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josephml1 May 11, 2011 07:03 PM

Hello everyone!!!

Is my very first time in Buenos Aires and I'm looking for and advice about where to eat where the locals eat and drink.

Please let me know your choice for a good traditional non expensive steak with Argentina wine, Pasta, International, gourmet, fast food for the hurry days, a good place for breakfast,
Maybe a good place for desert, gelato, etc.

To be honest I am going to be In Buenos Aires to eat and enjoy I am open to suggestions.

Again Thank You All.


  1. c oliver May 12, 2011 06:33 AM

    The South American board isn't terribly active so you may want to read these firsts:


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    1. re: c oliver
      josephml1 May 12, 2011 06:41 PM

      Nice link thanks for sharing...

    2. Sushi Lush May 4, 2012 07:51 AM

      I am on extended stay in BsAs -- here are a couple of my favorites:

      Spring Vegetarian - best lunch buffet for fresh veggies

      Casa Mun - best sushi (without creme cheese) + Asian fusion cuisine

      1. c
        constanttraveller Aug 7, 2012 09:14 AM

        Buenos Aires is definitely the best place to go if you enjoy goof food and wine!
        I recommend Las Cabras - a restaurant in Palermo, which serves excellent steaks!! at a much more reasonable price than most upmarket parillas. definitely worth a visit!

        as to wines in Buenos Aires...it's not hard to find a good wine (even the chinese supermarkets have a better selection that most wine boutique we have back home:)

        I visited a great winery in Buenos Aires and went for a tasting...I highly recommend it!! it's great to get an idea of all the great wines that are out there...and teaches you how best to combine it with different food types.
        I booked mine online - with a tours company called Bsas4u. Great service and price...
        they took me to this great vinoteca in palermo.

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          jbremer Aug 29, 2012 12:25 PM

          Hi Joseph, I just returned from a trip to Argentina with my family. Similar to you, we prefer to eat at places that locals go. A couple restaurant tips for your trip:

          -If you want to go to a local steakhouse I'd recommend you try and talk to locals and ask their recommendations. Every neighborhood has great steakhouses filled with locals but you really have to know where to go. We found that many of the more popular traditional restaurants don't have signs since all the locals know where to go

          -The parrilla tour food tour we went on went to a few of this sort of places and we got an explanation of the foods and got generous tastes of everything. Outstanding food.

          -We had a great meal our last night at cafe san juan in San Telmo. Reservations are a must.

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          1. re: jbremer
            josephml1 Aug 31, 2012 10:26 PM

            We had an amazing meal in a good Parrillada called "M", also a nice buffet in follow the cow or something like that...in puerto madero.

            Great city for good wine and a nice meal, thanks for your advice and counseling.

          2. josephml1 Jun 17, 2013 09:42 PM

            does anyone know a buffet kind sigue a la vaca"

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            1. re: josephml1
              lmnopm Jun 19, 2013 01:26 PM


              A small chain. I ate at the Pto Madero location about 4 years ago. I haven't been back. It was perfectly fine.

              1. re: lmnopm
                josephml1 Jun 21, 2013 11:55 AM

                Thank you very much!!! very useful.

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