Once again, Eater heads to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to discover the buzziest spots for eating and drinking. Offering her picks for the best the city has to offer right now is writer and Pick Up the Fork founder Allie Lazar.
For decades, Argentina’s economy has struggled with inflation, but when the exchange rate jumped from 20 to 39 pesos to the dollar this year, food costs soared, making opening a restaurant even more complicated. Still, renowned chefs like Narda Lepes and Gastón Acurio brought highly anticipated ventures to Buenos Aires, packing the house with their unique style of cooking.
Among the latest BA food trends:
- The 20-something chef generation, like the cooks at Anafe, focus on small plates in more casual settings rather than high-end tasting menus.
- The city has seen an overall shift from food to drinks, with more and more emphasis on craft beer, wine, vermouth, and specialty coffee.
- Palermo is no longer the only culinary hot spot: bordering neighborhoods like Chacarita, Colegiales, and Villa Crespo are also experiencing a boom.
BA will always be about the beef, so for steakhouse and must-eats guidance, check out Eater’s 38 Essential Buenos Aires Restaurants. Without further ado, and in geographic order, the Eater Heatmap to Buenos Aires.Read More