally tender and the chorizo is recommended if sausage is to your liking. The atmosphere
  • Tío Paco
    Tío Paco is a San Martín restaurant with a menu encompassing true Argentine flavors: regional smoked meats and cheeses, beef, milanesas (breaded steak), pizza, pasta and brochettes. The choices go on beyond food and include a giant list of cocktails, beers and wine. It is located smack dab in the
  • Dos Ruedas Pub
    Dos Ruedas is one of those types of bars that look a bit alarming from the outside (as if a motorcycle gang may fly out of the entrance fighting) but in reality is a great place to get to know the locals. The entrance is hidden behind and upstairs from the Amancay Gallery entrance. The location is g
  • Otto Tipp Brewery
    The Otto Tipp Brewery is a favorite with the locals. The various beers offered include the basic pilsner, bock, red and dark beers. Otto Tipp also makes some fun fruity concoctions using berries harvested locally. The food served includes pizzas, Patagonian dishes and homemade pastas. They also prov
  • Café Bar Artesanias
    Just across the road from the Pucará, this tiny café (sans address or menu) is as bohemian as it gets. Sit outside with a view of the ruins and colorful mountains beyond, or near the rustic rustic fireplace. Either way you'll enjoy the colorful artistic décor and can do a little jewelry shopping
  • Yuco
    An international and Patagonian fused upscale restaurant, Yuco is a local favorite for gourmet dining. It recently moved to a showcase location with a spectacular view. The roundhouse architecture looks out towards Chile and the Andes erupting from the Lake Nahuel Huapi. The dishes are tasty and wel
  • Libro y Bar Borges y Álvarez
    Libro-Bar Borges y Álvarez' narrow, glass-walled balcony overlooks El Calafate's main avenue. This is a perfect hideaway during the day, to browse a book or have a coffee or drink. On a sunny day, you can relax on the patio below. At night, this is a great
  • Abuela Goye
    Abuela Goye immigrated from Switzerland to Bariloche in the early 20th century and soon began whipping up all sorts of treats. As you walk into her corner shop in Río Gallegos, your nose is greeted with the smell of so many kinds of chocolate sweets and decadent home-baked desserts and ice creams.
  • Invisible Pub
    Invisible Pub is quickly gaining popularity for its Tuesday night tango lessons (7 p.m.) and Wednesday night live jazz jam sessions, which begin at 11 p.m. but really get grooving at 1 a.m. Thursday is the night to put your tango moves into practice. All of this is just a warm-up for the weekends, w
  • Los Timo
    For an original, divine eating experience try Los Timo. Inés and Julio Timo have taken gourmet dining to another level. They have created a cozy, warm restaurant within their modern, classy home that is open on the weekends. Based on the European concept of an Open Door Restaurant, Inés uses her c
  • Café Tortoni
    BA's legendary café culture is best exemplified by the Tortoni. In business since 1858 and laden with history, everyone from well-known literati to the most recognizable names in tango have graced the café's elegant interior. Although packs of tourists can sometimes detract from the magic, Tortoni
  • Panadería y Confitería Don Luís
    If you're looking for the richest in baked goods to top off a traditional Argentine parrilla or to celebrate a birthday (or other special occasion), then Panadería y Confitería Don Luis is the place to go. Located thr
  • Nuestra Parrilla
    Located about a block and a half from San Telmo's Plaza Dorrego, this tiny storefront grill serves up cheap, fast and tasty parrilla favorites ranging from choripan (chorizo on bread - $1)-perhaps the best in the city-and morcipan (blood sausage on bread - $1) to grilled chicken ($7). Vegetarians' o
  • Pizzeria Don Chalu
    Bring your appetite and plan on staying a while. Right across from the plaza, this pizzeria/sandwich shop is a favorite afternoon hangout of visitors and locals alike, who cram into its open patio for food and beers. The grill, which opens onto the street, is always sizzling with mouthwatering milan
  • Bar del Gallego
    In a neighborhood where posh cafes and restaurants always seem to be either coming or going, Bar del Gallego is a true Palermo institution. This family-owned breakfast and lunch spot offers up a daily dose of no-nonsense comfort food at very reasonable prices - perfect for the hungry, budget-minded
  • Naos Restaurant

    It's hard to say what's more tasteful at Naos Restaurant. Perhaps it's this bistro's preparations of seafoods, including a delightful róbalo (sea bass) in roquefort sauce, and exotic meats like ñandú. Or perhaps it is the beautiful view of the bay and not-too-dis

  • Don Diego de la Noche
    One of the best places to spend an evening out on the town, some El Calafate visitors claim, is Don Diego de la Noche. This café bar features live music and a dance floor. But you'll be able to check it out only during the tourist season, as it closes after S
  • Restaurante Chino
    Starving after the long bus ride into Río Gallegos but don't quite know what you want to eat? Then head over to Restaurant Chino. Here you can sample the appetizers before grazing the salad bar, then hit the main buffet with Argentine and Italian dishes on one side, and Chinese-styled offerings on
  • La Bianca
    La Bianca is a corner café with fine traditional Argentine cuisine. Chicken and beef dishes, prepared 15 different ways, grace the menu. The fish page is full of recipes using local surubí (catfish), tuna steak and merluza (hake). Pastas, tartas and pizzas make a showing to satisfy v
  • Bread
    A tea house and lunch restaurant, Bread is a cute log cabin built out over a steep slope, giving it lofty views of Lake Nahuel Huapi and the mountain range over Villa La Angostura. It was previously called Cheddar. They offer a nice outdoor area for warm days. The interior is a little small and can
  • Los Cesares
    Due to its prized location, the level of service and the sheer over-the-top experience, Las Césares is considered one of the highest quality dining options in town. The international menu is diverse. The Cesar Salad and dessert crepes are made fresh at the table and an entertaining show. The ambian
  • Café Restaurant Patagonia
    If you still want to check out the Llao Llao hotel and have a bite to eat, but don't need the white-gloved service, check out Café Restaurant Patagonia. The Patagonian edition is a lunch, tea and dinner house that serves different local specialties, salads and other light dishes. Although the price
  • Flor de Lino

    NOTE: This business has closed. Set in one of San Telmo's most picturesque cobblestone alleyways, Flor de Lino is a multipurpose space centered around a veg

  • Cha Cha Club

    NOTE: This business has closed. Just around the corner from Fin del Mundo is this increasingly popular club owned and operated by legendary comedian Alfredo

  • Sushi Club
    Sushi Club is located between the student district and old town. With crisp hip decorations and the interior adorned in stark black and whites, it has a Zen meets Argentina feel. A legitimate Sushi menu and Saki drinks make it a popular spot for Córdoba's middle-upper class. Rolls cost between $1
  • Johnny B. Good
    Johnny B. Good is a funky, musically themed restaurant that despite having a laid back attitude and self proclaimed "funny meals," offers an extensive, rare and quality menu. Food types range from Mexican to typical, including a variety of "American" style choices like chicken fingers and wings and
  • Viejo Munich
    Built at the beginning of the 20th century, this landmark restaurant and brewery offers a unique taste of old Germany and Patagonia. Choose from German sausages, pork chops, spaetzle (dumplings) pizza a la piedra, or splurge on a platter of trout, deer and wild boar with a cold glass of artesanal be
  • Restaurant Bierkeller
    Restaurant Bierkeller offers traditional central European food with cheese and coldcut platters, homemade pastas and local draft beer. Try their Hungarian goulash and order the apple strudel or tiramisú for dessert. Food can be ordered for pickup, too.
  • La Totta
    La Totta is a classic Parilla style restaurant that comes highly recommended by the locals. Located right on Cordoba's main canal, La Totta is most famous for its all you can eat Asado which includes salad and French fries. For the all you can eat meat experience it will cost you about $11 dollars
  • Sol Y Luna
    Sol Y Luna is a great vegetarian option and an important alternative in the standard meat and grease heavy Argentine diet. The restaurant is only open for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. so make sure to plan it into the schedule. The menu changes daily but is consistently fresh and consistently
  • Solar de Tejeda
    Solar de Tejeda is right outside of Plaza San Martín and blends right into the Colonial architecture. The Chef's menu changes frequently and there is constantly something new and delicious to sample. The stock menu is also good and all dishes include sides such as potatoes and salads. A steak cost
  • China Wok
    Located right in the Cañada bar district, China Wok serves up a simple menu of noodle dishes and teriyaki. The restaurant has no seats inside and they generally prepare food to go or for delivery. However, if you feel like having a seat take your to go order across the street to the Plaza d
  • Il Gatto
    Il Gatto is a popular restaurant which is always full of people and yet has so much space you will never have to wait. Serving an extensive choice of food including pastas, steaks, salads, fish, chicken and pizza it has a little something for everyone. A nice outdoor patio is available right on bus
  • Juanito Bar
    Juanito Bar is a Mexican food restaurant located right near the action of Nueva Córdoba. The food isn't exactly authentic, but it is still a nice break from the normal routine of pizza, steak and burgers. Offering Fajitas, Burritos and Tacos along with classically typical Argentine dishes, it beco
  • Café Nuevo Strauss
    Café Nuevo Strauss bakes several excellent chocolate-soaked pastries that perfectly accompany a cup of coffee. The simple restaurant has friendly service and serves as a nice place to whittle away a few hours reading a good book.
  • Ciervo Rojo Chopería y Confitería Típica Alemana
    This brewery and sweet shop has more than just beer and delicious cakes. The menu offers decently-priced German sausages, potato salad, homemade hamburgers and sandwiches. Every Saturday, you can catch a live performance by the German Orchestra at Ciervo Rojo, and enjoy dancing and music on the terr
  • El Solar Del Convento
    In what was once a Jesuit monastery near the main plaza is El Solar del Convento, one of Salta's most esteemed restaurants. Serving international and traditional dishes, as well as a prime parrilla (barbecue), this stylish bistro is the place to go for a fine dining experience or romantic ni
  • El Patio De La Empanada
    One of the best places to try traditional Salteña cooking is El Patio de la Empanada. When hungry patrons come in, the women of the six stands around the central patio wave their aprons, beckoning diners to come to their place. All these women offer the same fare for the same price, though each us
  • Krysys
    This restaurant should be at the top of your grub list in San Salvador de Jujuy. One taste of the succulent steak and it is no wonder the country is known for it. The trout with a squeeze of lemon is a fantastic choice for seafood lovers, while there is also fresh pasta and grilled chicken on the me
  • Manos Jujeñas
    Manos Jujeñas is an excellent and inexpensive option for local cuisine. But be prepared to wait a few minutes, because this restaurant, decorated with local crafts, is usually packed with locals and foreigners alike crowding in for the empanadas and tamales. It also serves as a fill station for bar
  • Ruta 9
    Ruta 9 is a favorite of locals and travelers alike, with oversized portions of chicken and beef, and snappy service.
  • Parrillada Chung King
    Don't jump to conclusions because of the name; Parrillada Chung King is a favorite among locals not for Chinese food, but for its stuffed empanadas, tamales and picante de pollo. Swing by on Saturday evenings to see local artists perform regional dances.
  • Dubai Comidas Árabes
    Immigrant Italians definitely left an indelible mark on Argentine cuisine, with a plethora of pastas and pizzas that crowd this country's menus. But they weren't the only ones to have a noticeable influence. At Salta's Dubai Comidas Árabes, you can try traditional Arabian dishes, like tabbouleh,
  • Cuatro Siglos
    At lunch or dinnertime, open the trap doors of your hollow legs and get ready for Cuatro Siglos' tenedor libre (all-you-can-eat) buffet. The whole gang will find something here, including vegetarians and vegans. Cuatro Siglos has dozens of dishes to choose from. One spread is devoted to hot
  • New Time Café
    Cheap prices and a large menu ensure that New Time is constantly busy. Waiters go nonstop to get your food to you fast. It's a great place that's not too uppity, but still with a great corner spot on the plaza. Open daily 7 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Lo De Juana Manuela
    A sumptuous steak and a plaza viewâ??that pretty much sums up Argentinean dining. Lo De Juana Manuela competes with the rest of the plaza restaurants that offer the same. Open daily 8 a.m.-3 a.m.
  • Mercado Central
    The market makes a great supplement to all of your restaurant dining. There are stands and stands of fresh fruit and vegetable and also informal dining on the second floor of empanadas, humitas and pizzas. The market is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-9:30 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.,
  • Heladería Rosmari
    Introduce yourself to Argentinan ice cream at Rosmari. The ice cream here is a close relative to gelato in its super creamy texture. With the unending flavors at Rosmari, you are sure to find something that meets your tastes whether it's a simple lemon sorbet or the indulgent Rosmari Blanco, which
  • Bio's Diet
    Vegetarians have a hide-away in Salta at Bio's Diet. This small restaurant offers wholesome foods made for people on all sorts of special diets, including sodium-free (though the salt shaker is brought to the table). Homemade, whole-grain pastas and lasagnas are presented, as are soy meal preparati
  • Goblin Irish Pub
    Salta's version of the typical Irish pub is not half bad, as quoted by a customer of true Irish blood. You'll find lots of customers tipping back a pint mid-afternoon. Later, the pub comes to a bit more life as those same drinkers make it to pint No. 6, 7, 8, and so on. All of your favorite pub foo
  • La Royal Confitería
    The food is average at La Royal, but it stays open in the middle of the day when other restaurants shut down. Nothing too fancy here, but the olive pizza or chicken empanadas are decent and filling. There is hot coffee during breakfast hours, too.
  • Zorba
    Zorba's menu is filled with dishes from Greece and Argentina. The salads are loaded with feta cheese, and the layered baklava is sweet and delicious. The sandwiches are acceptable, though it doesn't hurt to request a little extra meat. This establishment is located on the corner of Belgrano and Neco
  • La Sombra del Sauce
    Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. This cozy Resto Bar has a little bit of everything: a long wine list, mouthwatering regional dishes, a well-stocked bar, and phenomenal desserts. Go with an appetite and plan to stay a while. Not only do the rose-colored
  • Sabor a Tierra
    Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Literally translated as â??Taste of Earthâ? this restaurant stays true to its name by keeping it simple with fresh regional cuisine. The inside is a pretty space of bright white walls decorated with w
  • El Portillo
    For cheap regional food, El Portillo is the place to be. It's just blocks from the plaza and serves local favorites like llama stew in a warm rustic ambiance. The heavy wood tables are decorated with colorful woven tablecloths and the friendly staff will make you feel right at home. In the evenings,
  • Peña Fortunato Ramos
    A restaurant/peña, Fortunato Ramos is a favorite with locals for quick lunches or evening revelry. Stop by in the afternoon for creamy humitas and spicy empanadas, and head back in the evening for a little drinking and possibly some dancing. The menu is basic, but the food is great, and the atmosph
  • El Rancho
    Locals flock to El Rancho for its flavorful regional cuisine. After filling up on tapas or empanadas, take a stroll around the nearby plaza to work off those calories. El Rancho is open daily noon-3:30 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m. (closed Monday in low season.
  • La Cacharpaya
    In comparison to other restaurants in Humahuaca, this one is gargantuan. But its â??largeâ? size does nothing to diminish the quality fare it serves up. Local favorites from tamales to piping hot locro (a regional stew) come out fresh and fast at this local favorite. Daily 12:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m
  • Comida
    This nondescript eatery is the type of place most people would walk on by, primarily because its tiny, faded sign seems to designate the residence next door. Though short on ambiance, the small dining room with paint-chipped walls and no décor overflows with locals who pack in to enjoy a delicious,
  • La Oficina
    La Oficina is a comfortable corner café. It's a place to find a quiet table while the city is rushing on the principal avenue outside. Santigueños come here to relax after a long day at the office. Travelers access the WiFi to catch up weeks of correspondence to their friends and families back ho
  • El Único
    El Ã?nico serves regional and traditional Argentine dishes. The steak, topped with a pepper sauce, is an excellent choice, especially when paired with a frosty beer. The empanadas are also a house specialty, but they go fast, so arrive a tad earlier than normal.
  • 1900
    The set lunches here are made with care and served in heaping portions: Each plate has nearly a whole chicken, a side of vegetables and fresh juice or glass of wine. The dinners are excellent too, usually a variation of the lunch menu.
  • La Caserita
    La Caserita is a conventional Argentine rotisería (deli) that prepares delicious food to carry out or have delivered. Squash and other tartas (quiches), homemade pastas and gnocchi, milanesas (breaded cutlets) and other classic foods are on the menu. Also hot out of the oven a
  • Al Sahara
    Come tie your camelid up at Al Sahara, beneath the shade of potted trees in this pale-terra-cotta interior patio. Signs posted in the window loudly proclaim the parrillas (BBQs) prepared for one or more diners. These and the pizzas, milanesas, empanadas and pastas are for those arrivi
  • Restaurante Mía Mamma
    Restaurante Mía Mamma is a typical Italo-Argentine bistro. Pastas are the standard here, with eight types of sauce to bathe them in. Parrilla is also a hot ticket and includes the regional specialty chivito (kid goat). Of course, a restaurant of this class would be incomplete without
  • Picasso Resto Bar
    Picasso Resto Bar is one of many restaurants along Plaza 25 de Mayo's north side. Something that sets this bistro apart on the crowded sidewalk is its specials offered all day long, for breakfast, lunch and merienda (evening snack). Another is Picasso's live music on Saturday nights. The me
  • Doña Salta
    Plunge into history and grab a bite where independence hero, General Martín Güemes, once lived. The restaurant comes recommended, serving regional cuisine in a rustic atmosphere. An added bonus is that it's opposite Iglesia San Francisco. Open daily 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
  • Fertilia
    Fertilia epitomizes the local cuisine and is renowned in the town for providing excellent local meats and red wine. The service is also very friendly.
  • La Ragazza
    La Ragazza is a typical Argentine pizzeria with a friendly staff. They have a variety of toppings to choose from, as well as pasta, salads and empanadas. It is a decent place to fill up your stomach without spending too much money.
  • Donatto
    Donatto is another good choice for meat lovers. Steak is their specialty, cooked to your preference. The menu includes excellent fresh fettucini, as well as a fine selection of regional wines and beer.
  • Miga's
    This is a favorite stop for San Luis residents looking to indulge in something sweet. Miga's makes excellent pastries and cakes, and the apple pie is pretty good too. Anyone with a sweet tooth will enjoy this place.
  • La Bordolesa
    La Bordolesa is the favorite parrilla in La Falda. The best time to visit is during the summer months when the outdoor grill is fired up to serve hungry patrons in the fresh air. But don't fret if you are on a winter visit: the ribs and blood sausage are stil
  • Mega Döner
    Mega Döner serves up fast German inspired food. With a menu of wraps, Kababs and Döners, you can be in and out in a few minutes. Combos for two which include a drink are between $8 and $10. Each day there are specials that are good bargain and cost about $4.50. Salads, coffee and vegetarians
  • La Parrilla de Raúl
    The service is fast and the steaks are tender and big enough to fill up even the hungriest tourist at La Parrilla. The salad with freshly cut tomatoes is a fine way to pique the appetite before you chow down on the main course of various slow-cooked meat such as pork ribs, parrillas in Argentina, so drop into La Pulpería to taste another one of the nation's finest. The chef slow-cooks different cuts of meat, served with a bottle of red wine and a side serving of French fries.
  • Los Cabritos
    Los Cabritos is a reliable steakhouse that grills tender cuts of pork and steak, as well as blood sausage. The tomatoes on the salad are ripe and delicious. There is an acceptable selection of wines and beers to accompany your meal.
  • Restobar La Estación
    Restobar La Estación offers an incredibly complete menu, from inexpensive empanadas to over 20 types of pizza and over 40 varieties of sandwiches on different types of bread. La Estación also has the standard Argentine meat and pastas dishes. Order picadas (antipasto plates) to munch on wh
  • Gwalia Lân
    Gwalia Lân, roughly translated as "Welsh Heart," is a resto-bar with a menu that lists dishes in Spanish, English and, of course, Welsh. Despite its name, menu and heart, Gwalia Lân doesn't serve much in the way of Welsh food. The cuisine is distinctly Argentine, from the appetizers down to t
  • Bio
    Who says healthy has to be boring? The vegetarian, all-organic dishes at Bio are among the most flavorful dishes found in the city. Plus, the herbivorous dishes are just as filling as any slab of meat from a neighboring parrilla. Bio's eco-friendly menu (even printed on recycled paper) includes hard
  • La Dorita
    This five-year-old classic has grown quickly to occupy two separate locales on the same Hollywood corner, serving prime parrilla fare, an extensive local wine list and plenty of atmosphere. The dining rooms are elegant and classyâ??even with wine bottle chandeliers and clay, penguin-shaped pitcher
  • Parrilla Donca
    Small and cozy, lovely atmosphere and great service. This restaurant, located in the Palermo neighborhood, specializes in top Argentine grilled meats and typical desserts. Large windows letting in natural lighting, classic décor, gentle music and good value for money make Donca the ideal spot for
  • La Maroma
    The neon signs of La Maroma are a beacon in the dark streets of the Abasto neighborhood. A classic and eternally busy bodegón, hams and garlic hang from the ceiling and guitarists make the rounds playing tableside tangos. The menu is endless and a bit confusing, and many people settle for
  • Il Gatto
    Step into the Il Gatto trattorìa, and you'll see everything around you says Italia. The red and white checkered tablecloths set the atmosphere, and the two antique cast iron lampposts inside the restaurant complete the illusion of dining in any Italian s
  • La Cabrera
    Best of the Bife While reviews of La Cabrera dot the pages of every good guide to Buenos Aires, sometimes a traveler needs just a little extra goading, a second, third or even 50th opinion to be convinced. Its fame among the guidebooks hasn't robbed this Palermo parrilla of its charm—white tabl
  • Al Interior
    A traditional Argentine restaurant in the heart of trendy Palermo, Al Interior´s fine cuts of grilled meat and impeccable array of wines will not dissapoint the discerning palate. Features an atmosphere meant to transport you to the countryside.
  • Club del Vino

    NOTE: This business has closed. A versatile venue, Club del Vino is comprised of a restaurant, wine museum, wine cellar and a classy theater that attracts a

  • Oui Oui
    In the residential fringes of Palermo Viejo you'll find this small, relaxed French café and bistro. Oui Oui offers light breakfasts—yogurt, cereal, homemade pastries—as well as the more substantial, hard-to-find bacon and eggs. The lunch menu is ample and includes soups, sandwiches, and
  • Divina Patagonia

    NOTE: This business has closed. Divina Patagonia was one the first of the now numerous new-wave restaurants providing specialties from the Argentine south.

  • Congo
    Congo is a cornerstone of Palermo nightlife, attracting crowds of beautiful people most nights of the week. If you want a seat, try to get there before 11 p.m.; if not, join the masses milling around the bar and competing for the bartender's attention. The patio/garden in the back is beautiful and
  • Mandarin
    Mandarin se encuentra en la esquina de Fitz Roy y Costa Rica. Su cocina es mediterránea, con sushi exquisito y toques del Perú. El ambiente es relajado, agradable, sus clientes son gente de espíritu joven y tanto el cocinero como su jefe de salón son experimentados en la materia. Tiene simpát
  • Guido's Bar
    Guido's is tiny and popular - reservations are a must - but well worth a little planning. A team of swarming, friendly waiters begins to put food and wine down almost before clients sit down, and the barrage of delicious Italian dishes doesn't stop. Eight or ten colorful and varied appetizers are fo
  • La Reina Kunti
    In an old house with no sign and virtually no exterior lighting, La Reina Kunti can be a bit hard to find, so go with the address in hand. Inside, eclectic furnishings, ranging from antiques chests surrounded by throw pillows to high tables with tree-trunk benches, set the relaxed tone to enjoy vege
  • Las Violetas
    Ask any Argentine about Las Violetas, and chances are they will have a fond memory of coming here as a child. This truly is the perfect Argentine café, with the most delicious medialunas in all of Argentina (I am convinced), loose-leaf tea served in its own silver tea pot, numerous coffee beverages
  • Sarkis
    Located on the corner of an otherwise quiet street in Villa Crespo, Sarkis offers locals a large space for indulging in satisfying Middle Eastern food while making customers feel like they're right at home. Inside the yellow walls of this popular family-style restaurant, one can choose from a list o
  • Zulma Muller
    Actually, the official title of this cafe and tea house is “Delizias y Dulzuras Zulma Muller” and its offerings don't betray the name. Stop here for a coffee break and enjoy pastries, cakes and Argentina's medialunas
  • Salgado Alimentos
    Salgado Alimentos website says, “panza llena, corazón contento” or “full tummy, happy heart,” which sums up how you feel when you leave the restaurant. Located on a quiet corner in Villa Crespo, this Italian restaurant is known for its homemade raviolis, including the ve
  • Thymus
    Possibly the best restaurant in Villa Crespo, and a pleasure all the way from décor to sabor, Thymus is elegant and adventurous, romantic and comfortable. The Argentina-meets-Asia atmosphere blends a zen setting with bold and creative dishes, such as the pork lamb loin in smoked paprika aio
  • Restaurant Flor De Mayo
    Flor de Mayo, an all you can eat Chinese food buffet is the place to go to kill a deep hunger. An amazing salad bar is also included in the all-you-can-eat price, which offers a variety of greens and veggies for anyone who has been missing large and colorful salads. Entrees are also sold individuall
  • Lo De Carlitos
    Lo de Carlitos serves burgers, lomitos, and hot dogs, but the crepes are the stuff of legend, with dozens of tempting salty and sweet options to choose from. Several of these have been lovingly dedicated to famous Argentine celebrities, like the Diego Maradona, a crepe that is filled with
  • El Gato Blanco
    If you want to combine a tour of the delta with a great meal, then this is the place for you. A Tigre favorite, El Gato sits in the heart of the Deltas, about 45 minutes from Estacion Fluvial
  • Il Novo Maria De Lujan
    Argentina is well-known for its beef, but this is a great little place to enjoy some surprisingly good seafood, in a prime spot right on the riverbank. There's also the traditional parilla - or barbequed meats - and look out for the great crispy
  • The Oldest
    Tucked among the cobblestone, tree-lined streets of the western neighborhood of Caballito, The Oldest is a good excuse to check out the area and to drink a pint or two while you're there. Known for being a quiet, middle-class neighborhood without much nightlife, The Oldest stands alone in Caballito
  • The Rozz
    The deep crimson exterior of this pizzeria/bar, inspired by the conspicuously named flower, is what initially catches one's attention. Inside, however, it is the surprising collection of small modern art pieces that adorn the red walls and set this restaurant apart. Located on the busy and loud Medr
  • Los Chanchitos
    As the name indicates, this is a parilla where you have the chance to really pig out. Of a strictly unpretentious nature, the most popular are the pasta dishes and meat choices, like the lechón. Los Chanchitos claims full credit for the creation of the pizzanesa, a uniq
  • Bi Won
    Almost all the businesses in the commercial district of Once close their doors at night, but the small light in front Bi Won beckons. A delightful neighborhood Korean restaurant, the dining room, although windowless, is comfortably decorated and bathed in pleasant and airy Korean music. The restaura
  • Moshi Moshi
    If you get a craving for Sushi in Buenos Aires, then the crème de la crème can be found at Moshi Moshi, a minimalist homage to artful Japanese fare. Mouth-watering Thai and Vietnamese dishes also feature (try the prawns wrapped in crispy noodles), while the real star of the sh
  • Campo Bravo
    Campo Bravo is one of the most popular Parillas in the city, and is filled to capacity with locals every night of the week. Huge portions of juicy steak emerge on wooden platters, with great service from busy staff and a decent wine selection. Treat yourself to the bife
  • Niceto Club
    Thursday nights Niceto Club is known as Club 69, when unapologetic decadence combines with stage performances - from break-dancing to experimental theater - and plenty of raciness to make Club 69 one of BA's most notable, if not notorious, party nights. Show up around 2:30am on Thursday (yes, it's a
  • Bereber
    Most people don't think Moroccan food when they think BA, but Bereber's north African preparations of renowned Argentine meats are not to be missed. The delicious meguez, a home-made spicy lamb sausage, and various other lamb dishes with tasty marinades, top the menu. Leave room for desserts like Bl
  • Manolo
    A true family affair! Run by the four children of the its late namesake, this 18-year-old San Telmo parilla caters more to families and groups of friends than couples dining a deux. Manolo's quintessentially porteño setting is old-school and low-budget, right down to the red napkins draped across t
  • Origen
    Despite the city's reputation as a meat lover's paradise, dining out in Buenos Aires need not be an artery-clogging experience. Whole grain pizza crusts topped with freshly sautéed veggie goodness, delicious fruit smoothies and other vegetarian-friendly delights make this friendly indoor/outdoor c
  • Comedor Nikkai
    The general consensus seems to be that this is the closest you will get to Japan in Buenos Aires. That's high praise indeed, considering the number of excellent Japanese restaurants popping up throughout the capital. But what else would you expect from a restaurant located in the building that house
  • El Querandí
    Dinner and a movie? Been there, done that. How about fine dining and tango in a 140-year-old house in Monserrat? El Querandí is one of many spots in BA where you can enjoy the top-three Argentine indulgences—steak, wine and tango—in one sitting. But the quaint, vintage feel of the histori
  • El Viejo Almacén
    A 40-year-old tango complex in San Telmo, the four-story El Viejo Almacén is more than a place to enjoy a juicy slab of beef, fine wine and an hour and 50-minute tango production. On the grounds, formerly a British hospital, there's a dinner/performance hall with balcony seating, a library/lounge i
  • El Balcón
    Balconies with a view are a dime a dozen in BA, but they don't get much better than El Balcón (Spanish for "balcony"). On the first floor of the antique building that's home to El Balcón de la Plaza, there's live rock, jazz and blues daily as well as tango music dinner shows Fridays through Sunday
  • Todo Mundo
    A chill spot on the corner of Plaza Dorrego with live music nightly, rustic décor and fantastic house wine. Tables outside make for a perfect spot to spend a summer afternoon sipping malbec and people-watching, especially on Sunday when the tangoers come out to play. Hang around into the night for
  • Plaza Mayor
    Plaza Mayor sits on a lively corner in Montserrat surrounded by a number of other long-standing restaurants, two of which are owned by the same people as Plaza Mayor. The kitchen mines the neighborhood's deep Spanish roots, serving traditional dishes from different regions in Spain. Impeccable waite
  • Patagonia Sur
    Opening a gourmet fusion restaurant in an economically struggling residential neighborhood is not a business decision that everyone would make. But celebrity chef Francis Mallman did and it has all worked out just fine. He built it and they are coming. The food is creative renditions of Argentine st
  • Il Matterello
    Fresh Italian food always has a way of attracting people, even when it is slightly hidden in an out-of-the-way neighborhood. Hearty meat dishes and homemade pastas makes up for the bright lights and stale atmosphere. If you feel like exploring the neighborhood outside the designated tourist area, lu
  • Banchero
    Of course some of the best pizza in town is not going to be easy to find. They can't just give it away to anybody. Banchero is a La Boca institution that is very humble about how it goes about doing things. A few stools, a couple of tables and a smoking hot fugazza with cheese (a pizza without tomat
  • La Cancha
    The no frills country-style Spanish food of La Cancha is served up in hearty portions that are meant to satisfy. La Bombanera, the legendary Boca Juniors stadium, looms over the restaurant and seems to influence the quality of the food. You can't let the team down by serving bad food. Inside, the de
  • Bar Plaza Dorrego
    Woodwork carved with messages and signatures from prior generations is testament to the history of this old café, where impeccable career servers in suits and bow ties and the local San Telmo bohemia complete the atmosphere of what has been, for over a century, a classic porteño hub. On cold or r
  • Gibraltar
    One of the most popular watering holes for travelers, expats, and locals friendly with the international community, Gibraltar has become a San Telmo fixture seemingly as permanent as the rock it was named after. Draught beers in pint glasses, not often found in Buenos Aires, cost $2; the drinks are
  • El Federal
    Within walking distance of Retiro, this is a great option for authentic, traditional Argentinian offerings. Empanadas and steak are obvious choices, but the fish and salads are excellent too. A lively, noisy crowd gathers here at lunchtime, where a good value ‘menu executivo' will set y
  • California Burrito Company
    Known as CBC for the speaking ease of the locals, the California Burrito Company provides hearty and huge burritos at affordable prices. The restaurant is a casual affair where patrons line up and order from a long, Subway-style counter with a variety of beans, meats, grilled vegetables and good, sp
  • Abril
    If you're looking for a five-star meal in the lap of romantic luxury, walk on by. From a design standpoint, Abril is basic and brightly lit with an anonymous cafe-style feel. The menu, however, is hardly lacking in originality: If you've come to Buenos Aires craving Hungarian ghoulash, French ratato
  • Irifune
    Irifune owners Shimada and Matsuoka are sushi veterans who came to Argentina ten years ago, and have a loyal local following. Small and low-key, the entrance to the restaurant is almost invisible, but once inside, the place is sure to be full of lunchtime diners. For anyone in Buenos Aires with a su
  • Dadá
    Quirky and inventive, this funky, tiny little restaurant is a great place for Argentine food with a twist. Start with tasty hummus and avocado dips, and be sure to try a steak (lomo Dada or ojo de bife) -you'll understand why locals, expats and tourists come back again and again. A gr
  • Filo
    Strangely, for a city full of Italian immigrants, the B.A. pizza leaves a lot to be desired. But Filo is trying to buck the trend. The menu includes an impressive selection of around 100 gourmet pizzas, made with a crispy, thin crust and fresh tomato sauce. Pastas are also excellent, and great valu
  • Odisea
    Just beyond the train tracks on an otherwise quiet street in Belgrano, Odisea is waiting for people to realize it's there. The restaurant opened in early 2010 and is located in an old home that was built in 1817. From delicious large salads (the Mediterranean salad combines arugula, prosciutto, sun
  • Palitos
    This section of Arribeños is lined with several Asian restaurants, but Palitos seems to be a local favorite. Red paper lanterns lead you into what feels like your slightly run-down neighborhood Chinese (or in this case, Taiwanese) spot, the kind that is not very attractive but you find yourself cr
  • Buller Pub Downtown
    There comes a time in most people's lives when nothing could sound better than a burger, a pint of microbrewed ale and some sports on the TV. Buller Downtown pumps out 7 different types of beer, made in Recoleta, and has a great pub environment. The food is all quality bar standards that go well w
  • Empire Thai
    Down a small alley, a cobblestone oasis in the middle of downtown, the sleek and stylish Empire Thai serves up tasty Asian treats and US style cocktails. The bar is a fun spot for a pre-dinner drink or an afternoon thirst quencher paired with some chicken satay skewers or any of the other pan-Asian
  • El Claustro Santa Catalina
    Are you looking for sinfully delicious food? Then try â??El Claustro,â? the restaurant inside the Convent of Santa Catalina. It is a true refuge of not only fine dining with a fresh take on modern Pan-Latin American cuisine, but also a cool break from the frenzied shopping on Florida Avenue, i
  • Casa de la Cultura China
    A little like eating in a submarine, this Chinese restaurant has a high kitsch factor and good food. Don't be intimidated by the fact that the place looks like an opium den from outside, because inside the people are friendly and the odd interior design ends up being relaxing. It's standard Chinese
  • Richmond
    The menu at this Microcentro cafe is traditional, basic, dependable and hardly the only reason to pay the place a visit. The now-defunct hotel that once housed the Richmond cafe was built in 1917, and entering the sole surviving portion of the landmark building is indeed like stepping into the early
  • Pura Vida
    It's rare to find somewhere in Buenos Aires that doesn't want to send you home with red-meat-induced heart problems-but Pura Vida Juice Bar is the perfect antidote for those who have overdosed on bife de lomo. With wheatgrass shots, delicious smoothies, and really healthy wraps and
  • London City
    When you need a break from all that hard shopping on Calle Florida, try a drink or bite to eat at relaxed London City on the corner of Avenida de Mayo. The café proudly claims that celebrated Argentine author Julio Cortázar wrote his first novel here. London City serves up all of the usual luncht
  • Granix
    Vegetarians-tired of pasta yet? Worry not, as Granix vegetarian restaurant will more than make up for it. On the first floor of quiet Galería Güemes (the stairway is unmarked but head up anyway), an enormous all-you-can-eat self-service buffet awaits you within a friendly food-hall style layout
  • Status
    This great value Peruvian restaurant serves plates piled with seafood and lamb, but go for their signature ceviche de tiburón, or shark ceviche. The fresh fish is marinated in lemon juice and served with spicy red onions, egg, potatoes and corn. For dessert, try the classic lemon suspiro. Local Pe
  • Haiku Sushi
    A great option if you're craving Japanese. In a country that doesn't really rate seafood, the sushi here is pretty good-Haiku has been around for 12 years, so they've had time to get things right. A good non-sushi option is the teriyaki chicken, and the breaded shrimp with spicy cilantro mayonnaise
  • Comedor San Martín
    Geared towards foreigners, Comedor San Martín is one of the most expensive places to eat in town, though, in all fairness, the portions are large. The menu of this plainly decorated restaurant is limited to milanesas, beef steaks and other usual Argentine fare. Prices include guarnación (s
  • Menú Romy
    Menú Romy is a budget traveler's culinary paradise. Even vegetarians will find plenty to eat here. Menú Romy has two dozen varieties of pizza and five types of tartas (quiches), as well as the usual empanadas and sandwiches. Hot meals are dished up, too, as well as many types of sides and
  • La Tranquera
    La Tranquera is a typical, down-home Argentine restaurant with reasonably priced meals: milanesas, steaks, and pastas with a variety of sauces to choose from. The service at La Tranquera is quick and friendly. Daily noon-3 p.m., 8 p.m.-midnight.
  • Los Tres Chinos
    Los Tres Chinos is another one of the Chinese-owned, tenedor libre (all-you-can-eat buffet) restaurants that exist all over southern Argentina. The salad-appetizer bar at Los Tres Chinos includes things not often found elsewhere, like seaweed. The hot-dish smorgasbord is heavy on pa
  • Rotisería Crocante
    Rotisería Crocante is a classic, carry-out Argentine deli. Roast chicken, milanesas (breaded meat cultlets) and the usual menu offerings appear here. Crocante also prepares 16 variations of pizza, including vegetarian and seafood varieties, and eight types of empanadas. Its specialty, thoug
  • Los Paraisos
    Los Paraisos dishes out all the staples: rabbit, goat, pork and juicy steak. It is definitely worth trying something new here if you haven't yet dared. There is also a Mediterranean section on the menu, good vegetarian options, and a fine selection of regional wines. Open daily 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 8-
  • Restaurant La Juliana
    Restaurant La Juliana is a pleasant surprise in Puerto San Julián. This unassuming restaurant near the plaza has been nationally and internationally recognized for its innovative gourmet preparations of traditional Argentine cuisine. La Juliana specializes in lamb, seafood and beef, and the restau
  • Sotito's

    Many in Río Gallegos claim the best mariscos in town are served at Sotito's. The flag tucked in one corner explains why: owner Rodolfo Soto Alvarado hails from Chile, a nation well-known for its expert preparation of the fruits of the sea. The menu features centolla

  • La Tasca Del Muelle Viejo
    La Tasca del Muelle Viejo is an agreeable resto-bar in a century-old building. Paintings by local artists decorate the interior. Long windows give a great view of the Río Negro. La Tasca del Muelle Viejo is super popular with locals and tourists alike for its 18 varieties of brick-oven-baked pizza
  • Restaurant Las Bandurrias
    Restaurant La Bandurrias doesn't have much on the menu, but what it serves will ease a budget traveler's hunger. This eatery's big draw is its all-you-can-eat pizza. Five varieties are offered: mozzarella, fugazza (tomatoes, onion), palmito (palm hearts), napolitana (ham, tomatoes) and especial (sw
  • Restaurant Lo De Armando
    Restaurant Lo de Armando, across from Plaza Centenario, is a perfect place for a relaxed meal. The house specialty is parrilla, covering the whole gamut of meats. Lo de Armando also serves seafood and milanesas. Side dishes are extra, and unusually huge and inexpensive for Argentina. For a cheap me
  • El Capón Patagónico

    El Capón Patagónico is a rotisería preparing a variety of dishes like milanesas (breaded and fried chicken or beef, usually served with French fries), calzones and pizza for carry-out. It also offers a daily special, which includes a main course with a side dish

  • Restaurant Puerto Cristal
    Puerto Deseado's most upscale restaurant is Restaurant Puerto Cristal. Located alongside a small lagoon near the sea, this bistro's large, plate-glass windows give a commanding view of the port installations. Restaurant Puerto Cristal describes itself as a parrilla, trattoria and marisquería. Many
  • De Tapas
    On its façade, de tapas resto-bar declares â??Vinos, fiambres y caprichosâ?â??Wines, meats and whims. This is precisely what de tapas serves up. Fine tapas, those Spanish delicacies to accompany a goblet of fine wine. Here, these are made of traditional Spanish recipes, and include h
  • Buenavista
    Restaurante Buenavista is aptly named. This glass-walled bistro on the seafront guarantees fantastic views over the bay. The menu also reflects the fruits of those waters, with a heavy emphasis on fish and seafood. Of course, classic Argentine cuisine, like savory beef cuts and homemade pastas, are
  • El Viejo Molino
    El Viejo Molino was once a flour mill for the Chubut River Valley's burgeoning wheat harvests. This fine bistro has many special plates, such as table de ahumados, or an antipasto with smoked meats and cheeses of the region, tallerines di sepia con frutos di mare (squid ink pasta with
  • Ristoranta Miguel Ángel
    A generation ago, Sicilian immigrants founded Ristoranta Miguel Ángel. As can be expected, the aromas of classic Italian dishes, such as freshly made pastas ladled with a choice of 10 sauces and pizzas waft out of the kitchen. But that isn't the only thing served up here. The menu is an eclectic
  • Gönnen
    Gönnen is the place to go in Trelew for a distinct break from the usual Argentine offerings. This restaurant offers up classic Teutonic food like blinis (spinach crêpes), German sausage with sauerkraut, and Kartoffelomelett (potato omelet). Gourmet sandwiches, pizzas and salads
  • Tabasco Restaurant
    On weekdays, Tabasco Restaurant serves up a typical Argentine menu ejecutivo for lunch. In the evenings, make room for Tabasco's noble attempt at Mexican: fajitas, tacos and burritos (deep-fried) are made with a variety of eats, such as Patagonian lamb (instead of Mexican borrego), and serv
  • Ty Nain
    Ty Nain is another good place to experience traditional tea service in Gaiman. The teahouse is located in the center of town in an ivy-covered building that dates back to 1890, and is owned and operated by descendants of some of the town's original Welsh settlers. Enjoy delectable cakes (of which t
  • Ty Gwyn
    Ty Gywn, also a bed and breakfast, is the oldest active Welsh teahouse in Gaiman, and offers tasty homemade meals in a cozy yet elegant atmosphere. Compete tea service includes a variety of savory treats like sandwiches, scones, homemade cakes, jams, and of course, high-quality tea. Their torta neg
  • La Roti
    Budget travelers, or those just looking for a good home-cooked meal, have a great place to go in Trelew: La Roti. Every day a different meal is on the slate, complete with side dish and fresh-baked bread. To help clients plan their appetites, La Roti prints up the week's menu on small flyers, avai
  • La Oveja Negra Resto Bar
    La Oveja Negra Resto Bar serves the expected hamburgers, steak (lomito) sandwiches, milanesas and pizzas. Also to accompany a mug of beer or goblet of wine are rabas (fried squid rings) and cornalitos (fired small fish). But La Oveja N
  • Café Havanna
    Café Havanna is the perfect get-away from the bustle of this oil city. This relaxing coffee shop is part of a nation-wide chain renowned for its alfajores, those delicious sandwich cookies filled with dulce de leche (caramel) and other sweet goodies. Havanna can als
  • @ Café Resto-bar
    Because so many hotels in Comodoro Rivadavia don't serve breakfast, it's a good thing to know there are places like @ (pronounced “arroba”) Café Resto-Bar. Bright and early every morning, this restaurant is ready to help travelers start the day off right. Monday-Friday, @ offers a speci
  • Taberna Mexicana Lupita
    Taberna Mexicana Lupita is perhaps Argentina's most authentic Mexican restaurant, preparing not only tacos and fajitas, but also main dishes like ternera endiablada (spicy veal). If the food doesn't have enough of a kick, diners can request a bowl of the rare jalapeño pepper. Lupita
  • Margarita Pub
    For a break from Argentina's usual gastronomy, come to Margarita's Pub. Here you'll find typical meals and sandwiches interspersed with oriental-flavored preparations, such as fish spiced with soy sauce and ginger, served with tempura vegetables. The wok del mar is a delightful seafood stir-fry. Wo
  • Vesta Patagonia
    After visiting Ecocentro or coming back from Punta Loma, a good pit-stop before heading back into Puerto Madryn is Vesta Patagonia. Its quiet location on Punta Cuevas lends a great vista of the bay's fauna swimming by and surfers riding the wind. Vesta has an excellent selection of seafood appetize
  • Vernardino
    Vernardino is a balneario (beach club) along Puerto Madryn's coast. This glass-wall restaurant has a nice wooden deck that wraps around two sides. Part of it is roofed, to shield diners from the strong summer sun, and part protected by a clear windbreak. No matter where Vernardino's
  • Restaurant-rotisería Don Vicente
    Restaurant Rotisería Don Vicente, across from Plaza 7 de Marzo in Carmen de Patagones' historic center, is one of several deli-styled eateries in town. The menu is full of the omnipresent Argentine favorites, like homemade pastas, milanesas (breaded cutlets) and empanadas. Don Vice
  • Sal Y Fuego
    Sal y Fuego is a modern bistro on the banks of the Río Negro. Contemporary artwork and sculptures accent its egg-shell white interior. The menu presents a cornucopia of colors, textures and sabores (flavors): sal y fuego (appetizers), verdes (salads), rojos (red meats),
  • Cumaná
    If you're looking for traditional Argentine fare, or you simply still love coloring with crayons, Cumaná has got you covered. Specialty pizzas, empanadas and cazuelas (casseroles) are all expertly baked, while the locro (stew) comes piping hot and delicious. Prices are more than reasonable, if not
  • El Sanjuanino
    After 35 years in Recoleta, El Sanjuanino still stands strong as a traditional space with traditional food. The restaurant serves hearty Argentine fare such as specialty empanadas and locro (a stew of white maize, beans, chorizo and other meats). Dark wood and wine-casket walls give the split-level
  • Gran Bar Danzon
    Don't be turned off by the drab exterior and the even shabbier Recoleta block. Once you make it up the flight of stairs and enter the dining room of this luxurious wine bar, you'll feel like you've entered a never never land of impeccable taste and beautiful people. Even if the lighting didn't creat
  • La Bourgogne
    The simple, though elegant, red and white furnishings of La Bourgogne restaurant are certainly comfortable, but nothing greater than this is necessary to help elevate La Bourgogne's glorious food. Situated within the Alvear Palace Hotel, the Grand Chef Jean Paul Bondoux creates French delicacies ra
  • Winery
    Winery, contrary to the obvious, is not a winery. It is a large company that specializes in selling fine wines, wine accessories and specialty foods. Winery has 10 locations in Buenos Aires, at Abasto, Av. Alem, Belgrano, Diagonal Norte, Microcentro, Nordelta, Pilar, Puerto Madero, Recova and Uni
  • Miramar
    A gem in a neighborhood not known for its culinary pleasures, Miramar is classic neighborhood joint. Once a market, the restaurant still has the market counter and shelves lined with goods, but most people come in eat nicely grilled meat including lamb and pork. The picadas - plates with a selection
  • Clasica y Moderna
    The venerable Clasica y Moderna's small but versatile space functions beautifully as a restaurant, café, bookstore, live music venue and art gallery all rolled into one. As a restaurant, the menu houses fairly typical pasta, beef and fish dishes, but the artistic atmosphere thrives with nightly liv
  • Rodi Bar
    Located in the heart of Recoleta, Rodi Bar specializes in one thing: cheap eats. Rodi is one of those famed institutions where local folks and expats gather in harmony to hang out and eat good home cooking. The restaurant offers ungarnished and plentiful meals classic porteña resto-bar style. The w
  • The Shamrock
    A large room with a long bar that lines one wall, The Shamrock attracts foreigners and locals alike. A good happy hour, with two-for-one beers and drink specials, makes it a popular after-work stop. There are tables, but many stand or circulate about. At night, it's packed to the hilt with beautifu
  • Palacio Español
    In contrast to other 'eat n' go' places nearby, Palacio Español, housed in Club Español, is a place to linger long after the coffee has been served. The building is over a hundred years old, and inside it's filled with ornate works of art, sculpture, gold and bronze. Spanish dishes are the star a
  • Milion
    Milion is set in an impeccably renovated French-style mansion. Simply seeing the building is worth the trip. Inside, a marble staircase leads to two floors and numerous rooms with high ceilings, mood lighting, and a rotating collection of esoteric paintings; the décor is topped off by digital imag
  • Shoeless Joe's - El Alamo
    Shoeless Joe's - El Alamo is a bar and grill in Recoleta open 24 hours a day. It occupies an entire stately building from circa 1898. El Alamo is the only location in Argentina that offers every NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and every college football and basketball game. However, this, is a little misleadin
  • Sette Bacco
    Tucked away on a quiet residential street, Sette Bacco offers classic Italian cuisine using only fresh ingredients. Desserts are more complicated, appearing more like art than a final course. If you're not looking for it you could walk right by; the restaurant is set in a historic-looking row house
  • Republica
    Buenos Aires is full of diverse neighborhoods and hundreds of restaurants, ranging from dull and ordinary to innovative and enchanting. Tucked away in a Paris-esque alley in the upmarket neighborhood Recoleta, Republica is a fine example of the latter. Ring the doorbell and the friendly staff opens
  • La Tablita
    La Tablita is a carnivore's paradise. This very Argentine restaurant serves up massive parrilladas (platters of mixed grilled meats), tender filet mignon, lamb, as well as a variety of other meat offerings. For those tired of protein-packed fare, there are a few pasta and other non-meat d
  • Pura Vida
    Located a little ways outside of town and overlooking Lake Argentino, Pura Vida is a haven for vegetarians and those craving a change from the usual meat-centric Argentine fare. The restaurant serves up home-style dishes like pumpkin soup and hearty stews, as well as excellent pastas, sandwiches, a
  • Restaurant Rancho Grande
    Restaurant Rancho Grande is the place everyone seems to go, from tourists visiting El Chaltén, to Chaltán Travel bus passengers and locals. For just that reason the service here is quick. Hamburgers and milanesas (breaded cutlets) are just two of the things
  • Pizzería La Lechuza
    Pizzería La Lechuza boasts a menu with 35 varieties of wood-fired pizza, the most famous of which is the “super cebolla y jamón crudo” (onion with raw ham). If you're not in the mood for pizza, there are also good sandwiches and empanadas on the menu. The restaurant is located across f
  • Urbano Pizzaría
    Urbano is a small corner café with a kitsch, urban feel. The walls are a deep royal blue trimmed in white and orange. Aapel of white tiles is accented with spray-painted stencils of pop culture figures: Bob Marley, TV character Don Ramón, Mexican comedian Cantinflas, John Lennon and Jimi Henfrix,
  • Restaurant, Hotel Belgrano
    The Hotel Belgrano may get mixed reports from travelers, but even those who think it is poor say the restaurant is good. Hotel Belgrano's dining halls offers an inexpensive lunch special, served home-style. The main entrée comes on a large platter and you take as much as you like. It's mostl
  • La Ochava Resto-bar
    Stepping into La Ochava Resto-Bar is like stepping into a corner of history. People sit at the tables in this classic, turn-of-the-century building with tall windows. Entrées come with a vegetable side dish and a basket of small, raised biscuits. Depending on the time of day, they may be here for
  • Restaurant Dragón
    Restaurant Dragón, located across the street from Plaza Alsina, is a Chinese-owned tenedor libre and parrilla. It offers over 60 hot and cold dishes, some of which are oriental-styled, plus salad and dessert bars. The BBQ area serves up a variety of meat cuts and sausages sizzling of
  • La Vaca Atada
    The two cut-out cows standing outside La Vaca Atada (The Tied Cow) serve as a landmark in El Calafate, and make this smallish restaurant hard to miss. Popular with both visitors and locals, La Vaca Atada serves up a variety of quality dishes, including homemade pasta, soup, fish, steak, and lamb.
  • Sancho Restaurant
    This family-run restaurant specializes in local food with a Mediterranean twist. The varied menu features dishes like seafood in champagne sauce, trout stuffed king crab, and spinach gnocchi with pesto. Portions are generousâ??the half picada appetizer platter easily serves four people, and the f
  • El Puesto
    This cozy pizza joint offers 23 varieties of thin-crusted pizza, ensuring that you'll find a topping combo to suit your tastes. Though pizza and pasta dominate the menu, other options like salads and steak, as well as pricier regional dishes, are also available. The food is consistently good, but
  • La Posta
    Considered by many to be the best restaurant in town, La Posta, which is part of Los Alamos Hotel, serves up delectable Argentine cuisine with an international flair. Standout dishes include Patagonian lamb with rose hip sauce, king crab stuffed ravioli, and curried crayfish. Desserts are simply n
  • Rick's Café
    Join in the all-you can-eat frenzy at Rick's Café. Long established as the place to go for cheap eats, this place is frequented by backpackers and others looking for a good meal at a great price. Satiate your meat craving with the Argentine barbeque, which, for about $7.00, gets you all the steak
  • La Cocina
    La Cocina specializes in simple yet satisfying food done well. The menu offers a large selection of yummy homemade pastas and crepes (from classic ham and cheese to steak with pepper and mustard sauce), as well as salads and a variety of simple yet well-prepared meats. The staff remains friendly a
  • Mi Viejo
    This local favorite specializes in massive portions of grilled lamb, which you can witness being barbequed at the pit near the restaurant's entrance. Portions here are big: one lamb serves up to seven people, and the $10 parrillada (assortment of mixed meats) feeds three to five people. Other menu
  • Casimiro Biguá
    This restaurant / wine bar has won the title of El Calafate's most stylish hangout. Come for the extensive wine list and regional Patagonian delicacies, but stay for the cool modern black-and-white décor and sophisticated ambience. The menu changes frequently, but you can usually expect staples
  • Pizza Marca
    Pizza Marca is right next to Don Angelo and provides similar fare. Here you can chow-down at a fleet of street-side tables under the cover of a big awning. The menu is mostly limited to pizza, but there are good lomo sandwiches and number of other options. Again, they will deliver to your h
  • Live Rock Café Pub
    Live Rock Café Pub is one of those places with something for everyone, whether carnivore, omnivore or vegetarian. The multi-page menu recounts all the dishes and their various preparations. Beef and chicken are presented eight different ways. Pastas come bathed in a choice of nine sauces. Lasagna
  • La Recova
    This traditional Argentine restobar/confitería is pleasantly situated on the corner of the Plaza. This is a popular breakfast spot with locals, since La Recova's medialunas are especially good. Set lunches are also good value here.
  • Albattaka
    Albattaka is at a great vantage point on the centeral Plaza for great views and great people watching. The interior of exposed brickwork and funky artwork give it a hip feel and ensure that Albattaka is a popular place. And, the freshly prepared pizzas aren't bad, either.
  • Camelot
    Camelot's imposing, black castle façade seems like a portal to a real-life game of Dungeons and Dragons. A traditional Irish bar greets hungry travelers with quality cuisine. The fusion of English-Irish-Argentine makes an interesting dining conundrum.
  • Arándano
    One of the poshest places in town, Arándano is complete with white linen tablecloths and is renowned amongst locals for serving a different class of cuisine. Three delectable courses, including seafood and international dishes, make a welcome break from meat and fries. The price is far from extorti
  • Aromas y Sabores
    If you're not ready to eat a complete meal, but just want a snack then try Aromas y Sabores. They serve freshly made empanadas of a variety of fillings. Takeaway a selection box of 12 for $7 or buy them individually. Takeaway pizzas are also available, though empanadas are what they do best. Try the
  • Restaurant Arrayanes
    If you're looking for gastronomic variety and sophisticated environs, check out Arrayanes, located a few minutes outside of downtown Bahía Blanca. The restaurant has dishes from around the world, as well as native Argentinian and Patagonian meals with a heavy emphasis on the grill. The dining hall
  • Aida Restaurante
    The restaurant named for Verdi's opera offers its fair share of Italian dishes, and the owner is very passionate about opera (the restaurant faces the Teatro Municipal, which was inaugurated by Aida). The restaurant serves all three meals, and does a pretty good job of it. There's a good win
  • Rotiseria Costa Azul
    Rotiseria Costa Azul (Del Odiseo 790, Tel # 02254 488841) located a bit out of downtown but close to many of the more affordable places to stay, this small establishment is a bargain of a deal. Serving all manner of pastry type dishes, pizza and rotisery chicken it also has an amazing salad bar ful
  • Green Mango
    Green Mango (Quintana 56, Tel. # 02254 40 7990) is a Sushi bar which sometimes also turns disoish and hosts live DJ's. The food is good and you can get combo platters for groups of two or four people. Expect to pay around $13 dollars a piece for the inclusive group feasts. Green Mango also deliver
  • Confitería París
    This classic café serves some of the best breakfast in La Plata. Along with breakfast items, Confitería París also serves a good variety of salads and sandwiches for lunch, and has excellent coffee and pastries. The café is also a great place to watch daily life pass by on the street outside. D
  • Taberna Baska
    (ENTREES: $4 - 9) This Basque tavern serves up a fine assortment of Spanish and Basque delicacies, from octopus to Mediterranean pasta. Taberna Baska has a very pleasant atmosphere and is actually part of Bahía Blanca's Basque social club. Try the Chocolate Bilbao for dessert, if there's any room
  • Pavarotti
    (ENTREES: $5 - 10) Serving up mostly European dishes, Pavarotti specializes in Italian cuisine (as the name might imply). There's also a strong Spanish influence, and they have a respectable assortment of tapas. The atmosphere is classy and comfortable, and the place is very popular amongst the loc
  • El Mundo De La Parilla
    (ENTREES: $6 - 10) The restaurant's English translation, “the world of the grill” aptly describes the focus of the menu—Argentinian-style grilled meat. By far the most popular steak joint in Bahía Blanca, you'll definitely need a reservation on weekends. This isn't the most vegetari
  • Verde Llama
    Verde Llama is an all raw foods restaurant, but don't let that drive you away - the food is creative and flavorful, and the owners are more than willing to provide you with assistance and explanations. The restaurant also offers delicious juices and smoothies, as well as free WiFi access. The meals
  • Granix
    Granix is an all you can eat buffet downtown, which is only open weekdays for lunch. The buffet has a big selection and includes mains, salads, drinks and dessets. The buffet is 20 pesos (about $&) and take-out food is priced by weight, usually coming between $5 and $9. Open: Monday
  • Fin del Mundo
    Fin del Mundo has become a fixture on one of San Telmo's busiest corners. In the warm months, get a table outside and enjoy a beer as the masses file past. Inside, the red lighting, retro décor, records on sale and smooth music make it perfect for enjoying one of the house cocktails-the daiquiris a
  • La Puerta Roja
    Walk up to the big red door, knock, and wait. This speakeasy-style system is the only way into one of the most popular bars in town. Once you reach the top of the long staircase, you'll find yourself in the company of friendly bartenders waiting for you to pick your poison (try a Chili Bomb—chi
  • Le Bar
    There is an ornate Victorian exterior that covers the three levels of this downtown restaurant/martini bar that attracts a young, hip and happening crowd of locals and tourists who crave relatively cheap tapas (the grilled chicken wraps and cheese croquettes are to die--or break your diet--fo
  • Museum
    Designed by Gustave Eiffel, the same architect who built a little something called the Eiffel Tower, Museum has developed a loyal following at its Wednesday night after-work party, beginning at 8 p.m. The three-story club says that it is open every weekend, but beware of private events, which frequ
  • Bahrein
    Stately and Victorian on the outside, decadent and post-modern on the inside. Two dancefloors on two stories cater to specific musical tastes: sing-along house grooves in the ground level's Funky Room and pulsating techno in the XSS basement below, with genre specifics varying from night to night. T
  • Sol y Luna
    This hot and cold lunch buffet has a large selection of tasty dishes that vary on a daily basis. The food is priced by weight, usually about $3 -$4 including drink. Open: 12p.m.-3:30p.m.
  • Verde Siempre
    Buffet and salad bar, but more emphasis on the salads and cold foods. Food is priced by weight and inexpensive.
  • Bio
    Bio uses all organic ingredients, mainly local. The menu consists of international fare such as burritos, indian curry, tofu empanadas, pizza and couscous. The building, which looks somewhat like an english cottage, provides a pleasant atmosphere, and the service is generally good. Meals are about
  • Empire Thai
    Empire Thai is an upscale Thai food restaurant with an ample bar and some very spicy curry. It has a stylish modern interior with high wood beams, painted columns and latticed windows, intimately lit by candles and dangling lanterns. Empire is both gay and vegetarian friendly. Meals run about $10-
  • Masamadre
    This restaurant features a lot of Mediterranean specialties like hummus and tabouli, and also includes a bakery with delicious breads and pastries. Meals are about $4-$10.
  • Los Sabios
    This is a primarily vegan international buffet with a focus on Chinese food. The buffet includes a salad bar, and there is even a dumpling stand in the back. Not the place to go for atmosphere, but you'll get a solid meal here. Meals about $3-5. Hours: 12p.m.-3p.m. and 8p.m.-12a.m.
  • Sesamo
    This is a take-out only buffet and salad bar with food priced by weight, about $2-$3. Not all of the dishes are vegetarian. There is a small health food shop inside as well.
  • The Green Apple
    This all-you-can-eat buffet is a little pricier than the other veggie restaurants in town, but it is the only place you can go to have a sit-down dinner (the others only do take-out in the evenings), though take-out is also an option here. This is a good deal overall - there is a big selection, th
  • Viejo Lobo
    Viejo Lobo (Bunge y Avenida Del Mar, Tel. # 022254 483218) is located near to downtown Pinamar but right on the beach. It has nice views of the ocean, patio dinning if desired and an extensive menu that specializes in seafood. Prices are pretty normal for Pinamar but can definitely creep up towards
  • Restaurante Recova
    Families haning out at Lujan's boardwalk don't have to look far for a great meal. La Recova is the best restaurant on the riverside and a popular weekend hangout. A vast cafeteria-style interior and covered outdoor seating means that there's always space for one more diner. Staff tend to racks of me
  • Chocolatería y Confitería Laguna Negra
    When you need a break, stop in at Chocolatería y Confitería Laguna Negra. Its shelves are stocked with homemade chocolates, jams, honeys, mushrooms and beer, and there's a small café in the back of the shop (drinks from $1.50; sandwiches and desserts from $3.70). Try the Torta Laguna Negra, made
  • Bambú
    Vegetarians--and anyone looking for a break from the carnivorous Argentine diet--should hit up El Bambú. The only meat served is soy-based. This family-run restaurant has dozens of dishes from Italy, China and other corners of the world. Food is sold by the kilogram ($6.30). Monday - Friday 11 a.m.
  • Parilla La Estancia
    Parrilla La Estancia is a long-time favorite among more moneyed travelers and locals. Every day for lunch and dinner choose from the delectable salads and hot dishes available at the buffet, which include grilled lamb, beef and other meats. For a more standard meal, select one of the dozens of à
  • Dieguito
    Budget travelers who have grown tired of the same-old Argentine empanadas should head to Dieguitos, the self-proclaimed El Rey de las Promociones (King of Offers). Here are 20 varieties of the stuffed pies. Besides the standards, Dieguito prepares panceta y ciruela (bacon and plum),
  • El Griego
    The staff at El Griego welcomes diners with a smile to this old, tin house, handing them a bilingual menu with strange English translations. Monday through Friday there is a lunch special (main dish only, with side and bread) and on weekends home-made pasta specials. The menu also offers typical Arg
  • Chez Manu
    Chez Manu is perched above the charming city of Ushuaia. Its dining room is replete with large windows giving up unparalleled views of the Bay below. The owners of Chez Manu are French, so the menu is a French take on Fuegian cuisine. Enjoy their lamb, fresh catch of the day or ratatouille. Chez Man
  • Carrito Costanera
    On the small, sunny side-patio and in the cool interior, diners gather to enjoy Carrito Coastanera's simple food. The menu is basic: homemade pastas with a choice of sauces, milanesas and fish fresh from the river across the road. The sought-after lunch special comes with choice of entrée
  • Restaurante La Estancia
    Restaurante La Estancia is a dining delight. At lunch, families and tourists crowd into this corner diner with rustic décor and broad windows for the three-course special, with a choice of appetizer, main dish, dessert and wine or soda. The á la carte menu is heavy with parrillas of meats
  • Casa Ñanta
    Casa Ñanta is a popular resto-bar in Cafayate that serves typical regional cuisine lead by the local favorite: steak. It is frequented by backpackers because of its relatively low prices. Casa Ñanta often has live music. Open daily 9 p.m.-4 a.m.
  • La Plaza Restaurant Parrilla
    In one of the century-old buildings around Plaza San Martín is La Plaza Restaurant Parrilla. A specialty of this bistro is river fish, prepared á la Argentina with heavy sauces or au natural on the grill. The other main attractionâ??as the name statesâ??is barbecued meats: all the
  • Platos Rotos
    Platos Rotos is one of several rotiserías on the same block of San Martín. This eat-in/carry-out diner prepares inexpensive, home-cooked meals. The excellent pastas come with a choice of nine sauces, including the intriguing-sounding sweet-and-sour, based on local honey. Platos Rotos also
  • Estilo Criollo
    Estilo Criollo is a typical roadside asador stand under a big-top tent. On upright spits over an open fire roast whole racks of costilla (ribs) and sides of beef. On the brick grills, sausages and chicken are sizzling. What makes Estilo Criollo different from other parrillas is
  • Tefilo
    Tefilo, a block from the river, is one of several rotiserías in Gualeguaychú where budget travelers may get a good, home-cooked meal. Whether carrying out or dining in the covered patio, customers can enjoy typical Argentine dishes, some prepared with classic sauces and all with gourmet
  • Confitería Roca
    For decades, Confitería Roca has been the place to come in Río Grande. The walls are hung with photos of musicians and actors who performed at the theater that used to be next door. Many sports teams also have dined at this café. The menu offers only sandwiches, like lomito (steak), m
  • Alejandría Libros y Café
    With tables that seem to come right off the shelves, this little bookstore-cum-café is a great break from the shopping fury of the central paseo. Books can be perused over coffee as long as they do not get any dangling particles on them. The friendly staff adds to the laid-back atmosphere. All the
  • Maxim Restobar
    Look for Maxim Restobar in one corner of the Plaza, a good spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. At this bistro-style eatery no one's in a hurry, it is a favorite with the local geriatric crowd. Outdoor seating provides an ideal pew for people watching. Part restaurant and part deli take-out, th
  • Vieja Cantera
    Since the hike up Calvario leaves many a pilgrim hungry, Vieja Cantera provides a welcome respite with flare. A large wooden cabin, the restaurant is divided into two areas, a parilla with a fire pit for roasting meat, and a two-story restaurant offering tea shop services and a full menu. The décor
  • Peperina Restobar
    Peperina is a welcome break from the Parillas that dominate the block. This newly opened café-restaurant injects the corner of Consitution with a splash of color. The fun mirrors and modern minimalist design make this a funky place to stop for afternoon tea. The friendly staff will run through the
  • La Basilica
    The old relics and friendly staff at La Basilica make dining a really memorable experience. At the corner of the Plaza, the restaurant is directly across from its namesake, the town's Basilica. The restaurant is in a historic building that was once the residence of prominent Luján founders. The int
  • Restaurante Berlin
    The name gives the game away. Restaurante Berlin is the place for traditional German fare and cheese fondue in Luján, day or night. The central location, pleasant deck and patio seating make Berlin a good spot to spend a few hours people watching or munching on various crepe and waffle desserts. Fo
  • Villa de Lujan
    In a small town full of traditional architectural designs, Villa de Luján sticks out like a delightfully sore thumb. Life-size troll figures welcome diners into a homely Bavarian Cabin. The restaurant's tables are covered with blue checked table cloths. The staff is as sweet as their deliciously ad
  • Pescadores Restaurant
    Known around town as one of the best seafood restaurants, Pescadores is a great option for dining by the sea. Just looking at the menu will make your mouth water. If you have a craving for fish, you won't be disappointed by this restaurant's variety. In addition to salmon, lobster and calamari, pa
  • Minipez and Sushi Island
    In the seafood restaurant row of the port area, Minipez really is an island of sushi in a sea of grillers and friers. The restaurant itself is much like its neighbors, bright and cafeteria-like, but the menu strays from the norm. They still have all the seafood standards. Amid the extensive choice,
  • Parilla Garay
    Said to be one of the best parillas in town, this is where the Mar de Platenses go to get their Sunday asado. Understated in both location and decor, just like a parilla should be, it may be hard to get a table on weekends and during the lunch hours. Don't get disheartened; it is worth the wait. The
  • Alito
    Somebody's grandpa has been coming here year after year on vacation for the past thirty years because it is consistent and located in the center across from Casino. The recipes have not changed and you will not run into anything curious or fishy on the menu- except of course the seafood pasta. That
  • Trenque Lauquen
    Mar del Plata's most famous parilla, named after the region where its fabled meat comes from, could not be more Argentine. Huge steaks are of course the house specialty. Assortments of meats, sausages and offal, served on wooden slates, called parillas are what most people order for a big shared, f
  • Huija
    Take a break from surfing at this low-key parilla that is full of happy Argentines tucking into some kind of meat at all hours of the day. A brick and wood bar takes up most of the interior space, but the tables spill out onto the street. The space is needed, as this is a popular place in a popular
  • Rincón Basko
    Somewhat hidden out by the port area, Rincon Basko is a rustic homage to the fabled Baasque country and its culinary traditional. Fresh, locally caught fish is prepared with serious detail to attention. It is worth making the trip out to the Port to have dinner in this charming restauranat. The deco
  • Caseron de Tejas
    If the giant plastic man with the giant plastic moustache and giant plastic plate heaping with giant plastic pasta perched above the door of this family dining institution is not enough to convince you that these guys mean business when it comes to pasta and pizza, the portions and quality of the fo
  • La Cigale
    Every night has a certain je ne sais quoi at this French club (often filled with local French ex-pats), but Tuesday night is Noche Francesa - get there before ten or you'll never get in! Glowing fairy lights and live bands add a student hang-out atmosphere, while the French cocktails shaken
  • Milion
    It is a permanent house party at Milion, a renovated mansion from the early years of Buenos Aires. The garden has been turned into an outdoor dining room, and the large stone stairway leading up to the rear of the house and the main bar fills up with the downtown cool set as the night gets later. Mi
  • Wilkenny Pub
    If low lighting and dark wood accents equal authentic Irish bar, then Wilkenny is as Irish as they come. Like any watering hole dedicated to the emerald isle, this one offers a wide variety of whiskeys, though cocktails and beers of all kinds are available for those less discerning about their drink
  • Roket
    Technology adds to the dance experience at Roket in Bariloche, which has space for 2,000 people on five different floors. Live and digital images are flashing across the screens of 16 different televisions, not to mention the high-def projections on three big screens. Smoke machines, lasers and dan
  • Genux
    Genux is one of the popular discotecas for the crowd that likes to dance up a sweat under bright lights and laser beams. With a mix of special effects and party beats, the rich entertainment is sure to keep you moving until the sun rises (which is not uncommon by Argentine partying standards). The
  • Cerveza Artesanal Gilbert
    Patagonia is a land filled with ethereal scenery and delightful tastes. It is a region popular for its chocolates and beer just as much for its mountains and lakes. The old wooden house near the lake-shore is known as one of the local favorite spots Cerveza Artesanal Gilbert, which is run by two br
  • Berlina
    A mere 150 meters from Cerveceria Blest, this brewery offers a more sophisticated atmosphere than its brewing competition, and at tad-lower prices - especially during happy hour - though the beers are a bit less refined (the IPA is the notable exception to this). Beers on offer comprise a Munich (li
  • Pilgrim
    For a laid back Irish bar experience, you can't do much better than Pilgrim. The crowd is a bit older than you'll find in other establishments about town, and the air a tad bit less smoky and the music less loud (live music can be heard Friday and Saturday nights). True to authentic Irish bars, the
  • Antares
    No matter how you slice it, Antares is among the coolest spots in Bariloche. A well-designed brewery built around seven copper brew vats, this is the Bariloche branch of what is fast becoming an Argentine institution. Beers include a kolsch, scotch ale, porter, cream stout, imperial stout, barley w
  • Larots
    Located on the "main strip" of Mendoza Argentina. This is the largest outdoor patio-style bar in town. Located on Aristedes de Villanueva in the center of the largest hostels in town you can't miss it. A favorite for locals looking for cheap drinks and plenty of outdoor seating. It even sports an A
  • Plan B
    Located outside of town, Plan B is the busy nightclub in San Rafael. Although it opens early, at 10 p.m., the crowd doesn't get heated up until after midnight. The music is repetitive and predictable Argentinean rock mixed with outdated international hits, but the gyrating bodies of
  • Piltri Bar
    Piltri Bar is a great place to start a night on the town in El Bolsón. The bar has a dark and smoky interior, but staff is friendly and quick to help. They serve all of the local microbrews as well as a diverse mix of hard liquors. The majority of weekends they have live music which turns into a DJ
  • Roble Bar
    Located just a block away from central plaza San Martín and a few blocks away from the river, the Roble Bar is easily accessible from anywhere in Junín. This tiny restaurant is the locals' favorite for pizza, but they offer sandwiches and emapanadas as well. After regular dinner hours, the pizz
  • Trentis Lake Bar
    A contemporary lakeside bar with some of the best water and mountain views in Bariloche, Trentis is worth the visit for that alone. Add in a huge $2 glass of wine or $3-4 bottle of beer while taking in a breathtaking sunset, and you've got the best pre-funking spot in the entire Lake District. Entr
  • Owe Cerveceria
    Owe Cerveceria offers visitors a wide variety of food alongside several home-brewed artisan beers including IPA, Pilsen, Raspberry, Scottish, Kolsh, Bock, Stout, and Trigo. Try the seafood pizza for something new, or if you can't decide what kind of pizza to get, order the special, which includes a
  • Cuba Libre
    A stalwart on Puerto Iguazú's clubbing scene, Cuba Libre is a popular place to head to after midnight, but it really gets going after two in the morning. A good place to head to for weekend drinks and dancing. The music tends toward popular disco and dance tunes.
  • Jackie Brown
    Despite describing itself as a boogie bar, Jackie Brown is a good place to head to for late night beers and cocktails. Slap bang in the center of town, it fills up fast on the weekend when the music is cranked up and the lights are dimmed. Do not plan a full day of sightseeing after a night here.
  • Liverpool Pub
    It is only natural that a bar called Liverpool Pub would have a Beatles theme. The pub creates an atmosphere of the most famous band in the world through numerous portraits and memorabilia of the fab four. This friendly watering hole serves cold draught beer in a central location, which makes it a l
  • La Iguana Bar
    La Iguana Bar (Avenida del Libertador 27/45, Tel. # 02254 481334) is one of the most popular bar/restaurants in the downtown area. Taking up the entire second floor of a mini shopping building it has two bar areas connected by an array of porches, and boardwalks for open air dining and drinking. Goo
  • Cervicería Modelo
    This pub serves great sandwiches along with various Argentine and Italian dishes. Cervicería Modelo also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Founded in 1894, the pub has been a favorite for people to drink hard ciders and beers at night. It also has WiFi and a big-screen TV for sports, which gives
  • V8 and Morrigans
    These popular nightspots are under the same management and are run with equal success. Locals start off their night at Morrigans, named after the Celtic goddess of death and re-birth. Sit in one of the Irish bar's booths and sip on a cold Guinness or a cocktail from the extensive list. As the madrug
  • Hook
    Hook is an Irish-style pub with pirate memorabilia scattered throughout. The pub serves everything ranging from schnitzel to pasta to famous Argentine steaks. Hook has a cheap lunch menu ($4-5), and the pub is also a great place to go out at night for drinks, featuring various DJs on a night
  • Bartolomé
    Alcohol bottles lined up behind the bar at Bar Tolomé and set a welcoming atmosphere for those looking to chill, play pool or dance 'til dawn approaches. The kitchen remains open late, serving good-value sandwiches and pizzas that will satisfy the energetic evening crowd. Get there early to secure
  • Antares - Cerveza Artesanal
    Beer lovers, try the both locally and internationally produced Pilsen at Antares. Skip the bottles, and get your beer straight from the taps. This friendly bar includes beer varieties like honey beer and creamy stout. Can't decide? Choose a Gustacion, a selection of samples for around $3. There's li
  • Café De La Flor
    Towards the end of the military dictatorship in 1982, a new place, Café de la Flor, opened on Rosario's scene to create a space where troubadours, roqueros and poets could freely express themselves. Three decades later, this club continues its great tradition. On Thursday through Saturday n
  • La Buena Medida Bar
    During the day, La Buena Medida Bar is a typical restaurant-bar serving a daily special. But at night, it becomes one of the city's trendiest cafés to have an intimate evening enjoying dance or music. On Monday and Thursday nights, the bistro pushes back the table for tango classes at 9 p.m., and
  • Dublin Irish Pub
    Irish travelers will tell you there's an Irish pub wherever you go in the world. Even here in Ushuaia there's one. But is Dublin Irish Pub really an Irish pub? Well, it does have Guinness stout and the emerald spot of Eire, though it lacks the Celtic music. Popular with travelers, it's a great place
  • Kaitek
    One of Ushuaia's most happening scenes is Kaitek Lounge Bar. Even though it is open during the week, Friday and Saturday are the days to come. On these nights, DJs spin pop hits from the 80s and 90s. Watch for the Rastamax nights when the focus is on reggae, funk and soul music. Kaitek has local and
  • Cerveza Antares
    Located near Alem, the place to be at night, Antares has a great bar atmosphere and serves tasty tapas to whet the appetite. The rich wood furniture, low lights and giant copper vats behind the bar that hold delicious handcrafted beer all combine positively. Sample tables of all seven of the beers a
  • Paraiso
    Apparently not many figure out that the bar is named Paraiso (Heaven) because of the larger than life photos of fallen rockers that dominate the walls. The giant black and white prints and dark wood bar fit well together, making a relaxing pub environment great for an early drink or late night elbow
  • Sociedad Anonima
    A popular spot among college students and the local kayaking, mountain biking, and rafting crowd, Sociedad Anonima keeps entertaining adventure sport videos playing around the clock. It's the type of place where a single traveler can saddle up to the bar for a cold beer and instantly find interesti
  • Stroker
    Stroker is one of the few bars that stays busy throughout the entire week. Pool tables and cheap beer attract a large after-work crowd before college students take over in the evening. On weekends, the crowd is decidedly younger, with 18-20-year-olds drinking too much between games of 8-ball. It's
  • Tango Rojo
    For a sizzling, late-night tango show, look no further than Tango Rojo. A modern twist on tango (skip the meal and just go for the show if you don't have the money to spend). The show is sexy and intimate, and though it may be one of the most expensive tango shows in town, it's also one of the best
  • Sanata
    This colorful corner bar is the perfect spot to sample some live music, any night of the week. Expect to hear tango, Brazilian samba, and/or a number of instruments you've never seen before during the nightly shows. The walls are covered in murals that match the music, and the crowd is young and en
  • La Catedral
    La Catedral has everything a first timer in Buenos Aires could ask for: it's sultry, sexy, artsy, and culturally authentic. You feel instantly cool (and maybe even Argentine) just by being in this milonga. Locals come to show the gringos how it's done, and tourists in-the-know feel proud th
  • Mute
    If you're looking for the fashionable crowd, you'll find them at Mute. This sleek resto-bar (with a sister bar in Bariloche) is spread over three floors, and is always packed at weekends, thanks to the tasty fusion food, addictive cocktails and well-dressed customers. Though not tec
  • Soul Cafe
    If you're looking for chilled vibes and groovy music then look no further than Soul Café, a 70s-style bar that also serves up fusion food and sushi. A funky red interior gives a seriously hip disco vibe, while a great range of flavored vodkas get the night started in style. The adj
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  • Jet Lounge
    Next door in Costanera Norte, Jet Lounge is the only place to be on Thursdays, where beautiful people sip cocktails in the lounge's swanky booths. Electronica and dance music prevail, keeping the energy high until the sun rises over a fantastic view of the river. For those who want to check out the
  • Rumi
    For all who seek the swanky, sexy, big city club experience where scantily clad women and VIP service abounds... look no further. The glamorous Rumi experience begins at the door, where you better dress to impress and be on the lookout for celebrities. Not to be outdone by any nearby restaurants, t
  • The Kilkenny
    You might argue that you didn't come all the way to Argentina to hit up an Irish bar, but if you're really looking for a young and rowdy crowd then try to squeeze your way into The Kilkenny on a weekend. The place is a hive of locals, ex-pats and lively tourists and is a great spot either for a qui
  • Crobar
    Crobar is a freak: a thumping, pounding, monstrous vortex of electronic music and people who love to dance to it. Introduced in Argentina in 2005, Crobar Buenos Aires does its American sister clubs justice by bringing top local and international DJs, as well as high end audio-visual effects, to the
  • Club 69
    BA's “alternative” favorite, Club 69 has found a new home in Palermo's the Roxy Club, an expansive theatre/nightclub with a huge stage, elevated dance platforms and what has to be the city's largest disco ball. This Thursday night party still rages with the outlandish drag show, sexy perfo
  • La Catedral
    La Catedral has everything a first timer in Buenos Aires could ask for: it's sultry, sexy, artsy, and culturally authentic. You'll feel instantly cool (and maybe even Argentine) just by being there. Argentines come to show the gringos how it's done, and tourists in-the-know feel proud that they're
  • Madama Roja
    Set in a typical pretty Palermo house, Madama Roja is a dark, intimate restaurant with a nice terrace. Its menu is very Italian-inspired, with bruschettas and king prawns as appetizers, followed by an extensive list of risottos and pastas, including 29 sorts of gnocchis.
  • Beat House
    ENTRÃ?ES: $10-$20 Beat House is an ultra-hip club that can be most easily located by standing on the street outside and listening for the strains of techno. It has a chic, minimalist atmosphere and tends to attract a lot of cooler-than-thou porteños. However, it is also a good place to either
  • Jamming
    The name of this bar speaks for itself, and if you aren't a big fan of Bob Marley or the colors red, green, and yellow-turn around and go back to Palermo. Fondly known as “the Rastafarian bar” by some locals, this tri-level bar in the chill neighborhood of Villa Crespo is a haven for anyo
  • Picado Fino
    Call it what you will: aguile, shisha, pipa de agua, hookah or water pipe. Whatever it is, the place to kick back and enjoy an exquisite smoke in Salta is Picado Fino. After a night of bar and peña hopping, you and your friends can lounge in one of the comfortable sitti
  • La Casona del Molino

    There's nothing staged about this Peña which lies to the West of the city center (5 mins in a taxi.) Salteños reach for guitars from hooks on the walls and strike up several chords, at all hours, day and night. Probably the best place in Salta to experience the moving <

  • The Vines of Mendoza
    For those frustrated by Mendoza's lack of wine tourism infrastructure, Vines of Mendoza is a refreshing alternative. Offering a wine bar where you can purchase flights of wine or wines by the glass (all regional, of course), this Tuscan-chic-themed vinoteca is a great way to enjoy the wines that mad
  • Soul Tango
    This is a hip place to grab a few beers or glass of Argentine wine before attempting to convince a local to teach you the tango, or simply watch others indulge in the dance. The music is lively, and sometimes on weekends, the owner brings in regional bands.
  • Por Aca
    Local college students and visitors migrate towards Aristides Villanueva on weekends, filling the countless bars that line the street. Despite an endless variety of options, Por Aca remains the locals' favorite for its perfect blend of pub and dance club atmosphere. Soccer games are usually showing
  • Apeteco
    This is one of the few nightclubs located in the city; most popular clubs are located in Chacras de Coria, about 20 km (12 mi) from downtown. Apeteco holds large crowds of 25-35 year olds hungry for live rock music. At 2 a.m., the stage transforms into a dance floor and the DJ pumps a mixture of roc
  • Balcarce Café
    Balcarce Café serves meals during the week, but once the weekend rolls around, a stage is set up for live music. Balcarce Café has a relaxing atmosphere, providing an alternative to nightclubs with blaring music and cigarette smog. Folk, jazz and other â??lightâ? music entertains the crowd as
  • Sabazios
    The black and white sign hanging in the alley announces that you have reached the evening's goal: Sabazios. Inside this cave-like bar there are intimate nooks to gather with friends and have a bite to eat before the night heats up. Thursday is karaoke night. Friday and Saturday, get down to DJs spi
  • Amague Tango
    Amague Tango If you're hoping to take part in the late-night milongas then you'll need to take a tangoclass or two. In Congreso, you can check out Amague Tango, where classes run Monday and Thursday from 8-10pm and Friday from 9:30 to 11pm. Teachers are bilingual, and no par
  • Ocho7ocho
    On a quiet street in Villa Crespo, a man in a suit guards a tall, unmarked door. The address is 878 Thames, and behind that door is a low-lit speakeasy-style bar/lounge, where a hip crowd smokes and drinks their way into the later hours. They play everything from modern American music to sou
  • Inside
    In theory, Inside is a gay bar; in reality, everyone is welcome. Low-key and intimate, this is a great place to come for a late meal or a drink. Later at night, things heat up a little, with special tango shows before midnight and male strippers after 12. If you're a good-looking male, do be aware t
  • Maluco Beleza
    If you can't make the trip up to Rio de Janeiro, then Maluco Beleza is the next best thing. Addictive Brazilian rhythms spill out onto the street from this sizzling salsa club. Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 a.m., this Latin gem also features Rock, Electronica and South Amer
  • Liverpool
    Liverpool has the décor of a slinky night club, with modern, sleek lines. But the rows of old-fashioned, leather pocketed billiard tables in this clean and brightly lit establishment clues you in that it isn't your typical place to come have drinks over snacks. Everything is there awaiting the avid
  • Casa Bar
    The new upscale bar and cafe in the heart of Recoleta is in a renovated classic, petite house. It is outfitted with state-of-the-art LED lighting inside and out, which makes this a hard to miss place. By far the finest spirits selection in the city. There are 20 premium bottled beers and Heineken
  • Hung
    Rotisería Vegetariana y Dietética Hung is another of the Chinese-owned vegetarian delis that are springing up throughout Argentina's heartland. In this small storefront, the workers prepare spring rolls on one side of the room. On the other side of the shop, diners line up at the buffet, filling
  • Don Corleone
    This corner café is conservatively dressed in light grey, trimmed in charcoal grey and red. No sign proclaims it to be Don Corleone. It is as stoic as its namesake character. The lunch specials make a deal you can't refuse. The mind-boggling menu has 58 varieties of pizza, including the unlikely
  • Almacen del Sur Delicatessen and Restaurant
    For anyone who appreciates the finer things in life, the fine-foods gift shop and restaurant in Maipú is a must visit. A large house built in 1888 amongst sweeping views of the Mendoza region and the Andes Mountains, the casona itself is notable. Using only food grown on the company's surrounding l
  • La Casa De Doña Tisbe
    Doña Tisbe opened her kitchen to the public in February, 2010. This homestyle restaurant will remind visitors of time spent dining with their own grandmothers, as Doña Tisbe often joins in the conversation. She serves breads fresh from the oven, pastries, and fresh squeezed orange juice for break
  • Casa De Campo
    Located along the famous wine route, Casa de Campo is a rustic-style restaurant that serves up local dishes to perfection. Appetizers include a variety of homemade breads, olives, and cheeses, while the bulk of the entrées come off the grill or out of clay ovens. The daily special, called Grandma'
  • Remolache
    Remolache is high on the family and tourist fine dining list. Spanning the entire length of Sarmiento, between de la Roza and Rivadavia, this beloved Sanjuanino restaurant has it all: dining room, parrilla grill, carry-out niche and gorgeous backyard patio with fountain. You know you're in t
  • Club Sirio Libanés
    San Juan's Club Sirio Libanés is in a beautiful Mozarabe building. In one corner of the portico courtyard is the lodge's restaurant, a favorite dining choice for business people. During the week, Club Sirio Libanés prepares a menu ejecutivo which includes the appetizer buffet, choice of en
  • Rotiseria Chiqui
    When the menu demands cheap and easy, Rotiseria Chiqui delivers. The take-out option serves up pizzas, hamburgers, empanadas, and lomito sandwiches for about half the price of sit-down restaurants. They also double as a convenient store, so drinks come at standard prices, too. Unfor
  • El Bodegon
    (Entrees: $8-$15) El Bodegon should likely switch names to Los Bodegones, as it refers to two separate restaurants which sit opposite one another on Calle Ortega. On one side, the parrilla restaurant serves up chivito, lamb, trout, and impressive chivo lasagna, along with a handful of other pastas.
  • El Paso 2200
    As the name indicates, El Paso 2200 specializes in Tex-Mex foods like fajitas, tacos and the like. The restaurant is set away from the mountain but still with a nice view and has a more relaxed atmosphere than many of the resort's other restaurants. Large meal deals start at $11.35, which would be e
  • UFO Point
    UFO Point is the late-night party spot in Las Leñas. It is centrally located, in the same building as the Hotel Acuario, and plays host to functions including ski and snowboard video releases, product promotions, and parties for no apparent reasons. Mountain employees straggle up from the employee
  • Nadia O.f.
    (Entrees: $12-$20) Looking to expand her already popular restaurant at her husband's O'Fournier winery, Nadia O'Fournier opened a second location in the trendy Chacras de Coria district. The food is terrific, drawing on a variety of international cuisines, like Spanish, Peruvian, and Br
  • Ruca Malen
    ($40) While winery restaurants are common throughout both Luján and Maipu, few have perfected the vineyard-side dinning experience like Ruca Malen. The two-story dinning room is lined with picture windows that offer panoramic views across the vineyard to the soaring Cordon del Plata Mountains. Att
  • El Quincho De Maria
    (Entrees $8-$20) El Quincho de Maria uses its rustic style, complete with cane roof and handmade lamps, to set the country-style ambiance for its parrilla specialties: trout and chivito. For those looking for more standard meats, the grilled bife de lomo and brochette are both tender and tasty with
  • Cavas De Cano
    ($25) Despite having made the mandatory reservation, few visitors can hide their surprise when walking into their private dinning room at Cavas de Cano. The night begins with an elaborate picada that covers the entire table, featuring local specialties like jamon crudo, arroz al malbec, and frutos
  • Pronto Lomos And Pizza
    Backpackers needing to watch the pennies or any traveler too tired to fix a night's meal can count on Pronto Lomos and Pizza to fill their hungry bellies. This rotisería (deli) makes it easy for many one to get a good, home-cooked meal, whether dining in, carrying out or having it deliv
  • Café-restaurant Xl
    Café Restaurant XL is a great place to drop in for a coffee or a quick snack. But this large, corner diner done in chic black, carnation red and silvery grey, is best known for its pizzas baked on a stone slab. These steaming-hot pies come in dozens of varieties, all generously topped. Most are fo
  • Ruca Hueney
    Ruca Hueney has the most extensive menu in town so you won't have trouble finding at least one dish you're interested in here. Although the food isn't gourmet, the quality is good and sizes are generous. The menu includes local specialties like deer and trout but also classic dishes like homemade
  • La Posta De Junín
    La Posta de Junín offers locals and visitors a unique parrilla experience. In addition to traditional Argentine meats that are served at parillas, La Posta (â??the postâ?) serves up barbecued trout, lamb, deer and boar. Those meats are the specialty here, but pizzas, pastas and
  • Dulce Malvina
    A favorite with the locals, Dulce Malvina has been serving up artisan ice cream since 1988. With four family-owned shops in town, their ice cream is never too far from wherever you are. Dulce Malvina offers over 36 interesting flavors including figs with cognac or pineapple. If ice cream isn't y
  • 1900 Cuatro
    For an upscale dining experience, head to 1900 Cuatro, located within the Del Comahue Hotel. The gourmet meals here command higher prices than those of most neighboring restaurants. The menu includes international dishes as well as local fare. Regional specialties include smoked trout fritters,
  • Pikasso Pizza
    Located only a block away from the city's central park, Pikasso pizza is centrally located and has a local vibe. The pizzeria's walls are lined with art, which makes it feel more like a real restaurant than a fast food joint. Prices are affordable, and with 100 different pizza options available,
  • Parilla Oregon
    The Parilla Oregon offers standard Argentine meats, and typical empanadas, salads and pasta dishes. For added fun, customers can have a mini-parilla brought to their table, where meats will continue to stay warm. Patagonian lamb and trout dishes are the most exciting options on the menu. Oregon
  • La Mutisia
    Located near the old mill downtown, La Mutisia is easily marked by the giant teapot and teacup that sit outside. The tea service here is much like that at the better-known Naim Maggie tea house, but La Mutisia is generally less crowded by tourists. Tea service includes a large variety of delicio
  • La Construcción Restaurant
    La Construcción Restaurant has to take the prize for the most unusual décor for an eatery: a construction site. Patches of its walls are stylishly stripped to bare brick. Decorations include wheelbarrows, hods and trowels. The food is what lures people to this bistro. The usual national cuisine,
  • La City Parrilla Resto-bar
    La City Parrilla Resto-Bar is the typical Argentine restaurant. Its menu spans the entire gamut of homemade pastas, sandwiches and parrilla (by piece or a sample of various cuts). Besides á la carte dishes, La City also presents breakfast specials and large-portioned al
  • Lo De Pato
    The large Lo de Pato building houses a restaurant, café, and bakery that welcome most Mendoza-based tours for a short break. Unfortunately, its prices are often as impressive as its variety, as it undoubtedly takes advantage of the grouped tourists who are herded here by their respective tour guide
  • El Juan Resto-Bar
    Although it's near the end of the commercial side of Las Heras street, Al Juan's Resto-bar is worth finding. The make-your-own-taco plate, which comes with spicy, yes spicy, chicken, beef and beans, is a welcome find in a country dedicated to bland food. The rest of the menu includes the typical ite
  • Naim Maggie
    Trevelín's oldest and most popular tea house is Naim Maggie, where generous portions of grandma Margarita's recipes are available daily in a quaint setting with Celtic music playing in the background. Margarita's granddaughter opened the tea house to recreate her favorite cakes, scones, breads an
  • El Rancho
    Beef and chivo grill on El Rancho's parrilla every night, while homemade pastas offer both a vegetarian and artery-pleasing alternative. While the restaurant isn't fancy, it is one of the nicer restaurants in Uspallata and the service is as good as it gets. The wine list is frustratingly short, but
  • Innsbruck
    Innsbruck is a Las Leñas classic. Constantly pumping out music right at the base of the mountain, the deck is a favorite for after-ski drinks and the dining room is a popular restaurant later in the evening. You can call from the hotels to have food delivered via 4-wheeler and the dinner menu range
  • Tienda del Sol Restaurant
    An affordable restaurant aimed toward families and tourists, Tienda del Sol tries for the finer dining-type experience, with tables topped with white and gold linens and a dining room decked out with all-around luxury appeal, though the management would do well to remedy tables with breadcrumbs on t
  • El Almacén
    El Almacén, a used-to-be general store, focuses more on foods typical of Argentina's Andean Northwest. On the menu are humitas (savory corn dumplings) and six types of empanadas. (For a different taste experience, try the ones made of surí, or rhea.) Homemade pasta
  • Parrilla Restaurante Don Pepito
    Parrilla Restaurant Don Pepito is one of the standard tourist restaurants in Tafí del Valle. Families and groups throng into its ample space to enjoy its menu of regional cuisineâ??humitas, locro and picadas (antipastos) with Tafinisto cheeses. The
  • Caro Pepe
    You've probably heard that Argentina is famous for its tender, juicy cuts of beef, but what you might not know, is that when it comes to food, Argentines love their buffets. And these buffets are not simply a few dishes thrown out for the taking. These are gourmet meals delicately pre
  • Estancia La Florencia Parrilla
    A popular meat-eating spot along Sarmiento, La Florencia likely owes half of its success to its street-side kitchen, outside of which passersby can watch a cornucopia of carnes sizzling over a wood-fired grill. Prices are comparable with other restaurants in the area, with a perfectly seasoned broc
  • Tommaso Trattoria
    Mixed in among the rest of the upscale restaurants near the intersection of Sarmiento and Belgrano, this Italian eatery oozes quiet sophistication, and all at prices a tad bit lower than its neighboring counterparts. Outdoor seating is available, though the dining room, with linen-top tables that wr
  • Martino Resto Bar
    Martino Resto Bar is one of Tafí del Valle's cheaper places to eat. The small, family restaurant serves the usual food for a Northwestern Argentine eatery. Alongside the pizza, milanesas, matambre (stuffed beef roll) and pastas is the hearty locro st
  • Restaurant Beijing
    Even in Tucumán, you'll find a Chinese tenedor libre where hungry locals come to chow down. Restaurant Beijing is your standard all-you-can-eat buffet, with 180 types of appetizer, main and dessert dishes to heap on a plate. The Asian-style entrees are seasoned to suit Argentine taste buds
  • Restaurante Sala de Payogasta
    Sala de Payogasta is inconveniently located 10 minutes outside of town along Ruta Nacional 40 at Km 4510 on a 20,000-acre ranch. The restaurant's madejita and cabraleta, however, are well worth the trip.
  • Luna Cautiva
    Luna Cautiva, opened in 2005 just meters from the Iglesia de San José, serves empanadas, humitas, cazuela de choclo and sandwiches created with regional ingredients. The atmosphere is as pleasant as the food, with square wooden tables and live folk music in the evenings.
  • El Aujero
    El Aujero is a simple restaurant that serves regional dishes such as humita and empanadas. It is a popular choice among locals and backpackers for the good food and low prices.
  • Los Hornos
    Los Hornos offers regional cuisine, including the stand-by (but always delicious) juicy slab of sirloin with veggies and a salad. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
  • Alvarito
    Alvarito specializes in international food. The fairly inexpensive Arabic cuisine is a welcome break from empanadas and tapas. Open Monday-Saturday 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • Setimio Vinoteca and Wine Bar
    Setimio Vinoteca and Wine Bar is the perfect place to treat yourself to a classy meal. The wine selection is among the best in town, and the lamb and steak are top shelf. It's not always a popular choice among backpackers, because of the pricier menu, but sometimes it is necessary to treat yourself
  • Quinta Norte
    While Quinta Norte isn't going to wow anyone with its food, its daily menu specials offer cheap, hearty portions of regional favorites such as milanesa (sorry veggie lovers, all of the specials are meat-centric). At just 10 pesos ($3.25), the specials are perfect for backpackers and families alike.
  • Azafran
    If you've got the money to spend, it's hard not to enjoy Azafran, one of Mendoza's premier restaurants. With an impressive glass-walled cellar stocked with some of the regions best wines and a sommelier to help you pair a bottle with your food, this restaurant is a great place to sample Mendoza's cu
  • Ocho Cepas
    Few restaurants can match the dining experience at Ocho Cepas. Small dining rooms provide an intimate atmosphere, while the chefs grill up surf and turf to perfection. The menu also offers several green salads, pastas, and smoked picadas to satisfy any craving. An extensive Mendoza-only wine list a
  • La Massa
    Located on Aristides Villanueva Street, pizzeria La Massa is an ideal place to begin a night out. The brick-oven-cooked pizzas come heaped with toppings ranching from the typical ham and mozzarella to chicken and pesto. While prices are competitive, both its food quality and service set La Massa ap
  • Locoto
    Locoto is new, small, and hip enough that it wouldn't be out of place in a stylish Buenos Aires neighborhood. The cozy indoor dining room is nicely decorated with large paintings, setting the stage to try chef and owner Pablo Passarino's rotating menu of heavily spiced meat dishes and various pastas
  • El Restauro- Cocina de Autor
    El Restauro's attractive yellow and cream façade is on the corner of the pleasant Plaza San Martin diagonal from the cathedral. A large, slickly designed dining room sets the stage for San Rafael's best gastronomical experience. Regional ingredients like salted ham, goat cheese dominate the start
  • El Obrero
    El Obrero, set deep in the industrial heart of the old Italian port neighborhood La Boca, serves up traditional Argentine fare in an historic atmosphere. For starters, try the mussels, marinated eggplant, or tortil
  • Don Angelo
    For quick survival food like pizza, empanadas and sandwiches, Don Angelo is a San Rafael mainstay. A huge awning over the spacious sidewalk on the busy avenue provides ample outdoor seating. There are also plenty of tables inside and the wait staff is friendly and efficient and if you feel like stay
  • La India
    Vegetarians need not apply, as lomito sandwiches highlight the menu at La India. A variety of options, including three homemade breads, four types of cheese, and endless toppings, give La India its best-sandwich-in-the-city reputation. The menus also offers chicken and pork options. Sandwich
  • Decimo
    Decimo serves up a short menu of gourmet food with sky-high views of the city from its perch on the 10th floor of Edificio Gomez. Predominantly a wine boutique, Decimo offers visitors a well-thought-out list of Mendoza's finest wines to accompany its cheese and olive plate, hare, or lomo al malb
  • La Albahaca
    When in Rome, do as the Romans do. . . or rather, do as those from Mendoza do and find a taste of Italy at La Albahaca. This Italian-Argentine restaurant has killer ravioli, as well as other pastas and delicious regional fish dishes, with sweet desserts to finish off the experience.
  • Athenas Resto-Bar
    Athenas is sandwiched between a pair of restaurants offering almost the same menu, but the beef here is excellent. Argentine steak is a highlight of any trip to this country, and Athenas cooks a juicy slab of sirloin until the middle turns a deep pink and serves it with a choice of French fries or s
  • La Marchigiana
    The family-run La Marchigiana is another fantastic choice for Italian food in Mendoza. The salad and ravioli are excellent, and can be topped off with an authentic old-world dessert for less money than one might expect.
  • Mercado Central
    This is the place to head for a cheap meal with local flavor in vintage Mendoza atmosphere. Argentines deal out delicious empanadas, slices of pizza and sandwiches to go along with a strong cup of coffee. The market is located at Las Heras and Patricias Mendocinas. Expect to spend between $1-5.
  • Sr. Cheff
    Friendly waiters serve up quality parrilla and pasta dishes at similar prices to the greasy spoon-style patios found along Peatonal. It's well worth walking the extra block east to take advantage of this local favorite. A large salad buffet offers a welcome addition to the beef-heavy Argentinean di
  • Bistro M
    This is arguably the first choice in Mendoza to indulge in the world-famous Argentine filet. The piece of meat is succulent and filling, surrounded by fresh vegetables and a salad. The lightly grilled trout is another delicious meal, while the service is more than friendly and fast. There is also a
  • Al Wok
    If you're craving Asian food, Al Wok is the only restaurant that can help you out. Food is only available to-go, so you'll either need to pick your food up downtown or have it delivered. As the name suggests, the restaurant specializes in various woks that include: curry flavored, lemon, mushroom
  • Don Quijote
    The relatively new Don Quijote restaurant provides customers with a huge variety of choices. Young chef Guillermo Iphais offers innovative dishes such as prawns in a chocolate-based sauce and squid stuffed with malbec wine and bacon. The rabbit, mussels, salmon, pork, trout and deer are all a wel
  • Comedor El Colono
    At lunch, locals crowd into Comedor El Colono to share personal news or catch the noon noticias on the TV while having a delicious meal. These workers and families sit down to heaping plates of the daily special: pot roast with roasted vegetables, chicken and potatoes, or another down-home d
  • Saravá Resto Bar
    Saravá is a relaxing restaurant just a few blocks from Plaza San Martín, where hungry travelers can grab breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply a good cup of coffee. Saravá offers lomito (steak), hamburgers, hot dogs and other sandwiches, as well as plates of chicken or beef with a side. Sar
  • Nonny's
    After soaking at the Complejo Termal, have dinner across the street at Nonny's., a family-style restaurant serving up traditional Argentine food. Start a meal with empanadas or matambre (stuffed beef roll) before moving on to a main course of beef or milanesa
  • Café Triferto
    Café Triferto is another option on San Martín. Lots of space, both indoor and outdoor dining and free WiFi make it a great place to pass some time with a snack and a beverage. They serve great coffee, salads, crepes and pizza. Don't expect to be in and out fast, however, because each server has a
  • La City Sport
    La City Sport has two locations, in Recoleta and on San Martín. It has a sports bar type atmosphere and is always playing whatever fútbol match happens to be most important in the world of the Argentine. Since it is open during siesta time, it is a go even when the rest of the town is asleep. The
  • Il Viale
    At any time of the day you can seek refuge from the Formosan heat in Il Viale's cool environs. Choose a table under the sidewalk café's awning or inside the air-conditioned confitería. Come for breakfast or a typical Argentine homemade sandwich, pizza or picada in the afternoon or e
  • La Ribera
    La Ribera is a refreshing place to have an exquisite meal. The clean-lined architecture and furnishings of this bistro and its patio overlooking the Río Paraguay set the ambiance for a meal not to be forgotten. Begin with a salad or appetizer before moving on to one of the gourmet Argentine entré
  • Ristorantino Italiano
    During the whole day till late night,our intimate Ristorantino/Cafeteria/Bar is ready to spoil you dear traveler with any kind of international delicatessen mostly central-European-Italian origin specialties. You may choose among several it.pasta dishes, soups, r
  • Pragamisiones
    Restaurant-Cafeteria/Bar During the whole day till late night-our home Cafeteria/Bar is ready to spoil you dear traveler with any kind of international delicatessen mostly central-European/Italian origin specialties, but not only. You may choos
  • Pizzería San José
    Pizzería San José is a nice café which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Along with hot meals, good coffee can also be found alongside an extensive ice cream bar. With a great location right off Plaza 25 de Mayo, this is a prime spot for people watching. Free WiFi internet access is also availa
  • Don Angelos
    Don Angelos is a classic local dive. Serving up pastas, burgers and typical meat dishes, this place gives you your bang for your buck. A pasta dish is around $3 and a good steak is $6.50. In the evenings, Don Angelos turns into a nightspot and the popular outside tables fill up with beer sipping lo
  • Copetín Paradise
    Copetín Paradise is a greasy spoon in the traditional sense of the term. Sit inside beneath the whirl of fans while watching the crew fix up your plate of milanesa, grilled meat or pasta, or opt for the sidewalk patio (also under a welcomed fan-made breeze). For a lighter meal, there are em
  • But M
    But M is a trendy, hip and new establishment. Bar, restaurant and pool hall, this is definitely the hot place to go and it is common to hear Reggaeton blasting from the doors even during midday siesta. The menu is pretty standard but surprisingly affordable and over 20 pool tables crowd the
  • Rotisería Vegetariana El Bambú
    Santa Fe doesn't have any sit-down restaurants for vegetarians, but it does have a couple of rotiserías, or carry-out places. The most popular is El Bambú, a Chinese-owned deli preparing Oriental dishes like chao fan (fried rice), chao mi fen (a veg
  • Club de Pesca
    The Club de Pesca is really a collection of restaurants clustered together on the riverfront. Derelict and rundown, some of the buildings look like they are about to topple into the river and none of them look like they could pass a food inspection. However the location is key, the food is authenti
  • El Mariscal Cafe
    On the corner of Salta and Pellegrini is a russet-colored building with an antechamber niche. Wrapping the second floor is a wrought-iron balcony. A metal sign of older times says, â??Adriano Nalda e Hijos.â? Nothing on the outside indicates this is El Mariscal, an artsy café that is the gathe
  • Comedor Los Amigos
    At Comedor Los Amigos, you can expect good home-cooking. Doña Mabel prepares milanesa de carne (breaded beef cutlet) with fries and other typical Argentine meals. Several backpackers have declared her tortilla de papa (potato omelet), subtly seasoned with onions and oregano, to be on
  • Comedor Los Amigos
    At Comedor Los Amigos, you can expect good home-cooking. Doña Mabel prepares milanesa de carne (breaded beef cutlet) with fries and other typical Argentine meals. Several backpackers have declared her tortilla de papa (potato omelet), subtly seasoned with onions and oregano, to be on
  • Yacarú Porá
    Like most diners in Colonia Pellegrini, Comedor Yacarú Porá offers milanesas (breaded cutlets) and homemade pastas. But the cook also gives a bit of a break from this routine, by preparing chicken shish kabobs, several varieties of empanadas and omelets. If you're lucky, lamb will have jus
  • La Cabaña
    La Cabaña doesn't have a whole lot to offer on its menu. It's your basic hamburguesería, grilling up all manner of hamburgers and lomito (steak) sandwiches. It's a popular place, though, to have a light lunch or dinner. At night, tables are set out on the grassy lawn. Until midnight
  • Martha de Bianchetti
    Martha de Bianchetti is a classic Corrientes café. Although it is not a dinner spot and no hot meals are served at all, it is packed full of pastries, ice cream and delicious coffee. Highly recommended by the locals, it has a distinctly Venetian feel and the waiters are all immaculately professio
  • La Morocha
    La Morocha is located right on the corner in historic Plaza 25 de Mayo. The establishment is small but cute with both a bar and a full menu. The menu changes daily and usually has a little bit more variety than the standard burgers and empanadas which are so popular around the city. If you are goin
  • Ron Jon Club
    If you are in the Florida neighborhood a good option is Ron Jon Club (Colombres 1905; Tel. #03414535898), its only fault is that it is a bit poserish and tries really hard to be a â??surf barâ? in a city with no waves. However the food is good and you can find Burritos or Fajitas for $5. The als
  • Café Victoria
    Café Victoria is a popular place with Rosarinos, who come to enjoy local dishes, sandwiches, pizzas and specialty fish dishes. The subtly lit restaurant is done up in heavy woods and other â??Victorianâ? touches. In the center is nice plaza-like patio for open air dining. Good coffee and break
  • Verde Te Que Quiero Verde
    Verde Te Que Quiero Verdeâ??Green How I Want You Greenâ??is a stylish vegetarian restaurant for those travelers looking for greens. This all-white and chrome loft serves deliciously varied entrées made of totally organic ingredients and homemade breads, desserts and whole grain pastas. Special i
  • El Cairo
    El Cairo is a Rosarino institution. For decades this corner café has been frequented by cultural notables, like Rosario author Roberto Fontanarrosa and Uruguayan musician Daniel Viglietti. The large open space is hopping at lunch time when office workers drop in for the almuerzo ejecutivo (
  • Don Pedro
    Don Pedro is located right in the middle of the strip and is an excellent place to people watch while enjoying some affordable grub. A pretty classic menu offers burgers, pasta, typical food and over 30 varieties of pizza. Food to go is pretty standard so if you decide to dine in there are a number
  • Mordisco Resto-bar
    Mordisco Resto-Bar is just one of the many restaurants in the Playa Florida area. This riverside bistro serves pizzas, ethnic salads and a variety of sandwiches. Chicken tacos with red mole sauce make a special appearance. The menu also features tapas, or snacks to accompany a drink, cheeses
  • Pizzaría La Aldea
    On blackboards and large banners, Pizzaría La Aldea loudly advertises a Menú Turístico, a main dish (milanesa, pizza or pasta) and ice cream for dessert, for a very reasonable price. Drinks are double the usual price. Living up to its name as a pizzeria, La Aldea has 44 kinds of pizza. There are
  • Restaurant Lianabert
    Restaurant Lianabert is one of several cavernous restaurants serving the tour groups that descend upon San Ignacio in search of the Jesuit ruins. Unlike other eateries, however, it does have one section that has more intimate tables for four to six diners. The tables set up on the sidewalk, facin
  • Friends
    Popular for its cheap (relatively speaking) prices and broad menu offerings, Friends is a decent choice when everyone in your party is craving something different. Menu options include everything from burgers and pizzas to pancakes, sandwiches and quesadillas (and everything in between). Meals range
  • Chez Philippe
    Only ten blocks from downtown, Chez Philippe is a small, quiet restaurant with only seven tables that offers delicious dishes like cheese fondue, loin steak with morrells, trout, lamb and more. It's a good place for fans of French and regional food.
  • Cerveceria Blest
    A Bavarian-style tavern loaded with charm, this is the oldest and perhaps best beer brewer in all of Bariloche. Beers made on-premise comprise a pilsen, a bock, a half & half (pilsen and bock), a stout and a scotch ale. Half-pints run between $7.50 pesos and $8 pesos ($2.25 - $2.50US), with chop
  • El Frances
    Owned by a French chef, and his wife, El Frances Restaurant opened recently in a small and cozy cabin with the astonishing landscape of Circuito Chico as its backdrop. El Frances, specialices in French and Mediterranean food. It has a very interesting menu, that changes each season. Enjoy classics
  • Gilbert Restaurant and Cerveceria
    Voted one of the best breweries in Bariloche, Cerveceria Gilbert is a recommended beer to try (their rubia is especially good). This rustic, welcoming brewery and restaurant is owned by two brothers. They offer basic meals, such as fondue, hamburgers, pizzas and sauerkraut with sausage. The beer is
  • Familia Weiss Restaurant
    Popular among the tourist crowd, Familia Weiss is about as close to being a Bariloche institution as you can get. The Weiss family has been in Bariloche for decades, forging a reputation in the region for its smoked meats and cheeses. In fact, their specialty store (located just a block and a half a
  • El Boliche “de Alberto” Pastas
    Don't let the white walls, simple decor or cheap prices fool you, this Italian eatery serves up good food. Spaghettis go for $5 while a lasagna will set you back $7. Bottles of wine are equally cheap, starting at just $10 per bottle. The pastas are all homemade, and come with a choice of sauce (bolo
  • Nancu Lahuen
    Nancu Lahuen is a tea house that is best known for its homemade cakes and chocolates. The menu includes traditional deserts such as Black Forest cake and lemon pie, but visitors can also taste many local fruits baked into pies and tarts. There are several dishes offering local trout, including on
  • Hue Melen
    The restaurant at Hue Melen is the fanciest fine dining experience available in town. While the restaurant maintains a classy and sleek appearance, its menu follows the typical menu of an Argentine cafe: Cold and hot sandwiches, pastas, milanesas, french fries, and steak are the staples here. Reg
  • Walnor
    Walnor serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner from the center of Villa Traful with great views of the lake. When the weather is nice, visitors can enjoy their meal on the peaceful outdoor deck. The menu includes obligatory trout dishes, as well as empanadas and sandwiches that feature local Patago
  • La Esquina
    Just another of many lodge-like eateries here, La Esquina offers a similarly styled menu as well, i.e. pizzas, sandwiches, etc. Perhaps that which sets this place apart is the service. In a town where tableside service can best be described as nearly nonexistent, the help here was attentive and frie
  • Dias de Zapata
    Mexican food in Bariloche? If you can forgo the chips and salsa and bear with abysmal service, anything is possible. The food here is actually quite tasty, though plates are on the pricey side - tacos go for $10 while some pretty tasty fajitas start at $12. If that's a concern, consider sharing, as
  • Bucanero Pizzeria Restaurante
    Whatever pirates have to do with the landlocked Bariloche is unclear, but in a town where bars and restaurants do little to set themselves apart, Bucanero's pirate-themed dining room is a welcome change. Here you can peruse portraits of famous pirates or some of the treasure maps they surely would h
  • Yuco
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  • Nativo
    Great for families with an afternoon to spare in Puerto Iguazú, Nativo has enough to keep everyone occupied for a few hours. The extensive menu boasts the best the jungle has to offer, with regional fruits, vegetables, herbs and meats. Sample fish, rabbit, jacare and capybara meat if you're feeling
  • La Rueda
    Red meat fans can fill up on well-cooked tender joints and rub shoulders with the locals at La Rueda. The meat-heavy menu features the finest traditional Argentinian dishes, using tasty, fresh ingredients. The place is popular at weekends and in high season, when the excellent steak and red wine dr
  • La Cantina Del Pescador
    La Cantina del Pescador serves up the best local trout dishes in town. A must-try dish is the Pehuen trout, which is stuffed with local mushrooms and onion, baked on traditional wood and served with a cream sauce and local pine nuts. Another special dish is trout stuffed with sorrento and mozzare
  • Fatto In Casa
    Located in the heart of the city, this Italian restaurant has a pleasant, romantic atmosphere and great homemade food, such as pasta, steak and fish. Fatto In Casa also offers seafood and vegetarian options. The staff and its owners are very friendly and helpful-a big reason for Fatto In Casa's pop
  • Restaurante Italia
    Restaurante Italia clearly serves up the classic Italian dishes such as pasta and pizza. They also have plenty of Argentinean classics if you are still not over the steaks. Good value for the buck, free WiFi access, a good central location downtown and delivery service if you don't feel like going
  • Al Arak
    When you stop by Al Arak, you'll suffer from a battle of ethnic food. Shall it be shwarma, falafel, hummus, tabbouleh or another Arab treat? Or should you go for the ole Mexican favorites - burritos, enchiladas and tacos? The food may not be very authentic, but it is a delicious. Okay, yes, you can
  • La Querencia
    La Querencia is a classic Argentina restaurant right across from Plaza 9 de Julio. Don't be put off by the formal atmosphere of this restaurant's large space, decorated with flags of each South American nation. The friendly wait staff is ready to explain the cuisine and help choose an appropriate
  • Tango Bar
    On one corner of Puerto Iguazú's main street is a little taste of La Boca. Tango Bar is a small café-bar with a working-class feel to it. On the front windows, Evita and Che tango. Customers sidle up to the bar or at one of the tables out on the patio to enjoy a strong coffee. The bistro also has
  • El Quincho
    An authentic Argentinian asado. Count on a great family atmosphere and fine food as the steak, ribs, skewered beef and fish come rolling from the kitchen. Deservedly popular, El Quincho has an extensive wine list that compliments the food. Wash down the impressive steak, pasta and fish dishe
  • Hotel De La Aldea
    Located two blocks away from the bus station and right in front of the Alumine River, Hotel de la Aldea provides travelers with one of the best dining experiences along the Pehunia Circuit. Dishes are made from local and organic vegetables, Patagonian meats (such as lamb, trout, wild boar and deer
  • La Posta Del Rey
    The family owned La Posta del Rey serves unique dishes that center around homemade pastas and incorporate local ingredients such as deer, trout, and pine nuts. A special pine nut cream sauce is served with bread as customers pour over the menu deciding whether to get pastas stuffed with European c
  • Posta Criolla
    Located in an authentic, historical building, Posta Criolla is the ultimate in Patagonian cuisine and Argentine beef. The menu, desserts and atmosphere helps create a feeling of true Argentine culture. The cordero al asador (BBQ'd goat) is especially recommended. The setting is bright and welcoming
  • Aqva
    This upmarket Argentine eatery, close to the bus station, has the locals salivating. A traditional meat-centered menu but with a modern and international twist. Aqva boasts the usual beef and pasta menu, but with interesting seafood options included. Reserve ahead during peak season to be sure of a
  • La Esquina
    Traditional parilla with good value promotional menus. A meat-heavy menu features empanadas, bife de chorizo and asado de tira all served up with salad, chips and a glass of malbec. La Esquina has a pleasant atmosphere. Open daily noon-3 p.m., 7 p.m.-midnight.
  • Nonna Pizzeria
    For an affordable and unique meal, visit la Nonna Pizzeria, conveniently located in downtown San Martin de los Andes. In addition to the standard empanada, calzone and pizza flavors found everywhere in Argentina, Nonna's serves unique Patagonian flavors including deer (ciervo), wild
  • Club Británico
    The heavy wood doors of the Club Británico are open, inviting the general public to come in to dine. Entering the foyer, you know you're in a special place. A bronze plaque lists all the founding members of this British societal enclave. (A surprising number of the surnames are actually Scottish an