El Mirasol is a traditional Argentine steakhouse. Dining here is about relaxation and slow enjoyment: make sure to take advantage of the huge selection of Argentine wines to go with your meal. If you aren’t a beef eater, there are plenty of chicken, lamb, pig, and vegetarian options. Save some room for dessert – the Copa “La Recova” is a dulce de leche sundae with hot chocolate sauce.
Address and Phone Number: Posadas 1032 C1011ABB CABA Argentina +54 11 4326-7322
It’s tough to think of something Gran Bar Danzon doesn’t do right. The servings are huge and shareable, so try ordering one or two for a party of four before you order anything else. Be as wary about the drinks, as they’re delicious but they pack a serious punch, and they’re cheap, so you may be tempted to have more than you can handle. Gran Bar Danzon is far from traditional, serving pork egg rolls and sushi: their Bloody Mary is topped with a spicy roll.
Address and Phone Number: Libertad 1161 C1012AAW Buenos Aires Argentina +54 11 4811-1108
Juana M. is part art galley and part steakhouse, with a few menu additions. The entrance is a little tough to spot, so don’t think you’re lost right away if you don’t find it. Juana M. is a great place if your group needs to compromise: meat lovers will be thrilled with the lengthy selection of steaks and other meats, and for those who are tired of Argentine beef, Juana M. also makes pasta in house.
Address and Phone Number: Carlos Pellegrini 1535 C1011AAE CABA Argentina +54 11 4328-6661
El Federal screams trendy, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously. The staff is friendly and warm, and will be happy to answer your questions about any of Argentina’s traditional dishes. El Federal is committed to serving each guest a selection of traditional dishes – in fact, we recommend trying their preset menu ‘Argentina en 6 pasos.’ You’ll be served six small dishes, each of which are inspired by a different region of Argentina.
Address and Phone Number: San Martín 1015 Cdad. Autónoma de Buenos Aires Argentina +54 11 4313-1324
Las Nazarenas is known for their barbecue and meat lovers should definitely make it a stop while touring Retiro. Before you sit down, ask to see the open pit where suckling pigs, racks of ribs, and countless other meats are roasting. The steaks are delicious but at Las Nazarenas, it’s better to order a different meat entree that is cooked over the fire. Besides meat, Las Nazarenas is a go to spot for sweet treats as their dessert menu is legendary.
Address and Phone Number: Reconquista 1132, Cdad. Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina (11) 4312-5559