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Upscale Casual Dining Restaurants

in Buenos Aires

Our upscale casual dining category includes restaurants that put a bit more emphasis on ambiance and service. Expensive table linens and tableware are the norm. A few even bring out the white tablecloths. You can expect a gourmet dining experience. Although coat and tie aren’t required in any of these restaurants, a slightly higher standard of dress is appropriate. These are the restaurants that are suitable for that special occasion. In this list, we’ve included the ten best restaurants in this category.

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Esmeralda 938
RATING: 94%
Cuisine(s): Peruvian . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: Tanta comes to Buenos Aires. Famed chef Gaston Acurio brings a flavorful and well-executed menu to a sophisticated casual ambience in Buenos Aires.

Estados Unidos 302
RATING: 92%
Cuisine(s): Argentine, Eclectic . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: This quaint and meticulously run little bistro in San Telmo is, for our money, the best casual dining experience in the city, whether for brunch, lunch or dinner. It’s a first-class outing.

Gurruchaga 1149
RATING: 91%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: Search for: Recoleta Ambience % Service % Food % Creativity % Value % Resta …

Humboldt 1626
RATING: 90%
Cuisine(s): Philippine, Southeast Asian, Thai, Vietnamese . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: Sunae Asian Bistro is southeast Asian cuisine, done right. Best option for casual-dining Asian in Buenos Aires!

Posadas 1086
RATING: 90%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: Nuestro Secreto is one of the most pleasant dining experiences in the city. A creative menu featuring items from their wood-burning clay oven. First-class.

Pres José Evaristo Uriburu 1488
RATING: 90%
Cuisine(s): Spanish . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: El Burladero is a classy, modern-day take on Spanish cuisine in a sophisticated and comfortable ambience. It’s not authentic. It’s better than authentic! And the mid-day fixed-price menu is a steal. This is a first-class casual-dining experience.

Peru 1092
RATING: 90%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: 13 Fronteras is the dream, and now reality, of U.S. born chef, Dave Soady. The chef utilizes local ingredients prepared with classic European techniques and a big dollop of imagination. This is gourmet food in a bistro setting at bistro prices. A ver …

Angel Carranza 2225
RATING: 90%
Cuisine(s): Argentine . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Gastropub
Summary: If we’d have know that Evita could inspire a restaurateur to put out rich, sumptuous comfort food and equally good beer we’d have changed our political leanings years ago. Don’t miss Peron, Peron.

Sucre 664
RATING: 88%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: An ultra-casual dining experience in a cheery and comfortable ambiance with good service and a menu full of interesting dishes that are well-executed. albeit served with a lofty price-tag.

Corrientes 421
RATING: 88%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: La Panadería de Pablo has a comfortable but elegant décor with a friendly and attentive staff of young waiters. The menu is creative, using unique spices and herbs, and some good cooking techniques, to make what would typically be an ordinary dish, l …

Arenales 2932
RATING: 86%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: Café Blue’s has a well-executed, unique menu, excellent, friendly service, at rock-bottom prices. One of Ollie O’s favorite casual-dining spots in Buenos Aires.

Av Caseros 454
RATING: 86%
Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: Look up “cute little bakery and bistro” in the Encyclopedia Britannica and you’ll see a photo of Hierbabuena. This place is just cool. Just moved to the top spot for Sunday Brunch just barely edging out our former favorite, Uco in Palermo Hollywood. …

Av Infanta Isabel 110
RATING: 84%
Cuisine(s): American Barbecue, Eclectic . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: It’s Rock & Ribs. Texas-style smoked ribs, pulled pork sandwich, a great burger. They even have a top-notch salad and a veggie-burger. A great alternative to the typical Argentine steak routine.

Cerviño 3800
RATING: 84%
Cuisine(s): Italian . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: Olivetti is one of the few restaurants in Buenos Aires we recommend for Italian cuisine. It’s a bit expensive but has good food, service and ambiance.

Honduras 5909
RATING: 78%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Gastropub
Summary: Outstanding food in stark but tastefully decorated restaurant. Sommelier will show you the wine collection and provide information about the region, the grape variety and vintage of each wine. We really enjoyed this outing and think you will as well.


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