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Unpretentious, traditional food in BA

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Unpretentious, traditional food in BA

Paula76 | | Dec 3, 2008 04:48 AM

Hi All,

I have been reading and contributing to some of the threads regarding places to eat in BA. I don't know about you but when I travel, I tend to seek for local, authentic places that serve honest food that locals would eat and not fancy restaurants that are exactly the same all over the world...I myself hail from Buenos Aires and lived there until I was 20 (12 years ago). I have just spent a year over there for personal reasons which gave me time to explore the local food scene...I thought I would share with my fellow 'hounders some of my favourite so here I copy the links to the reviews of each place at Guia Oleo (the most comprehensive online guide to dining out in BA):

Regional Northwestern Food in BA (empanadas, humitas, pasteles, locro)

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (Ña Serapia

)

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (1810

)

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (Cumaná

)

Neighbourhood Cantinas/Parrillas

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (El Bochín

)

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (lo de Damián

)

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (Pinuccio & Figli

)

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (La Rosalía

)

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (El Obrero

)

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (Manolo

)

Excellent Chinese in Chinatown

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (Lai Lai

)

Fantastic fish restaurant

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (Nemo

)

The best place for traditional pizza

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (El Cuartito

)

You will not believe the size (and yumminess) of the tartas (Argy-style quiches), milanesas and other ‘minutas’ (Argy word for ‘fast food’ but it is as far from Mc Donald’s et al as it is possible to be!):

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (La Nueva Gata Alegría

)

A true gem...incredibly creative, unpretentious and delicious food at great prices in a cantina environment. Not to be missed!:

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (Orillas

)

The only ‘real’ British pub in BA...They do decent food too:

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (Gibraltar

)

The best place for breakfast, brunch and lunch in Palermo, only two blocks from the Zoo. Go ready to wait as it is very popular. Gorgeous Parisian-style café with stunning cakes, delicious gourmet sandwiches, salads and other quirky dishes. Absolutely recommendable.

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php... (Voulez Bar)

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