10 great wine bars and wine restaurants in Buenos Aires
First time in Buenos Aires, new resident or is it your home town? Wonder where to go when in the mood for drinking great wine? Check out our guide to the best wine bars and wine restaurants in Buenos Aires. For even more tips - check out local sommelier Andres Rosberg's guide below.
Phone: +54 11 4832-6058
Address: Guatemala 4699, Buenos Aires
Possibly the best steak in Argentina, Don Julio is a Buenos Aires classic for its beef but also has one of the most impressive cellars in the city. You’ll have to queue up to get a seat at this busy restaurant which sits on a corner block in Palermo Soho, but the mouthwatering asado and eye-watering wine list are worth the wait. Don Julio has been an institution in Buenos Aires since it opened in 1999 and still sits comfortably at the top as one of the best parillas in the city. Steak and Malbec eat your heart out!
Phone: +54 11 4770-9500
Address: Costa Rica 5852, BTJ
Known for its fantastic service and top notch cuisine, Tegui is one of the most sought-after dinner dates in Buenos Aires. Owned by celebrity chef Germán Martitegui, his team of chefs serve an innovative tasting menu of contemporary Argentine cuisine.
Phone: +54 11 4321-1200
Address: 1086/88 Buenos Aires AR-C AR, Posadas, ABB
This is the chic restaurant of Four Seasons which has top wine service and a great wine list with an extensive selection of 200 labels from Argentina. In the smart Recoleta neighbourhood, Elena is an oasis in the city for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night drinks. Modern Argentine cuisine in a stylish setting.
Phone: +54 11 4773-2311
Address: Gurruchaga 1149, Buenos Aires
This was one of the first wine bars in Buenos Aires to import pour-yourself-wine machines and it is wall to wall with the shiny wine dispensers with over a hundred wines from around Argentina and a bit further afield. A low-lit, urban-industrial vibe makes it a good date night spot, and the menu includes main dishes as well as sharing plates from their cheese bar. The wine bar now has two locations, one in the bohemian Villa Crespo neighbourhood and another in the hip Palermo Hollywood neighbourhood, where you can also dine at the chef’s table.
Phone: +54 11 15-4821-3741
Address: Beruti 2602
A true classic of Buenos Aires, Oviedo is well-known for its smart service and Mediterranean cuisine. Although what many diners don’t realise is that the owner has almost 20,000 wines in his cellar – with some incredible back vintages of Argentina’s most iconic wines. Delve into the impressive cellar of this passionate collector while experiencing classic fine dining and swift service from a team of bow-tied waiters.
Phone: +54 11 4778-1050
Address: Nicaragua 6002
This French bistro-style wine bar was a game changer when it opened in Buenos Aires in 2013, offering not only Argentine wines but international wines by the glass at a time when it was almost impossible to get any wines (even by the bottle) from beyond the border. It is still a great wine refuge in Palermo and is open all day offering more than 50 wines by the glass and more by the bottle. The trained sommeliers are great at pairing wine flights with your choice of cheeses and charcuterie, or you can stay for brunch, lunch or dinner.
Phone: +54 11 4342-0802
Address: Chile 499, AAI
In the bohemian San Telmo neighbourhood, El Baqueano is known for serving indigenous ingredients from around Argentina, specialising in exotic meats including llama and alligator. El Baqueano is owned by the creative husband and wife team, Fer Rivarola in the kitchen and Gabriela Lafuente in the cellar, who met while working in gastronomy and wine in Toro, Spain.
Phone: +54 11 3220-6820
Address: Hotel Fierro, Soler 5862, BYL
Tucked into the sleek Fierro Hotel in the heart of Buenos Aires’ hip Palermo Hollywood neighbourhood, Uco restaurant is a stylish affair. Dishes are simple but everything is fresh and homemade, and the wine list has 200 labels reflecting the growing diversity of Argentine wine. Attentive service and a great wine-paired tasting menu go beyond the otherwise à la carte experience.
Phone: +54 11 4811-1414
Address: Pasaje del Correo, Vicente López 1661, ACY
With its 12 to 17-course tasting menu and wine pairings, you can expect a whirlwind class in not only modern Argentine cuisine but a great insight into what are some of the most exciting wines being produced in Argentina today. Gonzalo Aramburu's intimate eatery is known for creative cuisine using local ingredients and his masterful work with different cuts of Argentine beef.
Phone: +54 11 4832-5654
Address: Gorriti 5132
Since opening its doors in 2013, this casual wine bar in Palermo is one of the best places to sit down for a wine tasting to explore Argentina’s wine regions one-on-one with a sommelier. Every afternoon Pain et Vin offers an hour-long tutored wine tasting, exploring Argentina’s wine history and grape varieties. You can also try the daily wine flight and cheese board, or order wines by the glass or bottle, in your own time.