There is not doubt that Buenos Aires is a culinary centre and there are many tasty morsels to indulge in. Food here is not cheap but it is good value when compared to UK prices. Restaurants and bars are abundant particularly in San Telmo and in Old Palermo (Palermo Viaja) so explore. Warning: poor photogaphy is imminent.
Things we enjoyed :
1. A massive steak: ‘bife de chorizo’ is sirloin and one is enough to share from a restaurant called a ‘parilla’ – don’t expect anything green.
Our picks: Gran Parilla de Plata & Don Ernestos both in San Telmo
Our pick: dulce de leche flavour
Our pick: find one of the abundant fruit sellers
4. Italian food for dinner – BA had a major influx of Italian immigrants in the past and great pizza and pasta is abundant
Our pick: La Roslia in San Telmo for it’s amazing pasta
5. Lovely pastries anytime of day – ‘medialunas’ are half moon shaped pastries of multiple varieties and can be bought from a ‘panaderia’. We ate 2 every day for breakfast. The little pot next to it is dulce de leche which Em is not officially addicted to.
Our pick: try as many different types as you can
Our pick Tilde Restaurant in San Telmo
A few other places we liked were:
– Krakow bar in San Telmo for beer and a burger
– One of the many places where you choose from a buffet and pay per 100g
– Not quite Buenos Aires but free whisky and ‘champagne’ on our bus to Iguazu was fun