Tegui (Costa Rica 5852, Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires) – another of Buenos Aires’ finer restaurants, Tegui is the creation of head chef Germán Martitegui, who has a solid reputation with seafood dishes – from seared red tuna in almond gazpacho (garnished with raspberries and arugula sprouts) to oysters topped with trout roe and green apples. Other dishes served here include shrimp ravioli (covered with a tangy scallop-based foam and chunks of mango), veal tenderloin (served with potatoes and chimichurri). Dishes here can be served a la carte, or in a tiered system of courses.
Warning: the exterior of the restaurant is covered in multi-colored graffiti-like stenciled artwork (reminiscent of New York’s East Village). Once you go through its black doored entrance, its interior is far more high-end (like the Four Seasons Restaurant). There’s even a large open kitchen in the back of the restaurant.
Note: the term “Palermo Hollywood” is used to describe this part of Palermo district because there are many radio and television studios in that area. The area’s growing number of nightspots only reinforces that image.