Though not technically ‘street food’ due to its brick-and-mortar location, Pirilo is a takeaway only hole in the wall joint in historic San Telmo, dishing up enormous slices of homemade pizza on paper napkins for eager diners. Everyone, from tourists to taxi drivers, loves this neighborhood institution.
Pirilo Pizzeria, Defensa 821, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, +54 11 4307-0248
El Tano Criollo
Buenos Aires is flanked by two costaneras, or wide, boardwalk-style pedestrian walkways. The El Tano Criollo wagon is a bastion of the Costanera Norte. Grab a churrasquito, a thin cut of grilled steak, and top it with classic Argentinian sauces like chimichurri or salsa criolla.
Choripan is the name of the game at this down-to-earth parrilla not far from the city’s Reserva Ecologica. Argentina’s answer to the hot dog, a chorizo sandwich, is at its best here: crusty, toasted bread, copious chimichurri sauce, and of course exemplary chorizo.
El Puestito del Tio
This famous stall attracts constant crowds, but is definitely worth braving the queue. Order up a bondiolo sandwich, or braised pork shoulder, top it with all the usual sauces and salads, and your life may never be the same.
For homemade salsas, this is the place to go; this Costanera Sur stall makes all their own. Go for the chimichurri featuring real ají spice, the salsa criolla, the green onion mayo, or a celery and tomato concoction. It’s impossible to go wrong.