What this classic pizzeria lacks in glitz and glamor, it makes up for in food quality—almost any native will tell you that El Cuartito is the place to find the best pizza in town. Particularly impressive is the fugazzeta, a uniquely Argentine pizza with thick cheese-filled dough topped with grated onions. History rings from the sprawling, wood-paneled dining rooms, where the old and the young have been coming to share a beer and a pie since 1934. El Cuartito’s classic, unpretentious vibe makes this an ideal spot to spend an afternoon-people watching and soaking up porteno culture
This cafe has formed part of the Porteno landscape since 1858. A shrine to local tango culture, it houses the Academia Nacional del Tango and stages performances as well as literary events in the basement. Legendary literati such as the disquieting poets Argentine Alfonsina Storni and Spanish Federico García Lorca gathered here. Porteno bohemia and nostalgia fuse here over a game of chess, domino and billiards. Chocolate con Churros (hot cocoa and churros) are a traditional Argentine breakfast.
A city filled with book worms, where do locals go to browse through shelves of novels, history, poetry, and art books? Unlike the massive bookstores throughout the city, Libros del Pasaje offers a more cozy, boutique feel where intellectuals spend hours perusing the vast collections and lounging on comfortable chairs. Even for those who struggle reading books in Spanish, Libros del Pasaje has a small selection of English books as well. Bring your laptop and take advantage of the free WiFi, sitting for hours in the covered patio. Order a coffee and a sandwich and you'll never want to leave.
Happening is located in a great locality with a view of Los Viejos Dock de Ladrillo. The iron structure, modern décor and recycled wood finishing give the restaurant and its spacious bar a unique ambience. You can try a variety of meat and fish dishes from the elaborate menu along with cold side dishes and salads. Try and make it during the Happy Hour where you get a free repeat of the amount you have already consumed! Accompany your drinks with cold cuts, tortillas and other snacks. The restaurant offers parking on the premises.
There are few businessmen, foreigners or visitors, who have not visited this place at some time. It boasts over three decades of good reputation, and is known both for its quality food and for its ambiance. It has a classical countryside decor that is both elegant and traditional, with wooden and leather chairs and landscape paintings adorning the walls.
A very popular place in the Palermo area, La Peña del Colorado is a live music venue, which hosts a number of performances, most of which are folk music. The atmosphere is laid back and friendly, and the place is nice to make new friends. In keeping with the spirit of Argentina, there's good music and great Argentine cuisine available here. Besides, they also conduct live workshops in singing, guitar playing, and folk dancing.