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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Neighbourhood
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“San Telmo is the oldest barrio (neighborhood) of Buenos Aires. It is a well-preserved area of the Argentine metropolis and is characterized by its colonial buildings. Cafes, tango parlors and antique shops line the cobblestone streets, which are often filled with artists and dancers. A street named the "Illuminated Block" is where many of these important historical buildings can be found”
  • 243 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Famous place to eat meat. Make reservation or wait patiently because is always crowded.”
  • 168 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
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“Great place to have "ASADO" (BBQ). Try to get reservations, it get really crowded ”
  • 163 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Traditional pizza store. This is the way Argentine people eat pizza. You may have a seat or stand at the bar and orden "muza con fainá". ”
  • 111 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Iconic pizza place, located at recognised Corrientes Av, where theatres and lights stand out”
  • 123 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Healthy and tasty meals for every day. Just one block apart from Quartier Dorrego.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
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“This is a San Telmo restaurant at its best: tightly packed tables, patrons knocking elbows, suited waiters, a sweaty asador and great meat. It started with one floor but now has three, including a rooftop terrace. Order your meat jugoso (rare) and the waiter might just cut it with a spoon. Like La Cabrera, it’s a bit pricier but the whole experience is a good value.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Bar
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“Along with it's 'sister' La Poesia, this is one of two traditional restaurants, very typical of old Buenos Aires. Having the same owner, they both have the same varied menu, including burgers, pastas, salads, sandwiches and some very good sharing platters (‘picadas’) . Both have a great atmosphere and interesting antique/vintage décor, without being super ‘touristy.’ Try a craft beer accompanied by a traditional ‘picada.’ A great option any time of day.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Want a great burger and not looking for a longer meal this is one of the many new great burger places that have popped up and are excellent. I think you will agree that the burgers in BA hold there own to many top burgers in the USA or anywhere else in the world!!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Café
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“A slightly smaller, more intimate version of its 'brother' El Federal. A varied menu, relaxed atmosphere and traditional/vintage decor. Great to while away the hours on a relaxing morning.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
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“Good parrilla, friendly and lively atmosphere and low prices. I usually go here with my friends. Go very early or late or you'll have to wait forever for a table.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“Great Dinner Experience in this awarded as #3 in ranking The World's 50 Best Bars.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“If you are a sushi lover then this place is amazing!!! This is the perfect mix between Asian and Peruvian cuisine, they have different sushi options and appetizers. The amazing part that this is not a regular sushi restaurant, is a well-decorated ambient also, but I don't recommend it if you are searching for a restaurant on a budget. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
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“El Desnivel is a typical neighborhood grill (parrilla) that has always been popular with locals. In the past few years, it has also become a favorite place for tourists.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“The food is fabulous and well priced at this long-standing Middle Eastern restaurant – come with a group to sample many exotic dishes. Start with the roasted eggplant hummus and boquerones (marinated sardines), then follow up with kebabs or lamb in yogurt sauce. Less busy at lunchtime; there's usually a wait for a table at dinner.”
  • 81 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great place to enjoy of a nice meal, drinks and rock! and also for buying a hard rock BA t-shirt”
  • 30 locals recommend