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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

La Pecora Nera – Buenos Aires – Recoleta

La Pecora Nera – Buenos Aires – Recoleta

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.

Florería Atlántico – Retiro – Buenos Aires

Florería Atlántico – Retiro – 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.

Elena – Retiro – Buenos Aires

Elena – Retiro – 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.

Piegari – Recoleta – Buenos Aires

Piegari – Recoleta – Buenos Aires

Yes, somewhat expensive by BA standards. But worth it. Piegari is the finest Italian food restaurant in Buenos Aires. End of sentence. End of paragraph. End of conversation.