Buenos Aires' 10 Best Restaurants near the Cruise Port

While there are some convenient dining options inside the Buenos Aires cruise port, if you have the time to venture out further, then take the opportunity to eat alongside the locals and sample some of the foods and experiences the city has to offer. Admittedly, choices immediately surrounding the cruise port are slim, but there is a wealth of dining options in the neighborhoods that ring around it like Retiro, Recoleta and Puerto Madero. There restaurants serve everything from traditional Argentine cuisine like barbequed meat, pasta and pizza to different ethnic cuisines like Peruvian and Mexican.

If you crave an upscale meal you won’t easily forget, head directly to one of Buenos Aires’ best restaurants, Osaka, a Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant located in Puerto Madero. But if you want to try some of that Buenos Aires pizza you may have heard so much about, head to the informal, local favorite Güerrín for some of the city’s best pizza.



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

Puerto Madero
Cabaña Las Lilas


It might be a pricey and heavily touristed choice, but Cabana Las Lilas is still near the top of the league when it comes to serving the very best of Argentina's world-famous beef. Every cut comes from the restaurant's own award-winning ranch,...  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



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

San Telmo


If you want good and fast with a side of cool, El Banco Rojo is your place in Buenos Aires. 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 types...  Read More



A strong contender for the city's best modern Argentinian restaurant and continuously one of Latin America's highest-rated dining establishments, Tomo I has achieved long-standing success by sourcing high-quality ingredients and showing a...  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. Güerrín, however, opened in 1932, is one of the best of the old classics...  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



Again and again Osaka is cited as the city's best restaurant. Part of a seven-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

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 Ushuaia, but the menu...  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