BUENOS AIRES Gay Friendly Restaurants 2020

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 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.

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Our recommended restaurants in BUENOS AIRES

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

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 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


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.


Recommended Hotels in Buenos Aires

From luxurious five-star hotels to charming bed-and-breakfasts, Buenos Aires has some amazing places to stay. Nearly all are located the three biggest gayborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta, and San Telmo.

Nuss Buenos Aires
5 Star, Luxury

Nuss Buenos Aires Soho


Nuss Buenos Aires Soho provides modern, boutique accommodation in the stylish neighbourhood of Palermo Soho, with Spanish décor.

Faena Hotel, 5 Star
Luxury, Designer

Faena Hotel


Set in an impressive building with spa facilities and a swimming pool, offering plush accommodation in upscale Puerto Madero

Legado Mitico
4 Star, Readers Choice

Legado Mitico


A stylish boutique hotel featuring spacious rooms with thematic décor inspired by the Argentinean culture and history.

Ilum Experience
4 Star, Great Breakfast

Ilum Experience Home


Conveniently located in the Palermo Hollywood district of Buenos Aires, Ilum Experience Home offers contemporary rooms.

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