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Retiro

Highest rated restaurants

Many think of Retiro as that part of the city lying in the small area on the downtown-side of 9 de Julio, surrounding Plaza San Martín close to downtown. But Retiro technically extends for several blocks on the Recoleta side of 9 de Julio, and is therefore home to many of the best upscale restaurants and bars in the city, including those in the exclusive Recova de Posadas, and those in the Four Seasons Hotel, Hyatt Palacio Duhua, and the Sofitel’s Brick Hotel.

We’ve screened the barrio’s list of restaurants and listed only the crème de la crème in this list of restaurants. The city’s top three Gastropubs, featuring gourmet-quality cuisine and the best cocktails in the city are also located in this barrio.

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Tanta

Cuisine(s): Peruvian . Rating: 4.7 stars . 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.



1810 Regional - Buenos Aires

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

Pleasant “museum” ambiance with array of well-executed local dishes. Try the stew sampler. Your choice of three.



Bao Kitchen - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Asian Cuisine, Chinese, Southeast Asian, Thai, Vietnamese . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary:

Despite a boring décor and confused waiters, Bao Kitchen offers true-to-form Asian food done better than almost anywhere in the city (except Sunae Asian Bistro). Specialty is steamed buns.



El Mirasol

Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Steakhouse, Upscale Casual
Summary:

El Mirasol, with multiple locations is the most upscale neighborhoods, offers excellent service and great steaks. Décor in some locations is a bit boring. Wide range of salads to complement the steaks.



Farinelli

Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries, Sandwiches-Salads . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Cafe, Casual Dining
Summary:

Café with pleasant ambience and décor that offers some breakfast and several lunch items (mostly sandwiches and salads). Spotty service.



Azul Profundo

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

Recently remodeled. One of only a handful of restaurants in Buenos Aires specializing in seafood. Updated menu emphasizes sushi. Nice decor. Good service.



Sushi Club

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

Sushi club gives you sushi-fusion with creative variations in a sleek and sexy décor with above-average service. Be forewarned. It’s a bit expensive for Buenos Aires.



Import Coffee Company

Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries . Rating: 4.0 stars . 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.



Nuestro Secreto

Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Rating: 4.5 stars . 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.



Piegari Carnes

Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Steakhouse, Upscale Casual
Summary:

Piegari Carnes offers excellent steaks and quality service in a sophisticated, albeit somewhat stale ambiance. Very expensive.



Pony Line - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Burgers . Rating: 4.3 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Hamburger Restaurant
Summary:

Best Burger in town. Hands down. It’s expensive, but if you’ve got a craving for a really good burger, this is it.



La Galette

Cuisine(s): French . Rating: 4.3 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary:

French! Well, very close, anyway. Both savory and sweet crepes done as authentically as you will find in Buenos Aires. Good salads and a French plate of the week.



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.



Gran Bar Danzon - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Rating: 4.2 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Gastropub
Summary:

Gran Bar Danzon has been the premier bar and restaurant in Buenos Aires for a decade. Drinks, dinner, or both. No better location than Gran Bar Danzon.



Negro - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries . Rating: 4.0 stars . 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.



Florería Atlántico - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks, Seafood . Rating: 4.2 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Gastropub
Summary:

The hottest bar in Buenos Aires might just be the best restaurant as well. A limited menu with one steak, a few fish main course items, and a handful of tapas. But what they do, they do marvelously well. Not so good for a romantic or quiet dinner. But for great food at a reasonable price in a fun atmosphere it’s the best choice in Buenos Aires.



The Shelter Cafe - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): . Rating: 4.5 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Cafe
Summary:

Combine the unique and comfortable ambiance with a friendly staff, an owner dedicated to the details that make a business worth returning to (like a clean restroom), and a good cup of coffee and you’ve got the formula for a successful coffee shop.



Coffee Town - Buenos Aires

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

Coffee Town specializes in coffees sourced throughout the world. House blend is from Guatemala, Brazil and Colombia. Pleasant ambiance. Friendly staff. New location.



Elena

Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary:

The Four Seasons’ Elena restaurant offers a rustic take on Nouvelle Cuisine with high-end steak offerings (which is of course mandatory in Argentina). Meticulously trained chefs and waiters mean consistent, high quality execution and service. Only one thing missing. A personality to call its own.



Basa

Cuisine(s): Argentine, Eclectic . Rating: 4.1 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Gastropub, Upscale Casual
Summary:

Basa is sleek and trendy. Upscale. Uptempo. Restaurant. Bar. Take your pick. Great food. Unique menu. A bit loud. If you’re looking for a traditional restaurant try one of many in La Recova four blocks away.


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Tanta – Buenos Aires

Tanta comes to Buenos Aires. Famed chef Gaston Acurio brings a flavorful and well-executed menu to a sophisticated casual ambience in Buenos Aires.



1810 Regional – Buenos Aires

Pleasant “museum” ambiance with array of well-executed local dishes. Try the stew sampler. Your choice of three.



Bao Kitchen – Buenos Aires

Despite a boring décor and confused waiters, Bao Kitchen offers true-to-form Asian food done better than almost anywhere in the city (except Sunae Asian Bistro). Specialty is steamed buns.



El Mirasol – Buenos Aires

El Mirasol, with multiple locations is the most upscale neighborhoods, offers excellent service and great steaks. Décor in some locations is a bit boring. Wide range of salads to complement the steaks.



Farinelli – Buenos Aires

Café with pleasant ambience and décor that offers some breakfast and several lunch items (mostly sandwiches and salads). Spotty service.



Azul Profundo – Buenos Aires

Recently remodeled. One of only a handful of restaurants in Buenos Aires specializing in seafood. Updated menu emphasizes sushi. Nice decor. Good service.



Sushi Club – Buenos Aires

Sushi club gives you sushi-fusion with creative variations in a sleek and sexy décor with above-average service. Be forewarned. It’s a bit expensive for Buenos Aires.



Import Coffee Company – Buenos Aires

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.



Nuestro Secreto – Four Seasons Hotel – Buenos Aires

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.



Piegari Carnes – Buenos Aires

Piegari Carnes offers excellent steaks and quality service in a sophisticated, albeit somewhat stale ambiance. Very expensive.



Pony Line – Buenos Aires

Best Burger in town. Hands down. It’s expensive, but if you’ve got a craving for a really good burger, this is it.



La Galette – Buenos Aires

French! Well, very close, anyway. Both savory and sweet crepes done as authentically as you will find in Buenos Aires. Good salads and a French plate of the week.



El Tejano (ex The Alamo) – Buenos Aires

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



Le Pain Quotidien – Buenos Aires

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



Gran Bar Danzon – Buenos Aires

Gran Bar Danzon has been the premier bar and restaurant in Buenos Aires for a decade. Drinks, dinner, or both. No better location than Gran Bar Danzon.



Negro – Buenos Aires

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.



Florería Atlántico – Buenos Aires

The hottest bar in Buenos Aires might just be the best restaurant as well. A limited menu with one steak, a few fish main course items, and a handful of tapas. But what they do, they do marvelously well. Not so good for a romantic or quiet dinner. But for great food at a reasonable price in a fun atmosphere it’s the best choice in Buenos Aires.



The Shelter Cafe – Buenos Aires

Combine the unique and comfortable ambiance with a friendly staff, an owner dedicated to the details that make a business worth returning to (like a clean restroom), and a good cup of coffee and you’ve got the formula for a successful coffee shop.



Coffee Town – Buenos Aires

Coffee Town specializes in coffees sourced throughout the world. House blend is from Guatemala, Brazil and Colombia. Pleasant ambiance. Friendly staff. New location.



Elena – Buenos Aires

The Four Seasons’ Elena restaurant offers a rustic take on Nouvelle Cuisine with high-end steak offerings (which is of course mandatory in Argentina). Meticulously trained chefs and waiters mean consistent, high quality execution and service. Only one thing missing. A personality to call its own.



Basa – Buenos Aires

Basa is sleek and trendy. Upscale. Uptempo. Restaurant. Bar. Take your pick. Great food. Unique menu. A bit loud. If you’re looking for a traditional restaurant try one of many in La Recova four blocks away.


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Tanta

Cuisine(s): Peruvian . Rating: 4.7 stars . 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.




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Brasero Atlantico

Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks . Rating: 3.9 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Fast Casual
Summary:

Trendy décor with bar-seating only. No tables. Open kitchen where the parilleros do their thing is right behind the largest counter-height table. Read the review for wine tips.




Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau - The Palace Guards are waiting



El Mirasol

Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Steakhouse, Upscale Casual
Summary:

El Mirasol, with multiple locations is the most upscale neighborhoods, offers excellent service and great steaks. Décor in some locations is a bit boring. Wide range of salads to complement the steaks.




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Croque Madame

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

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.




Trapiche Fond de Cave - Distinctively Argentine



Farinelli

Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries, Sandwiches-Salads . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Cafe, Casual Dining
Summary:

Café with pleasant ambience and décor that offers some breakfast and several lunch items (mostly sandwiches and salads). Spotty service.




Trapiche Fond de Cave - Distinctively Argentine



Azul Profundo

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

Recently remodeled. One of only a handful of restaurants in Buenos Aires specializing in seafood. Updated menu emphasizes sushi. Nice decor. Good service.




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Il Gatto

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

Italian chain restaurant with clean, pleasant décor, reasonable prices and consistent quality. Best for pasta and pizza.




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Sushi Club

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

Sushi club gives you sushi-fusion with creative variations in a sleek and sexy décor with above-average service. Be forewarned. It’s a bit expensive for Buenos Aires.




Patio Bullrich



Import Coffee Company

Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries . Rating: 4.0 stars . 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.




Patio Bullrich



Nuestro Secreto

Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Rating: 4.5 stars . 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.




Faena Sunsets



Artesano

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

Pleasant, albeit somewhat stale, ambience. Good service. Sketchy execution of overpriced dishes. Worst burger in Buenos Aires.




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Piegari Carnes

Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$$$ . Restaurant type: Steakhouse, Upscale Casual
Summary:

Piegari Carnes offers excellent steaks and quality service in a sophisticated, albeit somewhat stale ambiance. Very expensive.




Berlina Cerveza



La Galette

Cuisine(s): French . Rating: 4.3 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary:

French! Well, very close, anyway. Both savory and sweet crepes done as authentically as you will find in Buenos Aires. Good salads and a French plate of the week.




Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau - The Palace Guards are waiting



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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The Burger at Deltoro - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Burgers . Rating: 3.8 stars . 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.




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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.




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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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Gran Bar Danzon - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Eclectic . Rating: 4.2 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Gastropub
Summary:

Gran Bar Danzon has been the premier bar and restaurant in Buenos Aires for a decade. Drinks, dinner, or both. No better location than Gran Bar Danzon.




Patio Bullrich



Negro - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Coffee - Bread - Pastries . Rating: 4.0 stars . 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.




Patio Bullrich



Florería Atlántico - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks, Seafood . Rating: 4.2 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining, Gastropub
Summary:

The hottest bar in Buenos Aires might just be the best restaurant as well. A limited menu with one steak, a few fish main course items, and a handful of tapas. But what they do, they do marvelously well. Not so good for a romantic or quiet dinner. But for great food at a reasonable price in a fun atmosphere it’s the best choice in Buenos Aires.




Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau - The Palace Guards are waiting



The Shelter Cafe - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): . Rating: 4.5 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Cafe
Summary:

Combine the unique and comfortable ambiance with a friendly staff, an owner dedicated to the details that make a business worth returning to (like a clean restroom), and a good cup of coffee and you’ve got the formula for a successful coffee shop.




Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau - The Palace Guards are waiting



El Federal - Buenos Aires

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

El Federal is comfort food, Argentine-style. Indigenous ingredients prepared in creative ways. Unfortunately, ambiance and service don’t live up to the food. Reasonable prices for such good food make El Federal worth a visit. We just wish they’d paint the place.




Trapiche Fond de Cave - Distinctively Argentine



Juana M - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Argentine, Grilled Steaks . Rating: 3.8 stars . Cost: $$ . Restaurant type: Casual Dining
Summary:

Juana M is a great place for lunch or dinner on a budget. Super place for a salad if happen to be a rabbit. Typical Argentina menu. Steaks and pasta. What set’s Juana M apart from the rest is a great salad bar and low prices.




Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau - The Palace Guards are waiting



Coffee Town - Buenos Aires

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

Coffee Town specializes in coffees sourced throughout the world. House blend is from Guatemala, Brazil and Colombia. Pleasant ambiance. Friendly staff. New location.




Berlina Cerveza


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The Burgers at Pony Line - Buenos Aires

Cuisine(s): Burgers . Rating: 4.3 stars . Cost: $$$ . Restaurant type: Hamburger Restaurant
Summary:

Best Burger in town. Hands down. It’s expensive, but if you’ve got a craving for a really good burger, this is it.




Patio Bullrich



Elena

Cuisine(s): Grilled Steaks . Rating: 4.0 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Upscale Casual
Summary:

The Four Seasons’ Elena restaurant offers a rustic take on Nouvelle Cuisine with high-end steak offerings (which is of course mandatory in Argentina). Meticulously trained chefs and waiters mean consistent, high quality execution and service. Only one thing missing. A personality to call its own.




Berlina Cerveza



Basa

Cuisine(s): Argentine, Eclectic . Rating: 4.1 stars . Cost: $$$$ . Restaurant type: Gastropub, Upscale Casual
Summary:

Basa is sleek and trendy. Upscale. Uptempo. Restaurant. Bar. Take your pick. Great food. Unique menu. A bit loud. If you’re looking for a traditional restaurant try one of many in La Recova four blocks away.




Trapiche Fond de Cave - Distinctively Argentine