The Indian Vegetarian Lunch Spot: Thali

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It’s not easy being a vegetarian in Buenos Aires. When I first touched down, I lasted a good six months after a nearly 13-year adolescent no meat streak. But times have changed and today there are many more decent options for non-beef eaters (no, mozo, vegetarians don’t eat ham or chicken either). But after trying lots of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

A Real Italian Stallion: La Locanda

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Argentina might be a country of Italian immigrants, but there are only a handful of restaurants that truly do authentic Italian cuisine justice. I’m talking homemade pastas, fresh seafood, properly made breads, all with that Italian food love and passion kneaded into the dough. So where should we go in Buenos Aires for that taste […]

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The Other Buenos Aires Barbecue: BAB Cocina Coreana

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November 2015 – BAB HAS UNFORTUNATELY CLOSED Porteños have two real edible love affairs: beef and barbecue. While it’s true that the majority of locals keep a fairly conservative diet, thanks to a changing food scene and eaters with more adventurous palates, Korean cuisine makes for a logical winning equation. With a personal parrilla grilling up high quality cuts of locally sourced beef […]

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The New Argentine Bistro: Aramburu Bis

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The food scene in Buenos Aires may be changing, growing, and diversifying, but it’s still rare for a restaurant to spring up that truly excites with an original concept, while also waving the Argentine spirit flag. So often an eating den either has a cool atmosphere or interesting food, but rarely do those two beasts […]

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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 […]

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Oui Oui, Brunch Brunch, Yes Yes

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The pioneer in the Buenos Aires brunch movement, Oui Oui has been around since the beginning of breakfast time, brunchificando the hell out of Palermo before brunchear even became a verb, and Palermo took the Hollywood suffix.  

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Sipan Fusing Things Up The Peru-ponesa Way

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Down the road from the touristic Plaza Serrano turnabout, SIPAN has taken over the bottom level of the Palermitano Hotel, whipping up Peruvian-Japanese fusion delectables. Upscale Peruvian seemed a bit oxymoronic to me. Dropping a hefty centavo on a plate of fancy ceviche just isn’t right when you can get a version just as delicious for half the price at […]

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The Perfect Italian: in Bocca al Lupo Caffé

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IN BOCCA AL LUPO HAS UNFORTUNATELY CLOSED AS OF SEPTEMBER 2016  If in Bocca al Lupo was single, it would be quite the catch. Good looking? Check. Great personality? Check. Appealing to the taste buds? Check.Check. Stronglikebull coffee? Triplo check. A wonderful welcome to Palermo Hollywood, this Italian café has what it takes for coffeehouse […]

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