To Go! 10 Best Restaurants for Takeout Food in Buenos Aires

No matter where you are in the world and how great a restaurant's atmosphere may be, sometimes you just don't feel like sitting in a restaurant to eat. Maybe you would rather get food to go and dine at home or even enjoy it while sitting outside in a public park or square.

Take out food isn't as popular in Argentina as it is in some other countries, but when Argentines do get food to go, the go-to choices are typically medialunas (Argentine-style croissants), pizza (usually with a thicker crust, less sauce and more cheese than in other countries like Italy) and empanadas (savory Argentine pastries with any number of fillings like ham and cheese or swiss chard and white sauce).

To get you started out right with tasty Argentine take out food in Buenos Aires, try the medialunas from Cafe del Botanico (or for a healthier take, the whole wheat medialunas from Vita), pizza from Guerrin and empanadas from 1810 Cocina Regional. Otherwise, internationally-inspired restaurants are growing in popularity in Buenos Aires.

Enjoy the flavorful sandwiches and wraps at El Banco Rojo, baked goods from Malvon, and tacos and burritos from Che Taco. Or read on to discover more take out food recommendations in Buenos Aires.

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



A grand slice of old Buenos Aires, Las Violetas is a beautiful and historic place to have breakfast or tea and cake. Opened in 1884 and remodeled a couple of times since then, the cafe and confiteria is a vision of Italian marble, stained glass...  Read More



Located in Palermo adjacent Villa Crespo, Malvon is a great cafe and coffee house with a New York meets Buenos Aires vibe. The large bakery case inevitably holds your attention as you walk in the door with its mix of fresh croissants, scones,...  Read More



This bakery and cafe serves exquisite French-style pastries and breads as well as sandwiches, salads and quiches in a casual dining environment. Prices are in the mid-range for the neighborhood. Cocu's menu is written in white on a large black...  Read More



Vita is a charming, informal restaurant tucked a block away from the Plaza de Mayo. It provides respite if you need a break from BA's giant steaks and artery-clogging pizza. Vita focuses on healthier alternatives, like vegan, natural and organic...  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

San Telmo


Coffee Town caters to people who enjoy and know about coffee, offering a variety of specialty coffees and fair trade coffee blends from places like Guatemala, India and Ethiopia. However, Coffee Town is actually a small stall located inside the...  Read More



Located on the corner across the street from Buenos Aires' Botanical Gardens, the traditional Argentine style Cafe del Botanico makes for a great breakfast stop before or after visiting the gardens. While the cafe-restaurant is open all day,...  Read More

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



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, Guerrin, opened in 1932, is one of the best of the old classics concentrated...  Read More


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