Here now, for the first time ever, Eater heads to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to discover the buzziest spots for eating and drinking. Guiding us on our journey is writer and Pick Up the Fork founder Allie Lazar, who takes it away below:
Beef will never go out of style in Buenos Aires. Parrillas (steakhouses) and old-school bodegones (casual neighborhood cantinas) continue to dominate the meat-centric restaurant scene with time-honored renditions of barbecued meats and comfort foods. While most palates still gravitate toward conservative Spanish and Italian traditions, many porteños (people of Buenos Aires) are expanding their horizons by opening their minds and stomachs.
During the past 12 months, many of the city's gastro-elites have looked into Argentina's past and abroad for culinary inspiration. New restaurants are both reinventing classics and imitating international food trends (with a slight four-year delay). The city's top street food sandwich, customarily eaten off of grill carts, has now turned into a trendy brick-and-mortar; burger bars are and springing up with furor; the craft beer craze has opened the eyes of many to a new world of drinking; and Asian-fusion restaurants go beyond the customary cream cheese and passionfruit sushi rolls to introduce intrepid eaters to novelties like ramen, pork buns, and kimchi. Here now, and in geographic order, is the Eater Heatmap to Buenos Aires:
Since first-time visitors might not feel an inkling for a burger or Asian food while in Buenos Aires, make sure to memorize Eater's 38 Essential Restaurants, which will lead you towards the city's indispensable spots.Read More