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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
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
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
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
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.




Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau - The Palace Guards are waiting



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.




Trapiche Fond de Cave - Distinctively Argentine


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Bao Kitchen
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.




Patio Bullrich



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.




Patio Bullrich



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.




Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau - The Palace Guards are waiting



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.




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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.




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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.




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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.




Patio Bullrich



Pony Line
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.




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.




Patio Bullrich



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!




LATAM


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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.




Patio Bullrich



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.




Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau - The Palace Guards are waiting



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.




LATAM



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
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



Coffee Town
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.




Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau - The Palace Guards are waiting



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.




Patio Bullrich



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.




Patio Bullrich