Eating a great steak is kind of a tradition in Buenos Aires. Whether you’re looking for an off-the-beaten path eatery or a fine dining establishment, Buenos Aires has something for you. They take their steak seriously in this city, so you’ll be sure to find some of the most mouthwatering options you’ve ever seen. If you’re visiting Buenos Aires and want to eat steak, here are six incredible places you must visit.
Los Talas del Entrerriano
If you want a no-frills, authentic steak-eating experience, this is the place for you. Visitors can see the staff charing beef and pork over grills and iron cross pits, which creates an atmosphere perfect for foodies. Share a giant wooden plank of juicy meat with your friends and family in this communal space. The menu highlights include blood sausage, beef, pork, and lamb. They don’t focus as much on the drinks so you can wash it down with some cheap (but still delicious) red wine.
This colourful, eclectic space is great for families and tourists looking to have fun. It’s three floors of authentic Buenos Aires dining and is a long-time favourite for locals. Don’t let the long line deter you as the food is worth the wait. Menu highlights include the beef sweetbread, fillet, and baby beef. They have a well-stocked wine cellar too so you won’t have a problem something delicious to pair with your meal.
Meet with the locals in this no-frills, very authentic steak house. There’s not much atmosphere as the staff focuses on the meat instead. You may find specially written on paper plates, and the wine selection is minimum, which is all part of the authentic experience. What they lack in decorations and wine, they make up for in the quality and taste of the meat. The menu highlights include the skirt steak, bife de chorizo, the Provencal fries, and flan for dessert. You can’t beat the prices either!
This restaurant is an institution in Buenos Aires. It’s known for its striped awning and walls of signed wine bottles from satisfied diners of the past. What should you order? The highlights on the menu include the rib-eye, skirt, and grass-fed short ribs. The master chef will cook the steak right in front of you so that you can see the art that goes into this classic, Buenos Aires experience. The owner of Don Julio is also a sommelier so you can expect a well-rounded wine list to choose from.
This place is a top choice for foodies, hipsters, and friends who like to have fun while they dine. The menu offers a cut of the day which will be either smoked or grilled. Regardless of which option you choose, some of the highlights include the lamb and boar. The wine list offers boutique labels and the dessert menu features roasted milk treats which are a delicious way to end the hearty meal.
Eating here is a luxury as the price tags can get high. The restaurant uses meat from its very own ranch and was the first in the city to use dry-aged cuts. Try the dry-aged meat tasting menu which includes a 45 and 100-day dry-aged cut. The wine and cocktail lists are strong, so get ready to drink.
If you’re visiting Buenos Aires, having a steak-centred dining experience is a must. No matter which one of these places you choose, you can’t go wrong.