Restaurants Gijón — Authentic Spanish Fare in Monserrat
If you’re looking for Spanish food in a unpretentious bodegón de barrio try Gijón in the oft overlooked the Monserrat neighborhood, right next door to San Telmo.
With brash lighting, a boisterous family atmosphere and borderline rude but efficient Galician waiters (including the owner, José), Gijón delivers good food, cheap house wine and abundant... [Read more of this review]
Brunch in Baires — A Plea…Heeded
Sundays in Buenos Aires are sacred days reserved for food, family and fun. Locals linger at asados, drink mate in the park or stroll along the Costanera Sur.
Although just a few years ago ‘brunch’ was a foreign concept in Argentina, the meal where breakfast and lunch collide has finally made it to Buenos Aires — mostly thanks to the vast expat... [Read more of this review]
El Obrero — A Working Man’s BBQ in La Boca
For straight-up Argentine beef and pasta dishes in La Boca, El Obrero (‘the working man’) is a classic cantina with a grimy charm. This place hasn’t changed much since it opened in 1954, aside from photos of the numerous celebrities who have dined here through the years, including Susan Sarandon, Francis Ford Coppola, Manu Chau, Bono and El Obrero... [Read more of this review]
La Carretería—Andean Cuisine in the Little Blue House
La Carretería is a delightful neighborhood cantina serving up northern Argentine cuisine in San Telmo’s Parque Lezama area.
The Andean fare served here originates from Argentina’s northern Jujuy province. Featured are corn-based dishes including humitas and tamales, sweet corn paste filled with meat or cheese and wrapped up in cornhusks like little... [Read more of this review]
La Cantina Francesa — Gourmet Fast Food
La Cantina Francesa is a buffet-style eatery in Microcentro which manages to serve up fast and easy lunches without compromising on quality. Many restaurants, bars and cafes downtown struggle to find the right balance between serving up decent food, and getting it out quickly for busy office types and travelers on the go.
Argentina’s dining culture... [Read more of this review]
Chifa Man-San: San Telmo’s Chinese-Peruvian Greasy Spoon
Chifa Man-San, a Peruvian-Chinese restaurant is an enduring budget favorite, serendipitously located on Perú Street in San Telmo. Here you’ll dine among Peruvian families, foreigners on a shoestring and artisans from the San Telmo Street Fair having a bite to eat after a day selling their wares.
The word ‘Chifa’ comes from the Mandarin ‘chi1... [Read more of this review]
Abuela Pan — A Cozy Vegetarian Lunch Spot in a Historic House
Before settling in at San Telmo’s popular La Poesía for a cup of coffee, grab a bite to eat at Abuela Pan, a charming vegetarian restaurant easily overlooked by those wandering past.
This health food restaurant and bakery has managed to draw in a steady crowd of hungry Argentines for the last twelve years, despite being in the world’s carnivore... [Read more of this review]
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