Argentina's local cuisine explores both European and Latin American influences, and is highly regarded worldwide. In Buenos Aires, pizza and pasta are as readily available as regional specialties like empanadas or asado, also known as Argentine barbeque. Grilled meat is an Argentine staple, with steak and beef ribs especially common. If your diet includes meat, you absolutely must check out a popular parrilla and sample their asado. There are many delicious choices for vegetarians, too, like tasty cheese and spinach empanadas, pastas, and salads.
Every neighborhood in Buenos Aires boasts excellent dining options, so students should spend some time finding the best restaurant in their favorite barrio. Instead of rushing the bill out to you, restaurant staff in Argentina will leave you to your dining experience for as long as you wish, because, like Italians, Porteños enjoy sitting down for long meals that allow them to enjoy quality time with friends and family. If you are ever invited to eat out by a local be prepared to enjoy a languid two- to three-hour meal.
To get the most out of your dining and clubbing experience, consider the following tips: