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The 10 Best Restaurants in Buenos Aires

By Chris Boyle

Adding a South American twist to traditional European gourmet, Buenos Aires’ excellent gastronomic offering is not limited to Argentina’s world-leading beef.
The city’s cuisine is a microcosm of its culture, blending Italian, French and other Old World influences to create a truly unique taste.

Casa Cruz

casa cruz buenos airesHyped as one of the city’s best eateries, Casa Cruz does not disappoint.
With its stylish mahogany interior and dim lighting greeting you after passing through the unmarked entrance, the place oozes class, and chef Germán Martitegui’s reputation as one of South America’s finest is certainly well-deserved. Martitegui serves up Argentine cuisine with a modern twist, and, in addition to the culinary pleasures Casa Sur imparts, the restaurant has attracted acclaim for the flamboyant drinks on offer.


sucre buenos airesNo trip to Argentina would be complete without sampling some of the country’s world-famous beef, and Sucre brings a contemporary and elegant touch to carnivorous cooking.
Under head chef Gonzalo Sacot, Sucre has received plaudits from domestic and international critics for the novel manner in which it approaches traditional dishes, and the decor of the restaurant is well suited to those who enjoy dining in a stylish, exclusive environment. Sucre is also noteworthy for its liquid delicacies, with a wide range of premier cocktails served at the bar and a comprehensive selection of imported and Argentine wines to savor.


elena buenos airesLocated in the Four Seasons Hotel, this two-story courtyard restaurant sits within a historic building. Named for Elena Peña Unzué, the bride of La Mansión, the restaurant centers on carnivorous dishes like dry aged steaks and Argentinian kobe beef. Meat is prepared on the house rotisserie with sides of seasonal vegetables. The setting is identifiably South American, with antiques as decor and artisanal furnishings. 

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chila buenos airesReputed city-wide for it’s French-inspired Argentine delicacies, Chila is fast becoming one of the places to be seen in Buenos Aires. As well as boasting a kitchen famed as one of the capital’s best, Chila offers diners a private room service which seats up to 20 and bestows an incredible view of Puerto Madero, the city’s up-and-coming renovated dock district. In 2009, the restaurant was awarded the prestigious Chef de l’Avenir award by the International Academy of Gastronomy.

La Bourgogne

la bourgogne buenos airesLocated inside the prestigious Alvear Palace Hotel, La Bourgogne lives up to its reputation as one of the finest places to enjoy French cuisine and international food in the whole of South America.
Jean Paul Bondoux is the chef at the only Relais & Chateaux restaurant in Buenos Aires and delights the most demanding gourmands with his refined cuisine. Every afternoon, he puts together one of the most renowned grill rotisserie in the city. At night, he reveals his specials — one option of which will be drawn from the plates that made him famous. To describe La Bourgogne as elegant is to master the art of understatement, and you are likely to be dining alongside Porteño celebrities and foreign dignitaries as you enjoy divine food in the light, spacious restaurant.


Osaka was originally based on a Japanese/Peruvian fusion of foods and has extended to include Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Nikkei and Peruvian cuisine — a unique menu in anyone’s book. Frequently cited as the city’s best restaurant, the menu at Osaka is constantly evolving combining new techniques with the studying of culinary cultures. Osaka is an ideal place for private parties and special events. You can hire the entire restaurant or just a section, for example the terrace, depending on your needs and style of event.

Bistro Sur

El BistróAdventure combines with elegance in one of the continent’s most talked about restaurants, where award winning chefs offers a delectable menu.
Part of the Faena Hotel + Universe, it is no surprise that Bistro Sur has been noted for quality and excellence of service. Faena has attained numerous awards recognizing its quality from a litany of established and respected publications, and that is in no small part due to the high quality of the cuisine on offer at Bistro Sur. The restaurant has earned glowing reviews from some of South America’s most exacting critics, and the prestige of the establishment continues to grow. The tasting menu, allowing diners to sample a selection of the chef’s finest delicacies in addition to five varieties of delicious wine, is an extremely popular choice, particularly among those who find it hard to choose from the plethora of delicacies on offer.

Tomo 1

tomo 1 argentinaTomo 1 is recognized as one of the quintessential gourmet restaurants of the Buenos Aires circuit. Situated in the mezzanine of the five-star Panoramico Hotel, the Concaro sisters have won acclaim from far and wide for a menu that evidences the rich history of European immigration that has made Buenos Aires what it is today. A sober interior of organic fabrics and wood finish gives a distinguished feel, and diners can relax with a drink in the lounge prior to enjoying unforgettable Argentine cuisine.


The restaurant renowned for the excellence of its seafood, and Oviedo is well known among Porteños with a taste for the finer things in life, due in no small part to its impressive collection of Spanish wines. The unique lighting system gives an almost surreal air to the restaurant while the food is simply divine, with each dish, made using only the freshest ingredients, bearing its own identifiable hallmarks. As seats are at a premium, reserving a table is strongly advised.

i Latina

Describing the experience as a “culinary journey,” i Latina serves a menu over seven courses plus dessert.  Paired with the best of Argentine wine, of course. Chef Santiago Macias crafts Latin American dishes in this funky setting for a true Buenos Aires experience.

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