Get Closer! Discover the Best Places for Romantic Dining in Buenos Aires

No matter the occasion, when you’d like to cozy up to your significant other or even a new Argentine flame, Buenos Aires offers some great options for a beautiful, relaxing and romantic meal. Think of a lovely setting conducive to conversation or else just whispering sweet nothings in each other’s ears, plates of delicious food and glasses of good Argentine wine. The finer points of romance are then left up to you.

Try Buenos Aires’ fine dining scene at Osaka in Palermo for a polished combination of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, at iLatina for an explosion of South American flavors over a seven-course tasting menu or at Chila for a taste of modern Argentine done right in Puerto Madero. But for quality French-style food in Buenos Aires, head to the charming Palermo bistro Bar du Marche or the delicious San Telmo restaurant L’Atelier de Celine.

Buenos Aires also has a remarkable number of wonderfully romantic Asian-style restaurants, such as the sultry Vietnamese restaurant Green Bamboo and the elegant restaurant Neo Lotus Thai for spicy Thai cuisine.

Otherwise, read on for more recommendations on the best of romantic dining in Buenos Aires. Your media naranja (better half) will likely thank you. 


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

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

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

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 Marche is a small but exceedingly charming French-style restaurant. Open all day and specializing in wine and cheese, Bar du Marche is as good an excuse as any to while away...  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

Located in the Belgrano neighborhood's small Chinatown area, Lotus Neo Thai is an elegant and romantic Thai restaurant where you can feast on delicious Thai-style curries and stir fries. Vegetarian options are available too. However, if you...  Read More

L'Atelier de Celine is a charming French restaurant set in a large 19th century colonial house with a Mediterranean feel located in the San Telmo neighborhood. You can choose to dine inside or on the outdoor terrace. However, here the star is...  Read More


Krishna is a vegetarian restaurant (but not a Hare Krishna one) facing Plaza Armenia. It tends to draw a younger crowd and is creative and eclectically decorated around a central Indian theme. The vibe is relaxed and, in the evening, romantic...  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


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