Making a Scene: Buenos Aires’ Best Steak Restaurants
You’ve certainly come to the right place. For that expertly grilled ribeye paired with a rich bodied Malbec, we present the finest steak restaurants in Buenos Aires, all tried and tested by the Jacada Travel team. Enjoy! (we did).
Don Julio, Palermo
Word of mouth is largely responsible for turning this stylish parrilla, from a local secret to one of the city’s most lauded restaurants. Leather table cloths and thousands of bottles of wine lining the walls help to remind that you are in the heart of steak country. Each waiter earns their spurs at wine school, so do lean on them for a pairing recommendation. The bife de chorizo is our favourite here.
At the heart of the newly styled Four Seasons, Elena combines gaucho style with an impressive open kitchen. The menu offers international favourites, but the stars of the show are the dry-aged steaks. Served with the best fries in the city, the T-bone here is sensational. Be sure to leave room for ice cream, made locally each day with the flavours decided depending on the chef’s mood.
La Brigada, San Telmo
On the cobbled streets of San Telmo, this is a true Buenos Aires institution. Carving out a reputation with consistently good steak year on year, the quality of the service nor the steak has never dipped below excellent. To demonstrate its tenderness, waiters will, on request, carve your steak with a spoon.
Two blocks from the top hotels of Avenida Alvear, this is a great option for lunch. Art-deco style and old school service provide a classy setting for either fish or steak. This jaunt is ideal for those arriving into the city that morning, looking to explore this neoclassical neighbourhood and get their first Argentina steak under their belt.
Happening, Puerto Madero
An established favourite in the renovated docklands of Puerto Madero. Those in the know tout Happening’s sirloin as the best in the city. A top option for dinner, the nighttime setting of Puerto Madero’s sparkling port waters reflecting the city’s twinkling skyline and its glamorous restoration provides an atmospheric backdrop for an amazing steak.
La Cabrera, Palermo
It’s not just about the steaks here. You will enjoy a dozen ramekins each as your own mini side dish, from artichokes, pumpkin mash and roasted peppers. Burly waiters twirling and charming their way between the tables, whilst a long line of those waiting for a table combine to create quite a fanfare here. The bife de chorizo is exceptional, as is the chorizo sausage. Book for 8.30pm to enjoy the restaurant before the crowds arrive.