If there is one thing you should know about our vacations, it is that we like to plan things around eating.  I meticulously researched different restaurants and bars in Buenos Aires for us to visit, and I think we managed to visit about 1/3 of them (guess that means we have to go back). Please excuse my crappy photos; I took them with my IPhone and I am not a photographer by any stretch of the imagination.

The New Brighton Bar was probably Jason’s favorite.  When I went to Uruguay, he had to stay behind to get some work done, but also managed to get out and do a little exploring on his own.  He discovered this gem and loved it so much, he brought me to it the next day.

New Brighton Bar
They served up a delicious martini and the meat, cheese, and olive plate came complimentary with the drinks…genius, I say, genius.

New Brighton Bar Martini 1

New Brighton Bar Food 2 These delicious treats are not just regular old croissants, they are medialunas.  They are sweet and delicious and the typical food eaten for breakfast with a cup of coffee.  Almost every restaurant has these on their menu, and if you ever get to Buenos Aires, definitely try these.


Our favorite restaurant was located around the corner from where we were staying in Palermo Hollywood.  Las Cabras had everything on the menu that you could imagine, from pastas to steak.  It was a hot day, and since the inside had no air conditioning, we opted to eat outside.  As you can see from the picture, the grill also made the inside ridiculously hot:Las Cabras

And since it was such a classy restaurant, they gave us crayons to help bide our time until our food came…Jason and Alex really enjoyed them.
Alex and Jason Coloring
I had a quesadilla, which probably seems like an odd choice, but we don’t really have any Mexican food in Lima.  And I cannot pass up a good quesadilla (and it was damn good).
Las Cabras FoodLa Linda was the red wine of choice, made in Argentina of course and incredibly affordable.  And it goes without saying that Argentina definitely makes some of the most delicious wines in the world.

Las Cabras Food 2

Jason and Mel with Alex ShadowQuilmes is like the Miller Light of Argentina. It was enjoyable for a light beer, especially after 95° weather.

IMG_3120Cunnington Light cola, which I thought would taste like RC Cola (because all generic cola tastes like RC to me), but it tastes more like Pepsi.  Regardless, it did the job.

Cunnington SodaThe Acabar in Palermo had an interesting write-up in the Lonely Planet guide, something about the most eclectic decor or something.  And you know what? It lived up to that.  There was stuff everywhere on the walls, none of the furniture matched, with everything from sofas to bar stools to regular tables. We snagged a table, and behind us we noticed a wall full of board games, so we busted out the Spanish Trivial Pursuit and enjoyed the evening.

Acabar Games

In San Telmo, we came across my favorite bar, Bar El Federal.  It’s a little hole-in-the-wall joint with the most amazing tapas plates and cheap wine.  The bar was gorgeous, the wait staff super friendly and a great place to just sit and relax for a while.

Bar El Federal 2 Bar El Federal 1

Bar El Federal Bar El Federal 4