• Victoria Bly

Argentinean Cuisines That You Must Try!

Updated: Jun 9



Argentines don't try to disguise their love for food. The colorful city life and top-notch restaurants in the capital of the country, Buenos Aires, will leave you wanting more. We want to fill you in on some of the dishes that the natives and tourists often come back for. By the end of this piece, you'll have eight amazing dishes to try out!


1. chimichurri

This uncooked sauce is rich in flavor with hints of garlic and parsley, oregano, and red wine vinegar touching your palette in a flavor explosion. This sauce is traditionally served as a condiment to meat.


2 . asados

As the nation’s staple dish, you will find it offered at nearly all restaurants throughout Argentina as well as made in the homes of the locals. This dish is created by serving mouthwatering slabs of meat over an open fire.


3. empanadas

Delightful pastries filled with meats, potatoes, boiled egg pieces, and scallions are smothered in a thick red sauce and cheese to create what the country calls the empanada. Although empanadas are easily found at restaurants all over the world, they don’t get any more authentic than what you will find in Argentina.


4. alfajores

For those with an intense craving for sweets, the alfajores are sandwich cookies with a thick dulce de leche paste made with caramelized milk. The cookie is dipped in chocolate and coconut flakes.


5. carbonado

This hearty dish is usually served in northern Argentina over the colder winter months. This thick and flavorful stew is made with meat, potatoes, carrots, peppers, and sweet corn, topped with dried apricots and raisins, then cooked on the grill in a hollowed-out pumpkin.


6. medialunas

This breakfast dish takes its influence from France. It is a flaky pastry baked with lard or butter then brushed with a sugar glaze. It is a quick yet sufficient way to start the day with coffee.


7. pasta

Fettuccine, gnocchi, and cannellini are just a few of the favored pasta dishes of Argentina. Throughout the nation, you can find these delicate pastas made fresh at restaurants and marketplaces.


8. milanesa

For this plate, a cut of veal or chicken is pounded thin and coated with breadcrumbs. The cuts are then pan-fried and served with mashed potatoes and topped with egg or cheese sauce.




One of GlobeSage’s favorite parts of traveling is getting to know the people, the culture, and the traditions of each place we have the honor to visit. Food is such an important piece of culture, and we do our best to try it all!! If you have visited Argentina, please tell us which dishes you tried and which were your favorites!


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