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Typical Argentine Food

Typical Argentine Food

Some traditional dishes in Argentina: Carbonada – a delicious stew, sometimes served in one half of a squash. Locro – another stew, made with beans, corn, and different cuts of meat. Empanadas – most latinamerican countries serve empanadas, each with their own distinct styles.  This is an extremely option lunch item. Estofado, often served on pasta […]

Eating out in Argentina

Eating out in Argentina

The following is intended to give you a general idea of what you will see in all of the basic restaurants here, and in little take out places. Buenos Aires is a huge city, and has a great selection of restaurants, so there are plenty of other options available. The following is what you can […]

Chocolina Cake

Chocolina Cake

This is a delicious, simple, and VERY Argentine dessert. Argentines love to make this, eat this, and reminisce about eating it. It is one of those desserts you ate a lot as a kid, and that you think is one of the best things in the world! Keep in mind it is overly rich, extremely […]

Pascualina

Pascualina is an Argentine vegetable pie, filled with swiss chard and hard-boiled eggs.  It is found in any traditional Argentine restaurant, and is especially popular to eat as a quick take-out meal. You will need a pre-made pie crust or you can make the pie crust yourself.  Here is how to make the filling: • […]

Argentine Beef

Argentine Beef

When someone thinks about the food in Argentina, beef is always the first thing to come to mind. Argentine´s claim it is the best in the world, and so do many foreigners. My personal opinion? It is excellent, but it is not the best in the world. I have tried steaks that are just as […]

29th of the Month – Ñoquis Day

In Argentina, the 29th day of every month is known as Ñoquis Day.  On this day, it is common for people to order ñoquis in a restaurant or to prepare them at home, and to bring them luck, they are served with some pesos underneath the plate.  Although it is not a closely followed tradition, […]

Argentine Empanadas

Argentine Empanadas

To most people, Argentine cuisine is mainly than pizza, empanadas, and meat. Although there is a whole lot more to Argentine food (check out Traditional Argentine Food), empanadas are definitely an important part of Argentine cuisine. Read on to learn how to make the dough for empanadas, as well as recipes for some of the […]

Argentine Chimichurri

Argentine Chimichurri

In North America, steaks are accompanied with a BBQ sauce or a steak rub. In Argentina, it is served plain or salted, with Chimichurri on the side. It is basically a sauce with a base of oil, vinegar, and various spices. Every house and every restaurant has their own special recipe, but they are all […]

Argentine Locro

Argentine Locro

Perhaps the most classic of traditional Argentine cuisine, locro is a heavy stew with lots of meats, beans and corn. It is served with a delicious sauce on the side for each person to serve on top of their locro. This is an indigenous dish that originates from Andean region of South America, , and […]

Traditional Argentine Carbonada (Carbonada al Zapallo)

Traditional Argentine Carbonada (Carbonada al Zapallo)

This is a classic Argentine recipe, and perfect for the cold winter days. Although not as common in Buenos Aires as puchero or locro, it is still well known traditional Argentine dish, and you can find it at most of restaurants serving traditional (or criollo) Argentine food. It is basically a stew, though it often […]