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Top 10 restaurants in Palermo

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Top 10: Restaurants - Palermo

Palermo is the newest buzzword for all things porteño, with its trendy atmosphere. Newly reinvented, it is the hub of the latest and greatest in design, even when it comes to food. Avant-garde restaurants have been popping up left and right for the past several years, and while you’re out and about, seeing and being seen, you might as well take advantage of some of the best cuisine in the city. Come here for great renditions of classic dishes, or something new and adventurous. No matter what your tastes, you’re sure to please your taste buds here, and will undoubtedly be treated to some great atmosphere, as well. Here are the top restaurants to check out in Palermo.

1. Ølsen

While Scandinavian food is strikingly different from the local fare, this restaurant has made quite an impression on porteños, helping start a Scandinavian food trend within the city. This Palermo restaurant serves some excellent typical dishes, in a great atmosphere.


2. La Cabrera

Perhaps the most famous steakhouse, or parrilla, in Buenos Aires, La Cabrera is known not only for its great steak, but for its numerous side dishes that come with every order. Frequented mostly by tourists, it is a bit costly, but most swear they will return one day for another fabulous meal.

3. Las Cabras

One of the newer parrillas in Palermo, Las Cabras is a more economical answer to the more famous steakhouses. That does not mean lower quality, though, as the steaks are always perfect, and the other options on the menu inventive and equally divine. Porteños fill this restaurant on a nightly basis, and its busy yet sophisticated atmosphere will keep you coming back for more.

4. El Trapiche

A little fancier than the rest, this restaurant gives you the service and atmosphere without the hefty price tag. Traditional steaks are served along local Argentine wine; don’t forget to save room for dessert, too.

5. Zavdarie Doc

With a striking dining area and an incredible menu, Zavdarie Doc cannot be missed. Its cuisine is inspired by Peruvian flavors, and the lunchtime fixed menu gives you the best bang for your buck.

6. La Cupertina

You’ll think you’ve been adopted by an Argentine family, such is the décor and service here. Traditional, no-frills food is expertly prepared and served with a loving touch, porteño style.


7. Jangada

Jangada is a step out of the ordinary, serving beautiful fish dishes in a city with oh-so-many steakhouses. The desserts are to die for, and the patio atmosphere couldn’t be better.

8. Azema Exotic Bistró

Exotic is the name, and exotic certainly is the game. With dishes from all over the world, Azema offers curries, salmon, and even Vietnamese options. You’ll have to return more than once to get a good feeling for all it has to offer.

9. Bereber

Morocco is the inspiration here, from the menu to the aromas to the décor. Sit on the floor or on a low bench, and share some flavors from North Africa with friends or a date. Spices are subtle, in the true porteño fashion, but even foreigners will not be disappointed.

10. Bio

All organic and completely vegetarian, the dishes here are good enough to where meat-eaters won’t even bat an eye. Large windows and bright décor make the atmosphere friendly and open.


For more information about Palermo, see this Buenos Aires travel guide.

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