Navigating the food and menus in Buenos Aires isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do. Here is a list of some restaurants and food tips that I’ve come across while living here.
If you’re looking for the best parillas in BA, don’t bother with the main streets because the side streets are where you’ll find the best carne for the least amount of pesos. Pretty much every street in this city has little, hidden parillas and all you need to do is look for the smallest, oldest looking place with a big grill and giant slabs of meat. Set aside your “health code hesitations” because you will not be let down. My favorite parilla thus far is located on the corner of Tucuman and Suipacha.
To be completely honest, I don’t even know the name of it, but walk to the corner and you will literally see a hole in the wall. It is set up like an open-air bar, but with a giant display of meat sizzling on the grill. It’s filled with working-class, Argentine men and giant slabs of meat. I recommend the Vacio or the Choripan. It is inexpensive and delicious.
If you are in a hurry then you can always find a Freddo or Volta on a nearby street corner for a large helping of their drool-worthy Dulce de Leche or Tramontana, but if you have some time on a weekend afternoon you should wander over to Moratto on Riobamba 962.
They have a breath taking display of creamy helados naturales. Moratto also offers a wide variety of chocolates, coffees and teas, and baked goods.