Eat the Buenos Aires Seasons: Fall / Otoño Produce

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In Buenos Aires, it’s not hard to eat seasonally. If an ingredient isn’t in season, it’s not available. Or it’s really expensive. Or it probably tastes heinous. There’s nothing like a tomato in the summer with the flavor of an actual juicy tomato, a 10 peso creamy avocado in late spring, a deep orange roasted pumpkin in the […]

Hot & Steamy Buns: Bao Kitchen Argentina

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There’s a bao revolution going on in Buenos Aires. In the past year pan “chino” al vapor has become an instant hit, creeping its way onto many of the city’s Asian-style restaurant menus. So it’s perfect timing to welcome Bao Kitchen Argentina, a new Taiwanese bistro in Retiro, who knows what’s up when mastering the steamed bun. First things first, what is a […]

Oporto: A Modern Rotisería-Almacén Porteño

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On a quiet corner in residential Nuñez, a barrio growing in culinary endeavors, there’s one white tiled monstrosity that stands apart from the rest. Part modern almacén, part rotisería for take-away, part vinoteca and part restaurant, it’s a sleek spot where excellent wines meet porteño comfort food. Restaurant design lovers, eat your heart out – the three-story building was made by the interior […]

La Carnicería: A Sanctuary of Meat

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Praise the meat lords! After what seems like centuries of the same traditional Argentine fare, one special restaurant has crossed over to the dark side to revamp the holy parrilla. La Carnicería, which means butcher shop in Spanish, stays true to its meat roots modernizing the steakhouse classics with a contemporary spin and exciting flavor twists. Smoked chorizo, caramelized sweetbreads, blood […]

Hay Producto Argentino: Masticar Market

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Masticar, the country’s most hyped food fair and overall edible love fest, saw over 110,000 people who came out for the ultimate Palermo gorging orgy (gorgy?). While many chef groupies flocked to take selfies with Masterchefs, the real celebrity action was going down in the mercado, where 80 producers from 19 provinces showed off their […]

The Palermo Detox Cleanse: Jugoterapia at The Factory Juice Bar

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In a city filled with a bunch of crazies who regularly reference their intimate therapy sessions amid casual conversation, it’s only natural (and equally crazy) for a new type of therapist to peek its head into the game: Jugoterapia aka Juice Therapy aka a cleanse, detox, juicing, skinny bitch lunch special, etc., etc., insert your […]

The Mid-Year Hit List: 15 New Buenos Aires Restaurants in 2014

It’s only the first half of 2014 and the city has already exploded with new places to eat out. There seems to be a common trend with this Freshman class of newbies that I’m totally digging. It’s a general theme that is setting a new tone for the future way Buenos Aires dines: cooks and chefs as owners, involved in small […]

The Meat Eating Vegetarian Option: Hierbabuena

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All natural-centric restaurants should follow the Hierbabuena model. A cheerful food haven that welcomes all dietary walks of life – the meat eaters, the vegans, the vegetarians, the pescetarians, the lactose intolerants, the celiacs, and the gluten free-ers. It’s a different take on what it means to eat conscientiously as a carnivore-friendly vegetarian restaurant where meat […]

The Lucky Eight: Best Chinese Restaurants in Buenos Aires

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  It’s time we all toss aside ground beef empanada filled “spring rolls” with fluorescent pink sweet and sour sweet sauce, say chau-chau to chaw fan, put down the fork, pick up some chopsticks, and tuck into a slightly more authentic world of Chinese cuisine. Here are my top 8 picks for the best Chinese restaurants in […]

Teamim: A Little Taste of Israel in Almagro

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Buenos Aires is no stranger to Mediterranean flavors. With a history of Middle Eastern (mostly Syrian and Lebanese) and Armenian immigration, each with culturally active communities, it’s pretty easy to find your face nose deep in shawarma. But this one Almagro hole in the wall a few blocks away from Parque Centenario stands out from […]