More favorite restaurants in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Palermo Soho neighborhood

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On a trip to Buenos Aires last month, I was delighted by the quality of food, wine and service in the restaurants in Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood, two adjoining districts that are home to young designer’s shops, ad agencies, cool cafes, and trendy boutique hotels. I have put together a list of restaurants and cafes we will definitely be visiting again.

(1) Casa Coupage: Private dinner in a chef’s house in Palermo Hollywood. The food is sophisticated and the service is outstanding. The house is beautifully restored early 20th century building with high ceilings and a contemporary, minimalist decor. There is a tasting menu, as well as an a la carte menu. On Wednesdays they offer a wine tasting with molecular food; on Thursdays and Fridays, they have 5-course dinners. They don’t serve dinner every night so you must call and book in advance. There are only a few tables and that guarantees maximum personal attention and a quiet private atmosphere. Casa Coupage is the first private wine club in Buenos Aires.

Casa Coupage
5518 Soler
Palermo Hollywood
Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4777 9295

(2) Casa Cruz: ultra chic inside (looks like a dark glamourous nightclub), paparazzi outside, this is one of the trendiest places to eat in Buenos Aires. Prices are high but the food is more eclectic and adventurous than most places in Buenos Aires. The people-watching is hugely entertaining (especially checking out the latest fashions worn by the ladies). Highly recommended for checking out the trendy BA scene.

Casa Cruz
1658 Uriarte
Palermo Soho
Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4833 1112

(3) La Baita: cozy Italian restaurant in Palermo Soho serving authentic Italian dishes, fresh pasta, prosciutto and desserts. Try any of the antipasti (prosciutto, olives, sardines, eggplant and courgettes), the spinach risotto with sautéed mushrooms, and salmon carpaccio with shrimp.

La Baita
El Salvador 5115
Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 11 4774 2859

(4) Sa Giara: authentic Sardinian cuisine in a cozy family owned restaurant. My favorite dish is the malloreddus, a traditional Sardinian tear-drop shaped pasta made out of semolina flour and served with tomato sauce (with meat or sardines). Service at Sa Giara was very good and the wines were not expensive, but excellent.

Sa Giara
Gurruchaga 1806
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: +54 11 4832-5062

(5) Persicco: ice cream heaven for ice cream fans. Gelato and sorbet flavours are out of this world. It also functions as a cafe so if you want coffee, sandwiches and salads, there’s that, too. But really, the ice cream is the thing here and if this is your first time eating Argentine ice cream, try any of the “dulce de leche” flavours.

Honduras 4900
Buenos Aires, Argentina

(6) BB Blue Deli and Natural Bar: the fresh juices were great especially those made with carrots and ginger. They have over a dozen varieties of fresh juices made out of fruits and vegetables. If you also hungry, try out their tasty sandwiches and salads.

BB Blue Deli and Natural Bar
1692 Armenia
Palermo Soho
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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