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Lotus Neo Thai

Lotus Neo Thai (Ortega y Gasset 1782, Barrio Chino, Buenos Aires) – a rarity in Argentina – a Thai restaurant. This is one place where diners feel like trading in their obligatory steak knives for chop sticks. Items such as chicken served with sweet and sour cucumber sauce; stir-fried prawns with shiitake mushrooms and baby […]

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Little Rose

Little Rose (Armenia 1672, Palermo, Buenos Aires) – this Japanese restaurant makes its sushi with different types of fish (as opposed to those that only use salmon). Aside from that, its interior of black-paneled walls and dim lighting makes this Japanese restaurant stand out (from other sushi palaces that typically use minimalist décor). Great for […]

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La Parolaccia

La Parolaccia (Alicia Moreau de Justo 276, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires) – offering patrons a view of the water, this restaurant serves a wide variety of gourmet Italian dishes prepared with fresh pasta and sea food. Specialties found there include: Calamaretti Lyonesa (sauteed calamari in a fresh tomato base with onions, scallions, potatoes and herbs), […]

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La Bourgogne

La Bourgogne (Ayacucho 2027, Recoleta, Buenos Aires) – located within the Alvear Palace Hotel, this is considered the best French restaurant in Buenos Aires, serving dishes such as the carré de veau, filet de boeuf, suprême de volaille, and poisson en coûte de sel. The service is also very good. Diners are warned that this […]

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El Cuartito

El Cuartito (937 Talcahuano, Buenos Aires) —  anyone walking into this brick oven pizza restaurant will notice there’s a sense of history here.  That’s because it’s been in business since the 1930s (through the ups and downs of the country’s turbulent history and economy) – reflected by the posters and photos on its walls.  The […]

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Cumaná

Cumaná (1149 Rodriguez Peña, Recoleta, Buenos Aires) – this restaurant in the Recoleta district serves both Argentine meals (such as cazuelas de camarones – a favored prawn dish), and various ítems baked in its adobe oven – from humita (a mix of corn, cheese, and spices wrapped in a cornhusk) to locros (pork belly, chorizo […]

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Chila

Chila (Alicia Moreau de Justo 1160, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires) – located in one of Buenos Aires’ better neighborhoods (Puerto Madero), Chila has an ever-changing menu of beef and fish dishes (in modest gourmet portions) – allowing for patrons to order one of the wines from its large selection (1,200 bottle capacity, mainly from Chile, […]