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The steakhouse, or parrilla, is the bread and butter of Buenos Aires’ dining scene. Argentines love all their cuts of red meat and spending hours at a parrilla, as the steakhouses are called here, with family and friends, as well as making sure tourists have the best steakhouse experiences. Here are some of the most highly recommended for visitors to the city.
Reservations fill quickly and tourists queue at La Cabrera, and while the predominant chatter in the restaurant might be in English, the steakhouse is well deserving of its popularity. Expect a fine dining, tasty steakhouse experience with attentive service.
Don Julio is a little simpler in style than La Cabrera, but the ambiance is still upscale yet comfortable. As for the steak? It is some of the best you will find in city, and therefore, probably anywhere.
Miranda in Palermo Hollywood is a more contemporary take on the traditional steakhouse, and the people watching here is as prime as the food off the grill.
Over in San Telmo, La Brigada has its contingent for fervent red meat-loving fans, who frequently feast atop its white tablecloths and claim it as the best steakhouse in the city.
Another parilla that knows how to wine and dine tourists is Cabaña Las Lilas in the riverside Puerto Madero neighborhood. A reservation is necessary to snag a table at dinnertime, and though many say it is pricey, they also say it is well worth it for food and ambiance.