FoodSherpas in Buenos Aires · Ciudad Autónoma De Buenos Aires Food Tour · created over 6 years ago

In Buenos Aires, beef is king. And while the city does not exactly cater to ethnic food diversity it does offer more than just beef in it's Argentinian food options, as well as fine Italian food. Here are 8 places to check-in at and sample the culinary delights. For more, visit

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    Choripan at Parrilla Angelito in City of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires

    The choripan is one of the most popular lunch foods. And what makes them so special is that like the sausage sandwich in other countries, the best are usually found sold by street vendors. When looking for the best choripan, head to Mama Baker near Alemeda Sur in Puerto Madero. It's worth the trip!

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    empanadas at El Sanjuanino in Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Right with beef and great wine, the staple food that many associate as "Argentina" are Empanadas. and some of the best come from El Sanjuanino. You'll find empanadas everywhere in Buenos Aires, for some of the tastiest, flakiest, these are worth a try.

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    Bife de Lomo at Rodi in Buenos Aires, Capital Federal

    In the US and Europe, what is often seen as the best cut of beef is the filet mignon. In Argentina, the same type of meat (beef tenderloin) is Bife de Lomo. The difference being that many times, you'll find that they cut the meat from left to right rather than up and down. So instead of a single tiny puck of buttery meat, at times you will get 2 almost strips of this perfect meal. Many times, you'll get what would be two filet mignon type cuts, which is often the case at Rodi Bar, considered by many to have the best Bife de Lomo.

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    Locro at Cumaná in Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Man cannot live on meat (bife) alone in Buenos Aires. So when in need of some variety, one must try the Argentinian classic, locro, a hearty stew of white corn, beans, chorizo and pork belly.

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    Matambrito De Cerdo at El Trapiche in Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The fine dining offers a traditional, more upscale, parilla experience. But at El Trapiche, it's a pork dish that might be their specialty as they offer what might be the best matambrito de cerdo al verdeo in the city. Grilled pork flank, cut and served in a brown gravy with cooked green onion and papas espanol. Via more at

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    Bife de chorizo at La Cabrera in Buenos Aires, ar

    With so many excellent beef options to chose from at La Cabrera, it's hard to decide which is best. You can't really go wrong here, but might want to try the Bife de Chorizo, a sirloin steak cut.

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    Alfajores at Confiteria Norte in Buenos Aires, Capital Federal

    When it comes to a lone dessert item on the list, it's a tough call between the excellent Argentinian helado and the alfajor. The alfajor is a staple in the Argentinian dessert diet. The tasty treat is a simple flour vanilla biscuit, stuffed with dulce de leche, and then usually rolled on the sides in coconut. Chocolate covered options are also popular. You'll find brands such as Cachafaz, one of the most popular brands, in ever kiosk market, and chain stores like Havana are popular. But for the best experience, one should try a bakery where you know they are fresh, soft, and perfect.

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    Lechon at Casal De Catalunya in Buenos Aires, Capital Federal

    Lechon is a whole roasted small pig. You'll find it many of the best parillas in Buenos Aires as well as specialty places like Don Lechon. But for a good lechon experience, one can try Casal de Catalunya, a Catalan (Spain)/Argentinian location that prides itself on it's superb much that they cut it with nothing but a plate to show how tender it is.