Best Bodegones in Buenos Aires, a list with the best neighborhood options in this great city!
One of the best ways to get to know the culture and history of Buenos Aires is by sitting down to eat in one of its many bodegones (still lifes).
A bodegon is a special and different type of what we know as a “restaurant”. In fact, in this note we tell you what these historical places are about.
But, what are the best bodegones in the city?
Here are our favorites:
Founded by the Asturian Manolo Fernandez, Manolo opened its doors more than 25 years ago and continues to serve its tables to locals and tourists.
The best things about Manolo are his huge portions, his knowledgeable waiters and his charming setting.
📍Bolivar 1299, San Telmo.
☎️ +54 11 4307 8743
La Gran Taberna
Just behind the National Congress, La Gran Taberna opened in 1976.
It is a bit pricey, but the food is so good that it is always packed.
Call to reserve a table, and to inquire about their schedules and protocols given the global situation of COVID-19.
📍 Combate de Los Pozos 95, Congreso
☎️ +54 11 4951-7586
Since 1954, it has been collecting on its walls the photos of all its famous diners, from Susan Sarandon, Francis Ford Coppola, and of course, Diego Maradona.
It is in the La Boca neighborhood, a few meters from the Usina del Arte.
We recommend that you call before going, to know their schedules, since we cannot find a secure website to facilitate you.
📍 Agustín Caffarena 64, La Boca.
☎️ +54 11 4362-9912
Oviedo de Palermo
A few blocks from the Arcos District (Shopping Outlets), Oviedo stands out for serving the best Milanese in Buenos Aires.
You can also order Spanish Paellas.
On Mondays it is closed, and then its hours are extended from Tuesday to Sunday. We recommend calling to see their schedules and protocols given the global situation of the COVID-19 virus.
📍 Guatemala 5501, Palermo
☎️ +54 11 4776-7693
Spiagge di Napoli
The residents of Boedo are already used to the crowds that gather at the door of this still life waiting for a table.
Spiagge di Napoli has been open for 80 years and reservations are not accepted.
Still and all worth the wait!
We also recommend that you call ahead to see their protocols and opening hours, given the COVID-19 situation.
📍 Av. Independencia 3527, Boedo
☎️ +54 11 4931-4420
This small bodegon, located in the Palermo neighborhood, is known for its locro a la cacerola.
Here, you can try traditional northern Argentine dishes such as humitas, empanadas from Salta, and quince pastels (pastelitos de membrillo).
📍 Av. Las Heras 3357, Palermo.
☎️ +54 11 4801 5307
With its dim lights and dark wooden walls, Bellagamba transports you to the early 20th century.
However, it is common to see young people gathering here to drink beer and watch football after work.
📍 Av. Rivadavia 2183, Congreso
☎️ +54 11 4951 5833