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.
Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Steakhouse . Grilled Steaks . Cost: . Campo & Mar puts a unique twist on the Argentine steakhouse by adding grilled seafood to the menu. Execution and service are top-notch.
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.
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.
Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Steakhouse . Grilled Steaks . Cost: . La Carnicería is the heavy metal version of the Argentine steakhouse. Nothing quite like it in Buenos Aires.
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.
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 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.
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.
Nothing groundbreaking on this menu. But excellent execution of the Argentine classics. Pleasant decor and good service.
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.
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.
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.
Recently remodeled. One of only a handful of restaurants in Buenos Aires specializing in seafood. Updated menu emphasizes sushi. Nice decor. Good service.
The pernil sandwich at the Caracas Bar is very, very good. If the dance floor is full of sexy latinas shakin’ it while you’re eatin’ that sandwich that’s just the icing on the cake.
We don’t normally like “old-school”. But the Lomito Porteño sandwich at La Rambla in Recoleta is about as old-school at it gets. Old-school delicious!
A pastrami sandwich that rivals the deli classic at Katz’s in New York City? Yep. It’s that good!
NOLA’s fried-chicken sandwich is crispy, crunchy, creative goodness on a bun. Cajun fried chicken comes to Buenos Aires.
Ollie O’s choice for lounging with a cup of coffee in Palermo Soho. 100% Colombian coffee. 100% Argentine beef in the burger. It’s 100% “Go!”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a country dominated by grilled beef, Chef Martin Molteni’s use of a clay oven makes Pura Tierra a unique find. It’s a top-10 restaurant in Buenos Aires.
Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Casual Dining . Eclectic . Cost: . Club Social is a great place for breakfast in Buenos Aires. But only on weekends. Eggs Benedict? They have it!
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.
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.
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.
Excellent food and service. A creative menu. A top choice for upscale casual dining in Recoleta.
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.
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.
Le Ble has lots of options for breakfast including a full-blow American breakfast with sausage, bacon and eggs. Hit or miss so read the full review.
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.
Yauss, is quirky, like everything in San Telmo. But quirky in a good way. Good place for breakfast, waffles and eggs. Jury’s still out on the tapas.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Chila is a Top-5 restaurant in Buenos Aires for formal dining. Modern, but sophisticated and elegant decor. Near flawless execution and service.
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.
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.
Olivetti is one of the few restaurants in Buenos Aires we recommend for Italian cuisine. It’s a bit expensive but has good food, service and ambiance.
Astrid y Gastón in Mexico City can’t surpass the phenomenal restaurant they own in Lima. But it sure comes close. Superb in every category.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Until recently, Gran Dabbang was just a low-budget Bollywood film. Now its a low budget Indian restaurant in Buenos Aires. Not worth a trip in our opinion.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Sterling service, a superior steak, all the fixins in a bustling and pleasant atmosphere make La Cabrera one of your best, if not the best, option for a steak in Buenos Aires.
Gourmet Bistro. Nice ambiance. Better than average service. Near perfect execution of each element of the meal and very reasonable prices.
No a la carte menu. Multi-course prix-fixe menu only. Vastly overrated. Of seven courses one was wholly inedible. I wished that two more were inedible so that I wouldn’t have had to eat them. It was that bad. Decor? Looked like a Texas roadhouse.
Rating: Stars . Restaurant Type: Formal Dining . Eclectic . Cost: . Small restaurant. Elegant decor. More French than Italian despite the name. Superb execution and service. One the best formal dining options in BA.
Nice modern Gastropub pouring artisanal beer and ale on tap plus cocktails. The tapas were good. Excellent place to have a brew and few bites to accompany your brew.
Dimly lit restaurant that is perfect for couples seeking romance or guys like me seeking good food and service. It offered both. This restaurant is one of the best kept secrets in town.
Güerrín Pizzería is the most popular pizzeria in Buenos Aires. And for good reason. Upbeat, busy atmosphere. Family friendly. Great pizza. Good service. Wanting pizza near downtown BA? Go to Güerrín Pizzería.