La Cholita

Address: Rodríguez Peña 1165 – Recoleta

In Recoleta, this restaurant is the right option if you want to taste regional food, and enjoy the parrilla, one of the most interest things in the menu. The ambience is cozy and informal. The grilled vegetable juntadito, the tenderized pig skirt steak, and the grilled polenta are some of its specialties.

El Cedrón

Address: Av. Juan Bautista Alberdi y Murguiondo s/n – Mataderos

This is a local pizzeria, also known as “Esquina Breccia”, on account of the plaque honoring the cartoonist Alberto Breccia, the creator of “El Eternauta”. There is also a sculpture of the boxer Justo Suarez, popularly known as the “Torito de Mataderos” (little bull of Mataderos).

La Cupertina

Address: Cabrera 5296 – Palermo

This traditional restaurant is located within a picturesque corner in Palermo. It is devoted to the elaboration of local food of which the empanadas, the lentils with chocolate and the quesillo with cayote squash as dessert stand out. It is decorated with wood furniture in an old building with tall ceilings and big windows that grant excellent natural lighting conditions during lunchtime.

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La Cocina Barrio Norte

Address: Av. Pueyrredón 1508 – Recoleta

The best empanadas are found in this native food restaurant in Recoleta. The locro and tamales are highly recommended. It is a small, though extremely cozy place. It is ideal for groups of friends.

La Querencia

Address: Junín 1308 – Recoleta

This restaurant is specialized in local food, its specialty are empanadas but locro, carbonadas and tamales stand out as well. It has tables in the open so as to enjoy the Spring sun while tasting the delicacies; the interior has a family and countryside style. It offers delivery service.

El Sanjuanino Barrio Norte

Address: Sanchez de Bustamante 1788 – Recoleta

This restaurant has more than 30 years of experience in the elaboration of a broad variety of “empanadas”. Its familiar ambience resembles the Argentinian Northwest. Apart from the exquisite empanadas, the traditional desserts with home-made jams are recommended.

El Sanjuanino Recoleta

Address: Posadas 1515 – Recoleta

This restaurant has more than 30 years of experience in the elaboration of a broad variety of “empanadas”. Its familiar ambience resembles the Argentinian Northwest. Apart from the exquisite empanadas, the traditional desserts with home-made jams are recommended.