Must-try Cuisine of Argentina

Must-try Cuisine of Argentina

The natives of Argentina don’t try to disguise their love for food. The colorful city life and top-notch restaurants experienced in the capital of the country, Buenos Aires, will leave you wanting more.

I haven’t been to Argentina yet. But, of course, I want to. (So many places to see!)

I know that many of my readers and clients enjoy the culinary aspect of travel. When I travel, I try to sample the traditional dishes that each destination is known for. I hope you enjoy these articles that cover the culinary delights you might want to try on your travels.

To learn about some of the dishes that the Argentine residents and tourists alike enjoy, keep reading. I’m going to introduce you to eight amazing Argentine specialties to try out.



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.

Argentinian chimichurri


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 natives. This dish is created by serving mouthwatering slabs of meat cooked over an open fire.

Argentinian cuisine - asados


Delightful pastries filled with meats, potatoes, boiled egg pieces, and scallions 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.

Empanadas - Cuisine of Argentina


Italian immigrants to Argentina brought with them a culinary contribution to the culture. Fetuchines (fettuccine), ñoquis (gnocchi), and canelones (cannelloni) are just a few of the favored kinds of pasta of Argentina. Throughout the nation, you can find many delicate types of pasta made fresh at restaurants and marketplaces.


This hearty dish is usually served in northern Argentina and 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.

Argentine cuisine - carbonada


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.

Cuisine of Argentina - medialunas


For those with a craving for sweets, alfajores are a sandwich cookie with a thick Dulce de Leche paste made with caramelized milk. The cookie is dipped in chocolate and coconut flakes.

Argentina - alfajores cookies


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.

Milanesa - Cuisine of Argentina

Is your mouth watering yet? There are definitely a few items on this list that I want to try!

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