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Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, so expectations in dining are but naturally heightened, and the city doesn't disappoint. Along with the regular fare, it offers the best in international restaurants and cuisines. An Argentine specialty, empanadas are a huge hit among tourists and locals and always worth a try. The city is a mix of cultural and ethnic population, which makes gives the diners a huge variety in terms of cuisine, like in Spanish, Asian, Italian, American, etc.

  • Cabaña Las Lilas
Probably the best Argentine eatery in town, Cabaña las Lilas is always full and it would be best to make a reservation, so as to avoid disappointment. The restaurant owns it own private ranch and the Argentine beef is specially supplied from there which makes it even tastier. When you visit do try the steak, sautéed vegetables with grilled onions. The restaurants offer both indoor and outdoor seating.
Cuisine: Argentine
Address: A. M. de Justo 550, 2° Piso C1107AAL, Buenos Aires - Argentina
Tel: +54 11 4315 1010
Fax: +54 11 4315 4417
  • Gran Café Tortoni
The Gran Café Tortoni is one of the oldest coffee houses in Buenos Aires and has been entertaining guests since 1858. It's tango stage performances along with literary events are the most awaited ones, since many known poets and writers gather here to have an intense discussion over literature over a cup of hot cocoa and deep fried batter, known as 'Chocolate con Churros'.
Cuisine: Coffee House
Address: Avenida de Mayo 825, 1084, Buenos Aires - Argentina
Tel: +54 11 4342 4328
Website: Cafe Tortoni
  • Los Inmortales
This restaurant also belongs to the old world generation of Buenos Aires dining eateries. Working since 1950, the walls tell the story of the famous literature personas who have have gathered here, such as Rubén Darío and José Hernández. Pizza is the much preffered dish, but if you don't want to one of the crowds, then try dishes from its international and Mediterranean cuisine.
Cuisine: Mediterranean and International
Address: Avenida Callao 1165, Buenos Aires 1425 Argentina
Tel: +54 11 4815 7551
  • Spettus Steak House
The variety you get in the meat dishes at this restaurant is it highlights. Every grilled meat dish is barbecued on a spit at regular gap and then served hot and fresh. Along with different varieties in meat, pork and chicken, their salad bar and seafood variety is as much appreciated.
Cuisine: Steak
Address: Alicia Moreau de Justo 876, Buenos Aires 1107 Argentina
Tel: +54 11 4334 4126

  • Pizza Banana
Might be a regular pizza hub, but with a twist as the flavour is Caribbean with palm trees and a dance area. Also the pizzas offer something new, like a Brazilian pizza. Worth at least one visit.
Cuisine: Caribbean
Address: Alicia Moreau de Justo 2030, Buenos Aires 1107 Argentina
Tel: +54 11 4319 8735
  • Siga La Vaca
If you are visiting Siga La Vaca, then the buffet spread is really great and tasty with a nice variety of side dishes. Being a barbecue restaurant, it offers some impressive meat dishes and that too at a cheap price.
Cuisine: Barbecue
Address: Alicia Moreau de Justo 1714, Buenos Aires 38009 Argentina
Tel: +54 11 4315 6801
  • Clo Clo
A few minutes away from the Jorge Newbery Airport, nearby the River Plate, Clo Clo contemporary architecture has attracted many glances. Its vaulted, semi-circular ceilings with huge window panes make up for a great atmosphere to dine in. The Chef tosses up some interesting and tasty International cuisine which includes pastas, stuffed mushrooms and fish preparations. The well made desserts and cocktails round up your lunch/dinner.
Cuisine: International
Address: La Pampa y Costanera Norte S/N - (1428) Buenos Aires - Argentina
Tel: +54 11 4788 0488
Fax: +54 11 4789 0258
Website: Clo Clo
  • Casa Cruz
An exotic restaurant opened by Juan Santa Cruz in December 2004, the main chef here is Germán Martitegui whose preparations are well acclaimed both locally and internationally. The big brass doors, red wood furniture with matching upholstery and round bar, all add up to the impeccably designed interiors. Parma ham rolls, rabbit and sea bass are some of the exotic dishes that are as tastier as they are interesting to look at.
Cuisine: Argentine
Address: Uriarte 1658, C1414DAR, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: +54 11 4833 1112
Website: Casa Cruz
  • Brasserie Petanque
This French brasserie is the idea of its owner Pascal Meyer and as the name suggests the menu mainly includes French and Spanish dishes. Decorated in soft pastel colors with adornments of advertising posters and French flags, the place is a pleasant enough to have your lunch/dinner in a quiet atmosphere. Something that you should try is lemon chicken, steak and beef bordelaise.
Cuisine: French
Address: Defensa 596 (esq. México), C1065AAJ San Telmo, Buenos Aires- Argentina
Tel: +54 11 4342 7930
Fax: +54 11 4342 7930
  • Buddha BA
If Chinese food is your preference, then this two storied Chinese tea house and restaurant with an adjacent gallery and garden is perfect serene place to have your food. The preparations are creatively named such as Dragon Fire (its spicy chicken with lomo) and Buddha Tears (squid in chicken broth with vegetables).
Cuisine: Chinese
Address: Arribeños 2288 Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: +54 11 4706 2382
Website: Buddha BA