While Don Julio is no longer a secret, the upscale steakhouse still captures the hearts and stomachs of locals and travelers. This is the place to experience what the Argentine parrilla is all about: top grass-fed sirloin, rump, and skirt steak, crispy sweetbreads, and Malbec by the bottles.
For the second year in a row, this angelic cocktail-garden bar camouflaged in a basement under a charming flower shop in Retiro has gained an honorable place at the World’s Best 50 Bars. The inspiration for the bar came from the neighborhood itself and the port that received waves of European immigrants during the 19th century. It is now the créme de la créme in Latin America with an unfinished space to simulate the deck of a ship.
La Cabrera in Palermo is perhaps the most well-known steakhouse in Buenos Aires, serving huge cuts of meat grilled on its parrilla alongside a wide variety of complimentary side dishes.
Take one step in this posh seafood restaurant located in Palermo Hollywood with a massive sunny terrace, and you'll instantly be in the mood for some ceviche and pisco. The Peruvian spot is the place to go for all things seafood and citrus.
Buenos Aires doesn't do eggs in the morning. Instead, the medialuna (like a small croissant) and a cortado make up the local breakfast of champions. Lucío, a neighborhood spot in Palermo, makes multiple fresh batches of the glazed and gooey half-moons daily.
This Japanese/Peruvian fusion restaurant is an old haunt, and one of the best offerings of Asian fusion in the city. Interesting flavors are married with fresh ingredients and classy presentation.
The former closed door restaurant (private supper club) first opened in owner Christina Sunae's home, but since has turned brick-and-mortar to bring bold homemade family recipes and stellar curries
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Visit the Pink House (Casa Rosada) where the President of Argentina works, and where Juan and Eva Perón delivered famous speeches from its balconies.
Experience a Tango Show - Buenos Aires is famous for its cultural tango scene. For a truly exceptional show, head to Rojo Tango located in the glamorous Hotel Faena, with its unique rococo style. If you prefer to fully immerse yourself in the genuine 1940’s Buenos Aires culture, amongst traditional tangueros and rhythms of Argentinean folklore, then you should consider a venue in the historical neighborhood of San Telmo. Some of our favorites are Bar Sur or El Viejo Almacen. Our personal favorite for those looking to take a lesson in this great art form is La Cathedral, located in the attic of a bohemian and rustic old building in the heart of Almagro.
Take a day trip to Tigre where you will be able to explore the fifth largest Delta in the world, leaving behind the bustle of Buenos Aires.
Visit the city and admire the superb architecture. Buenos Aires boasts its fair share of neo-Classic and Renaissance palaces, wide sweeping avenues, passages, monumental bridges and public sculptures.
Take a walking tour of Recoleta, the most aristocratic and upper-class area in town, and a stop by for a stroll at the Recoleta Cemetery
Spend a day at the Museum National of Fine Arts, which houses several of Argentina’s finest painters; the MALBA (Latin American Art Museum), a magnificent constructed structure housing outstanding art from all the continent; and the Xul Solar Museum, featuring the work of remarkable local artist; among others.
We can’t think of a better souvenir from the city known for it’s tango than a pair of hand-crafted tango shoes from world-famous Comme Il Faut. Step inside your own Carrie Bradshaw moment in this glamorous boutique located on a historic street, evocative of Paris yet quintessentially Buenos Aires, lined with art galleries and artisans shops. Shop for some of the most exquisite heels that aren’t just heels, but unique works of art. Even women who don’t dance have taken notice showing off these fabulous heels on the streets of New York, Paris, and London.
Explore San Telmo Market, the crowded Sunday street fair that draws over 12,000 people each week. There’s tons of antiques, artwork, knick knacks, and other treasures laid out along the pedestrian street of Defensa. It’s the perfect place to get an original souvenir that dates back to the golden age of Buenos Aires.
Bike along Puerto Madero, a modern cosmopolitan neighborhood situated along the water. Be sure to traverse the iconic and sleek Puente de la Mujer (“Bridge of the Woman”) and explore two ships-turned-naval-museums which still sit in the water – the Sarmiento and the Uruguay.