Juicy Lucy – Lima

Juicy Lucy – Lima

By the way, these burgers are the same burgers you’d get at the fancy Carnal steakhouse, but the cost is about 40% less. So, unless you’re trying to impress someone by valet parking your Ferrari, best to save your burger urge for Juicy Lucy, the burger joint.

El Cuartito Pizzería – Buenos Aires – Recoleta

El Cuartito Pizzería – Buenos Aires – Recoleta

Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Pizzeria . Pizza . Cost: . El Cuatito is true-to-form Porteño. Pizza and quirky décor, the way the locals love it. Almost always a wait for a table because the pizza's so darn good.

Fervor – Buenos Aires – Recoleta

Fervor – Buenos Aires – Recoleta

Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Steakhouse . Grilled Steaks . Cost: . Fervor, located directly behind the Alvear Hotel. offers high-quality steaks and above-average service. Be prepared for a wait for a table.

Campo Bravo – Buenos Aires – Las Cañitas

Campo Bravo – Buenos Aires – Las Cañitas

Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Steakhouse . Grilled Steaks . Cost: . Campo Bravo targets a young, “jet set” crowd. The ambiance and vibe are more energetic and contemporary than your typical Argentine parilla.

El Mirasol – Buenos Aires – Retiro

El Mirasol – Buenos Aires – Retiro

Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Steakhouse . Grilled Steaks . Cost: . El Mirasol peddles high-quality grilled steaks to the city's elite. The decór is slightly dated, but execution and service are consistently high.

Juana M – Buenos Aires – Retiro

Juana M – Buenos Aires – Retiro

Rating: 3.9 Stars . Restaurant Type: Formal Dining . Argentine Grilled Steaks . $$$ . Juana M is a great place for lunch or dinner on a budget. Super place for a salad if happen to be a rabbit.

Pani – Buenos Aires

Pani – Buenos Aires

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 the cheesecake or a salad. Skip the rest.

The Hamburguesa de Ternera at Lobo Cafe

The Hamburguesa de Ternera at Lobo Cafe

We decided to give the burger at Lobo Café a chance to earn a spot on our top burgers list in Buenos Aires. And guess what. The burger was one of the most unique and tasty burgers we’ve encountered.

Rock & Ribs – Buenos Aires – Palermo

Rock & Ribs – Buenos Aires – Palermo

Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Gastropub . Barbeque . Cost: . It's Rock & Ribs. Texas-style smoked ribs, pulled pork sandwich, a great burger. They even have a top-notch salad and a veggie-burger.

Sarkis – Buenos Aires – Villa Crespo

Sarkis – Buenos Aires – Villa Crespo

Excellent renditions of middle-eastern cuisine at reasonable prices make Sarkis the most popular ethnic cuisine restaurant in Buenos Aires. What its lacking in decor and average service, it makes up for with a creative menu full of classic Armenian recipes.

La Brigada – Buenos Aires – San Telmo

La Brigada – Buenos Aires – San Telmo

Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Casual Dining . Grilled Steaks . Cost: . La Brigada is the quintessential Argentine parilla. The real deal. Great service and huge, juicy steaks is what La Brigada is all about.

Bogotá – Recoleta – Buenos Aires

Bogotá – Recoleta – 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.

Negro – Buenos Aires – Retiro

Negro – Buenos Aires – Retiro

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.

Grüner Hof Biergarten

Grüner Hof Biergarten

Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Gastropub . German . Cost: . Grüner Hof Biergarten is Mexico City's take on a German beer garden. A unique menu with food from all over the world. Fabulous open-air rooftop location.

Antares – Buenos Aires – Las Cañitas

Antares – Buenos Aires – Las Cañitas

Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Gastropub . Eclectic . Cost: . Antares is a microbrewery-style brewpub with multiple locations in Buenos Aires, and Argentina. Menu has a wide variety of reasonably priced food.

El Federal – Buenos Aires – Retiro

El Federal – Buenos Aires – Retiro

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.

Brasero Atlántico – Buenos Aires – Retiro

Brasero Atlántico – Buenos Aires – Retiro

A laid-back, scaled-down version of an Argentina steakhouse, with loft-style decor. Grilled steaks and veggies. Friendly staff and consistent execution make Brasero Atlántico a great choice for a steak in a casual, comfortable setting. Walking distance from the Sofitel and Four Seasons in Retiro.

Club Social – Buenos Aires – Barracas

Club Social – Buenos Aires – Barracas

Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Casual Dining . Eclectic . Cost: . Club Social bridges the gap between what “used to be” and what “is” in Buenos Aires. A pleasant ambiance, modern menu and consistent execution.

NOLA – Buenos Aires – Palermo

NOLA – Buenos Aires – Palermo

Yo from Looziana? Yo luv it. Yo not from Looziana? Yo still luv it. Best sandwich in town. Yo only live once. Go for the PICANTE sauce.

Hooters – Mexico City – Cuauhtémoc (Río Lerma)

Hooters – Mexico City – Cuauhtémoc (Río Lerma)

Hooters in Mexico City serves the same iconic hot wings and has the same trademark service as the 460 plus other locations worldwide. The entire package is good enough to land Hooters on our list of Top Picks for gastropubs in Mexico City. The chicken sandwich also made Top Picks status on our Best Sandwich in Mexico City list.

Prix Fixe Lunch at Pata Negra – Cuauhtémoc

Prix Fixe Lunch at Pata Negra – Cuauhtémoc

Pata Negra, with locations in La Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, Centro and Coyoacan, offers Spanish pixtos and tapas, and an impressive offering of beers and cocktails, making it a ComaBeba.com top-pick in the gastropub category in Mexico City.

Papa Bill’s Sports Bar – Polanco

Papa Bill’s Sports Bar – Polanco

Papa Bill’s. Mexico City’s most notable sports bar/restaurant. Shows both American and Latin sports on big screens. Menu is loaded with American and Mexican sports bar classics, from hot wings to tacos. Good food and service. The Polanco location is family friendly with a special area with supervision for the little ones. Great concept, well executed.

Breakfast at Shout Café – Buenos Aires – Centro

Breakfast at Shout Café – Buenos Aires – Centro

The Americano! It’s a toasted slice of white bread, with a few thick slices of pancetta, and a big hash-brown patty, crowned by one fried egg, sunny side up. The coffee is good and the service is always friendly and efficient.

Breakfast at Ninina Bakery

Breakfast at Ninina Bakery

Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Casual Dining . Bread-Pastries . Cost: . One of Ollie O's favorites for breakfast in Buenos Aires. Eggs Benedict, omeletes, pancakes and waffles. All in a pleasant ambiance.

Coffee Town – Retiro – Buenos Aires

Coffee Town – Retiro – Buenos Aires

Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Café . Bread-Pastries . Cost: . Coffee Town specializes in coffees sourced throughout the world. House blend is from Guatemala, Brazil and Colombia. Pleasant ambiance. Friendly staff.

Import Coffee Company – Retiro – Buenos Aires

Import Coffee Company – Retiro – Buenos Aires

More appropriate to call this place Italian Coffee Company. No drip here. Only an espresso machine spewing out nothing but Italian roasted Illy. Better than Cabrales I suppose. Cool trendy, decor. Not sure why so many old ladies are in the place. They must like the Illy coffee and the alfajores.

Bengal – Retiro – Buenos Aires

Bengal – Retiro – Buenos Aires

Ollio O’s choice for Indian cuisine in Buenos Aires. Sophisticated decor and real Indian cuisine. That’s right. Garam Masala and Basmati rice. Really!

AvantGarten – Palermo – Buenos Aires

AvantGarten – Palermo – Buenos Aires

AvantGarten is a trendy gastropub, with a young crowd, serving up both draft and bottled artisanal beer. along with some cocktails and shots of Jägermeister. Typical gastropub food with the addition of some dishes with German sausages. And a catchy name.

Roux – Recoleta – Buenos Aires

Roux – Recoleta – 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.

Basa – Retiro – Buenos Aires

Basa – Retiro – Buenos Aires

Sleek. 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.

Birkin – Palermo – Buenos Aires

Birkin – Palermo – Buenos Aires

This is a good place for breakfast. Eggs. Waffles. It’s in a nice neighborhood. Weather permitting, I prefer to sit on the sidewalk out front. A top spot for breakfast but has good sandwiches too.

Sagardi – San Telmo – Buenos Aires

Sagardi – San Telmo – Buenos Aires

This is easily the nicest restaurant in San Telmo. Professionally designed. Excellent service. This is the best Basque cuisine in town and one of the best of restaurants in the entire city. Great for tapas, sharing a glass of wine or a cocktail with friends.

The Shelter Cafe – Retiro – Buenos Aires

The Shelter Cafe – Retiro – Buenos Aires

Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Formal Dining . Bread-Pastries . Cost: . Comfortable ambiance, friendly staff, and a great cup of coffee make The Shelter is a great place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in Retiro.

La Bourgogne – Recoleta – Buenos Aires

La Bourgogne – Recoleta – Buenos Aires

Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Formal Dining . French . Cost: . Celebrated French restaurant in the city's grand old Alvear Hotel. Perfect execution. Starched but accommodating service.

EleBar – Palermo Soho – Buenos Aires

EleBar – Palermo Soho – Buenos Aires

This is no gourmet restaurant. It’s just really good food at a descent price. That shouldn’t be something to brag about … but in Buenos Aires, it’s pretty rare. Beware a visit on weekends based on consumer reviews we’ve read. On a weeknight, I think it’s a definite “GO”.

Chipe Libre – Barrio Lastarria – Santiago

Chipe Libre – Barrio Lastarria – Santiago

If we had to choose one place to go for food and drinks in Santiago it would surely be Chipe Libre. Great decor. Very good service. Unique experience. Sample several shots of the huge variety of pisco and a variety from the menu of the restaurant’s takes on Peruvian and Chilean classics. It is a “must-go” in Santiago.

Olaya – Palermo Hollywood – Buenos Aires

Olaya – Palermo Hollywood – Buenos Aires

Gourmet Peruvian-Asian Fusion in a casual, contemporary setting. Outstanding execution. Unique variations on Peruvian classics. Excellent Service. Olaya is not cheap. One of the more expensive restaurants in this part of the city. But they have a mid-day three course menu that is heavily discounted. Don’t let the fact that there are no lines to get in deceive you.

L’Adesso – Palermo Soho – Buenos Aires

L’Adesso – Palermo Soho – Buenos Aires

Hurrah for L’Adesso. Were it not for the very average décor this restaurant would likely be in our list of Top 5 in the city. The service was only second to one other restaurant we’ve visited in Buenos Aires, La Pecora Nera. And the execution was as good as any we’ve visited. For Italian cuisine, it’s a shoe-in for the top spot in the city.