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Chila Buenos Aires

by on Dec.30, 2011, under Buenos Aires, Champagne, Music, Octopus, Salmon, Scallops, Swanky, Wine

Chila is located in Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires. This is the old dock area that has been gentrified and now houses numerous restaurants and boutique hotels.

The restaurant has a modern feel and the ambience is very pleasant .

We were lucky enough to be seated by the window looking onto the dock which is the prime seating area.

The food was good but I felt overpriced. I had a risotto with scallops and shrimp. Very nice but not the generous portion I have been getting used to I’m Argentina.

The staff were very helpful but unfortunately we could not get the free Wi-Fi to work. While Chila was not my cup of tea it would be worth a visit for the service and view alone.
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Fervor Buenos Aires

by on Dec.29, 2011, under Beer, Buenos Aires, Champagne, City, Foods, Free Wi-Fi, Restaurants, Scallops, Steak, Swanky, Wine

Fervor is located in the heart of Recoleta behind the Alvear Palace.It is probably the most traditional restaurant that I have visited in Buenos Aires.Set out like a typical french bistro it is quite formal while not being stiff.










Christmas Eve is the big deal in Argentina .Most restaurants shut down and the ones that remain open lay on a fixed Christmas menu.








This is an expensive night to go out,similer to New Years Eve in the States.The menu here was around 130 US dollars per person.This included 5 courses and an open bar.I discovered a new sparkling wine which was very good.











The food was plain but plentiful and very tasty.I especially liked the country style pate.







Probably not a place that I would go to on a normal night but can thoroughly recommend Christmas Eve.

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Aldos Buenos Aires

by on Dec.29, 2011, under Beer, Buenos Aires, Champagne, Free Wi-Fi, Happening, Music, Steak, Wine, Wine/Liquor Store

The Moreno Hotel in San Telmo houses this new restaurant and vinoteca. Not as visually stunning as some of the restaurants in Buenos Aires more of Baltezaar meets Vinny Ts.

The bar area is very nice , not pretensious at all.

The food is simple, well priced and very good.

The beef tenderloin wrapped in bacon with French fries was delicious .

The local market menu is small but covers all the basics like this sea bass.

< As this doubles up as a wine store buying by the bottle is actually quite cheap and of course the range is very comprehensive. Buying by the glass is very limited and not cost effective so I tried a beer. My first from Chile. 20111228-220114.jpg
Sound system here was excellent. Soundtrack was good and very jazzy.

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Crizia Buenos Aires

by on Dec.28, 2011, under Buenos Aires, Champagne, City, Free Wi-Fi, Happening, Music, Scallops, Sole, Tuna, Wine

Crizia is a seafood restaurant that prides itself on its oysters.I do not go out of my wy to eat them so you will have to visit yourself and decide if they are any good.Luckily enough the menu was full of other good things.








The actual restaurant is very cool and once again seems to have been built in an old car shop.Now while it may not mean much to most people these structures are awful for acoustics.the music was very cool but I just could not hear it.











Any business is only as good as its staff and the bar-tender/waiter here was brill.(that is very good in English).He explained the menu,the drinks and also was brave enough to say that the most expensive item on the menu was not the best in his opinion.





As I am writing this a week after I visited this restaurant I cannot entirely remember the exact composition of this dish but it was very good.









This was the shrimp and scallop erviche and it was really good.While not startling I did enjoy the experience here so I would recommend it.

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M Buenos Aires

by on Dec.28, 2011, under Buenos Aires, Ceviche, Champagne, Free Wi-Fi, Happening, Music, Restaurants, Salmon, Sushi, Swanky, Wine

Absolutely stunning building.

This was an old winery that has been converted into a bar and restaurant . Inside the curved ceilings really remind me of the Albert Dock in Liverpool .

So the building is stunning and the food
is of a similar quality. The sushi while expensive was excellent.

The salmon was fantastic.

The duck was sublime.

Before you leave check out the bar.

Remember to talk to Juan Pablo re the vino.

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Olsen Buenos Aires

by on Dec.24, 2011, under Buenos Aires, Champagne, Free Wi-Fi, Happening, Roof Deck/Patio, Salmon, Steak, Wine

Olsen is a sister restaurant to Casa Cruz and Tegui. From it’s name you can guess it has a Swedish feel. Apart from being difficult to get to I really did not find anything Swedish about the place.
This was my second visit and I hoped I would enjoy it more than the first. Things did not get off to a good start. We only accept Visa was the first thing I was told after making the reservation. I did explain that people who use Amex traditionally spend more dosh but this fell on deaf ears.
The restaurant is located in a more remote part of Palermo Soho but when you get there the garden entrance is stunning.


Palermo was an area of Buenos Aires that housed many car shops. Once again this restaurant seems to have used this type of venue to produce a stunning room. It is a pity they did not invest in some stunning furniture as the stuff they have looked as if it came from a car boot sale of old diners stuff. The acoustics are pretty bad as well but to fix that would take a real hefty investment.

The food was good but nothing to write home about and quite expensive for Buenos Aires

I personally will not be rushing back but if you want to yearn for that little bit of Sweden by sitting in a really cool outside patio while drinking Absolut vodka then this may be the place for you
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Casa Cruz Buenos Aires

by on Dec.18, 2011, under Buenos Aires, Champagne, Free Wi-Fi, Happening, Music, Octopus, Steak, Swanky, Tartar, Wine

Casa Cruz is a very upscale restaurant on the outer fringes of the main shopping and dining area of Palermo Soho

Inside the feeling is expensive but very cool . You enter into a small bar area where you are seated and expected to have a drink. It seems that the restaurant want you to enjoy the plush surroundings as we had to wait 20 minutes for our table even though the place was not that busy . The sound-track was great so this made the wait well worthwhile .

Once again the restaurant features a large open space with a huge wall of wine at the far end. The place feels as if you should dress up but the staff uniform is a vest, shirt, tie, jeans and sneakers. Very casual chic.
The food was simple,good and expensive by Buenos Aires standards.The veal tartar was incredible. It was as good as anything I have ever eaten

So definitely somewhere to visit if you want to impress the “mrs”.
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Sucre Buenos Aires

by on Dec.17, 2011, under Bellini, Buenos Aires, Free Wi-Fi, Happening, Octopus, Osso Bucco, Roof Deck/Patio, Steak, Swordfish, Wine

Sucre was the second restaurant I visited in Buenos Aires and it really seems to have maintained it’s popularity. The space is very large and open with minimalist decoration and soft lighting. It gets very noisy so if you want to listen to the great soundtrack get there early (before 10). The kitchen opens into the restaurant so if possible get a table overlooking this. The bar is very well stocked and is located underneath a suspended metal walkway that leads to the restrooms (this definitely brings out the inner cage dancer of some patrons).


The food is simple but excellent. The swordfish and octopus were as good as I have had anywhere.

The restaurant is a little of the beaten track and is quite pricey by Argentinian standards but once again well worth a visit.

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Cluny, Buenos Aires

by on Dec.16, 2011, under Bellini, Buenos Aires, Cocktails, Free Wi-Fi, Happening, Irish Coffee, Mojito, Octopus, Roof Deck/Patio, Salmon, Sole, Tartar, Wine

Cluny has become my Boston Navy Yard Bistro of Buenos Aires. The actual space is fantastic.Seems as if it was an old garage, part inside part outside.Staff are very attentive and the food is excellent. Salmon tartare, steak and grilled octopus cannot be beaten. Great wine list. You get the picture I really like this place. Go check it out and if you are really lucky you may even get to talk to the chef with the crazy Lancashire accent.
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MOTT Buenos Aires

by on Dec.15, 2011, under Bellini, Buenos Aires, Cocktails, Free Wi-Fi, Happening, Mojito, Roof Deck/Patio, Salmon, Tuna

Do not be put off by the very naughty name (in British English).This is another one of “the” places to hang out.Located in the bohemian area of Buenos Aires,Palermo Soho , Mott is a big open space that just yells COOL.The bar is very well stocked and the caipirinhas will knock your head off.Smoked salmon sandwich is excellent and most of the food is locally sourced.Definitely worth a visit. To book a reservation at Mott





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