Give In to Your Cravings with Delicious Homestyle Restaurants in Buenos Aires

It does not matter if you are an Argentine or a visitor from abroad, sometimes you just need some comfort food when you are in Buenos Aires. From restaurants that encourage family-style eating to local homestyle meals to food that conjures up special images of home for you, you can be sure to find it in the Argentine capital. Just bring your appetite and be ready for a good time!

To start, try some family-style dining over plates of Armenian and Middle Eastern food at the popular restaurant Sarkis. Get festive with informal and extremely tasty Mexican food at Che Taco. Relax at any time of the day with a range of wholesome international foods from Tiendas Naturales.

Don’t forget local homestyle food though! It is also very gratifying. Go enjoy traditional Buenos Aires comfort foods like steak, red wine and ice cream in good company at local favorite El Trapiche or the fabulous Don Julio. For other Argentine comforts, tuck into the locals’ go-to casual pizza place, Guerrin, or tradition-inspired empanadas at the intriguing 1810 Cocina Regional. Otherwise, take comfort in the popular and classic Italian-style food at Filo, or read on for other homestyle restaurant favorites in Buenos Aires. 

San Telmo


If you want good and fast with a side of cool, El Banco Rojo is your place in Buenos Aires. And as its name suggests, you'll know you're at the right place when you see the red bench outside. This small San Telmo restaurant offers up different...  Read More



Comfortable Juana M is not your typical parrilla. The restaurant is located in a spacious basement with contemporary art covering the walls and candles set on all the white tables. The menu consists of barbequed meats as well as pastas. The...  Read More



Hip hangouts seem to come and go at a dizzying pace in South America's most trend-conscious city, but this Microcentro-based, Italian restaurant, with its modern art flourishes, seems to be perennially in fashion – and incredibly popular....  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

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



Casual but upmarket, Tiendas Naturales is an organic cafe and restaurant located in the Palermo neighborhood. Tiendas Naturales is open throughout the day (in fact, every day from 8 am to midnight) and serves baked goods, sandwiches, salads,...  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

San Telmo


Ask the locals and the expats: they will all tell you that Che Taco is the best Mexican food restaurant in Buenos Aires. You'll find lots of taco, burrito, quesadilla, nacho and sandwich choices, as well as different sauces (including habanero)...  Read More



While the Buenos Aires dining scene is often dominated by steak, pizza and pasta, there is more to Buenos Aires and Argentina, and 1810 Cocina Regional is a good example of that. There you will find traditional Argentine fare like meat and...  Read More



Located in Villa Crespo, Sarkis is an immensely popular Armenian and Middle Eastern restaurant. (Buenos Aires has one of the largest Armenian communities in the world.) At Sarkis the food is tasty, the prices are reasonable and it's easy to eat...  Read More


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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