One of the best ways of getting in touch with Argentina’s history and culture is eating out at a bodegón. A Bodegón is an especial kind of restaurant. But which are the best bodegones of the city? Here is our top choice.
Founded by Asturian Manolo Fernández, Manolo has been in the business for more than 25 years and it keeps laying its tables for locals and tourists who choose Manolo for its big servings, expert waiters and charming decoration.
📍Bolivar 1299, San Telmo.
☎️ +54 11 4307 8743
La Gran Taberna
Right at the back of the National Congress, it has been open since 1976. It is a bit pricey, but the food is so good it is always full. Call to make reservations.
📍 Combate de Los Pozos 95, Congreso
☎️ +54 11 4951-7586
This bodegón opened in 1954. All over its walls it displays pictures of all its famous guests, including Susan Sarandon, Francis Ford Coppola, and of course, Diego Maradona. It’s in the neighbourhood of La Boca, a few meters from La Usina del Arte.
📍 Agustín Caffarena 64, La Boca.
☎️ +54 11 4362-9912
Oviedo de Palermo
Near the Outlet Shopping Mall, Distrito Arcos, Oviedo takes pride on offering the best milanesas of Buenos Aires. You can also order Spanish paellas.
📍 Guatemala 5501, Palermo
☎️ +54 11 4776-7693
Spiagge di Napoli
The neighbours of Boedo are used to the crowds that gather at the doors of this bodegón waiting for their table. It has been like that for 80 years. The problem is that Spiagge di Napoli doesn’t take reservations, but still, the dishes are worth waiting for.
📍 Av. Independencia 3527, Boedo
☎️ +54 11 4931-4420
This small bodegón in the neighbourhood of Palermo is known for its locro, served in casserole pans. Here you can taste traditional dishes from the north of the country, such as humitas, empanadas salteñas and pastelitos de membrillo.
📍 Av. Las Heras 3357, Palermo.
☎️ +54 11 4801 5307
The dim lights and the dark wooden walls of Bellagamba transport you to the beginning of the 20th century. Still, young people gather here for a beer and to watch football after work.
📍 Av. Rivadavia 2183, Congreso
☎️ +54 11 4951 5833