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Argentina is famous for its grass-fed cows that roam the Pampas, and the best parillas (steakhouses) in the country can be found throughout the many neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. The city also boasts a variety of international cuisine, with the majority of ethnic restaurants centered in the Palermo Viejo neighborhood. Buenos Aires is also known for a great café culture, with cozy coffee shops lining most streets. Inexpensive empanada stands that serve these small baked dough triangles filled with meat and other ingredients can be found almost everywhere, and make for a delicious quick snack.


After dark, Buenos Aires has got it all: the city offers plenty of entertainment, from tango salons to nightclubs and performing arts.

Porteños tend to spend Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the hippest areas of the city, such as Recoleta, Palermo and Costanera. While theater performances start around 9 p.m., Argentines rarely make it to a dance club before midnight. To save yourself the embarrassment of being the first gringo on the dance floor, prepare for a late night.

Performing arts are centered in Teatro ColĂłn, which hosts the National Opera, National Symphony and National Ballet. Other professional theaters showing Broadway hits and Argentine plays can be found clustered along Avenida Corrientes.

To find out more about the best nightlife events in Buenos Aires while you are there, have a look at the Buenos Aires Herald or simply make friends with some locals -- that's the best way to see Buenos Aires' true colors when the sun goes down.

Other Restaurant pages in Buenos Aires that may be of interest: Recoleta Restaurants, La Boca Restaurants, Tigre Restaurants, Villa Paranacito Restaurants, Almagro Restaurants, Villa Crespo Restaurants, Belgrano Restaurants, Puerto Madero Restaurants, Caballito Restaurants and Once Restaurants.

14 Jul 2011

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La Maroma

The neon signs of La Maroma are a beacon in the dark streets of the Abasto neighborhood. A classic and eternally busy bodegĂłn, hams and...

Almagro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Reina Kunti

In an old house with no sign and virtually no exterior lighting, La Reina Kunti can be a bit hard to find, so go with the address in hand. Inside,...

Almagro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Niceto Club

Thursday nights Niceto Club is known as Club 69, when unapologetic decadence combines with stage performances - from break-dancing to experimental...

Restaurant, Bar
Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Shamrock

A large room with a long bar that lines one wall, The Shamrock attracts foreigners and locals alike. A good happy hour, with two-for-one beers and...

Recoleta, Recoleta/Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires, Argentina


One of the most popular watering holes for travelers, expats, and locals friendly with the international community, Gibraltar has become a San Telmo...

San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bar Plaza Dorrego

Woodwork carved with messages and signatures from prior generations is testament to the history of this old café, where impeccable career servers in...

San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Oui Oui

In the residential fringes of Palermo Viejo you'll find this small, relaxed French café and bistro. Oui Oui offers light breakfasts—yogurt,...

Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fin del Mundo

Fin del Mundo has become a fixture on one of San Telmo's busiest corners. In the warm months, get a table outside and enjoy a beer as the masses file...

San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Milion is set in an impeccably renovated French-style mansion. Simply seeing the building is worth the trip. Inside, a marble staircase leads to two...

Restaurant, Bar
Recoleta, Recoleta/Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Oldest

Tucked among the cobblestone, tree-lined streets of the western neighborhood of Caballito, The Oldest is a good excuse to check out the area and to...

Restaurant, Bar
Caballito, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bi Won

Almost all the businesses in the commercial district of Once close their doors at night, but the small light in front Bi Won beckons. A delightful...

Once, Buenos Aires, Argentina

California Burrito Company

Known as CBC for the speaking ease of the locals, the California Burrito Company provides hearty and huge burritos at affordable prices. The...

Centro, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Congo is a cornerstone of Palermo nightlife, attracting crowds of beautiful people most nights of the week. If you want a seat, try to get there...

Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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