Favorite Restaurants

Current Top 5 Restaurants by Cuisine
(Updated November 28, 2016)
Just to be clear, these are my personal favorites. I’m not promising that you’ll feel the same way, or that you’ll have a great or even good experience at any one of these. I’m not claiming that objectively they’re the best restaurants in town. It’s a combination of food, ambiance, service, price, and my own experience. There are also more than 4000 restaurants in this city, I haven’t been to all of them, nor do I plan to get to all of them. You can get a feel for what they’re like in my experience by reading the linked reviews. If you want to share your own experience with me, I’m happy to hear about it, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to instantly agree with you, nor change my mind. Or, go write your own blog. A few of the cuisines I haven’t found a sufficient number of places I recommend to list five choices. And some of the cuisine headings are clickable and lead to pages with more extensive listings.

Argentine – Upscale

  1. puratierra (Belgrano)
  2. Aramburu (Constitución)
  3. Sucre (Belgrano)
  4. Restó (Recoleta)
  5. Tegui (Palermo)

Argentine – Casual

  1. Las Pizarras (Palermo)
  2. Urondo Bar (Parque Chacabuco)
  3. El Federal (Retiro)
  4. Aldo’s Vinoteca y Restorán (Monserrat)
  5. El Sanjuanino (Recoleta)

Parrilla (Steakhouse)

  1. Don Julio (Palermo)
  2. La Carnicería (Palermo)
  3. Rio Alba (Palermo)
  4. Juana M (Retiro)
  5. El Obrero (La Boca)

Seafood

  1. Fervor (Recoleta)
  2. Nemo (Palermo)
  3. José Luis (Recoleta)
  4. La Parolaccia del Mare (Puerto Madero)
  5. Chipper (Palermo)

Seafood Parrillada (mixed grill)

  1. La Pescadorita (Palermo)
  2. La Parolaccia del Mare (Puerto Madero)
  3. Chipper (Palermo)
  4. Fervor (Recoleta)
  5. José Luis (Recoleta)

Italian – Upscale

  1. Bella Italia (Palermo)
  2. Bruni (Belgrano)
  3. Sottovoce (Recoleta)
  4. A Mi Manera (Villa del Parque)
  5. Primafila (Recoleta)

Italian – Casual

  1. Trattoria Olivetti (Palermo)
  2. Cantina La Mamma Rosa (Villa Crespo)
  3. Il Matterello (La Boca)
  4. Salgado (Villa Crespo)
  5. Cucina Paradiso (Palermo)

Spanish/Basque

  1. El Burladero (Recoleta)
  2. Chila (Puerto Madero)
  3. Casal de Catalunya (San Telmo)
  4. Damblee (Once)
  5. Iñaki (Monserrat)

French

  1. La Bourgogne (Recoleta)
  2. Roux (Recoleta)
  3. La Olla de Felix (Recoleta)
  4. Brasserie Petanque (Monserrat)
  5. Tomo I (San Nicolas)

Peruvian – Traditional

  1. Rawa (San Nicolas)
  2. Chimu (Once)
  3. Sabor Norteño (Once)
  4. El Cocoroco Sabores del Perú (Belgrano)
  5. Mamaní (Once)

Peruvian – Fusion

  1. La Rosa Nautica (Puerto Madero)
  2. Bardot Nueva Cocina Peruana (Palermo)
  3. Osaka/Osaka Puerto Madero (Palermo/Puerto Madero)
  4. La Mar Cebicheria (Palermo)
  5. Ceviche (Palermo)

Other Latin American

  1. iLatina (Colombian Fusion) (Villa Crespo)
  2. Me Leva Brasil (Brazilian) (Palermo)
  3. Los Recuerdos (Colombian) (Retiro)
  4. Che Taco (Mexican) (San Telmo)
  5. Los Chilenos (Chilean) (Retiro)

Middle Eastern

  1. Mishiguene (Modern Israeli) (Palermo)
  2. Cheff Iusef (Lebanese) (Palermo)
  3. Sarkis (Armenian) (Villa Crespo)
  4. La Alhambra (Syrian) (Palermo)
  5. Club Oriente (Sephardic Jewish) (Once)

Asian

  1. Sunae Asian Cantina (pan-Asian) (Palermo)
  2. Captain Cook (pan-Asian) (Martinez)
  3. Sintesis (pan-Asian) (Recoleta)
  4. Buddha BA (pan-Asian) (Belgrano)
  5. Sudestada (pan-Asian) (Palermo)
  1. Kaffir Thai (Thai) (Retiro)
  2. Phuket (Thai) (Palermo)
  1. Green Bamboo (Vietnamese) (Palermo)
  1. Nihonbashi (Japanese) (Once)
  2. Yuki (Japanese) (Once)
  3. Niji (Japanese) (Nuñez)
  4. Ichisou (Japanese) (Once)
  5. Kitayama (Japanese) (Belgrano)
  1. Lai-Lai (Chinese) (Belgrano)
  2. Beijing (Chinese) (Palermo)
  3. Resto Apu (Chinese) (Belgrano)
  4. Hong Kong Style (Chinese – dim sum) (Belgrano)
  5. Pato de Barrio Chino (Chinese) (Belgrano)
  1. Bi Won (Korean) (Once)
  2. BBQ Town (Korean) (Belgrano)
  1. Taj Mahal (Indian) (Palermo)
  2. Tandoor (Indian) (Recoleta)
  3. Delhi Masala (San Telmo)

Sushi

  1. Yuki (Once)
  2. Club M Omakase (Palermo)
  3. Kitayama (Belgrano)
  4. Matsuoka (Almagro)
  5. Nihonbashi (Once)

Ramen

  1. Irifune (Microcentro)
  2. Sintesis (Recoleta)
  3. Fukuro Noodle Bar (Palermo)
  4. Ichisou (Once)
  5. FuraiBo (Monserrat)

Vegetarian

  1. Casa Felix (Chacarita)
  2. Kensho (Palermo)
  3. Arevalito (Palermo)
  4. La Casa de Oshawa (Colegiales)
  5. Bio (Palermo)

Completely Casual Stuff
Pizza – Italian style

  1. Cosi Mi Piace (Palermo)
  2. Parténope (La Lucila)
  3. Siamo nel Forno (Palermo)
  4. Central de Pizza (Las Cañitas)
  5. Amici Miei (San Telmo)

Pizza – Argentine style

  1. Pachi (Palermo)
  2. Albamonte (Chacarita)
  3. Lamarca (Floresta)
  4. Telmita (Flores)
  5. Güerrin (San Nicolas)

Pizza – a la parrilla (grilled pizza)

  1. Morelia (Palermo)
  2. Grappa (Palermo)
  3. La Mas Querida (Belgrano)
  4. 1893 Pizza & Pasta (Palermo)

Burgers

  1. Kyopo BA (Floresta)
  2. Carne por Mauro Colagreco (La Plata)
  3. La Birra (Boedo)
  4. Tierra de Nadie (Caballito)
  5. San Gennaro (Belgrano)

Tacos

  1. Che Taco (San Telmo)
  2. La Fabrica de Tacos (Palermo)

Hot Wings

  1. Chicken Bros. (Various locations)
  2. Hard Rock Cafe (Recoleta)

Shawarma

  1. Falafel One Villa Crespo
  2. Kon Kon (Villa Crespo)
  3. Medio Oriente (Palermo)
  4. Eretz (Palermo)
  5. Casa Armenia (Palermo)

Also check out my listing for empanadas by regional style; sandwiches by type

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