Mouthwatering dishes and treasured family recipes define traditional cuisine in Argentina. Whether unwinding at a downtown street café, or sitting at the table of a trademark steakhouse, travelers will be amazed with the wide selection of meats, pastas, and wines present on the menu.
Delightful Italian influences provide flavorful plates of ñoquis and tallarines as staples of the local diet, while the central plains of Argentina offer delectable beef barbecues envied worldwide. Rural estancias welcome international guests with a plethora of robust sirloins and chorizos hot off the grill, served in the shade of towering trees. The northwest region boasts a variety of empanadas served from adobe ovens - hot pastries stuffed with beef, chicken, green onions and olives. The west coast offers similar choices, though often complimented with tall glasses of flavorful wine produced in Mendoza. Patagonia allows travelers to feast on other favorites during southern excursions: roasted lamb in Bariloche, king crabs in Ushuaia, and fresh fish in Puerto Madryn. If there is still room for dessert, we recommend the alfajores with dulce de leche, found in neighborhood bakeries across Argentina. From fine restaurants to convenient bistros, a fine meal can be found at all price levels!