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Restaurants in Recoleta

Meagean Dugger

By | November 9, 2011 | Leave a comment

LandingPadBA brings you a list of places to eat in Recoleta. This list includes some of the best ethnic restaurants and grills that Buenos Aires has to offer. Recoleta is must-visit for the fine diner!

Sottovoce Restaurant

Good Italian restaurant in Recoleta, Buenos Aires

Type of food: Italian

Avg. Price: $$$
($ = budget, $$$ = expensive)

LPBA Recommendation: Sottovoce Chef Alejo Waissman has garnered international acclaim and worked in kitchens all over the world. So it’s no surprise that his latest venture is simply deee-lish. The specialties are pasta and fresh fish, but be sure someone at the table orders the gnocchi – it’s cooked to perfection! The extensive wine list boasts more than 30 red wines and 18 white wines from around the world.

The Libertador location has a calm and elegant ambiance without being hoity-toity. Complimentary champagne welcomes you while you wait for a table, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Many of the servers also speak English, if that’s a plus for you. An especially nice touch: the ceilings are covered in a sound-absorbent material, alleviating loud echoing and allowing you to enjoy the conversation at your table – not the table across the restaurant. Very fitting, as Sottovoce means “whisper” in Italian.

As expected, it’s a slightly more expensive dinner, but Sottovoce makes for a wonderful locale for a celebration or special night out. If you’re on a budget though, skip this one – there are plenty of other great Italian spots in the city that won’t put a dent in the wallet.

Tandoor Cocina de la India

Ethnic Indian Restaurant in Recoleta, Buenos Aires

Location: Laprida 1293, Recoleta
Phone: 11-4821-3676

Type of food: Indian
Avg. Price: $$
($ = budget, $$$ = expensive) Recommendation: If you’re through with beef and empanadas, at least for a night, Tandoor is just the place. With rich, authentic Indian recipes and a stellar wine list to match, Tandoor makes a great spot for either a dinner out with friends or for a great night out with your sweetie. Rumor has it, the Ambassador of India to Argentina dines here. Just saying.

La Cholita

La Cholita grill in Recolate, Buenos Aires
Location: Rodríguez Peña 1165, Recoleta
Phone: 11-4815-4506

Type of food: Parrilla (Argentine BBQ)
Avg. Price: $
($ = budget, $$$ = expensive)

LPBA Recommendation: La Cholita offers a menu todo a la parrilla (everything from the grill). As can be said for other similar restaurants, the meat here is great. But the real gems of this menu are your meals’ side dishes. Here are a few suggestions: provoleta (a thick slice of seasoned cheese), which is cooked in a cast iron skillet at La Cholita rather than on the grill as usual; sick of provolone? Try the goat cheese version, which is cooked to gooey perfection and served mounted by an ample pile of arugula; and don’t forget the papas fritas at La Cholita, as these perfectly fried spuds are served with onions, peppers, garlic and other delicious spices.

El Cuartito

Good pizza restaurant in Recoleta, Buenos Aires

Location: Talcahuano 937, Recoleta
Phone: 11-4816-1758/4331

Type of food: Pizza
Avg. Price: $
($ = budget, $$$ = expensive)

LPBA Recommendation: This pizzeria is a favorite amongst locals, and it is perfect for a good slice of fuggazeta rellena or empanadas. Perfectly placed large screen TVs allow you to watch a soccer game or enjoy watching others writhe and squirm as they cheer their favorite teams on to victory. El Cuartito is highly recommended for lunch or a night out with good friends.


Good International restaurant in Buenos Aires

Location: Anchorena 1122, Recoleta
Phone: 11-4966-2941

Type of food: International cuisine
Avg. Price: $$
($ = budget, $$$ = expensive)

LPBA Recommendation: If you are tired of the typical Argentine cuisine and ready for culinary variety, Cilantro is a good option. A nice variety of fairly priced sushi, fancy club sandwiches, and a sprinkle of Mediterranean pastas and curries. The staff is very friendly and generous with their pours at the bar. Smoking section available, late operation hours every night except Monday. Don’t forget to ask about the daily fresh seafood special.


Traditional-style food in Recoleta, Buenos Aires

Location: Rodríguez Peña 1149 (and Santa Fe), Recoleta
Phone: 4813-9207

Type of food: Comida autócotona (northern Argentine)
Avg. Price: $
($ = budget, $$$ = expensive)

LPBA Recommendation: From the large wood-burning oven, the cooks at Cumaná present some of the best and reasonably priced regional Argentine cuisine that Buenos Aires has to offer. While the menu also sports more of the typical fare, you can’t go wrong with the locro (a traditional meat stew complete with hominy, lima beans, sausage, bacon and roast beef) or the cazuela de calabaza (a baked casserole of pumpkin and corn covered in melted, honey-soaked cheese). And don’t forget to order either one of the delicious salads or a slice of faina (a thick and dense chickpea pancake) to accompany your entree.

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