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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 the lot in each category and list them here. You can further filter the list by type of restaurant and other restaurant characteristics.

 

 

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Juncal 1293
RATING: 88%
Cuisine(s): Burgers . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Brewpub, Fast Casual
Summary: 1516 Cervecería’s new location in Recoleta, serving artisanal beer from local brewers Antares, Cheverry and Ogham, has a well-executed, creative menu, better than similar types of bars in the area. There’s also a location in Palermo and one at the Be …

French 2316
RATING: 88%
Cuisine(s): Burgers, Sandwiches . Cost: $$ . Restaurant type: Fast Casual
Summary: Abocado is small. But good things come in small packages. A clever, well-executed menu of burgers, sandwiches and salads accompanied by some quality craft beer on tap. All at reasonable prices in a clean, comfortable environment.

Ayacucho 2023
RATING: 92%
Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: Alvear Grill is the result of a recent change of direction at the Alvear Palace Hotel. The new restaurant, that boasts a more contemporary menu, with an emphasis on grilled fish and beef, replaced the 25-year resident of the hotel, the French restaur …

Peña 2287
RATING: 90%
Cuisine(s): Burgers, Eclectic . 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!

Callao 1823
RATING: 86%
Cuisine(s): Indian . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: Bengal is our choice for Indian cuisine in casual dining ambiance. Sophisticated decor and real Indian cuisine. That’s right. Garam Masala and Basmati rice. Best Indian food option in Buenos Aires, reasonably priced. Oddly, Bengal also serves Italian …

Montevideo 1300
RATING: 80%
Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries . 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.

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.

Fitz Roy 1613
RATING: 84%
Cuisine(s): Japanese . 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.

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.

Talcahuano 937
RATING: 80%
Cuisine(s): Pizza . 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.

Posadas 1515
RATING: 83%
Cuisine(s): Argentine . 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.

Uruguay 1175
RATING: 82%
Cuisine(s): American Barbecue . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Gastropub
Summary: Please note: El Tejano has moved to a location in Palermo at Av. Córdoba 5267. We believe a bar that is only open in the evenings remains at the location on Paraguay. We will update this review in September of 2018.

Posadas 1519
RATING: 84%
Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks . 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.

Posadas 1350
RATING: 90%
Cuisine(s): Gourmet Cuisine . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: At Gioia, one of three world-class restaurants in the Hyatt – Palacio Duhau hotel, delivers service and food that connoisseurs will appreciate. Top-notch from entry to exit.

Antonio Beruti 2640
RATING: 86%
Cuisine(s): American South . 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!

Ayacucho 1785
RATING: 89%
Cuisine(s): French, Italian . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Formal Dining, Upscale Casual
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.

Rodríguez Peña 1967
RATING: 92%
Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Steakhouse, Upscale Casual
Summary: La Pecora Nera Grill joins the elite group of Argentine steakhouses offering the highest-quality steaks in the city. Interesting side-dishes, attentive service and a classy décor make La Pecora Nera Grill one of the top steakhouses in Buenos Aires.

Av. Callao 1583
RATING: 74%
Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries, Sandwiches-Salads . 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.

Vicente López 1699
RATING: 88%
Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries, French . Cost: $$ . Restaurant type: Cafe, Casual Dining
Summary: Le Moulin de la Fleur brings another French restaurant to the Buenos Aires restaurant scene, offering casual French fare in the form of tartines, quiche and salads. And, of course, lots of bread. A well-executed menu offering inexpensive food with a …

Posadas 1402
RATING: 87%
Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries, French . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Cafe, Casual Dining
Summary: For coffee, breakfast, lunch, afternoon merienda, or dinner, Le Pain Quotidien is a smart choice.

Arenales 2609
RATING: 75%
Cuisine(s): Burgers . Cost: $ . Restaurant type: Fast Casual, Hamburger Restaurant
Summary: Once a top-5 contender for the best burger in the city, competition has pushed Mi Barrio to the bottom of the pack. Lack of attention to detail in execution and an uncomfortable and boring ambiance make for a barely better than average burger adventu …

Larrea 1541
RATING: 80%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic . 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.

Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 2270
RATING: 79%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary: Despite a mundane and typical Argentine menu, the ambiance and execution are better than acceptable. Good choice for Eggs Benedict in Buenos Aires.

Sánchez de Bustamante 1470
RATING: 74%
Cuisine(s): Burgers, Sandwiches . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Fast Casual
Summary: Panachef’s arepas didn’t impress us. We were more impressed with the messiest burger in Buenos Aires which they served up in a room lit up like a stadium. Order at the counter, fight for a table and hope you win.

La Pampa 717
RATING: 83%
Cuisine(s): Peruvian . 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.

Riobamba 909
RATING: 92%
Cuisine(s): Burgers, Sandwiches-Salads . Cost: $$ . Restaurant type: Fast Casual
Summary: Parva proves that good things come in small packages. Delicious sandwiches, burgers, wraps and quiche. And a few other good things too. It’s very small and you pay at the counter. But the food is good. Very good.

Posadas 1042
RATING: 76%
Cuisine(s): Italian . 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. Jus …

Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 838
RATING: 88%
Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Steakhouse
Summary: Rodízio is a Brazilian-style steakhouse-restaurant that offers meats grilled on a spit, carved tableside, and an elaborate buffet of salads and antipasto. Upscale, with great service, Rodízio offers a slightly different take on grilled meats in Bueno …

Peña 2300
RATING: 90%
Cuisine(s): Eclectic Gourmet, French . 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 rare …

Av. del Libertador 932
RATING: 86%
Cuisine(s): Pizza . Cost: $$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Pizzeria
Summary: Serafin offers “pizza al corte” or the entire pizza pie in both “al molde” and “a la piedra” styles. The pizza is reasonably priced and one of the best versions of local pizza we’ve sampled.

Laprida 1293
RATING: 89%
Cuisine(s): Indian, Vietnamese . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary: Tandoor is the only Indian restaurant in Buenos Aires that has a sophisticated, upscale ambience, including candlelight. Execution of a traditional Indian menu is excellent. So is the service. Price are reasonable. Lunch prices are better than reason …


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