I left Buenos Aires almost three months ago, but I still find myself dreaming about its food.
Buenos Aires. Home to the tango, spectacular wine, exhaustingly fun night life, and cuisine that keeps you drooling even three months later.
Here are some of my favorite places to grab a bocado.
Numero Uno: La Fabrica de Tacos
This place kills me. I almost not kidding. Every time I ate here I thought I was going to burst… so I would order two more tacos. And a passion fruit (maracuya) marg. And a plate of nachos with guac. And another taco. Not to mention, the atmosphere is colorful, bright, and fun. Look for me on a Wednesday night and I was probably here enjoying the two for one tacos. I personally prefer the Cañitas location but they also have a joint in Palermo near Plaza Serrano.
Báez 246, Las Cañitas, Buenos Aires
Gorriti 5062, Palermo, Buenos Aires
Unfortunately I only made it here twice in my four months in BA. What a mistake that was. It is expensive but my lord the food is to die for (and the portions are very fair). They also offer a lot of vegan/vegetarian options. But my favorite thing about Ninina is the decor and atmosphere. It’s simple and pleasing to the eye. There is even a giant window allowing you to peek in on the chefs as they whip up your quinoa burger or berries pancakes.
Gorriti 4738, Palermo, Buenos Aires
Oh Van Koning, can I please just cuddle up on one of your couches with a good book, a delicious artisan beer, and nap and read for a few days straight? My only regret after leaving BA was that I didn’t come here every week. The beer list is massive, the decor is cozy, and the Dutch menu items remind me of my days in Holland. The bitterballen (deep fried beef balls dipped in mustard) were a little different than those in the Netherlands, but still mouth-watering.
Báez 325, Las Cañitas, Buenos Aires
I never craved vegan food until I ate at Vita. Yes, it is all vegan and it is all delicious. My favorite meal I ever ate there was a stir fry with rice and tofu. I ate every last bite even when my insides begged me not to. My favorite dessert I ever got there was a chocolate berry mousse. How they made it vegan, I have no idea. But I have never eaten anything so slowly. I savored every bite. The menu is huge and the prices are ridiculously reasonable. I usually spent less than $10 every visit and had more than enough to eat and drink. Go to Vita and meet your inner vegan!
Costa Rica 4522, Palermo, Buenos Aires
Hipolito Yrigoyen 583, Buenos Aires
Libros del Pasaje
I have a confession to make: I am a key lime pie addict. And Libros is my supplier. Best key lime pie of my life. Hands down. In addition, I had some of my most productive work days sitting at Libros eating a slice and drinking delicious ginger, mint limeade or a generous pot of green tea. My oh my Libros, you really know how to motivate a girl.
Thames 1762, Palermo, Buenos Aires
Now for some honorable mentions:
bBlue: Delicious, healthy smoothies and salads and beyond generous breakfast specials. I dream about their scrambled eggs with smoked salmon.
Armenia 1692, Palermo, Buenos Aires
Pit Deli: Another spot that brought out the dedicated, hardworking student in me. Giant pots of tea and delicious sandwiches/burgers. Talk about brain food.
Soldado de la Independencia 1154, Las Cañitas, Buenos Aires
Full City Coffee House: Even though I’m not a coffee drinker, I do love a chill atmosphere and a decent tea menu. Yummy muffins don’t hurt either.
Thames 1535, Palermo, Buenos Aires
Go explore Buenos and these joints! What’s your favorite food city?