5 best restaurants in Buenos Aires
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
Where’s the beef?
Argentina is world-famous for its steaks and other cuts of beef. Sucre is one of the finest examples of this carnivorous cuisine, giving it a modern and elegant touch. Stylish and exclusive, the restaurant enjoys rave reviews from around the world, and under the guidance of its talented head chef is set to receive more. Go see what the fuss is about. All you have to do is decide whether you’d like rare, medium or well-done.
Tel: +54 11 4782 9082 www.sucrerestaurant.com.ar
A-list and a modern twist
You’ll be dining in style when you visit Casa Cruz. Billed as one of Buenos Aires’ top restaurants, the place doesn’t disappoint. Be greeted by a luxurious interior of dim light and dark mahogany before tucking in to avant-garde cuisine at its best, like foie gras crème brûlée with caramelized mango or veal tenderloin with green pepper sauce. It’s popular with the stars so it’s wise to book ahead. And enjoy the cocktails; they’re the best in town!
Tel: +54 11 4833 1112 www.casacruz-restaurant.com/
Tel: +54 11 4305 1701
Les Anciens Combattants
French glory in Argentina
Looking for somewhere unique? Try this elegant 1920s salon of a restaurant with its beautiful wooden floors, high ceilings and French windows. The menu is wide and varied – but the standard is consistently high – so whether you choose onion soup with port and Gruyere, raw oysters or duck l’orange, you’ll walk away happy. And as you’d expect from a French restaurant, the wine list goes on page after glorious page. Bon appetit!
Santiago del Estero 1435, Constitución
Beauty around you – and on the plate
Have your sense of aesthetics dazzled. El Bistro’s interiors are divine, contrasting bright white with slashed crimson (and mounted unicorn heads on the walls). On the plate, it’s equally bold, featuring suckling pig confit with melon tacos, lychee gnocchi with lime and mint and rosehip ice cream. Your meal is best followed with a tango show in the cabaret next door. Unforgettable! This highly awarded restaurant is not one to be missed.
Faena Hotel + Universe, Martha Salotti 445, Dique 2
Tel: +54 11 4010 9200 http://faena.com/
A world of difference
A reputation as being one of the finest places to enjoy international cuisine in the whole of South America is no small burden. Fortunately the team at La Bourgogne has broad shoulders – and will carry you away with dishes which delight the most refined of palates. Our favourite was the ‘Grill Rotissoire’, a hearty yet delicious meal that’s city renowned. Dress up for the night. This is the place you’ll bump into celebrities and international dignitaries.
Tel: +54 11 4808 2100 www.alvearpalace.com