Parrillón de Juan Lacaze

Address: Salta 490 – Monserrat

Located on the corner of Salta and Venezuela Streets, where “Vinería de Monserrat” used to be, the Parrillón de Juan Lacaze decks out as a bodegón (unsophisticated traditional restaurant). With its old recycled furniture, hanging iron lamps, decorative barrels and colorful large bottles, the ambience has a historical atmosphere rather than a rustic one. Even though the specialty of the place is parrilla (barbecue), Head Chef Blanca Corrales does an excellent job and both homemade pasta and pamplonas and chotos are really tasty (typical Uruguayan parrilla dishes, whose main ingredients are chicken or loin fillet rolled and filled with cheese, tomato, pepper and other ingredients).

Dale perejil al toro

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.


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.

La Rosalía

Address: Scalabrini Ortiz 1538 – Palermo

A typical exponent of the parrilla al paso (fast service), a few blocks away from lively Plaza Serrano. The place is not all in all comforting, but the meat is really good and prices are more than acceptable. In addition to sitting at a table, you can dine standing or order take-out.

El puestito del tío

Address: Dorrego 3000 – Palermo

It is indeed a food stand in the street, but outside the most traditional circuits, such as those along the coastal road. Although it is not a restaurant in itself, it is worth mentioning that the level of meat is just as good or even better, and clients do not need to wait endlessly like in the most crowded restaurants. Not very far from the woods of Palermo, in the Puestito del Tío, groups of friends and families coexist, taking advantage of the visit to taste a delicious choripán or a steak sandwich.

Pancho 46

Address: Constituyentes y Gral. Paz s/n – San Martín (Prov. Buenos Aires)

Located in San Martín, a neighborhood of Greater Buenos Aires, though really close to the General Paz Avenue. It is a classic to go by this store and order the famous “hot dog” (“Pancho”, in Argentinean Spanish). The reason is unknown, but the fact is that Pancho 46 hot dogs have a special taste and this has turned it into the hot dog leader from its beginnings, almost 40 years ago, despite being outside the restaurant circuit. It opens 24 hours a day.


Address: Bonpland 1670 – Palermo

This restaurant lets us delight ourselves in the best river fish, as if we were on the shores of the Paraná River, but at an arm’s length, in the very heart of Palermo Hollywood. The proposal is not magnificent; it is far from the area’s fashion trends and focuses on quality products. Both its name -Jangada (which means “log raft”)- and its decoration express its bond to the river’s essence. Grilled pacú, surubí, and dorado are the preferred dishes.

Don Julio

Address: Guatemala (esquina Gurruchaga) 4691 – Palermo

This parrilla has the peculiarity of operating in the first two-story house of Palermo. The place is rustic, as the authentic parrilla criolla should be. Don Julio’s meat is famous for being served medium rare, with plentiful and delicious servings. The service is excellent and prices are reasonable. Undoubtedly, it is highly recommendable.

Desde el alma

Address: Honduras 5298 – Palermo

This modern place is one of those few restaurants that make the guest feel at home. This is because of many factors, such as the small room (50 mts), the comfort of its armchairs and its low tables and the music criteria, which is at a perfect volume level.
It was inaugurated in 2001, which was a critical time for the country; however, it overcame the difficult times and it imposed as an option for a romantic dinner or an easy place to go out with friends.
The menu is limited, but the quality is high. The Patagonian lamb cooked over ember, grilled meat and other dishes of a very original combination.
This restaurant opens from Mondays to Saturday nights.


Address: Sarmiento 1599 – San Nicolás

This is a typical porteño place that reappeared during the last years as a symbol of the local identity that tries to survive in the times of globalization and of loss of identity. Porteños go there to feel that everything is not lost and because of the same reason, tourists go there as well to see something unique and typical. “El Chiquilín” comes to the memory as that tango that never fades away from the memory.
Apart from the ambience, this place is the right one for an exceptional asado or lamb and some achuras (offal). The products are of a very high quality and the customers are always happy.
It opens everyday at noon and at night.
Bear in mind that the portions are sizable.