The fastest way to make enemies in Argentina is to compare the asado to a barbecue. It’s the same, right? No, the locals will tell you, through gritted teeth, it is not the same. Your gas-fuelled blow-torching of conveyor-belt beef patties has nothing in common with our sacred asado.
Category: Argentina Food
Uncover the secrets of the asado and delicious Argentinian recipes with The Real Argentina food guide…
Argentines love to eat and are passionate about their prowess in the kitchen. While Argentina may be most famous for its world-class beef, Argentinian food also incorporates influences from many other distinct cuisines around the world.
Join us on our culinary exploration to discover all the best flavours and tastes that Argentina has to offer. We’ll be reviewing restaurants, checking out local traditions, and trying our hand at some typical recipes.
MENDOZA’S TOP 5 CAFÉS
You notice very fast that the people of Mendoza take their café culture seriously. Spending a day strolling the streets of Argentina’s wine capital you breathe in the atmosphere of a city where people enjoy life and sits in cafés sipping coffee and chatting. Here are five of our top picks.
CUATRO ESQUINAS: FOUR CLASSIC CORNER RESTAURANTS IN BUENOS AIRES
You’ve got a favourite corner restaurant in Buenos Aires, haven’t you? Whichever neighbourhood you live in or have stayed in, there’s surely one establishment, a restorán de la esquina, that’s captured your heart. Here, The Real Argentina visits four emblematic restaurant esquinas in Buenos Aires.
CHEF’S RECIPE: MARIANO RAMON, GRAN DABBANG IN BUENOS AIRES
The best chefs of Buenos Aires reveal how to make their restaurant’s most popular dishes. Chef’s recipe: Swiss Chard Pakoras & Carrot Chutney, by Mariano Ramon from Gran Dabbang in Buenos Aires.
12 FRESH ORGANIC OPTIONS IN BUENOS AIRES
Eating in a wholesome, sustainable way in this urban metropolis is a challenge. But persist because the rewards are rich. Rest assured you can find a thriving, fresh organic food movement in Buenos Aires. You’ve just got to know where to look.
WHERE TO EAT VEGAN FOOD IN BUENOS AIRES
You don’t eat meat. In fact, you’re vegan. In Buenos Aires? Well, you’d better get used to the laughter. But stop right there. Food choice has come a long way since Lonely Planet labelled Argentina as one of the worst countries in the world for non-meat eating travellers.
WHERE TO GO GLUTEN FREE IN BUENOS AIRES
It can be tough to be in Buenos Aires when you don’t eat gluten. At first it’s possible to live perfectly happily on gluten-free steak and wine but after a few days you’re bound to crave something a little different… You don’t need to miss out when you’re gluten free in BA. You just need this guide.
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO EATING AND DRINKING IN ALMAGRO
Almagro, the up-and-coming Porteño neighborhood that is already on the up, has everything you want in a Buenos Aires barrio. Unlike too cool for school Palermo, Almagro is cool without even trying. Let’s get into it about your go-to spots in one of the best under-the-radar barrios of Buenos Aires.
TOKYO IN BUENOS AIRES
There’s so much more to Japanese food in Buenos Aires than just salmon sushi rolls loaded with cream cheese and sweet passion fruit sauce. From udon to shabu-shabu, ramen to gyoza, and okonomiyaki to yakitori, here are some of the best spots for a taste of the real washoku (Japanese food) in Argentina.
COSTA RICA: THE FOODIEST STREET IN BUENOS AIRES
Buenos Aires is definitely a foodie city. But if you were to eat a street, the foodiest street in BA, where would you go? After a decade of research, I nominate Costa Rica – Palermo Hollywood section.