Neighborhoods: Retiro, Microcentro, Puerto Madero
BASA keeps Buenos Aires classy with a new take on a trendy restaurant and lounge. Great food, drinks and hot people – kinda my idea of a perfect night. If only your basement at home was this cool.
Mon – Fri: 12pm – 3:30pm, 6:30pm – close, Sat – Sun: 8pm – close
An old school sandwich shop legend, hop up to the bar and choose from a number of traditional Argentine sandwiches. It’s one of the most crowded restaurants in Buenos Aires for a reason: fresh ingredients, massive portions and cheap prices.
Monday – Saturday, 7am – 8pm
San Martin 941
This small bar and restaurant might only have a handful of tables, but it has continued to serve great food (and even better cocktails) for years. The eclectic menu features anything from pasta to salads to meat dishes, with the bife de lomo a force to be reckoned with.
Mon – Sat, 8am – close
A great café for a quick breakfast, lunch or weekend brunch.
Mon – Sat: 8am – 8pm
San Martin 975
A downtown Buenos Aires favorite, Filo’s your spot for the overall food, ambiance, quirky restaurant experience tri-fecta. It’s a casual yet popping place for pizza-pasta-salad-cocktails and great wine.
Mon – Sun: 12pm – 2am
What do a flower shop, record store, vinoteca, parrilla (barbecue grill) and an underground bar all have in common? Florería Atlántico, flawlessly swoon-worthy Retiro spot. While on the top level you can buy beautiful flower bouquets, wines and even records, once you open the meatpacking refrigerator door and dip downstairs to the nautical themed bar, prepare yourself for killer cocktails and an impressive selection of tapas, all cooked on a grill.
Mon – Sat: 7pm – 3am
Alicia Moreau de Justo 876
The best parrilla on the Puerto Madero strip, in the world of modern first class steakhouses, Le Grill gets a bunch of gold stars. The kitchen bangs out killer juicy steaks, cooked textbook, while impeccably trained waiters serve remarkable wines (from an even more remarkable wine cellar).
Sun – Fri: 12:30pm – 3pm, Mon – Sat: 7pm – 12am