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Downtown restaurants are uniquely situated to take advantage of thousands of hungry workers that consume lots of coffee and croissants in the mornings and visit downtown restaurants for a quick lunch on weekdays. Many restaurateurs close in the evenings and on weekends. Some some of the best fast-casual restaurants can only be visited during the daylight hours on work days.

But a few of the more astute restaurateurs realize they can capitalize on the large number of hotels in the area to turn a profit in the evening hours.

These are the restaurants in downtown Buenos Aires that we think are worth a visit. They garnered 4 stars or better on our rating scale. You filter the list by restaurant type, price range and cuisine.

 

 

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Suipacha 749
RATING: 85%
Cuisine(s): Burgers . Cost: $ . Restaurant type: Fast Casual, Hamburger Restaurant
Summary: Burgers only. Dine-in or take-out. Order at the counter, build your burger, pick-it up at the counter. Small dining area as counters. Burgers were juicy and good. Our fave spot downtown for a burger.

Calle Viamonte 359
RATING: 70%
Cuisine(s): Burgers . Cost: $ . Restaurant type: Fast Casual, Hamburger Restaurant
Summary: This is sort of a build your own burger format. You can select the weight of the patty and the toppings and they’ll flip up and serve ’em up the way you want them. They are quite reasonably priced.

Maipú 819
RATING: 91%
Cuisine(s): Italian . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Fast Casual
Summary: CoRE serves up fantastic pasta at a great price in an ambiance that’s far superior to most fast-casual restaurants. The only thing missing is the meatball!

Esmeralda 928
RATING: 79%
Cuisine(s): Burgers . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Hamburger Restaurant
Summary: Good ingredient but miscues on execution. More pleasant ambiance than nearby 180 Burger Bar, but at twice the cost.

San Martín 975
RATING: 55%
Cuisine(s): Italian, Pizza . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Pizzeria
Summary: The only saving grace in this event was the fact that everything was pretty reasonably priced. But bad, at any price, no matter how low, is not a value. So the best we could offer was 3 stars for value. Overall this place scored a disgraceful 2.6 sta …

Av. Corrientes 959
RATING: 79%
Cuisine(s): Italian . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: Italian chain restaurant with clean, pleasant décor, reasonable prices and consistent quality. Best for pasta and pizza.

Av. Corrientes 499
RATING: 77%
Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Cafe
Summary: Import Coffee Company has a trendy, loft-like décor. Exposed brick walls. Nicely decorated. They only sell Italian Illy espresso. Limited food options but pleasant place to spend some time sipping coffee.

Paraguay 436
RATING: 80%
Cuisine(s): Japanese . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: Irifune is one of the better Japanese dining options in Buenos Aire. Try the reasonably priced and beautifully presented sushi-roll platter served on a replica of wooden bridge.

Lavalle 746
RATING: 75%
Cuisine(s): Pizza . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Pizzeria
Summary: Los Inmortales is one of the traditional Argentine-style pizzerías serving classic pizza “a la piedra”. For a more nostalgic feel, we recommend the Corrientes or Lavalle “casas”. We’ve been to the Paraná location as well, but it doesn’t quite have th …

Marcelo T Alvear 790
RATING: 80%
Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries . Cost: $$ . Restaurant type: Cafe
Summary: Marvin Gaye and a cup of coffee (Ecuadorian, Brazilian origin). Need I say more? Negro (la Cueva de Café) is great place for a cup of java. Locations downtown (Suipacha near Córdoba) and close Plaza San Martín.

Suipacha 637
RATING: 80%
Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries . Cost: $$ . Restaurant type: Cafe
Summary: Marvin Gaye and a cup of coffee (Ecuadorian, Brazilian origin). Need I say more? Negro (la Cueva de Café) is great place for a cup of java. Locations downtown (Suipacha near Córdoba) and close Plaza San Martín.

Viamonte 501
RATING: 74%
Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Cafe, Casual Dining
Summary: Pani is hit or miss. Pani’s forté is pastries and coffee. Expanded menu with sandwiches, quiche and salads is hit or miss. Service is hit or miss too. They have one of the best salad’s in the city. But one of the worst sandwiches. Our advice. Order t …

Maipu 618
RATING: 81%
Cuisine(s): Burgers . Cost: $ . Restaurant type: Hamburger Restaurant
Summary: Pérez-H is one of the many counter-service burger joints in Buenos Aires, now with locations downtown, in San Telmo, Palermo Hollywood and Quilmes. Open in Palermo Hollywood and Quilmes until 1 am Sun through Thursday,and until 3 am on Fri and Sat ni …

Marcelo T de Alvear 818
RATING: 82%
Cuisine(s): Southeast Asian, Vietnamese . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Fast Casual
Summary: Saigón brings fast-casual dining with fairly authentic flavors from Southwest Asia in the form of spicy noodle soups and salads to San Telmo and Retiro at extremely affordable prices. One of the best choices downtown for lunch.

Maipú 981
RATING: 82%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Gastropub
Summary: This place had a very similar vibe to what you get over at Floreria Atlantico, but with better prices and more room to move around. That’s a plus, especially if you’re claustrophobic.

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.

Carlos Pellegrini 521
RATING: 80%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual
Summary: Highly regarded chef Federico Fialayre’s talented staff of cooks creates the closest thing to haute cuisine that can be found in Buenos Aires. The ambiance is a little bit on stale side in this restaurant but the execution was flawless on our recent …








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Tanta Buenos Aires Retiro
RATING: 94%
Cuisine(s): Peruvian . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
CoRE Pasta Bar Buenos Aires
RATING: 91%
Cuisine(s): Italian . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Fast Casual
La Galette Creperie Buenos Aires
RATING: 86%
Cuisine(s): French . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Cincinnati Pizzeria
RATING: 84%
Cuisine(s): Pizza . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Pizzeria
Shout-Facade
RATING: 82%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Gastropub
Tomo-1
RATING: 80%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual
Irifune Buenos Aires Japanese
RATING: 80%
Cuisine(s): Japanese . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Bao Kitchen
RATING: 80%
Cuisine(s): Asian Cuisine, Chinese, Southeast Asian, Thai, Vietnamese . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Negro Cafe Buenos Aires
RATING: 80%
Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries . Cost: $$ . Restaurant type: Cafe