Collected by carrie smith
San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The attractive San Telmo barrio began as an upscale area before tenement living took over. It’s back big-time now, helped by its famous antique flea market. On Sundays tourists and locals descend upon the Plaza Dorrego and its side lanes for...
El Salvador 4702, C1414BPL CABA, Argentina
Buenos Aires style is distinct: a fearless mixing of patterns and fabrics that is both sexy and sporty. The brand Jazmin Chebar, with several boutiques throughout the city, manages to capture that spirit in its eclectic collections that might...
Estados Unidos 465, C1101AAJ CABA, Argentina
The carne at this San Telmo restaurant is so succulent that the servers cut it with a spoon. Order the lomo cut, which is the Argentine version of filet mignon. 54/(11) 4361-5557. For the September, 2012 issue, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of...
José Antonio Cabrera 5099, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Beef is everywhere in Buenos Aires, but there are a few parrillas in town that stand above the rest for quality. Within that category, La Cabrera offers a unique experience. Yes, the focus is on the meat, but the sides almost steal the...
Av. Medrano 1475, C1176 CABA, Argentina
A classic Manhattan - paired with a hot dog? You heard that right. Granted, these are gourmet hot dogs. But only the bold and imaginative Fede Cuco, one of the city's premiere bartenders (considered something of a celebrity barman, even, on the...
Calle Rivadavia s/n, C1004 CABA, Argentina
Up until recently, the Catedral Metropolitana was famous for a few things - the rococo altar, the Christ statue carved from algarrobo (carob) wood, the fact that it's the final resting place of the great South American liberator General Jose de...
Av. Corrientes 4555, C1195 CABA, Argentina
Havanna has several locations around Buenos Aires. Grab a cup of cafe con leche and a alfajore (chocolate covered cookie with dulce de leche in the center); immerse in chocolate heaven as you people watch. I guarantee you will want to take a box...
Av. de Mayo 1271, C1085ABC, C1085ABC CABA, Argentina
Buenos Aires’ culinary identity was shaped largely by the Spanish and Italian immigrants who settled in Argentina, bringing with them traditional cooking techniques and tastes. It’s no surprise, then, that Spanish and Italian restaurants continue...
500, Av. Juan de Garay, C1114 CABA, Argentina
'This isn't for everyone,' as the bar's slogan goes, and it's true. (If you're looking for a cold beer, for example, you'll be out of luck at Doppel - this is probably one of the only businesses in all of Buenos Aires where cerveza is pointedly...
Guatemala 4699, C1425 CABA, Argentina
Martha Salotti 445, C1107 CMB, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The historic El Porteño building, a onetime grain warehouse made of imported Manchester bricks, was slated for demolition in 1998 before a local cultural preservation group stepped in. Soon after, Argentine fashion designer Alan Faena...
Defensa 855, C1065 AAO, Buenos Aires, Argentina
It's slightly unnerving when you're seated too close to the next table in a jam-packed parrilla (steakhouse), the clatter of dishes and voices and the televised futbol game in the background, and your stoic waiter, a giant of a man in a stained...
PEDRO DOMINGO MURILLO 725, C1414 CABA, Argentina
The only way to improve on a leisurely feast of several courses in Buenos Aires is to pair the food with wine. Sommeliers at many of the city’s finer restaurants offer wine pairing options, typically pairing the entrada (appetizer) with a...
Armenia 1676, C1414DKJ CABA, Argentina
No doubt about it, sauntering through Palermo Viejo’s innumerable shopping opportunities is going to wear you out, especially if it’s the middle of Argentina’s summer (January - through March). Taking a break from our credit cards, we popped into...
Gorriti 4389, Buenos Aires, Argentina
It's a springlike Thursday evening at an elegant apartment in Palermo - but instead of white linen, the tables are spread with newspapers. In the kitchen, New Orleans native Liza Puglia is putting the finishing touches on a southern-style feast of...
Honduras 5860, C1414 CABA, Argentina
Particularly if you’ve been out late the night before, there’s nothing like a leisurely late-morning brunch in Buenos Aires. While not traditionally Argentine, many restaurants and hotels have caught on to the custom and offer special brunch menus...
Mataderos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
It's not rocket science to make dinner reservations at one of Buenos Aires' hot-right-now restaurants - but what about finding your way to the city's hole-in-the-wall empanada shops, the roadside parrilla (grill) stands, the mom-and-pop delis with...
Carmelo, Colonia Department, Uruguay
Just $2 buys a freshly made, oozy, melty, outrageously delicious "chivito" sandwich at a food truck in Uruguay. It's a kitchen-sink style concoction which includes beef, egg, cheese, and veggies, all heated together like a panini. Mmm.
Ciudad Vieja, 11000 Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay
The capital of Uruguay boasts gorgeous colonial architecture and a real sense of history. No place is better to see this than in Ciudad Vieja district, a paradise for antique-lovers. I went gaga for all the intricate details of the old colonial...
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