Bahía Blanca, meaning ‘white bay’, is a popular destination on Argentina’s east coast, mainly with residents of Buenos Aires looking to get away from the city for a weekend. Meanwhile, for visitors it acts as a handy stopover on their way down to Patagonia after leaving the capital. It is a fairly small town but nonetheless is full of amenities. Read on to find our list of the best restaurants in Bahía Blanca.
Dating all the way back to 1890, Gambrinus has been a Bahía Blanca favorite for many generations. The restaurant is housed in an atmospheric old neo-colonial building, with an old-fashioned but homely décor. On the walls are vintage pictures and posters highlighting the history of the establishment, with iron chandeliers in keeping with the traditional vibe. The food is mainly Argentinian with some surprising German dishes, such as liverwurst or chicken schnitzel. As one would come to expect in such restaurants in Argentina, Gambrinus boasts an extensive wine and beer list. A great location for tasty food in a homely atmosphere.
Arribeños 174, Bahia Blanca, Argentina, +54 291 456 2750
Hugely popular with locals, El Mundo de la Parrilla serves traditional Argentinian barbecue, or parrilla. In a smart and modern interior, diners can enjoy a great range of meats all cooked in the traditional way, giving it the delicious smokey flavour specific to the parrilla style of cooking. Guests can order a full parrilla to share around the table to get a taste of all the classic cuts, or can order individual cuts to be cooked just to their own taste. The service is extremely friendly and helpful, and waitstaff are happy to try to explain the more obscure cuts of meat.
Av. Colon 379, Bahia Blanca, Argentina, +54 291 454 6446
If visitors to Bahía Blanca are tired of the usual steak and are looking for a light meal, Sushi Club is a great Japanese restaurant serving lighter dishes. Located on one of the town’s busiest streets, Avenida Alem, Sushi Club offers a wide range of sushi, which can be ordered in small or large quantities depending on your appetite. More substantial Japanese dishes are also available. The interior is modern and minimalist with a high-end feel, despite the prices being surprisingly affordable.
Av. Alem 272, Bahía Blanca, Argentina, +54 291 452 0333