Buenos Aires' 10 Best Restaurants: From Steak to Ceviche

Eating out is one of Buenos Aires’ consummate pleasures. Whether you’re out dining with friends, with your partner or by yourself, the Argentine capital has many excellent places to eat.

Here you’ll find more than your fair share of places to stick your knife and fork into a great cut of steak and enjoy the beef Argentina is well known for. Other tasty local favorites to try include plates heaped with pasta, thick slices of mozzarella-topped pizza, hearty stews and golden pastries called empanadas filled with anything you can imagine: beef, chicken, tuna, mozzarella and tomato, swiss chard, creamed corn, Roquefort cheese and spinach.

Otherwise, let Buenos Aires tempt you with its more cosmopolitan side. You’ll find many great internationally-inspired restaurants in Buenos Aires featuring cuisines such as French, Peruvian, Mexican, Japanese, Spanish, American, Middle Eastern and even vegetarian. Fusion food is also amply represented in the city with restaurants like the Peruvian-Japanese phenomenon Osaka.

Wine lovers can rejoice in Buenos Aires too. For wherever you go and whatever you eat in the city, food is more often than not accompanied by a good bottle of wine: most likely a Malbec or a Cabernet Sauvignon.

Are you getting hungry yet? Head to one of our top 10 restaurant choices in Buenos Aires.

Barrio Norte

Serving consistently superb and high-quality cuisine from Iberia, with Mediterranean and Argentine accents, this upmarket Barrio Norte restaurant is popular with suited and booted sorts – and affluent visitors to the Argentine capital. Wine...  Read More


Thanks to the large waves of Italian immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, pizza is everywhere in Buenos Aires, but the quality is known to vary widely. However, Güerrín, opened in 1932, is one of the best of the old classics...  Read More

La Cabrera

Palermo's most popular upmarket parrilla, La Cabrera's crisp white table cloths and black and white floors give it the feel of a classy French bistro, but the menu is certainly 100% Argentinian. Portions of juicy steak are giant-sized (big...  Read More

El Trapiche

Buenos Aires' legendary mega parrilla El Trapiche was serving up grilled bifes de lomo and matambritos (thin cut of pork) long before the area in which it is located became known as "Palermo Hollywood" (because of the number of film companies...  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

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

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


While traditional-style parrillas offer much to love, when you want a change from the rough and ready decor and barbecue fumes, the minimalist but stylish Minga, located in pole position on the plaza in trendy Palermo Viejo, fits the bill quite...  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

Osaka (Palermo)

Frequently cited as the city's best restaurant, Osaka, part of a six-location chain that began in Lima, specializes in Peruvian-Japanese fusion of the highest order. (In fact, this was their first one outside of Peru.) Here you can expect...  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