BUE Updated Restaurant recommendations | Buenos Aires, Argentina | On most corners of Buenos Aires you will find a few hidden gems in terms of local cuisine, maybe not the most attractive to the eye, but trust me on this… very appealing to your palate. From my last visit to Buenos Aires, I have some interesting updates on restaurant options to try on your next time there. I went from the hip and trendy Elena Restaurant at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires, to some more local and traditional options, which I think far from an exclusive gourmet experience, still reflect the soul and root of Argentinean cuisine. So my friends get ready for a mix or Porteño delights, Milanesas con Papas Fritas, Provoletas, Ensalada Rusa, Matambre, and Panqueques con Dulce de Leche, because not everything is about “Parilla” when in Buenos Aires, trust me you will love them.
Restaurant Palacio Español / Located over 9 de Julio Ave., the restaurant, on the ground floor, combines its original artistic style (bronze, marble, wood) with the most modern fittings, which makes of it one of the most important gastronomy businesses in Buenos Aires. A feast of traditional Spanish dishes and delights. www.palacioespanol.com.ar
Las Cholitas / Noise, crowded, smelly with average service… but yet great quality traditional food from all corners of Argentina. I would recommend it for a quick casual bite either for lunch or dinner. Empanadas, Supremas de Pollo and the casserole dishes are a must. Rodriguez Peña 1165, Recoleta.
Rodi Bar / Another classic of Buenos Aires, combining this time the best of Argentinean and Spanish cuisine. Unpretentious food in upscale Recoleta. Traditional restaurant with fine old-world atmosphere and extensive menu offers something for everyone. Vicente López 1900, Recoleta
Other options I didn’t have time to try, but came highly recommended by the Les Clefs d’Or Concierges at the Fours Seasons Buenos Aires, are: Nicky speakeasy – www.nicky-harrison.com, Mullu and OSAKA Puerto Madero – www.osaka.com.pe for peruvian-japanese fusion. I Latina, close doors restaurant with a Caribbean menu influenced by Colombian ingredients – www.ilatinabuenosaires.com. Weekly five Steps fixed menu. La Pecora Nera for italian cuisine with excellent risotto, stuffed pastas and meats – www.lapecoranera.com.ar. Next time in Buenos Aires, I look forward to try each of them for a better review. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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