18 great wine restaurants in Buenos Aires 2024
Check out our guide to some of the best restaurants in Buenos Aires, where you don't just find great food, but also smashing wines to enjoy.
Address: Virrey Avilés 3216
This Colegiales-based establishment has captured the hearts of regulars as well as voters from Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants awards; Anafe was named One To Watch in 2021. A young crowd comes for the home-cured fish with sour cream, onion, and pickled beetroot, chicken liver pâté over a financier (almond tea cake), and the lovingly curated wine list that makes space for small producers, who are named on the list, from diverse corners of Argentina. Gems might include 10-year-old Luján Merlot or Malbec from Quebrada de Humahuaca IG.
Phone: +54 11 4811-1414
Address: Pasaje del Correo, Vicente López 1661, ACY Buenos Aires
A technique-led 18-course tasting menu that highlights Argentine ingredients from the length and breadth of the country, served in the intimate ambience of chef Gonzalo Aramburu’s establishment in Recoleta; it’s one of the last remaining fine-dining restaurants standing in Buenos Aires and I love it for an intimate date. Such detail and elegance leads to a master class in haute cuisine paired with a diverse array of vintages, starring some of the most exciting wines being produced in Argentina today. Book a table on the ground floor to catch the culinary action; the first floor has a more buzz...
Phone: +54 11 4737-1246
Address: Blanco Encalada 2120, San Isidro, Buenos Aires
Located in an elegant residential neighbourhood in San Isidro in Greater Buenos Aires, Alo’s restaurant is a fantastic spot to enjoy a breath of fresh culinary air outside the city limits. Chef-patron Alejandro Feraud is one of Argentina’s brightest talents, taking immense pride in working closely with local organic farms and orchards. Book a spot at the kitchen bar, which is buzzy and offers closeups of the talented culinary team in action. The team’s work has twice been recognised by Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Phone: +54 11 4854-9334
Address: Juan Ramirez de Velasco 1520, Buenos Aires
The brainchild of film director-pilot-and-chef Enrique Piñeyro, who―when he isn’t flying his Boeing 737 on humanitarian missions―leads Anchoita’s dynamic culinary team. Simple yet delicious contemporary Argentine cuisine is the order of the day, with lots of focus on seasons and regions. Book ahead for comfy kitchen-side bar seats at this Chacarita-based restaurant. First, order the charcuterie prepared in house and follow it up with bone-in whole grilled surubí river fish, unusual in this city of steak fans. The cheese trolley with its 110+ cheese is quite something, too. Of note it is one of...
Phone: +54 11 4773-3739
Address: Arévalo 2032, Palermo, Buenos Aires
The brainchild of sommelier Aldo Graziani, the Palermo branch of his eponymous restaurant offers up the same solid contemporary fare with Italian and Mediterranean influence and a wide array of local vintages as the Monserrat one, but in more space. The leafy front patio is a lovely spot for a lazy outdoor lunch prepared by chef Leonardo Azulay, while a dynamic team of sommeliers make excellent recommendations from the 500-strong cellar, named after the late Argentine wine writer Elisabeth Checa. They take pride in selecting vintages from small- and medium-size producers though there’s also a...
Phone: +54 11 4776-5005
Address: Fitz Roy 1819
While this fish-and-seafood-led restaurant in Palermo Hollywood has long housed a great collection of vintages with plenty of whites to boot, the wine programme has gone from strength to strength since moving premises in 2022. Chef-patron Gabriel Oggero and partner Geraldine Gastaldo are hugely passionate about wine and Crizia has eye-catching purpose-built vertical cellar towers above the oyster bar, open-plan kitchen, and dining room. Ask about the notable magnum collection. Short on time, like I often am? Stop by for a half-dozen Patagonian bivalves cultivated in the open sea with a classic...
Phone: +54 11 4809-8600
Address: Cavia 2985, Buenos Aires
Located in one of Buenos Aires’ most beautifully refurbished mansions, enjoy lunch on Casa Cavia’s gorgeous outdoor patio or dinner in the impeccably designed dining room in Palermo Chico. The restaurant’s kitchen is led by executive chef Julieta Caruso, the former right-hand woman to Andoni Luis Aduriz at Mugaritz. She takes inspiration from music, movies or literature for her seasonal menus. The extensive wine list based on small producers is managed by executive sommelier Mariana Torta. The bar is also notable; enjoy a signature cocktail at the eye-catching bar, created by talented mixologi...
Phone: +54 11 4321-1200
Address: 1086/88 Posadas, ABB, Buenos Aires
At the flagship restaurant of the Four Seasons, executive chef Juan Gaffuri creates modern Argentine cuisine that’s backed up with a top wine service. The extensive list has a selection of 200 labels from around the country―and there are many others off list, so always ask―and is run by sommelier Dulce Long. Located in the swanky Recoleta neighbourhood, Elena is an oasis in the city for breakfast, lunch or dinner; you can move on next door to the polo-themed Pony Line bar for late-night cocktails.
Phone: +54 11 4774-6585
Address: Jorge Luis Borges 2108, Buenos Aires
A lovely project from the team behind World’s 50 Bester Parrilla Don Julio steakhouse, the El Preferido de Palermo underwent a considerable facelift in 2019 from bodegón to fully-fledged restaurant, while managing to retain the atmosphere and flavours of years bygone. Take a seat at the bar for a view of chef Martín Lukesch and team in action, who work with seasonal local ingredients, while dipping into in-house charcuterie such as calabresa and mature bacon aged inhouse over a glass of glou-glou house wine. The list is considerably shorter than at its sibling restaurant at 100 labels, and the...
Address: Darwin 1111
One of 2022’s most anticipated openings, this Villa Crespo-based restaurant puts a different spin on the Argentine obsession with fire and embers while giving wine equal standing as a key ingredient. The second project from dynamic young chef Julio Báez, who also runs Julia Restaurante, the staff’s wine knowledge is second to none, given that they are all qualified sommeliers (or training to be one); the team is led by Delvis Huck, who placed second in Argentina’s Best Sommelier contest 2022. The 100-long wine list runs the length of the country, taking care to showcase diversity of terroir an...
Phone: +54 11 4811-1108
Address: Libertad 1161, AAW Buenos Aires
I love Gran Bar Danzon. This is where I stopped working as a bartender and started my training to become a sommelier over twenty years ago. It has a very comprehensive wine list, including many old vintages that are sometimes hard to find, and several different wines offered by the glass.
Phone: +54 11 4775-0625
Address: Thames 2296, Buenos Aires
Translating as ‘the blackboards’, both the food and wine lists are chalked up on boards hanging from walls, giving an authentic bistro ambience to this adorable Palermo spot. And, both food and wine menu change up regularly, according to chef-owner Rodrigo Castilla’s market-to-table approach, which keeps local diners interested. Must orders include smoked bone marrow tortellini and cured grey mullet in a ponzu sauce. No reservations, open Sunday evenings.
Phone: +54 011 7625-7836
Address: Avenida Jorge Newbery 3655
Forming part of the successful wave of wine store and restaurant hybrids in Buenos Aires, Lardito is literally blooming. Tucked away on a busy Chacarita avenue, the main dining room is dominated by a single banquet table, whose vases and floral arrangements elegantly separate diners. Lardito gets packed, so book ahead to enjoy the 300-strong label selection and small plates for sharing, such as aguachile and prawn bao. There’s no printed wine menu, so browse the vinoteca and choose your vintage with your eyes; the team tends to stock low-intervention, organic and biodynamic wines from small-...
Phone: +54 11 15-4821-3741
Address: Beruti 2602, Buenos Aires
A true Buenos Aires classic, Recoleta-based restaurant Oviedo is well-known for its smart service and Mediterranean cuisine. Although what many diners don’t realise is that owner and passionate vintage hunter Emilio Garip has around 20,000 wines in his cellar – with some incredible back vintages of Argentina’s most iconic wines. Delve into his impressive cellar while experiencing classic fine dining and swift service from a team of bow-tied waiters.
Phone: +54 11 5171-1234
Address: Avenida Alvear 1661, Buenos Aires
Built a century ago, when Argentina was one of the richest countries on Earth, the stunning Duhau Palace is a Park Hyatt hotel today. This beautiful place, located on the legendary Avenida Alvear in Recoleta, boasts a restaurant, a cocktail and cigar bar, a wine bar and Buenos Aires’ only serious cheese cellar. It’s a food and wine lover’s paradise.
Phone: +54 11 4832-6058
Address: Guatemala 4699, Buenos Aires
Regarded as serving the best steak in Argentina by both diners and rankings, meat mecca Parrilla Don Julio also houses one of the most impressive cellars in the country. Book well ahead or queue up for a table at this busy restaurant, a former butcher in trendy Palermo Soho―but the mouthwatering ribeye and wines from the eye-watering cellar are worth the wait. Do ask to participate in the sensorial experience in the cellar. If you pick a particularly special bottle, you can sign it before staff display it on the wall, empty memories of the best variety. This steakhouse has been an institution...
Phone: +54 11 4816-6711
Address: Montevideo 938, Buenos Aires
Paz Levinson started her sommelier career at this Recoleta-based restaurant in 2003, the moment when Restó established its reputation for fantastic wines and food, which it has maintained for two decades. Located within the stylish Architecture Society’s headquarters, this elegant restaurant is a tucked-away gem. The wine list is compiled by Matias Chiesa, one of the few Master of Wine students in Argentina, and is a true compendium. A lovely place to go for lunch accompanied by a glass of something delicious, or for a romantic dinner sampling the tasting menu. The cheese trolley is excellent.
Address: Jorge Luis Borges 1965
This wine bar is located in the thick of the Palermo Soho action, yet manages to retain an air of much-needed tranquillity. One of the joys of coming to Vini – a joint project set up by sommeliers and best friends Luciano ‘Lucky’ Sosto and Aldo Graziani – is that around six of the 60 listed vintages are opened every day to enjoy by the glass and this changes up every fortnight; put yourself in Lucky’s hands and literally go with the flow. The focus, albeit not exclusively, is on low intervention and easy-drinking wines and there are also a few vertical gems; enjoy them on the street-side deck...