Buenos Aires is kind of a conundrum. Argentina shares a whole continent with countries like Colombia, Venezuela, Brasil … and it even shares a flippin’ border with Chile. But why is it so hard to find regional food here? Sure, Peru has cornered the market with Sipan and Astrid & Gastón (and there are more than a handful of Mexican places), but that’s kind of weak sauce. Did you know that there are only TWO Chilean restaurants in Buenos Aires?
Thanks to Brando magazine for publishing a handy little article on where we can satisfy our cravings for arepas, crazy fresh Chilean seafood, or a Colombian stew. Check out the full article for more information but here is the basic information you’ll need before you go forth and feast:
La Arepera – Venezuela delights – Villa Crespo
Oro y Candido – regional Argentine (think llama and ñandú) Palermo
Valparaíso – Chilean yum yums -Palermo
Los Recuerdos – Colombian – Centro
Any places that Brando forgot to mention? Any favorites of your own?
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