BUENOS AIRES Gay Friendly Restaurants

Argentineans eat around 11pm, hit the bars around 1am and will rarely enter a club until after 2am. You will need your early evening ‘disco nap’ if you are to last the course. They also serve some of the best meat on the planet,paired with some of the best wines in Latin America!

El Muelle

El Muelle, a Buenos Aires Landmark offering superb views and eclectic dining options!

Sucre

Sucre stands the test of time as one of the most innovative and consistently good restaurants in the city.

Our guide to dining out in Buenos Aires

Some of the delights of Buenos Aires are the numerous bars, cafes, and restaurants.

A resto-bar is an Argentine concept of a restaurant and bar combination. People either come for a meal or stop by for drinks only. In general, the bar portions of resto-bars do not get busy until after 11pm or midnight. These are more relaxed than traditional bars and it is easier to chat with locals. In the gay ones, you get the chance to find local hotties too.

Gay-friendly Farmacia is in the bohemian old ‘Gas Light’ district of San Telmo, south of the main gay areas. A café by day from 10.30am onwards; by night a fab restaurant with great food, ambience and service – a must! Open for meals Tue – Sun from 9 pm.

Be sure to visit the Cafe Tortoni which hardly seems to have changed since it opened in 1893. On the weekends it has live music including tango. Another favourite is the Cafe de la Paix in Recoleta.

Meat eaters should visit one of the numerous parillas. Argentina is a major producer of beef and the meat is excellent. One of the most popular is the Chiquilin a large restaurant with a great atmosphere. There is plenty of space so you won’t need reservations.

Restaurants with a more eclectic menu, and a gay crowd include Filo (with an art gallery downstairs).

With its location on Av. Santa Fe, the ideal avenue for cruising, Babieca is the most gay-friendly bar and restaurant in town. Easy to find, this bustling restaurant has a light, friendly atmosphere. Serving from both à la carte and the chef’s special menu, it also stocks a fine selection of wines to complement the food. Enjoy a leisurely meal or coffee outdoors in the sun, with that French cafés vibe.

Argentina is beef country, so expect to see the famous pampas-bred thick steaks on every menu. The adventurous gourmet will try the parrillada, a full course of mixed barbecue meats. For an appetizer, try empanadas, meat pies (with raisins, hard-boiled eggs and olives) that you eat with your fingers. Bife de lomo is akin to filet mignon. Don’t request ketchup, as all meats are served with a vinaigrette on the side.

  • Fixed Price Menus & Tipping!

    Visitors to Buenos Aires will soon discover the advantages of a fixed-price menu. But be aware of hidden extras, such as the so-called servicio de mesa, which ranges in price from $1 to $3 per person. In a set meal, the standard of cuisine will be the same as for the à la carte but at a lower price. A typical three-course menu, including a starter, a main course and dessert, costs between $10 and $25 (beverages not included). Give 10 percent extra if the service is satisfactory.

Our recommended restaurants in BUENOS AIRES

Our editors have spent the past year researching the best places to eat! Here are our recommendations.

Minga restaurant Buenos Aires, Argentina

Minga

/
the minimalist but stylish Minga, located in pole position on the plaza in trendy Palermo Viejo, fits the bill quite nicely.
El Muelle restaurant Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Muelle

/
El Muelle restaurant is a treat. It sits inside the historic Fisherman's Club, a beautiful Buenos Aires landmark,
Bar du Marché restaurant Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bar du Marché

/
Named after a famous Parisian bar, the Buenos Aires version of Bar du Marché is a small but exceedingly charming French-style restaurant.
Sucre restaurant Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sucre

/
Sucre is at the cutting-edge of modern Argentine cuisine. Though there are plenty of fusion accents and foams and frills,
El Trapiche restaurant Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Trapiche

/
Buenos Aires' legendary mega parrilla El Trapiche has been serving up grilled bifes de lomo and matambritos for over 14 years.
La Cabrera restaurant Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Cabrera

/
La Cabrera's crisp white table cloths & black and white floors give it the feel of a classy French bistro, but the menu is certainly 100% Argentinian.
Pizzeria Guerrin restaurant Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pizzeria Guerrin

/
Pizzeria Guerrin is one of the best pizzerias in Buenos Aires making it very popular and the prices are good too.
Oviedo restaurant Buenos Aires, Argentina

Oviedo

/
Serving consistently superb and high-quality cuisine from Iberia, with Mediterranean and Argentine accents,

Map of BUENOS AIRES Gay Friendly Restaurants

Our restaurant recommendations are dotted all around the city and are worth the journey.

Sort

Recommended Hotels in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires a wide range of hotels. Competition is strong and many hotels have been completely refurbished with added amenities including spas and roof-top pools. Nearly all are located the three biggest gayborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta, and San Telmo.

Hotel Clasico
Great Location

Hotel Clasico

Excellent location in the best rated area in Buenos Aires: Location score 9 with great breakfasts and a unique design and finish.

Loi Suites Recoleta
Gay Favourite

Loi Suites Recoleta

Set amidst the French villas and palaces of Recoleta, Loi Suites offers luxurious rooms with afternoon tea is served in the garden.

Palo Santo Hotel
Readers Choice

Palo Santo Hotel

Featuring an outdoor hot tub and a garden,offering luxurious rooms,free WiFi access and a balcony with lovely city or garden views.

Own Grand Palermo
Boutique Design

Own Grand Palermo

In trendy Palermo, a stylish boutique hotel, rooms with a modern and sophisticated décor and free WiFi access, rooftop pool.

Get the Gay Travel Monthly Update!

Gay Travel 4u Newsletter

Get the latest Gay Travel News Each Month

Palermo Hotels
© Copyright - Gay Travel 4u