10 Not-to-Be-Missed Fine Dining Restaurants in Buenos Aires

The food. The wine. The ambiance. They all come together like songs from your favorite band. Of course, good fine dining is an experience for all your senses, but especially in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where you will find a bevy of unique establishments to tempt your palate and keep you enthralled.  

To experience plate after plate of lovingly presented food optionally paired with a series of wines, discover the seven course menus at iLatina and Chila. Fine service is the word at iLatina, with its feast of old and new Latin American flavors, while Chila unabashedly improves upon modern Argentine cuisine.    

If you seek the taste of quality in every bite, Bar du Marche and Don Julio are happy to oblige. While many French restaurants outside of France lack that “je ne sais quoi”, small Bar du Marche is not one of them. The meat at Don Julio is worth waiting for: well prepared and incredibly tender. In fact, if you are forced to wait outside for a table, you are often treated to a glass of sparkling wine.

For a polished atmosphere, discover Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant Osaka and Mediterranean-food-meets-New York Basa Basement Bar & Restaurant. Both restaurants are elegant and sleek, with dark tones predominating; one is beautifully inspired by Japanese aesthetics and the other by New York.

La Parolaccia del Mare has a beautiful view of the Puerto Madero waterfront. Open for lunch and dinner every day, the restaurant serves abundant plates of pasta and seafood in a pleasant, upscale setting. The large fish tank is a nice touch. La...  Read More

With a distinctly New York feel, Basa Basement Bar & Restaurant is a cool upmarket place for a meal and a drink in Recoleta. The music tends to be fast and furious with lots of drum and bass and the gourmet food – think tapas, pastas,...  Read More

Named after a famous Parisian bar, the Buenos Aires version of Bar du March� is a small but exceedingly charming French-style restaurant. Open all day and specializing in wine and cheese, Bar du March� is as good an excuse as any...  Read More

Walk into Green Bamboo and you will find yourself a world away from Buenos Aires. This Vietnamese restaurant decorated with deep red walls and exotic decor exudes South Asian charm and sets the stage for a fun and romantic night. The lighting is...  Read More

Don Julio

This Palermo Soho steakhouse stalwart hasn't been much swayed by the trendification of the neighborhood and continues to serve choice cuts without gimmicks in a comfortable, traditional space. Think rustic style but still charming. Service at...  Read More


Located off the tourist trail in leafy and residential Belgrano (which is a bizarrely low-key address for such a high-concept restaurant), Sucre is at the cutting-edge of modern Argentine cuisine. Though there are plenty of fusion accents and...  Read More

iLatina is a restaurant that combines the style of a fine dining experience with the flavors of northern South America (think Colombia, Venezuela and Peru). The restaurant artfully presents a seven course menu paired with Argentine wines for an...  Read More

El Muelle restaurant is a treat. It sits inside the historic Fisherman's Club, a beautiful Buenos Aires landmark, that stands on a pier in the Costanera Norte. The food focuses on Mediterranean-inspired seafood dishes such as garlic-sauteed...  Read More

Puerto Madero

Opened in 2006 and located in Puerto Madero, Chila is considered one of the best restaurants in Latin America. Chila serves modern Argentine cuisine, including steak from Buenos Aires, trout from Bariloche and vieras from Usuahia, but the menu...  Read More

Again and again Osaka is cited as the city's best restaurant. Part of a six-location chain that began in Lima, Peru, Osaka specializes in Peruvian-Japanese fusion cuisine of the highest order. Here you can expect exquisite presentation and...  Read More


Meet Sarah Rogers

Born and raised in northern California, Sarah grew up to become an expat, traveler and wordsmith. She spent seven years in Madrid, Spain and now calls Buenos Aires, Argentina home. She has had...  More About Sarah

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