Traveling to a different country, such as Argentina, implies tasting LOTS of new food. Argentine cuisine is a melting pot of Italian, Spanish and German influences, among others. However, it is unique in its own way. I’m sure you still dream about that tremendous steak you had when you last visited Buenos Aires, or maybe the gooey empanadas you tried while being here. So I gather that you want to experience these scrumptious Argentine delicacies in the comfort of your own home…. and there’s a quick fix for that. All around the world, there are restaurants that specialize in Argentine cuisine, and we’d love to introduce you to some of them for when you get home-sick for some Argentinian food.
Take a look at the options below and choose the next place where you want to dine out! If you don’t see your city or country on the list, just let me know and I’ll find a place for you!
1) Loco – Paris, France
Loco offers first-class beef, delicious Argentine Malbec and easy-going service. The restaurant is rather small, which gives the impression of a more intimate setting. The staff speaks different languages for your convenience and in every review there is mention of their meat’s outstanding quality.
2) Fuego – Copenhagen, Denmark
The chefs at Fuego take pride in delving deeply into their ingredients, choosing only the finest quality of Aberdeen Black Angus and the freshest of produce. Fuego serves Argentine cuisine fused with classical Mediterranean influences. They have interesting, local options for veggies and host a yearly New Year’s Eve dinner.
3) Baires – Rome, Italy
This Argentine grill restaurant continues the ancestral tradition of ‘asado’. Decorated with gaucho-looking elements and setting, Baires has a strong commitment to Argentina’s classics, so you will find dulce de leche, empanadas and morcilla (blood sausage), among other dishes. It is very well located and they offer reasonable prices for such great quality.
4) Buenos Aires – New York, US
The soccer memorabilia all around the place sets the tone of a very warm and homey eatery. Why try it out for yourself? You should visit Buenos Aires Restaurant to pick up grass-fed meat imported from Argentina, U.S.D.A. prime beef, and homemade chorizo. Want to surprise your family for the holidays? They have take-out! Grab some empanadas for your holiday dinner appetizers.
5) Constancia – London, United Kingdom
Constancia is an independent, family-owned Argentine grill and steak house, located in the heart of Bermondsey, London’s former tannery and leather district. They quickly gained notoriety for the excellent quality of their food, the friendly and attentive service, and the laid-back atmosphere. Their delicious empanadas and wine selection make the visit worth it!
6) Don Gaucho – Tokyo, Japan
This small and cozy restaurant has a mom-and-pop feel that everyone loves! The service is impeccable, the meat is tender and the prices are accessible. Extra bonus: they serve you peanuts with your beer! 100% Argentine style.
7) El Bodegón – Shanghai, China
Attentive service welcomes you at El Bodegón, where you can smell the barbecue from a block away, the ambiance is warm and the prices are right. It can get a little crowded, but what top-tier restaurant doesn’t?
8) Vos – Toronto, Canada
Upscale starters, empanadas, and charcoal-grilled dishes are on the menu at this Little Italy restaurant. Vos offers delicious options for vegetarians and true Argentine classics, like their picada and their lomito sandwich with fries!
9) Las Malvinas – Berlin, Germany
Las Malvinas Restaurant has a great selection of gluten-free and vegetarian options. Fresh meat and produce are their signature ingredients. They take pride in being flexible about how you want your meat and they let your palate command the dish.
10) La Pampa – Hong Kong
La Pampa has the honor of being Hong Kong’s first Argentine steakhouse and restaurant. Their empanadas are made in-house with an excellent pastry that’s the perfect balance between crispy and chewy, and their dulce de leche flan tastes like a little piece of home; a perfect Argentinian mama’s recipe fresh from the kitchen.