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The Best Puerto Madero, Retiro and Centro Restaurants, Bars and Cafes

Allie Lazar

By | September 24, 2013 | Leave a comment

What are the best restaurants in Buenos Aires? Tips on the best bars, restaurants and cafes in the Puerto Madero, Retiro and Centro neighborhoods by the “Queen of all that is edible” Allie Lazar.

 

Neighborhoods: Retiro, Microcentro, Puerto Madero

BASA

Basavilbaso 1328

4893-9444

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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

http://www.basabar.com.ar/

$$$

 

Café Paulín

Sarmiento 635

4325-2280

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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

$

 

Dadá

San Martin 941

4314-4787

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

$$$

Farinelli

Arroyo 900

4328-7998

A great café for a quick breakfast, lunch or weekend brunch.

http://www.farinelli.com.ar/

Mon – Sat: 8am – 8pm

Filo

San Martin 975

4311-0312

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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

http://www.filo-ristorante.com/

$$

 

Florería Atlántico

Arroyo 872

4313-6093

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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

http://www.floreriaatlantico.com.ar/

$$$

Le Grill

Alicia Moreau de Justo 876

4343-6067

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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

http://legrill.com.ar/

$$$$

 

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