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Best Restaurants in

Recoleta

4.2 rating or higher

As home to most of the upscale hotels in Buenos Aires, Recoleta was always the barrio of choice for upscale dining in the city. It may of lost a bit of its luster, but it still has a wealth of dining options for residents and travelers staying in those five-star hotels.

We’ve honed the barrio’s list of restaurants down to only the best of lot in each catgory and list them here. You can further the list by type of restaurant and other restaurant characteristics.

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Bar de Carnes

Cuisine(s): Burgers, Eclectic . Rating: 4.5 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Fast Casual, Hamburger Restaurant, Sandwich shop
Summary:

Bar de Carnes is first-class fast-casual. Gourmet burgers and sandwiches with interesting accompaniments and munchies in a pleasant ambience, with prices that are even more pleasant. Good, cold craft-beer on tap. We love this place!



Páru Inkas Sushi & Grill

Cuisine(s): Peruvian . Rating: 4.2 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary:

Páru Inkas, despite a pricey menu, is the best option in Belgrano and Recoleta for Peruvian Nikkei cuisine. Sleek decor. Good service. Well-executed menu.



El Sanjuanino

Cuisine(s): Argentine . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary:

El Sanjuanino is a favorite of Porteños and tourists alike, with quirky nostalgic décor and a wide variety of well-executed traditional regional menu items. Don’t miss the house wine served in a traditional pingüino decanter.



El Cuartito

Cuisine(s): Pizza . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Pizzeria
Summary:

This place is Argentine with a capital "A". Much better pizza than your typical slice of pie in Buenos Aires and funky, loveable ambiance.



Café Blue's

Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Rating: 4.3 stars . 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.



Jay's

Cuisine(s): American South . Rating: 4.3 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Fast Casual
Summary:

Jay’s has real pancakes and waffles with butter and Aunt Jemima syrup. French toast, bacon, eggs and hash-browns. Hot wings. Fried Chicken. Apple Pie. NUFF SAID!



El Tejano (ex The Alamo) - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): American Barbecue . Rating: 4.1 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Gastropub
Summary:

Fantastic Texas-style barbecue, good, cold, artisanal beer, and both sporting event son the tube. NUF SAID!



Le Pain Quotidien

Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries, French . Rating: 4.4 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Cafe, Casual Dining
Summary:

For coffee, breakfast, lunch, afternoon merienda, or dinner, Le Pain Quotidien is a smart choice.



Möoi

Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary:

Möoi offers a creative menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, typically well-executed. One of the best casual dining options in Buenos Aires.



Roux

Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet, French . Rating: 4.5 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual
Summary:

Using traditional French technique, Chef Rebaudino has created gourmet dishes in the grand French style, paying attention to every detail, from meticulous plating to creating complex sauces that bring out all the potential of these fabulous, but rarely experienced, local ingredients. Service and ambiance to match. Best elegant option for lunch in Buenos Aires.



Bogotá - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Cafe
Summary:

A sleek, modern take on the classic café, with a Colombian theme. Full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. The restaurant is usually full with a crowd ranging from 18 to 80 years old.



La Pecora Nera

Cuisine(s): French, Italian . Rating: 4.2 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining
Summary:

Small formal, restaurant. Elegant decor. More French than Italian despite the name. Superb execution and service. One the best formal dining options in Buenos Aires.



La Bourgogne - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): French . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual
Summary:

Celebrated French restaurant in the city’s grand old Alvear Hotel. Perfect execution. Starched but accommodating service in a modern but elegant ambiance. The only thing missing is imagination.


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Croque Madame – Buenos Aires

Croque Madame is a successful chain of cafés in Buenos Aires. We’re just not sure why. Everything from décor and service to food and creativity are barely better than average.



Le Ble – Buenos Aires

Erratic service, quality and execution at this chain of boulangerie-style restaurants. The coffee and croissant are acceptable. Skip lunch and dinner. There are much better options somewhere down the street.



Bar de Carnes – Buenos Aires

Bar de Carnes is first-class fast-casual. Gourmet burgers and sandwiches with interesting accompaniments and munchies in a pleasant ambience, with prices that are even more pleasant. Good, cold craft-beer on tap. We love this place!



Páru Inkas Sushi & Grill – Buenos Aires

Páru Inkas, despite a pricey menu, is the best option in Belgrano and Recoleta for Peruvian Nikkei cuisine. Sleek decor. Good service. Well-executed menu.



El Sanjuanino – Buenos Aires

El Sanjuanino is a favorite of Porteños and tourists alike, with quirky nostalgic décor and a wide variety of well-executed traditional regional menu items. Don’t miss the house wine served in a traditional pingüino decanter.



El Cuartito – Buenos Aires

This place is Argentine with a capital "A". Much better pizza than your typical slice of pie in Buenos Aires and funky, loveable ambiance.



Café Blue’s – Buenos Aires

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.



Jay’s – Buenos Aires

Jay’s has real pancakes and waffles with butter and Aunt Jemima syrup. French toast, bacon, eggs and hash-browns. Hot wings. Fried Chicken. Apple Pie. NUFF SAID!



El Tejano (ex The Alamo) – Buenos Aires

Fantastic Texas-style barbecue, good, cold, artisanal beer, and both sporting event son the tube. NUF SAID!



Breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien – Buenos Aires

For coffee, breakfast, lunch, afternoon merienda, or dinner, Le Pain Quotidien is a smart choice.



Novecento – Buenos Aires

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Le Pain Quotidien – Buenos Aires

For coffee, breakfast, lunch, afternoon merienda, or dinner, Le Pain Quotidien is a smart choice.



Prix Fixe Lunch at El Burladero – Buenos Aires

The prix-fixe lunch at El Burladero is a great value. Flawless execution and service. Truly one of the best places for lunch in Recoleta and Buenos Aires.



Möoi – Buenos Aires

Möoi offers a creative menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, typically well-executed. One of the best casual dining options in Buenos Aires.



Piegari – Buenos Aires

We recently downgraded Piegari in multiple categories. After a recent remodel the decor is mundane and boring. The restaurant used inferior ingredients on a risotto on a recent visit. Outrageously expensive for Buenos Aires. Not a bad restaurant. Just a horribly overpriced one.



Roux – Buenos Aires

Using traditional French technique, Chef Rebaudino has created gourmet dishes in the grand French style, paying attention to every detail, from meticulous plating to creating complex sauces that bring out all the potential of these fabulous, but rarely experienced, local ingredients. Service and ambiance to match. Best elegant option for lunch in Buenos Aires.



Fervor – Buenos Aires

Fervor, located directly behind the Alvear Hotel. offers high-quality steaks and above-average service. Decor is a bit dated. The restaurant is usually packed so be prepared for a wait and spotty service at peak hours.



Bogotá – Buenos Aires

A sleek, modern take on the classic café, with a Colombian theme. Full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. The restaurant is usually full with a crowd ranging from 18 to 80 years old.



The Burgers at Mi Barrio – Buenos Aires

Mi Barrio Burger Bar/Restaurant. Small, clean and modern. Order burger with assortment of condiments from large chalkboard. One of the few options in Recoleta for a good cheeseburger.



Sivela 465 – Buenos Aires

Excellent food and service. A creative menu. A top choice for upscale casual dining in Recoleta.



La Pecora Nera – Buenos Aires

Small formal, restaurant. Elegant decor. More French than Italian despite the name. Superb execution and service. One the best formal dining options in Buenos Aires.



La Bourgogne – Buenos Aires

Celebrated French restaurant in the city’s grand old Alvear Hotel. Perfect execution. Starched but accommodating service in a modern but elegant ambiance. The only thing missing is imagination.


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Le Ble

Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries, Sandwiches-Salads . Rating: 3.4 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Cafe, Casual Dining
Summary:

Erratic service, quality and execution at this chain of boulangerie-style restaurants. The coffee and croissant are acceptable. Skip lunch and dinner. There are much better options somewhere down the street.




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Bar de Carnes

Cuisine(s): Burgers, Eclectic . Rating: 4.5 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Fast Casual, Hamburger Restaurant, Sandwich shop
Summary:

Bar de Carnes is first-class fast-casual. Gourmet burgers and sandwiches with interesting accompaniments and munchies in a pleasant ambience, with prices that are even more pleasant. Good, cold craft-beer on tap. We love this place!




Berlina Cerveza


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Dashi

Cuisine(s): Japanese . Rating: 3.9 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary:

Dashi offers an upscale mix of Japanese and Chinese cuisine, neither executed much better than average. Service follows suit.




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Páru Inkas Sushi & Grill

Cuisine(s): Peruvian . Rating: 4.2 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary:

Páru Inkas, despite a pricey menu, is the best option in Belgrano and Recoleta for Peruvian Nikkei cuisine. Sleek decor. Good service. Well-executed menu.




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El Sanjuanino

Cuisine(s): Argentine . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary:

El Sanjuanino is a favorite of Porteños and tourists alike, with quirky nostalgic décor and a wide variety of well-executed traditional regional menu items. Don’t miss the house wine served in a traditional pingüino decanter.




Patio Bullrich



El Cuartito

Cuisine(s): Pizza . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Pizzeria
Summary:

This place is Argentine with a capital "A". Much better pizza than your typical slice of pie in Buenos Aires and funky, loveable ambiance.




LATAM



Café Blue's

Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Rating: 4.3 stars . 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.




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Jay's

Cuisine(s): American South . Rating: 4.3 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Fast Casual
Summary:

Jay’s has real pancakes and waffles with butter and Aunt Jemima syrup. French toast, bacon, eggs and hash-browns. Hot wings. Fried Chicken. Apple Pie. NUFF SAID!




Berlina Cerveza



El Tejano (ex The Alamo) - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): American Barbecue . Rating: 4.1 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Gastropub
Summary:

Fantastic Texas-style barbecue, good, cold, artisanal beer, and both sporting event son the tube. NUF SAID!




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Breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries, French . Rating: 4.4 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Cafe, Casual Dining
Summary:

For coffee, breakfast, lunch, afternoon merienda, or dinner, Le Pain Quotidien is a smart choice.




Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau - The Palace Guards are waiting



Novecento

Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Rating: 3.8 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary:

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Trapiche Fond de Cave - Distinctively Argentine



Le Pain Quotidien

Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries, French . Rating: 4.4 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Cafe, Casual Dining
Summary:

For coffee, breakfast, lunch, afternoon merienda, or dinner, Le Pain Quotidien is a smart choice.




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Prix Fixe Lunch at El Burladero - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Spanish . Rating: 4.1 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary:

The prix-fixe lunch at El Burladero is a great value. Flawless execution and service. Truly one of the best places for lunch in Recoleta and Buenos Aires.




Patio Bullrich



Möoi

Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary:

Möoi offers a creative menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, typically well-executed. One of the best casual dining options in Buenos Aires.




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Piegari - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Italian . Rating: 3.9 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary:

We recently downgraded Piegari in multiple categories. After a recent remodel the decor is mundane and boring. The restaurant used inferior ingredients on a risotto on a recent visit. Outrageously expensive for Buenos Aires. Not a bad restaurant. Just a horribly overpriced one.




Berlina Cerveza



Roux

Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet, French . Rating: 4.5 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual
Summary:

Using traditional French technique, Chef Rebaudino has created gourmet dishes in the grand French style, paying attention to every detail, from meticulous plating to creating complex sauces that bring out all the potential of these fabulous, but rarely experienced, local ingredients. Service and ambiance to match. Best elegant option for lunch in Buenos Aires.




Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau - The Palace Guards are waiting



Fervor - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks . Rating: 3.7 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary:

Fervor, located directly behind the Alvear Hotel. offers high-quality steaks and above-average service. Decor is a bit dated. The restaurant is usually packed so be prepared for a wait and spotty service at peak hours.




Trapiche Fond de Cave - Distinctively Argentine



Bogotá - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Cafe
Summary:

A sleek, modern take on the classic café, with a Colombian theme. Full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. The restaurant is usually full with a crowd ranging from 18 to 80 years old.




Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau - The Palace Guards are waiting



The Burgers at Mi Barrio - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Burgers . Rating: 3.3 stars . Cost: $ . Restaurant type: Hamburger Restaurant
Summary:

Mi Barrio Burger Bar/Restaurant. Small, clean and modern. Order burger with assortment of condiments from large chalkboard. One of the few options in Recoleta for a good cheeseburger.




Trapiche Fond de Cave - Distinctively Argentine



Sivela 465 - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet . Rating: 3.9 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary:

Excellent food and service. A creative menu. A top choice for upscale casual dining in Recoleta.




Patio Bullrich



La Pecora Nera

Cuisine(s): French, Italian . Rating: 4.2 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining
Summary:

Small formal, restaurant. Elegant decor. More French than Italian despite the name. Superb execution and service. One the best formal dining options in Buenos Aires.




Faena Sunsets


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La Bourgogne - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): French . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual
Summary:

Celebrated French restaurant in the city’s grand old Alvear Hotel. Perfect execution. Starched but accommodating service in a modern but elegant ambiance. The only thing missing is imagination.




Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau - The Palace Guards are waiting