Address: Juan Bautista Alberdi 116 – Caballito
A restaurant with the best traditional Japanese food within an intimate and comfortable environment. The bar is a highly recommendable alternative, but if you are looking for more comfort and relax, the armchairs in the first room are the best choice. It is located in Caballito, where a booming gastronomic area is gradually developing, in the geographical center of the city of Buenos Aires. Fresh sushi and customized service provide what was missing for a perfect combination.
Address: Moldes 1801 – Belgrano
This pizzeria, cafe and bar works in a recycled 90-year-old store on a corner in the neighborhood of Belgrano. Art plays a leading role in Wido, with photo and painting exhibitions, one-man shows, and live music concerts. You cannot miss the stone-baked pizza. You can also taste short order dishes and calzoni. In the afternoon, there are special offers for afternoon snacks. The mezzanine is especially equipped for events, business meetings, and birthday parties.
Address: Benjamín Matienzo 1599 – Palermo
In Las Cañitas you can find this restaurant that offers Jewish and Central-European food. It is decorated in a sober and warm fashion. There are original drawings of Hermenegildo Sábat, a big Art Deco style clock, and a Jewish temple’s armchair. The distance between tables is spacious, which favors customers’ privacy. Among the dishes in the menu, it is worth to mention the Potato Varenyky with duck crackling, the Gefilte fish, the Russian Yarkoie, the Lamb Moussaka, and the Hot Pastrami on rye. The wine menu offers over 50 labels. Table service is free of charge.
Address: Av. Del Libertador 4625 – Palermo
With an American style, Kansas is one of the biggest attractions in Palermo. Apart from its distinctive style, a mixture of informal and luxurious, it seduces with plentiful, high quality servings. One weak point is that you have to wait long at weekends because of the massive attendance and the fact that you cannot book a table on the phone. The star dish is the Houston Barbecue Ribs, i.e. pig ribs covered in barbecue sauce, with a delicious sweet and sour taste. As dessert, brownies are irresistible. In case you have to wait, you can approach the bar and order a cold draught beer and nachos. All in all, Kansas is a good combination of good food and an authentic American environment, at reasonable prices.
Address: Independencia 3527 – Almagro
It is an old Italian style canteen that keeps, in its more than 80 years of history, its typical family and noisy atmosphere. Dishes are traditionally plentiful. While Italian cuisine is its highlight, the menu also offers some dishes such as Basque style sea bass, Valencian style kidneys, and dishes typical of Buenos Aires. The most recommendable are fusilli al fierrito (corkscrew pasta made by twisting the dough around a rod) and vermicelli with stew sauce. The food quality/price ratio is highly encouraging.
Address: Av. San Juan 450 – San Telmo
Leandro Cristóbal is the head chef that offers us a typical homemade Porteño cuisine repertoire, together with some fusion proposals. The place is simple, for 40 people, in a warm and familiar ambience, with the traditional noise of cantinas de barrio (neighborhood canteens). Tables are small and there is not much room between them. As it is a frequently chosen place, you should book in advance on weekends or come in early. The menu is always changing, though they usually keep dishes such as pink salmon or mussels. Casseroles and Spanish tortillas are highly recommended. Prices are pretty affordable. In addition, Café San Juan is, as its name suggests, a café that offers important breakfasts and afternoon snacks.
Address: Chacabuco 863 – San Telmo
This restaurant for 120 people works in the Catalan club, a cult place for culture lovers. It is located in San Telmo, but the architecture of the building does indeed take us to Gaudí’s and Miró’s Barcelona. The success of this restaurant comes as no surprise, because its excellent cuisine, coupled with the fact that the Catalan capital is the Argentines’ favorite place in Europe, make El Casal an option frequently chosen by customers. A delicious wine and tapas for starters are the best way to warm up. Attention: do not stuff yourself, because main courses’ servings are plentiful. Fish is among the best served in Buenos Aires.
Address: José Mármol 1692 – Boedo
Good food and live music are the strong points of this restaurant of Boedo. In a corner of the city outside the usual gastronomic circuits, Boedo Antiguo faithfully interprets and transmits the neighborhood’s essence. Each decorative detail has been carefully studied and implemented taking into account the harmony of the whole arrangement. Bamboo curtains, starred ceiling, family pictures, drawings by exponents of Argentine popular culture, white curtains, bricked walls, and home tableware are some of the components of a really homey and cozy atmosphere. Dinner is brightened up by pleasant music pieces of different genres (tango, bolero, jazz, blues, bossa nova, folk music, popular music), played quietly enough to let customers dine comfortably. Every Friday and Saturday night is embellished by prestigious live music shows. The place is also designed as a space devoted to art through the exhibition of works of different artists.
Address: Estado de Israel 4483 – Villa Crespo
A non-traditional small parrilla porteña. A warm ambience with lots of natural light and colors, and a smoker-friendly yard with bindweed. The classical Argentine parrilla is combined with the offer of meat cuts and achuras (offals) of wild animals – caiman, deer, wild boar, animelles and lamb kidneys, all grilled. The menu also offers really good starters, homemade pasta, typical and not-so-typical side dishes, grilled vegetables, dishes from Porteño cuisine, and homemade desserts. The wine menu is comprehensive and varied.
Address: Giribone 1000 – Chacarita
Creativity at its best. The welcome sign to this parrilla deserves such a comment. Their prices are actually low for the market and the meat is acceptable. Steak, choripán, baby beef, and grilled ribs are its specialties.