Our top 3 Restaurants in Buenos Aires – Expat Cuisine vs Argentine Fare

Buenos Aires, like most capital cities around the world, is a cosmopolitan melting pot of different cultures and cuisines. No matter where you hail from in the world you’ll be able to find a restaurant in the capital that will remind you of home.

Having said that, you wouldn’t travel all the way to Argentina without wanting to sample the local food, especially when Argentina is so famous for its incredible meat dishes and red wine! With that being said, we’ve created a list below of our favourite restaurants around the city, serving both Argentine and Expat fare, for you to work your way through whilst you’re enjoying a few days in the capital. ENJOY!


Expat cuisine


El Tejano – An Texan run texas bbq restaurant that started off life as a behind closed doors affair but has subsequently grown to now occupy the ground floor of The Alamo, a sports bar in Recoleta famous for it’s sports screens and lively nights. Larry Rogers, owner of El Tejano prides himself on his slow cooked cuisine and offers a wide range of choices. Menus change between lunch time and evening so you can happily justify to yourself that spending all day on Sunday watching the NFL is OK as you get to sample the full variety of what’s on offer! You can even place an order whilst you’re there and get some fabulous smoked meaty goodness to take home with you to put in the freezer. For more information on opening times, upcoming sports events and address, check out their facebook page.


Chipper – When Chipper opened a few years ago I was hugely excited. If you’re looking to get your fill of English fish ‘n’ chips as well as several other traditional options (their steak and ale pie is outstanding) then this is the plaice (fishy misspelling intended) for you! Chipper is located in Palermo Hollywood so getting to it could be easier, they have a lovely terrace and spacious first floor for those who want to sit down and enjoy the comforts of home or for those who wish to have a proper “fish supper” you can get your takeaway orders from the ground floor entrance. For more information on opening hours you can visit their website.


Chicken Bros – Chicken Bros was created by two American expats last year with the dream to spark the chicken revolution in Argentina by offering bold flavors, infusing international spices with american classics, and providing a true American bar experience. Favourites from the menu include chicken wings and polloclo (popcorn chicken) with the option of 7 different homemade gourmet sauces ranging from the traditional BBQ and Buffalo to the slightly more outlandish curry or sweet chile and lime with an awful lot in between! Chicken Bros are also big fans of putting on an event or 3 and you can enjoy regular “all you can eat” wings on Tuesday nights as well as the dangerously fun (if you have work on a Monday morning) Sexy Sunday Brunch which includes bottomless mimosas and spicy bloody mary’s. For more information on what they’ve got planned as well as their address and opening hours, check out their facebook page.


Argentine fare


Parilla Marucha – located in the barrio of Nunez, Marucha is a typical Argentine asado restaurant that serves some of the finest meat in the city. It has a very simple, no airs and graces, onda about the place but the staff are incredible attentive and the meat courses are phenomenal. The wine list is also pretty good and whilst it certainly isn’t the cheapest parilla in the city, it offers great value for money regarding its quality when you compare it to places you’ll find in the heart of the tourist barrio of Palermo. For more information on opening times and address, check out their facebook page.


Moliere – Moliere Cafe is a lovely little restaurant located in Recoleta not far from 9 de Julio. It has a very laid back vibe to it with checked table cloths and very helpful staff. With a great menu offering a mixture of Argentine cuisine and a bilingual website and serving staff, Moliere is a great option for those new to the city who aren’t comfortable yet ordering in Spanish. They also have a sister restaurant in San Telmo so you’ve got options depending on where you’re staying.


Las Cabras – Las Cabras is situated in the heart of Palermo Hollywood. It offers a no frills air, serving huge portions at a reasonable price. On a nice summer’s evening they have plenty of outdoor space for you to sit outside and the best bit, you get crayons to doodle away on the table cloths whilst you wait for your food….Ideal for groups with children or just the young at heart to keep them entertained whilst you enjoy the wide selection of wines on offer. For more information on opening times and address, check out their facebook page.


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