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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aquí Esta Coco – Providencia – Santiago

Santiago’s premier seafood experience. Fabulous ambiance and consistently good food. There are perhaps more impressive gourmet options in Santiago. But none that speak “Santiago” more distinctly than Coco Pacheco’s Aquí Esta Coco. If we had to choose two restaurants on the must go list for Santiago this one and Confitería Torres would most likely be those two restaurants.

Confitería Torres – Las Condes – Santiago

Confitería Torres is one of the oldest restaurant franchises in Santiago. The location on Alameda near La Moneda has been serving Barros Lucas sandwiches for more than century. The Las Condes location has gone a bit more contemporary without losing the traditional elements. Argentine classic menu items are served up at reasonable prices. Sidewalk Terrace is great for people-watching. Good Food. Go

Prix Fixe Lunch at Coquinaria – Las Condes – Santiago

Prix-Fixe menu at lunch with three course and beverage for US$25 (CLP$15.250). Bistro style restaurant with gourmet cooking and food shop on site. Adjacent to W Hotel. Good food and service at an unbeatable price. More expensive dining in the evening. Also, our top pick in the city for Sunday brunch or breakfast. Also a location in Vitacura with equally good food and service.

The Burgers at Pérez H – Palermo Hollywood – Buenos Aires

Pérez-H is one of the many counter-service burger joints in Buenos Aires, now with locations downtown, in San Telmo, Palermo Hollywood and Quilmes. Open in Palermo Hollywood and Quilmes until 1 am Sun through Thursday,and until 3 am on Fri and Sat nights. Very juicy burgers with crisp, hot French fries at rock-bottom prices. Pérez-H is our most highly rated restaurant in the fast-casual category.

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.

The Burgers at Loreto Garden Bar – Colegiales – Buenos Aires

At first glance this place looks like one of those salad-centric, sandwiches with arugula on multi-grain bread kind of places. Not somewhere you’d go for a burger. But truth is they produce a pretty good burger. As usual, the meat was not quite juicy enough and the grind was a little too fine making it a little “chewy”. But seasoning was good.

Brandon – Palermo Hollywood – Buenos Aires

Brandon has a nice contemporary decor, a young well-trained staff and a short but well executed menu. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. You’d think you were in the USA. It’s got that feel to it. An excellent place for breakfast. Yes. They have eggs. But prices are bit steep, even for Palermo Hollywood

La Fonda del Polo – Las Cañitas – Buenos Aires

Steaks & Pasta This place takes the quintessential steak- and pasta-centric menu and dresses it up in lipstick and a petty coat (not literally, of course). The result is the Polo themed, rich-man’s version of the classic Porteño Bodegón. We always order one of the house specialties that has a steak and a tasty side-dish that’s not french fries. Definitely worth a visit.

The Burgers at The Burger Joint – Palermo Soho – Buenos Aires

Best burger in Palermo Soho but nowhere close to being the best in the city despite lots of press that says so. Fries were limp and greasy. Clearly overrated. Popular with students and pot-smoking musicians due to counter-culture decor and atmosphere. Personally … I wasn’t impressed.

The Burgers at Mad Bar – Belgrano – Buenos Aires

If you’re way out in Belgrano, Palermo Hollywood or Las Cañitas and don’t want to make take the long ride down to the Hard Rock then Mad Dog is the next best thing … possibly even better. Slightly better than average burgers. Really good fries and onion rings

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.

Le Point – Palermo Soho – Buenos Aires

Despite the garage sale décor, this place is strangely appealing and the food and service were way above average. At the special promotion price of $210 for the three courses and the beverage, this was also a really good value. If you’re in for something a little off course (in a good way), Le Point is worth a look.

Sottovoce – Puerto Madero – Buenos Aires

This is classic Italian cuisine in a fairly traditional setting on the boardwalk on Puerto Madero. Ambiance is nice but a bit sterile. Service was spot on. Our appetizers on a recent visit were disappointing though. The main course dishes and desserts were better but still missing that element that elevates a meal to something that is truly memorable.

Peugeot Lounge – Palermo Hollywood – Buenos Aires

Cleverly decorated with a French motif and late-model Peugeot sedan sitting in the entryway. This is more a bar than a restaurant. It has inexpensive drinks and a big menu of finger-foods. Check out the sliders. Enough for 2 or 3 and they taste pretty darn good. Great place to meet friends to drink and nibble.

The Burgers at Mr Jack – Las Condes – Santiago

Darn good burgers and fries. The decor is a bit sterile. Chrome with black and white tile like a subway station. There are dozens of locations throughout Santiago so there’s bound to be one close to you. Unless you’re wanting to drive to Bellavista or live there this is a pretty good choice for a burger if you have the greenbacks … cause these are pricey.